The Vancouver Island Vipassana Association (VIVA) is presenting several one-day courses throughout the year for old students who have completed at least one ten-day course with S.N. Goenka or his assistant teachers. One-day courses are an ideal way to refresh your practice. One-day courses are typically conducted by an assistant teacher who is available to answer meditator's questions during lunch interviews. When an assistant teacher is not available to conduct the course, an authorized old student will play one-day course instructions and there are no interviews to clarify meditators' questions.

As with all Vipassana courses, donations are the only source of funding.

  • Prior registration is not required.
  • Bring a cushion, floor mat, and non-perishable vegetarian lunch for yourself.
  • Please arrive on time so that you do not disturb others.
  • Ample parking is available
  • Small kitchen (microwave oven, electice kettle available)
  • Please bring your own cup, plate, and utensils.
  • There is a 10 minute break after each sitting. If you are coming part-time, please try to arrive during this break period or during the lunch break.
  • Please do not enter or leave the meditation hall during the sitting.


This One-Day Course will be held at First Memorial Heritage Hall. It is located at 375 Brae St., Duncan, BC (view map).


9:45-10:00 a.m Arrive / Setup / Registration
10:00-11:00 a.m. Course Opening - Anapana Instructions
11:00-12:00 p.m. Group Sitting
12:00-1:00 p.m. Vipassana Instructions
1:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break & Interviews with Assistant Teacher (if present)
1:30-2:30 p.m. Meditation
2:30-3:30 p.m. Group Sitting
3:30-4:30 p.m. Discourse & Metta - Course Closing
4:30-4:40 p.m. Clean Up, Dana/ Information Table

Ride Sharing

If you are interested in sharing a ride to the Duncan one-day course please use our online rideshare board.

Ride sharing is a voluntary program.

Additional Information

Please contact Harry Mensink, VIVA Trust, at 250.732.0280.

Dhamma Service

If you are interested in helping with the setup or take-down of a one-day course in your locality, or if you would like more information about giving Dhamma service in your locality then please email dhamma-service@surabhi.dhamma.org or fill in our Interest in Dhamma Service form and a service coordinator will contact you.