Vipassana in Africa
Angola – Had the first course in English/ Portuguese in 2005 and another in 2009.
Benin – Three courses have been held since 2011.
Egypt – Several courses have been held.
Ghana – One course was conducted in 2010.
Kenya – The Vipassana Kenya Trust has conducted three to six 10-day courses every year since 2001 as well as Satipatthana and Children’s Courses.
Madagascar – Madagascar Vipassana has conducted 3 courses since 2018 and 1 Children’s Course.
Mali – One Course has been conducted.
Mauritius – Mauritius has conducted fourteen 10-day courses since 2013. It is currently offering 3 courses per year.
Morocco – Since 2008, three to six 10-day courses are offered for about 70 students each year.
Mozambique – Since June 2015, Mozambique has conducted 7 courses.
South Africa – 10-day courses are held twice a month as well as Satipatthana and 20-day Courses yearly.
Sudan – One course was held in 2012.
Swaziland – Had courses in 2009,2010 and 2011.
Tanzania – Had courses in 2001 and 2002, and then not until 2010 due to lack of resources.
Tunisia – One Course has been conducted in 2017 and efforts are underway to find a suitable course site.
Uganda – Upcoming Course in 2022.
Zimbabwe – Courses were held once a year in 2001, 2003 and 2007 and twice a year in 2005 and 2006.
The African Heritage Course
Vipassana is gaining ground in Africa. To stimulate this further, a special course (called the African Heritage Course) was conducted at the Global Pagoda in December 2009 for African students. The 43 participants of the course came from many African countries (including countries where no Vipassana course has been held so far). The course was conducted by a female African-American teacher. After the African Heritage Course, 8 students attended the Gratitude Gathering at the Global Pagoda.