“In 2019, Associação Vipassana da Bahia began the topographic study on part of the land acquired for the Dhamma Bhassara Vipassana Meditation Center construction.”

In March of this year, at a meeting of the Construction and Planning Committee, it was defined by concentrating the structure of the Center on the highest part of the land that is flatter and decamped, containing only a few rubber trees, as this fact would make the execution more feasible.

The next step will be to conduct a more detailed planialtimetric survey of this area and thus continue with the progress of the constitution of the Architectural Project of the Dhamma Bhassara Center, a fundamental step towards the realization of our dream.

For this study, it will be necessary to hire topography service using the Total Station equipment, in addition to the area’s sting opening service to be detailed. The average of the five budgets we made for the topographic service was R$ 3,000.00. But as there will also be other costs linked, plus maintenance costs of Rosa dos Ventos, we stipulate the amount of R$ 4,000.00 as sufficient for the current shares.

Therefore, we have launched this Campaign so that we can take this primordial step.

Campaign goal: R$ 4,000.00
Desired time to reach the goal: up to 10/10

Donation details:

55 73 9 8880 1087

‘Of the ten paramis, dana is one of the greatest, and dhammadana is the highest form of that dana. The Buddha said, Sabbadanam dhammadanam jinati —The greatest dana is the Dhamma dana.’

S.N. Goenka

Be part of this shining movement of the Dhamma in Bahia.

Much metta,
Vipassana Bahia Association


Dear Fellow Meditators, 

February 26th 2020 was a very significant day for Vipassana Bahia Association, as it was when we successfully concluded our first 10-day course at Rosa dos Ventos. We also had a General Meeting to vote for the new members of our Association’s Directing Counsel.

On the same day we invited fellow meditators to come see the site of our future Centre, Dhamma Bhassara. You can see it too by clicking on the link below:

May all beings be happy.

Vipassana Bahia Association


The works at the Meditation Hall of the Espaço Rosa dos Ventos – Vipassana Bahia’s temporary meditation centre in Itacaré – began on February 27, 2019. Fellow meditators have successfully worked together on several occasions since then. Our work has been recorded and can be seen on the videos available on our website:

On our website we also provide updates and the details for participating in our current campaign.

This is a key moment for Vipassana Bahia Association. Once the renovation at Rosa dos Ventos is completed, we will no longer have rental costs with our courses. More Dana will then be saved toward the construction of the Dhamma Bhassara Centre, which will be located in a piece of land that is 1 kilometer away from Rosa dos Ventos.

Until December 2019 six 10-day courses, as well as several other shorter courses for children, teenagers and adults were offered in rented venues in Ilhéus and Conceição de Jacuípe.

For 2020 two 10-day courses have already been scheduled at Rosa dos Ventos: 

February 15 to 26 – Course for Men

April 1st to 12 – Course for Women

We are deeply grateful to the fellow meditators who have volunteered to service Dhamma in this endeavor.

May all beings be happy!

Vipassana Bahia Association