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The Northwest Vipassana Center, also known as Dhamma Ku˝ja, is situated on 50 acres in rural western Washington, conveniently located approximately two hours drive from both Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. It was established in August 1991 to offer training in Vipassana meditation, and is one of over 120 international centers where the technique of Vipassana meditation is taught and practiced.

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The Center's campus includes a house with the kitchen, male and female dining areas, female server accommodations, teacher residences and storage; a meditation hall; accommodations for male students who are serving (or volunteering); and two residence buildings with double rooms and attached baths. Accommodations are simple and comfortable, consisting of double rooms, each with an attached bath. There are separate residences for men and women, accommodating a maximum of 33 men and 47 women.

Mature stands of western red cedar, alder, birch, and bigleaf maple resonate the Northwest Vipassana Center’s name of Dhamma Ku˝ja, meaning "Grove of Dhamma", offering a quiet, secluded and comfortable environment for the self-introspection that forms an integral part of a Vipassana meditation course.