Donation For Foreign Nationals (For Old Students only)

Course Finances

Vipassana courses worldwide (In tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by Shri S.N. Goenka) 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 finances for course in this tradition around the world. There is no foundation or individual sponsoring these courses. 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 Shri 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.

Bank Details For Foreign Nationals (holding non Indian Passport)

Instructions - Please read very carefully

  • This page has donations details only for Foreign Nationals. Click for Indian Donation details.
  • 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 .
  • Please note that in case the Accounts Department of Dhamma Bodhi is unable to get transaction details and Passport of the Foreign Donor, then the Trust will request the State Bank of India to do the reverse transfer and that donation will not be accepted. As a responsible charitable trust, Dhamma Bodhi wishes to complete all legal and income tax compliances and hence, identification of every donation is very important.
  • Once donation is complete, share following details on email at [email protected], we will send the receipt scan copy by email.
    • Transaction Copy
    • Id Proof (Passport scan copy)
    • Donor Name
    • Full Address
    • Contact Number
    • Email
Bank Name State Bank of India
Bank Address Main Branch, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001
SWIFT Code of SBI, New Delhi Main Branch SBININBB104
Branch Code of SBI, New Delhi Main Branch 00691
Beneficiary A/C# 40086154237
Beneficiary Address Dhamma Bodhi, Near IIM Bodhgaya, Gaya-Dhobi Road, Bodhgaya, Bihar-824234, India
Beneficiary Email [email protected]
Purpose of payment Educational
Choose your corresponding bank from following link based on currency and your country of donation.

For example, if you are in USA and want to remit in USD to our trust account in India, then you can use the following Correspondent Bank for wire transfer:

Bank Name SBI New York
Swift code SBINUS33