The Mid-Atlantic Vipassana Association (MAVA) was formed in 2005 with the goal of establishing a Vipassana Meditation Center in the Mid-Atlantic region. Every year MAVA had been offering four 10 day Vipassana Meditation courses at non-center locations. In 2012, MAVA conducted five 10 day courses at non-center locations. These courses were always oversubscribed with long waiting lists. This alone indicated a great need for a permanent Vipassana center where ongoing courses could be offered in the Mid-Atlantic region. Therefore, MAVA acquired a property on 10th October, 2013 in Claymont, Delaware, to establish a Mid-Atlantic Vipassana Meditation Center.