What to Bring

The following information is for those who have been accepted on the meditation course:

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    Items to bring to the centre

    Please note: Students are asked not to bring to the course any personal food, mobile phones, pagers, laptop computers, PDAs, MP3 players, reading or writing materials.

    The items that have been listed below cover all seasons. Please bring items appropriate for the season. 


    Please bring your own bedsheets and pillow cover. We provide a blanket.

    Meditation cushions

    Meditation cushions and toppers are provided by the Centre though you may also bring your own.


    Bring enough clothing for the duration of your stay. All students should observe the rules for modest dress as outlined in the Code of Discipline. Shorts, tank tops, transparent, tight or revealing clothing, etc. are not permitted. Tights or leggings should be worn only under a knee length top or skirt/dress.


    For the comfort of the other students, please do not bring any perfumes or scented creams, powders, shaving lotions, etc. You may bring the following for your use:

    • Towel
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Bathing soap
    • Unscented deodorant
    • Shampoo
    • Shaving/Sanitary supplies

    Other items you may find useful

    • Small travel alarm clock
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Drinking water bottle
    • Thermos flask for hot water


    • Please carry all your medicines that you regularly use for the entire duration of your course. You may also carry your Doctor’s prescription too.

      Please note: Property is kept at the centre at your own risk. The Vipassana Trust is not liable for any loss or damage to property howsoever caused.