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.

Please Note: 1-Day Old Student Courses are held every Sunday. 1-Day course applications can be downloaded.
2010 Course Schedule
Attend
or Serve
Dates Course Type Status Comments
  07-Nov - 15-Nov Satipatthana Course Completed The Satipatthana course will end in the evening of last day.For old students who meet these requirements
  18-Nov - 03-Dec TSC Completed Please do not apply online, post the physical form as Long course Application Form has to be filled up with Photo attached and with recommendation of the Area teacher. TSCFor old students who meet these requirements
  05-Dec - 16-Dec 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  22-Dec-2010 - 02-Jan-2011 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
         
2011 Course Schedule
Attend
or Serve
Dates Course Type Status Comments
  04-Jan - 15-Jan 10-Day Execuitive Completed
  04-Jan - 15-Jan 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  19-Jan - 30-Jan 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  02-Feb - 13-Feb 10-Day Executive Completed Please note that this course will be conducted in ENGLISH/CHINESE languages only. NO HINDI. For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  16-Feb - 09-Mar 20-Day Completed For old students who meet these requirementsPlease do not apply online, post the physical form as Long course Application Form has to be filled up with Photo attached and with recommendation of the Area teacher and one AT. For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  12-Mar - 20-Mar Satipatthana Course Completed For old students who meet these requirementsFor serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  23-Mar - 03-Apr 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  06-Apr - 17-Apr 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  20-Apr - 01-May 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  28-Apr - 01-May 3-Day  COURSE
 CANCELLED
For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.inFor old students
  03-May - 14-May 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  18-May - 29-May 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  01-Jun - 12-Jun 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  15-Jun - 26-Jun 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  29-Jun - 02-Jul 3-day  COURSE
 CANCELLED
For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.inFor old students
  29-Jun - 10-Jul 10-Day Completed 10-day Executive
  04-Jul - 15-Jul 10-Day Special Course  COURSE
 CANCELLED
For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.inFor old students who meet these requirements
  13-Jul - 16-Jul 3-Day Completed For old students2 Day Course: Starts 7 pm. on 13th & Ends 6:30am. on 16th....
  20-Jul - 31-Jul 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  03-Aug - 14-Aug 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  17-Aug - 28-Aug 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  31-Aug - 11-Sep 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  14-Sep - 25-Sep 10-Day Special Course Completed For old students who meet these requirementsFor serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  27-Sep - 08-Oct 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  12-Oct - 23-Oct 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  25-Oct - 02-Nov Satipatthana Course Completed For old students who meet these requirementsFor serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  09-Nov - 20-Nov TSC Completed For old students who meet these requirementsFor serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  23-Nov - 04-Dec 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  07-Dec - 18-Dec 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  21-Dec-2011 - 01-Jan-2012 10-Day Executive Completed For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
         
2012 Course Schedule
Attend
or Serve
Dates Course Type Status Comments
  04-Jan - 15-Jan 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  18-Jan - 21-Jan 3-Day Old Student Completed For old studentsFor Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  25-Jan - 05-Feb 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  08-Feb - 19-Feb 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  22-Feb - 04-Mar 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  07-Mar - 18-Mar 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  21-Mar - 01-Apr 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  05-Apr - 08-Apr 03-Day Old Student Completed For old studentsOnly For Old Students
  11-Apr - 22-Apr 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  24-Apr - 05-May 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  08-May - 16-May Satipatthana Course Completed For old students who meet these requirementsThe Satipatthana Course will end in the evening of last day. For serving send server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  18-May - 20-May 2-Day Old Student Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  23-May - 03-Jun 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  06-Jun - 17-Jun 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  19-Jun - 30-Jun 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  04-Jul - 15-Jul 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  18-Jul - 29-Jul 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  01-Aug - 12-Aug 10-Day Special Course Completed For old students who meet these requirementsFor Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  15-Aug - 26-Aug 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  29-Aug - 09-Sep 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  12-Sep - 23-Sep 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  27-Sep - 30-Sep 3-Day Old Student Completed For old studentsFor Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  03-Oct - 14-Oct 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
  16-Oct - 27-Oct 10-Day Executive Completed For Serving send Server application form to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in

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@pattana.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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10-day Executive courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation especially for business executives and government officials where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. For more information please visit the Executive course website.


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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20-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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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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Teacher's Self-Courses is intended for Old Students who are committed to the practice of Vipassana as taught by S.N. Goenka, and who are helping significantly in the spread of Dhamma. The students admitted should not be practicing any other technique and should not have practiced any other technique since their last course.

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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