According to the tradition of pure Vipassana, courses are run solely on a donation basis from old students. In this way courses are supported by those who have realized for themselves the benefits of the practice. Wishing to share these benefits with others, one gives a donation according to one's means and volition. Such donations are the only source of funding for course in this tradition around the world. There is no wealthy foundation or individual sponsoring them. Neither the teachers nor the organizers receive any kind of payment for their service. Thus, the spread of Vipassana is carried out with purity of purpose, free from any commercialism.
Who can donate
Donations are accepted only from old students i.e. from students who have completed at least one ten-day course with S.N. Goenka or one of his assisting teachers. Someone taking the course for the first time may give a donation on the last day of the course or any time thereafter.
Online Donation -
Bank Details -
Donation should be drawn in the name of "SAYAGYI U BA KHIN MEMORIAL TRUST"
For Indian Nationals (Within India)
Bank Name : STATE BANK OF INDIA,
Branch Code : 0386
SBI A/C NO. : 11542135167
IFSC : SBIN0000386
For Foreign Nationals
Bank Details for Foreign Donations
Important - Please read the below very carefully
- You can send money only via Wire Transfer using below SWIFT code.
- Payment/Remittance of donations can be made only in foreign currency (i.e. not converted into Indian Rupee(INR)). You must clearly instruct your bank that the money should be received in India in your foreign currency and not INR. (Most banks to earn income on currency conversion like to convert the money into INR and send money through their associate bank in India.
- The best option is to send via State Bank of India(SBI) correspondent bank of your country, details of which are available on this link .
For example, if you are in USA and want to remit money to our trust account in India, then you can use the following information for wire transfer:
|Correspondent Bank||Bank Name||SBI New York|
|Credit To||SBI Nostro A/C No. with SBINUS33||77600125220002|
|Bank Name||State Bank of India|
|Bank Address||Main Branch, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001|
|SWIFT Code of SBI, New Delhi Main Branch||SBININBB104|
|Payment To||Beneficiary A/c #||40138300715|
|Beneficiary Name||SAYAGYI U BA KHIN MEMORIAL TRUST|
|Beneficiary Address||Dhammagiri, Igatpuri 422403, India|
|Beneficiary contact number||+91-9821088810|
|Purpose of payment||Educational|
Once donation is complete, call on +91 (0)2553 244759 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for an acknowledgement.