All courses are conducted in compliance with the health measures for the prevention of Covid-19.

To consult the recommendations and health protocol in case of proven cases of covid during a course, see this document (English at the end).

Energy saving plan

This winter at Dhamma Mahi, several actions are being implemented to limit the impact of energy costs and possible shortages; to consult them, see this document (English at the end).


Welcome to the Dhamma Mahi website, the French centre for Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers, in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

What is Vipassana Meditation?

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka is available.

How to learn it?

The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit.

If you wish to take a course, read the Code of Discipline, choose a date from the course schedule, and then follow the instructions for registration.


Dhamma Mahi is one of the many meditation centres in the world dedicated to the practice of Vipassana meditation, as taught by S.N. Goenka. It is located in the centre of France near Auxerre (France). Meditation courses are held here all year round.


There also are numerous Centres in other parts of the world, you can check the international website at