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
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Dates Course Type Status Comments
  05-Jan - 16-Jan 10-Day Completed
  25-Jan - 29-Jan 3-Day Completed For old students
  08-Feb - 19-Feb 10-Day Completed
  20-Feb 1Day Children course Completed
  10-May - 21-May 10-Day Completed
  22-May 1Day Children course Completed
  25-May - 05-Jun 10-Day Completed
  05-Jul - 16-Jul 10-Day Completed
  17-Jul 1Day Children course Completed
  20-Jul - 29-Jul Satipatthana Sutta Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  02-Aug - 13-Aug 10-Day Completed
  14-Aug 1Day Children course Completed
  17-Aug - 28-Aug 10-Day Completed
  06-Sep - 17-Sep 10-Day Completed
  18-Sep 1Day Children course Completed
  23-Sep - 04-Oct 10-Day Completed
  11-Oct - 22-Oct 10-Day Completed
  23-Oct 1Day Children course Completed
  01-Nov - 12-Nov 10-Day Completed
  13-Nov 1Day Children course Completed
  16-Nov - 20-Nov 3-Day Completed For old students
  06-Dec - 17-Dec 10-Day Completed
  18-Dec 1Day Children course Completed
  22-Dec - 31-Dec Satipatthana Sutta Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  31-Dec Annual Meeting 2011 Completed
2012 Course Schedule
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Dates Course Type Status Comments
  03-Jan - 14-Jan 10-Day Completed
  15-Jan 1Day Children course Completed
  20-Jan - 29-Jan Satipatthana Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  01-Feb - 12-Feb 10-Day Completed
  06-Mar - 17-Mar 10-Day Completed
  18-Mar 1Day Children course Completed
  01-May - 12-May 10-Day Completed
  13-May 1Day Children course Completed
  16-May - 27-May 10-Day Completed
  30-May - 10-Jun 10-Day Completed
  13-Jun - 17-Jun 3-Day Completed For old students
  03-Jul - 14-Jul 10-Day Completed
  15-Jul 1Day Children course Completed
  20-Jul - 29-Jul Satipatthana Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  01-Aug - 12-Aug 10-Day Completed
  11-Sep - 22-Sep 10-Day Completed
  23-Sep 1Day Children course Completed
  14-Oct 1Day Children course Completed
  20-Oct - 31-Oct 10-Day Completed
  01-Nov - 12-Nov 10-Day Completed
  05-Dec - 09-Dec 3-Day Completed For old students
  11-Dec - 22-Dec 10-Day Completed
  22-Dec Annual Meeting Completed
  23-Dec 1Day Children course 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:

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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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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Children's Courses are open for all children aged 8-12 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.
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