Vipassana Meditation Centre

Centre offering courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by
S.N.Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin


About Vipassana

Introduction International Website Vipassana Research Institute Frequently Asked Questions "Art of Living" (Lecture)

About Dhamma Setu

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About the Course

Introduction Code of Discipline Apply for a Course  Newsletter 

About Children's Course

Introduction Information for Parents Sample Timetable Children's Course Schedule Goenkaji's Answers to Children

About Dhamma Setu

How to Get There


Routemap Driving Directions Reaching By Local Train Reaching By Bus Reaching By Autorickshaw


A satellite image map of the location of Dhamma Setu can be found here


Driving Directions

On National Highway 47, drive past Chennai International Airport towards Tambaram. Cross Pallavaram Bus Stand and proceed upto Pond's Factory (a factory making talcum powder) on your left. Immediately take a right turn towards Thiruneermalai. From here, keep following the 'Vipassana Meditation Centre' roadsigns for the next 6.5 kilometres and you will reach the Centre which is located quite close to the SIDCO Leather Complex. Top

Reaching by Local Train

From Central Railway station, go to Park railway station which is across the road. Board a Tambaram-bound train and get down at Pallavaram Railway Station. Exiting the Railway Station, go to Pallavaram Bus Stand and take the bus ride as detailed below. Top

Reaching By Bus

Take a bus from any part of Chennai that goes towards Tambaram and get down at Pallavaram Bus Stand. From there, board bus route no. 55A and get down at SIDCO bus stop. The Centre is a 5-minute walk from here. Some bus conductors may be kind enough to drop you closer to the Centre. (Some locals refer to the Centre as 'Buddhar Kovil'). Top

Reaching By Autorickshaw

From Pallavaram Bus Stand, you can also reach the Centre by an autorickshaw. The charge for the ride is around Rs.200 (Rupees Two Hundred). Top