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.

2010 Course Schedule
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Dates Course Type Status Comments
  29-Dec-2010 - 09-Jan-2011 10-Day Completed
         
2011 Course Schedule
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Dates Course Type Status Comments
  12-Jan - 23-Jan 10-Day Completed
  23-Jan 01-Day Completed For old students
  26-Jan - 06-Feb 10-Day Completed
  06-Feb 01-Day Completed For old students
  09-Feb - 20-Feb 10-Day Completed
  20-Feb 01-Day Completed For old students
  21-Feb - 01-Mar Satipatthana Course Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  09-Mar - 20-Mar 10-Day Completed
  20-Mar 01-Day Completed For old students
  23-Mar - 03-Apr 10-Day Completed
  03-Apr 01-Day Completed For old students
  06-Apr - 17-Apr 10-Day Completed
  17-Apr 01-Day Completed For old students
  21-Apr - 24-Apr 03-Day Completed For old students
  27-Apr - 08-May 10-Day Completed
  08-May 01-Day Completed For old students
  09-May - 17-May Teenagers(Girls) Completed
  21-May - 29-May Teenagers(Boys) Completed
  29-May 01-Day Completed For old students
  01-Jun - 12-Jun 10-Day Completed
  12-Jun 01-Day Completed For old students
  15-Jun - 26-Jun 10-Day Completed
  26-Jun 01-Day Completed For old students
  29-Jun - 10-Jul 10-Day Completed
  10-Jul 01-Day Completed For old students
  13-Jul - 24-Jul 10-Day Completed
  24-Jul 01-Day Completed For old students
  27-Jul - 07-Aug 10-Day(Special Course) Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  12-Aug - 15-Aug 03-Day Completed For old students
  17-Aug - 28-Aug 10-Day Completed
  28-Aug 01-Day Completed For old students
  31-Aug - 11-Sep 10-Day Completed
  11-Sep 01-Day Completed For old students
  14-Sep - 25-Sep 10-Day Completed
  25-Sep 01-Day Completed For old students
  28-Sep - 09-Oct 10-Day Completed
  09-Oct 1-Day Completed For old students
  12-Oct - 23-Oct 10-Day Completed
  23-Oct 1-Day Completed For old students
  24-Oct - 01-Nov Satipatthana Course Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  02-Nov - 13-Nov 10-Day Completed
  13-Nov 1-Day Completed For old students
  16-Nov - 27-Nov 10-Day Completed
  27-Nov 1-Day Completed For old students
  30-Nov - 11-Dec 10-Day(Special Course) Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  14-Dec - 25-Dec 10-Day Completed
  25-Dec 1-Day Completed For old students
  28-Dec-2011 - 08-Jan-2012 10-Day Completed
         
2012 Course Schedule
Attend
or Serve
Dates Course Type Status Comments
  08-Jan 1-Day Completed For old students

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@naga.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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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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Special 10-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Student who speak neither English or one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.
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Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana meditators.
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