Find Group sittings in South Africa

Groupsittings in South Africa

Group sittings are valuable opportunities to strengthen your practice of Vipassana. By sitting with fellow students who are following the same technique, you can meditate more seriously and gain support which will help you keep practicing on your own.

Goenkaji has established the following guidelines to ensure that group sittings will be most beneficial to the students attending them:

  • Group sittings are open only to those who have taken at least one ten-day course with S. N. Goenka or one of his assistant teachers.
  • The five precepts of wholesome conduct are to be observed in the place where group sittings are held. These precepts include abstention from the following: killing any living creature, stealing, wrong speech, sexual misconduct, and the use of intoxicating drugs or alcohol. Observation of wholesome conduct is a necessary foundation for the practice of Vipassana.
  • Participants at group sittings should practice only the meditation technique taught by Goenkaji.

Only old-students who have completed a 10-day Vipassana course taught by S.N.Goenka may attend local groupsittings.

Approved Groupsittings in South Africa

Cape Town, City Center:
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Pringle Bay
  • 1357 Edward Road
  • Pringle Bay
  • 11h00 Thursday every week
  • Contact:
  • Panorea
  • +27 79 404 2668
Cape Town, Wynberg
  • Corner Cottage, 31 Wellington Road, Wynberg (Crn Wellington & Fleming road)
  • Every Wednesday evening
  • 7:30 to 8:30pm
  • 15 Hawaan Dr, Hawaan Forest Estate, Hawaan, Umhlanga
  • Every Saturday afternoon
  • 14:30 to 15:30pm
  • Contact:
  • Pat Naicker / Tertius du Plessis
  • 072 575 5903 / 072 877 7595
  • [email protected]
  • In order to gain entrance at security, please send Pat a personal message with your vehicle registration number at least two hours in advance.
  • LamRim Buddhist Centre, corner Kite and 1st street, Vrededorp, Johannesburg
  • Every Monday
  • 7:30 to 8:30pm
  • Every Saturday
  • 8:00 to 9:00, 9:10 to 10:10, 10:20 to 11:30
  • Contact:
  • Dale
  • 081 370 7680
Plettenberg Bay:
  • Bocce Dolce, Quarry Lake Estate, Stoffpad, Wittedrif
  • Every Tuesday
  • 6:30 – 7:30pm
  • Dhamma Pataka Vipassana Meditation Centre
  • Every Monday evening
  • 6:00 to 7:00pm