This Centre is situated in Kondapur village, which is 12 km from Sangareddy junction and 6 km from Peddapur village. Historically this place was known as Kondanya puram named after Koundinya, one of the first five disciples of the Buddha. The archaeological department has done various surveys and in the excavations they discovered Bodhi Sathva idols and stupas along with carved footprints of the Buddha. These are all exhibited in the archaeological museum in Kondapur village.
In March 2005, in this same village an old student donated 10 acres of land for a meditation centre and 3 acres for Vipassana Prachar Samithi. One day courses were run every sunday in a hut for 2 years and meanwhile a Dhamma hall to seat 50, Mini hall to seat 40, 12 single and 9 double rooms for 30 male students, 7 double rooms and 7 single rooms for 21 female students, AT rooms for male and female and Kitchen with dining halls were constructed. A pagoda with 44 cells is under construction.
The first 10-day course was for males and was conducted in April 2007. From Feb 2009, mixed courses are being offered once a month with a children course on the ending day. One teenager course, three 3-day courses and a Satipattana course is also conducted every year.
The distance from Hyderabad is about 70 kms and it would take about one and a half hours to get here.
Vipassana International Meditation Centre
Kondapur Via Sangareddy,
Medak, Andhra Pradesh 502306
Mobile: 93920-93799, 93983-16155. 08455-202002