Films about Vipassana meditation

Goenkaji answers some fundamental questions about Vipassana Meditation and the science of mind and matter.

Students from around Europe discuss how they discovered meditation and how it has shaped their lives. Shot on location at Dhamma Atala in Italy.

A very useful brief summary of how a residential course covers the 3 principal elements of a Vipassana meditation.

 Goenkaji’s address to the Millenium World Peace Summit in New York.


A short documentary about British children learning Anapana as part of their school activities and give their unique perspective on how it works.


Schoolchildren’s experiences with Anapana meditation and the benefits both at home and in school.


Anapana meditation for children and young people in socially deprived areas of Newark, New Jersey, USA.


This trailer previews the full documentary that is the next film in this library.


A beautifully made feaure documentary film about the transformative effect of Vipassana meditation on the inmates of one of India’s toughest jails.


Sightseeing flight around the double centre Dipa/Padhana during the annual assistant teachers’ meeting, May 2019.

The spread of Vipassana from Burma to India and subsequently throughout the world as told by the early students of S.N. Goenka.

Life of Emporer Ashoka and the spread of Dhamma from India to Burma, leading to the Vipassana lineage of Teachers from Ledi Sayadaw to Sayagyi U Ba Khin and S.N. Goenka.

Life of Ven. Ledi Sayadaw (1846-1923), the first Vipassana teacher that we know of in this tradition in modern times.

Life of Saya Thetgyi (1873-1945), a critical link between the great monk Ven. Ledi Sayadaw and Sayagyi U Ba Khin, in helping to establish a tradition of Vipassana householder teachers.


Life of Webu Sayadaw (1896-1977), one of the most venerated monks in Burma, an arahant, who encouraged Sayagyi U Ba Khin to start teaching Vipassana meditation.

Life of Sayagyi U Ba Khin (1899- 1971) the foremost lay teacher of Vipassana meditation in Burma and S.N. Goenka’s teacher. He had a strong conviction that "the time-clock of Vipassana has now struck" for the worldwide revival of the Buddha’s path to liberation.







Life of S.N. Goenka (1924-2013) - Part 1. S.N. Goenka’s early years: his childhood, his training under Sayagyi U Ba Khin and the establishment of Dhamma in India.


Click below for the BBC audio on Vipassana Meditation