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.

Teenagers' and Children's Courses

2011 Course Schedule
Dates Course Type Status Comments Old Student
Servers Needed?
08-May Children Course Completed  
15-May Children Course Completed  
03-Jul Children Course Completed  
30-Oct Children Course Completed  
         
2012 Course Schedule
Dates Course Type Status Comments Old Student
Servers Needed?
29-Jan 1-Day Children Course Completed  
26-Feb 1-Day Children Course Completed  
22-Apr 1-Day Children Course Completed  
06-May 1-Day Children Course Completed  
27-May 1-Day Children Course Completed  
17-Jun 1-Day Children Course Completed  
15-Jul 1-Day Children Course Completed  
12-Aug 1-Day Children Course Completed  
23-Sep 1-Day Children Course Completed  
11-Nov 1-Day Children Course Completed  
25-Nov 1-Day Children Course Completed  
30-Dec 1-Day Children Course Completed  

Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

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
  12-May - 15-May 3-Day Completed For old students
  02-Jun - 13-Jun 10-Day Completed
  18-Jun - 26-Jun Satipatthana Course Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  23-Jun - 26-Jun 3-Day Completed For old students
  07-Jul - 18-Jul 10-Day Completed
  14-Jul - 17-Jul 3-day Completed For old students
  21-Jul - 01-Aug 10-Day Completed
  04-Aug - 07-Aug 3-day Completed For old students
  04-Aug - 15-Aug 10-Day Completed
  18-Aug - 29-Aug 10-Day Completed
  01-Sep - 22-Sep 20-Day Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  01-Sep - 02-Oct 30-Day Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  06-Oct - 17-Oct 10-Day Completed
  20-Oct - 23-Oct 3-day Completed For old students
  22-Oct - 30-Oct Satipatthana Course Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  03-Nov - 14-Nov 10-Day Completed
  17-Nov - 28-Nov 10-Day Completed
  01-Dec - 12-Dec 10-Day Completed
  15-Dec - 26-Dec 10-Day Completed
  28-Dec - 31-Dec 3-Day Completed For old students
         
2012 Course Schedule
Attend
or Serve
Dates Course Type Status Comments
  02-Jan - 13-Jan 10-Day Completed
  18-Jan - 29-Jan 10-Day Completed
  01-Feb - 04-Feb 3-Day Completed For old students
  04-Feb - 12-Feb Satipatthana Sutta Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  15-Feb - 26-Feb 10-Day Completed
  01-Mar - 04-Mar 3-Day Completed For old students
  07-Mar - 18-Mar 10-Day Completed
  21-Mar - 01-Apr 10-Day Completed
  05-Apr - 08-Apr 3-Day Completed
  11-Apr - 22-Apr 10-Day Completed
  25-Apr - 06-May 10-Day Completed
  10-May - 13-May 3-Day Completed For old students
  16-May - 27-May 10-Day Completed
  31-May - 03-Jun 3-Day Completed For old students
  06-Jun - 17-Jun 10-Day Completed
  20-Jun - 23-Jun 3-Day Completed For old students
  23-Jun - 01-Jul Satipatthana Sutta Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  04-Jul - 15-Jul 10-Day Completed
  18-Jul - 29-Jul 10-Day Completed
  01-Aug - 12-Aug 10-Day Completed
  15-Aug - 26-Aug 10-Day Completed
  29-Aug - 01-Sep 3-Day Completed For old students
  01-Sep - 09-Sep Satipatthana Sutta Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  12-Sep - 23-Sep 10-Day Completed
  27-Sep - 18-Oct 20-Day Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  27-Sep - 28-Oct 30-day course Completed For old students who meet these requirements
  31-Oct - 11-Nov 10-Day Completed
  14-Nov - 25-Nov 10-Day Completed
  29-Nov - 02-Dec 3-Day Completed For old students
  05-Dec - 16-Dec 10-Day Completed
  19-Dec - 30-Dec 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@setu.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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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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30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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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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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