How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course

  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
  2. Please carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course.
  3. Fully and completely fill out all the sections of application form and submit it. An application is required to register for all courses.
  4. Await notification. All correspondence will be through e-mail if you give an e-mail address in your application. Due to the large volume of applications, it may take up to two weeks before receiving notification.
  5. If your application is accepted then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.

All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.

2011 Course Schedule
Attend
or Serve
Dates Course Type Status Comments
  14-Mar - 25-Mar 10-Day Completed
  25-Mar -  3-Apr service period Completed For old students
   4-Apr - 15-Apr 10-Day Completed
  20-Apr -  1-May 10-Day Completed
   2-May - 13-May 10-Day Completed
  16-May - 27-May 10-Day Completed
  30-May - 10-Jun 10-Day Completed
  13-Jun - 24-Jun 10-Day Completed
  27-Jun -  8-Jul 10-Day Completed
  11-Jul - 22-Jul 10-Day Completed This course will also include translation into Russian.
  25-Jul -  5-Aug 10-Day Completed
  10-Aug - 19-Aug Satipatthana Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  22-Aug -  2-Sep 10-Day Completed
   2-Sep -  6-Sep Old Student Program Completed For old students
   7-Sep - 10-Sep 3-Day Completed For old students
  12-Sep - 23-Sep 10-Day Completed
  25-Sep -  6-Oct 10-Day Completed
  10-Oct - 21-Oct 10-Day Completed
  24-Oct -  4-Nov 10-Day Completed
   7-Nov - 18-Nov 10-Day Completed
  21-Nov -  2-Dec 10-Day Completed
   5-Dec - 16-Dec 10-Day Completed
  19-Dec - 30-Dec 10-Day Completed Waiting list for old male & old female students
         
2012 Course Schedule
Attend
or Serve
Dates Course Type Status Comments
   2-Jan - 13-Jan 10-Day Completed
  16-Jan - 27-Jan 10-Day Completed
  27-Jan - 31-Jan Service Period Completed For old students
   1-Feb - 10-Feb Satipatthana Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  13-Feb - 24-Feb 10-Day Completed
  27-Feb -  9-Mar 10-Day Completed
  12-Mar - 23-Mar 10-Day Completed
  26-Mar -  6-Apr 10-Day Completed

The online application form encrypts your information before it is sent from your computer to our application server. However, it may not be totally secure even though encryption is used. If you are concerned about the possibility of security risks of your confidential information while it is on the Internet, do not use this form and instead download an application. Print and complete it. Then please send the form to the course organizers shown below. By faxing or posting your application form it may delay the registration process by one to two weeks.


To access the Old Student Regional Site please click here. A user name and password will be required to access these pages. Questions may be addressed to  Email: dhamma-service@il.dhamma.org

All courses are run solely on a donation basis. All expenses are met by donations from those who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the Teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who serve the courses volunteer their time. Thus Vipassana is offered free from commercialisation.

Old students are those who have completed a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course with S.N. Goenka or his Assistant Teachers.

Old students have the opportunity to provide Dhamma Service at the courses listed above.
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Bilingual courses are courses which are taught in two languages. All students will hear daily meditation instructions in both languages. The evening discourses will be heard separately.
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10-day courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. The courses begin after a 2-4 pm registration period and orientation, followed by 10 full days of meditation, and end the morning of the 11th day by 7:30am.
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Service Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.
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Old Student Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.
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Old Student short courses (1-3 days) are for any student who has completed the 10-day course with S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers. All old students are welcome to apply to attend these courses, including those where it has been some time since their last course.
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Satipatthana Sutta courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day course. The difference is that in the taped evening discourses the Satipatthana Sutta is carefully examined. This is the principal text in which the technique of Vipassana is systematically explained. These courses are open to serious old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses, have not been practising any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practising this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, and who are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives.
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