Updated on 22-Apr-2014


How to apply for a course

  1. Access the application form by clicking on the course date in the left hand column.
  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 email if you give an email 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.

Courses in the Netherlands

2014 Course Schedule
Apply Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 27th Apr 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only.
Apply 27th Apr 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only.
Apply 3rd May 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Rotterdam - Course on Saturday! For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 18th May 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only.
Apply 25th May 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only.
Apply 1st June 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Rotterdam For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 15th Jun 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only.
Apply 29th Jun 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only.
Apply 29th June 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Rotterdam For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 27th Jul - 7th Aug 10 day
New female-Closed
New male-Open
Old female-ShortWaitList
Old male-ShortWaitList
For both new and old students
Apply 23rd Dec - 3rd Jan 10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open
For both new and old students

 


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  info@pajjota.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 - 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.
Please click on a "Yes" link in the above schedule to apply for Dhamma Service.
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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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Sit & Serve 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 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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Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day course. The difference is that in the taped evening discourses the Satipaṭṭhāna 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, are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives, and trying to maintain daily practice.


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. For further information and age ranges for children click here.
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Children's Anapana 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. For further information click here.
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