The International Meditation Centre, Bodhgaya was established on the 29th of January 1970. With the noble mission of making available the practical and scientific aspect of Buddhism among others and to facilitate on abiding mental peace and right wisdom through the training of the Insight system of meditation (Vipassana) under the instruction and care of adept Vipassanâ (teachers) Guru. The crying need of such an institution of the Vipassanâ in India was deeply felt and the idea of establishing an ideal Vipassana Centre especially in and around Bodhgaya inspired and impressed Ven. Dr. Rashtrapal Mahathera so much that he took the initiative to perform the task and dedicated himself for the noble cause.