Bodhi Leaf

What to Bring
Required Items:
  • Bedding: Top and bottom sheet for a twin-size bed and pillow/pillowcase. Sleeping bag and/or blankets.
  • Clothing: Bring enough comfortable, modest, non-binding clothing for the duration of your stay, as only minimal hand washing facilities are available. Temperatures: {Winter: 16°F-31°F} {May: 46°F-67°F} {Aug: 58°F-78°F}
  • Toiletries: Towel and all needed toiletry and personal non-scented hygiene articles (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, unscented deodorant, shaving and sanitary supplies, etc.) Please do not use scented perfumes or shaving lotions as others may be allergic.
Suggested Items:
  • Small travel alarm clock.
  • Footwear: easy slip-ons (e.g. clogs, flip flops, etc.)
  • A shawl or light blanket other than your sleeping blanket for use in the meditation hall.
  • Meditation cushion - we also have a limited supply. Meditation cushions at the site are very limited so please try to bring your own cushions if possible.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries.
  • Water bottle.
  • Liquid laundry soap if you intend to hand wash items.
Seasonal Items:
  • Jackets, sweaters, and/or shawls.
  • Raingear (boots, umbrella, raincoat), warm clothing, hat.
  • Unscented mosquito repellent.
  • Fans (most residences are not air-conditioned).
We Provide:
  • Meditation cushions: We supply a large base cushion for every student. We have a very limited supply of smaller sitting cushions, so please bring any additional cushions that you may need.
Do Not Bring
  • Modest dress is required: tight, transparent, revealing or otherwise striking clothing such as shorts, short skirts, tights, leggings, sleeveless tops or tank tops should not be worn at the center
  • books and other reading/writing materials
  • cell phones or palm pilots to be used during the course or as alarm clocks
  • electronic equipment
  • musical instruments
  • personal food items
  • tobacco in any form
  • non-prescribed drugs
  • perfumes or strongly scented toiletries
  • objects with religious or spiritual significance
  • jewelry or other unnecessary valuables

If you arrive with any of these items you will be asked to leave them with the management until the end of the course.


Telephone Phone: (248) 345-0529
Email Vipassana Meditation Michigan
Vipassana Meditation - Michigan
Contact:   Shiva Bongu