Vipassana Bhavana Madhyasthana

source: and Samanera S.


Vipassana Bhavana Madhyasthana
Dikhena Estate, 10320 Polgasovita
preregistration recommended (the German nun Sister Samadhi may help)


The center is in the lowlands next to a coconut plantation and relatively densely built (little run-about space). Men and women are accepted. The daily schedule is very stringently organized and the eight silas are to be kept. Climate is humid and hot.


Theravada, branch of "Galduva" (Ramañña-Nikaya) monastery.

Meditation Method

Pa-Auk system, but on demand individual practice is possible.


English or Singhalese.

Course of Retreat and Dates

Since guidance is individual, no particular dates needs to be observed.

Lodging and Food

Laymen sleep in a sort of dormitory, women in kutis in a separate area.

Breakfast and lunch are vegetarian (rice + curries). To be on the safe side with potable water, bring disinfectant or filter.



Recommended Reading

An excellent book by Pa-Auk Sayadaw, "The Light of Wisdom", can be had free of charge at Ng Wee Kang, 791-C, Tmn Kerjasama, Bkt Beruang, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia, or at: Kindly add an adequate amount for shipping as a donation.

From Colombo take bus No 120 direction Horana. In Polgasovita get off at gas station and walk that road down to the center (10 minutes) or take a threewheeler.