A1. Vipassana Courses of Officers of the Department
This is a regular 10 day Vipassana Course held at a
regular Vipassana Center of VRI or any other center
authorized by it.
A2. Vipassana Courses of Cluster Heads
This is a regular 10 day Vipassana Course held at a
regular Vipassana Center of VRI or any other location
identified and approved by VRI.
A3. Vipassana Courses of School Teachers and
This training program (A3) includes two parts
A3.1. Ten day Vipassana Course of the school teacher/
Headmaster, starting at 5 PM on Day 0 and ending at 6:30 AM
on Day 11
A3.2. Workshop on Day 11 for participants who have
completed the Vipassana 10 day course, to impart them
training on how to initiate this activity at their school
level. This starts on day 11 of the training at 8 AM and ends
at 5 PM on the same day. The program ends here and
participants who have completed the entire 12 day training
are certified as MITRA Teachers.
A4. Workshop of other school teachers in the school,
who have not undergone 10 day Vipassana course (A3). During
this training if the officer who has completed Vipassana
training is also present then he will help the teacher in
conducting this training.
Details of Workshop at
|Session I -
Narration of self- experience of importance of code of
conduct, food and stay etc. Gained while completing
Vipassana training - 15 minutes
Session II - Discourse for parent and
teachers: 55 minutes audio CD.
Session III - Introduction of Anapana which
will be taught to students: 70 minutes audio track.
Session IV - Introduction of practice of
Anapana to be practiced by students: 10 minutes audio
Session V - Observations of all presents on
Session VI - Preparation of plan for
conducting Anapana training program for 5th to
10thstandard students in the school. While preparing the
plan of the school of number of students in these should
be considered. It means, if in any school the number of
students strength is less than 500 then in such case for
single training program division wise50 students may be
considered. However, if in any school the students
strength is more than 500 then in such case maximum of
100 students can be considered for single Anapana
A5. Anapana Training of
Students from 5th to 10th standard
of this activity at school level, it is essential that
from each school at least one school teacher or
Headmaster completes program A3 as mentioned above.
Similarly the school teachers who have already completed
the Vipassana course conducted by VRI may complete only
program A3.2 to initiate this activity at their school
level. After completion of A3.2 by such teachers, they
will be certified as MITRA Teachers.
Before finalizing the place for Anapana training,
following points shall be seen scrupulously-
A. The place should be such that the students are
able to sit comfortably and with sufficient distance
from each other.
B. Such place should be clean and properly
C. Generally students shall be made to sit on a
mattress or a carpet laid down on the floor. Similarly
it shall be seen that throughout the session o Anapana
training the students occupies same seat.
D. Atmosphere around such place should be peaceful
and during Anapana training it shall be seen that other
students do not cause any disturbance.
|1. The class
teacher of the classes for which Anapana training is
arranged should remain present during such training.
Such teacher should sit behind the student.
2. Before starting Anapana training to the
student it shall be seen that the available instrument
for playing the CD, like CD player, Speaker, TV/
computer etc. are in working condition. Similarly , it
shall be seen that sound is proper and clear so that
all present are able to hear.
3. During Ananpana training, CD will be played
and therefore, the teacher who has completed Vipassana
and Anapana trining should sit on the side of such
4. Before starting Anapana training, the teacher
conducting the training should practice Vipassana for
few minutes so that his mind become peaceful thereby
creating harmonious atmosphere
5. Instruct the students and teachers present to
be completely calm and steady during the training.
6. Anapana Training for students consists of
following sessions -
Session I - As per the standard of the
students i.e. Track 1 for students from 5th to 8th
standard and Track 2 for students of 9th and 10th
standard: 16 min.
Session II - Practice session I: 13 min.
Session III - Practice session II: 15 min.
Session IV - Discourse & Metta: 19 min.
Session V - Practice session: 10 min.
7. While considering students for Anapana
Training the student from 5th to 8th and 9th and 10th
should not be taken together because as mentioned
above the first session of Anapana training for 5th to
8th standard is different from the session given to
the students of 9th & 10th standard.
8. Training should be started as per standards
of the students present for the training and after
each session the break of 1 or 2 minutes can be given.
However, students should not be allowed to leave there
seats. Similarly, if it is very essential the break of
few minutes can be given to the students for drinking
water or going to toilet. After break student should
be make to occupy their earlier seats only. It may be
seen that such Break is avoided.
9. After completion of session I to IV, students
will be practicing Anapana and hence as per session V
the practice session should also be introduced to
10. On completion of Anapana training as above,
observation of students and teachers who have taken
training shall be noted.
11. As above in the school the Anapana training
of students from. 5th to 10th standard should be
12. In schools where centralized audio system
with speaker in each class is available, in such
school while starting of the school during Paripath
and before closure of school, the Anapana practice
should be loaded on mobile phones of teachers for its
daily practice. For this as per requirement help of
technician can be taken.
13. To inculcate the feeling of love,
friendship, compassion, cheerfulness amongst the
14. Students are sensitive and they observe how
much calm and cheerful you are. If you attain maturity
in your conduct the with your company try to follow to
be calm, contented and cheerful because your conduct
will speak more than your words.
15. To provide Anapana training to the students
Vipassana Research Institute has provided one CD
consisting of training material to the teachers who
has completed the Vipassana and Anapana training. This
is a very imported CD and therefore the concern
teacher is responsible for keeping the CD safely. On
completion of Anapana training to the student of 5th
to 10th standard in the school and uploading of 10 min
practice session in the mobile phones of all the class
teachers, the CD shall be handed over to the Head
Master of the school and it shall be kept safely. As
per requirement, in case Anapana training is to be
provided to the students again, it should be done
through the same CD. Copies of this CD shall not be
16. The Teacher who has completed Vipassana and
Anapana training should provide anapana training only
in the schools in which he/she is working. Such
teacher shall not provide Anapana training in any
other school .
17. If the Teacher who has completed Vipassana
and Anapana training to going retire or is due for
transfer then in such case in view to continue the
Anapana training and its practice in the school , some
other teacher from the same school should complete the
For Other Teachers:-
|1. To attend the
training arranged by the teacher who has completed
Vipassana course and Anapana training. Understand its
importance and participate in Anapana training and its
2. Since this training is for the students from
your class, understand its all details.
3. It should kept in mind that while developing
the intellectual and mental aptitude of the students
it is going to be huge benefit to the teachers
4. Taking Vipassana training is beneficial to
all the teachers in the school. Therefore it shall be
tried to take earliest opportunity to complete the
5. If in your class there is arrangement of
audio system, the Anapana practice should be carried
out through the same. However, if such facilities are
not available then the Anapana training should be
conducted through your mobile phone by uploading the
10 minute anapana practice with the help of technical
6. On completion of anapana training to the
students of the your class it is your responsibility
to conducts its daily practice therefore, for practice
it is essential to create favorable environment of you
class and making required thing available.
7. During Anapana practice the atmosphere of the
class should be kept pleasant, peaceful and completely
8. The practice of Anapana should be conducted
regularly during Paripath before and closure of the
school and by strictly followed details of technique.
9. For any reason the practice is not being done
as per the technique provided for, in such
circumstances help of teacher who has completed the
Vipassana and Anapana training shall be obtained and
it shall be seen that the purity of technique is
10. The students who were absent during Anapana
training for them a special Anapana traing should be
arranged. Unless this Anapana training is completed
the practice should not be started for such students.
|1. As head of institute if you have not taken
benefit of Vipassana and Anapana training then at
earliest complete the Vipassana and Anapana training
at the Vipassana center or course arranged by
Vipassana Research Institute elsewhere.
2. To arrange 3 hour training through the
teacher who has completed Vipassana and Anapana
training for all other teachers of the school.
3. Since during the training the teachers are
going to listen to 70 minute Anapana training and its
practice and 55 min. parents and teachers discourse
through the CD, all arrangement for using the CD i.e.
CD player, speakers etc. should be arranged.
4. The teachers who were absent during the
training, for such teachers again this training should
5. For this training program the officers of
your area who has completed Vipassana training should
6. Time table for training to the students of
each class should be prepared and for such training it
shall be ensured that all the students of the class
and concern teacher remain present.
7. After completion of training recognize each
class room in advance so that proper audible audio
system arrangement and peaceful environment is created
for 10-10 minute daily practice.
8. Being head of the institution it is essential
for you to see that in all classes the students get
Anapana practice in its pure form and to see that the
benefit of Vipassana training is provided to all your
teachers on priority basis at the regular Vipassana
A6. Daily practice of Anapana at the school After
completion of initial Anapana Training (program A5) daily
practice can be started with the students. School teachers,
headmaster, staff must also participate. This daily practice
has to be done 10 mins morning before start of school and 10
mins afternoon/ evening, before students leave for home. For
10 mins practice, tracks are provided in the training CD,
which may be played through a CD player, or copied on the
mobile phones and played via them.