The first Nordic Vipassana centre was established in February, 2007 in Sweden.
S.N. Goenka has given the centre the name Dhamma Sobhana, which means ”Beauty of Dhamma”.
The centre is situated in central Sweden, approximately halfway between Stockholm and Göteborg (Gothenburg). The nearest towns are Ödeshög, Vadstena, Mjölby and Linköping. Close to the centre lie two lakes: Lake Vättern, Sweden’s second largest, and Lake Tåkern, a bird sanctuary.
Most courses at the centre are conducted bilingually, in English and Swedish, but there are also courses in Finnish, Danish, Norwegian and Farsi. Dhamma Sobhana has a capacity of about 80 students per course.