Accomodations

Before Meditation Centers were established in this tradition, all courses were held at temporary sites, such as campgrounds, religious retreat centers, churches and the like. Today, in regions where Centers have not yet been established by local students of Vipassana who live in the area, 10 Day meditation courses are held at temporary course sites.

Food

A simple vegetarian menu is offered at all courses.

It is not possible to satisfy the special food preferences and requirements of all the meditators. Students are therefore kindly requested to make do with the simple vegetarian meals provided. The course management endeavors to prepare a balanced, wholesome menu suitable for meditation. If any students have been prescribed a special diet because of ill-health, they should inform the management at the time of application.

Simple and wholesome vegetarian meals, developed to satisfy the needs of most students, are served throughout the course. Those having special dietary needs can generally be accommodated, provided they contact the management well in advance of the course.

Weather

Weather in Michigan can be unpredictable, and students should prepare for seasonal weather. For example, during hot summer months, fans are recommended. During winter months, blankets/boots/warm clothing are recommended. Prepare for rain throughout the year.

Average Temperatures:
Winter: 16°F-31°F
May: 46°F-67°F
Aug: 58°F-78°F

More Information

More information on course logistics can be found in the Code of Discipline. Please also refer to our answers to commonly asked questions.