Items to bring to the centre

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

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. Rain-gear is always advisable.

A duvet and a pillow will be provided, please bring a sheet, pillowcase and duvet cover with you.

Meditation cushions
There are limited number of meditation cushions provided, so if possible please 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.

  • Jacket
  • Raingear - raincoat, umbrella
  • Warm hat, mitts, socks
  • Sweaters and/or shawls
  • Boots


For the comfort of the other students, please do not bring any perfumes or scented creams, powders, shaving lotions, etc.

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

Other items you may find useful

  • Small travel alarm clock
  • Torch
  • Drinking water bottle
  • Thermos flask for hot water

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.