Nalanda Vipassana Association

Offering courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by Shri S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

About Nav Nalanda Mahavihara

Situated at the bank of a beautiful lake, just 1 km away from the Ruins of Nalanda, this Vipassana Center vibrates with Dhamma vibrations all around. It can accommodate around 50 students, and courses are offered in all major foreign languages. Nearest airports are Gaya and Patna.

10 Day residential Vipassana Meditation Courses are now being organized regularly by Nava Nalanda Mahavihara (Deemed to be University), as an initiative to integrate Pariyatti and Patipatti, leading to Pativedan. Courses are open for students, faculty, friends and family of students and faculty and anyone else interested in learning this great scientific meditation technique, discovered by Gotama, The Buddha 2500 years ago.

Courses are open both for males and females and the current facility can accommodate upto 50 participants. Courses are being offered in Hindi and English as main languages, however facility is also available for other foreign languages like burmese, vietnamese, mandarin, french, german, spanish etc. Old students are also welcome to meditate and serve at the center.


The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till June.
Temperature ranges between 20°C to 44°C during these months.

Nalanda experiences monsoon between the months of July to September.

The Month of November marks the start of winter season in Nalanda.
Temperature drops down in between 4°C to 28°C. Winters last till February in Nalanda.

Visiting the Meditation Center

Visitors are anytime welcome at the Cultural Village, Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda to take a tour of the Meditation Center and learn the basic meditation technique called Anapana in 30 mins.

Old students are also welcome to meditate and serve at the center.