Updated on 23-Apr-2014

About our courses

All courses offered at the Dhamma Dullabha Vipassana Meditation Centre as well as those conducted at various parts of the Russia are conducted by assistant teachers of S. N. Goenka using audio and video tapes of Mr. Goenka's instructions and discourses. All courses are in English and Russian.


How to apply to attend or serve a course

  1. Prior to applying read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course
  2. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
  3. Fill out all the sections of application form and submit it.
  4. Await notification which may take up to 2 weeks. All correspondence will be through email if you provide an email address in your application. Please check your spam folder in case our email has been considered as spam.
  5. If your application is accepted we will ask you to reconfirm a month before the course in order to secure your place.
  6. Questions regarding registration may be addressed to reg.ru.dhamma.org@gmail.com

Attention!!! All foreigners visiting Russia need a visa. Please check on visa requirements for your country prior to applying for a course. It is student’s responsibility to obtain an appropriate visa in order to come to Russia and join a course.



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.

2014 Course Schedule
Attend or Serve Course dates Course type Location Status Comments
Apply 4th Mar - 15th Mar 10 day Ekaterinburg region
Female-Closed
Male-Closed
COMPLETED
Apply 6th Mar - 10th Mar 3 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow regin, Avsynino
Female-Closed
Male-Closed
COMPLETED
Apply 15th Mar - 26th Mar 10 day Ekaterinburg region
Female-Closed
Male-Closed
COMPLETED
Apply 6th Apr - 17th Apr 10 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow regin, Avsynino
Female-Closed
Male-Closed
COMPLETED
Apply 10th Apr - 14th Apr 3 day Sankt Petersburg region
Female-Closed
Male-Closed
COMPLETED
Apply 14th Apr - 25th Apr 10 day Sankt Petersburg region
Female-Closed
Male-Closed
For both new and old students
Apply 18th Apr - 29th Apr 10 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow regin, Avsynino
Female-Closed
Male-Closed
For both new and old students
Apply 1st May - 12th May 10 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region, Avsynino
Female-Closed
Male-Closed
For both new and old students
Apply 13th May - 24th May 10 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow regin, Avsynino
Female-Closed
Male-Closed
Male servers are needed for this course! Registration for servers is open.
24th May Service period Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region Registration not needed For old students only. TRUST MEETING all old student welcome!
Apply 7th Jun - 18th Jun 10 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region, Avsynino
Female-Closed
Male-Closed
For both new and old students
Apply 21st Jun - 2nd Jul 10 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region, Avsynino
Female-Closed
Male-Closed
For both new and old students
5th Jul Service period Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region Registration not needed For old students only. TRUST MEETING all old student welcome!
Apply 5th Jul - 16th Jul 10 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region, Avsynino
Applications not before 06 may 07.00 am moscow time
For both new and old students
Apply 19th Jul - 30th Jul 10 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region, Avsynino
Applications not before 20 may 07.00 am moscow time
For both new and old students
Apply 31st Jul - 4th Aug 3 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region, Avsynino
Applications not before 30 may 07.00 am moscow time
For old students only
Apply 6th Aug - 17th Aug 10 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region, Avsynino
Applications not before 06 june 07.00 am moscow time
For both new and old students
17th Aug Service period Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region Registration not needed For old students only. TRUST MEETING all old student welcome!
Apply 19th Aug - 28th Aug Satipatthana Sutta course Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region, Avsynino
Applications not before 19 june 07.00 am moscow time
For old students only; see course requirements
Apply 30th Aug - 10th Sep 10 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region, Avsynino
Applications not before 01 july 07.00 am moscow time
For both new and old students
Apply 11th Sep - 22nd Sep 10 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region, Avsynino
Applications not before 11 july 07.00 am moscow time
For both new and old students
28th Sep Service period Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region Registration not needed For old students only. TRUST MEETING all old student welcome!
Apply 29th Sep - 10th Oct 10 day Ekaterinburg region
Applications not before 29 july 07.00 am moscow time
For both new and old students
Apply 2nd Oct - 6th Oct 3 day Sankt Petersburg region
Applications not before 05 august 07.00 am moscow time
For old students only
Apply 5th Oct - 16th Oct 10 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region, Avsynino
Applications not before 13 august 07.00 am moscow time
For both new and old students
Apply 7th Oct - 18th Oct 10 day Sankt Petersburg region
Applications not before 07 august 07.00 am moscow time
For both new and old students
Apply 10th Oct - 21st Oct 10 day Ekaterinburg region
Applications not before 12 august 07.00 am moscow time
For both new and old students
Apply 16th Oct - 27th Oct 10 day Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region, Avsynino
Applications not before 26 august 07.00 am moscow time
For both new and old students
Apply 19th Oct - 30th Oct 10 day Sankt Petersburg region
Applications not before 19 august 07.00 am moscow time
For both new and old students
26th Oct Service period Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region Registration not needed For old students only. TRUST MEETING all old student welcome!
Apply 28th Oct - 8th Nov 10 day Ekaterinburg region
Регистрация откроется 28 августа в 7.00 мск
For both new and old students
23rd Nov Service period Dhamma Dullabha, Moscow region Registration not needed For old students only. TRUST MEETING all old student welcome!

 

*Dhamma Dullabha - the first Vipassana Center in Russia located 100 km east of Moscow. More information about the center you can find here. To access the Old Student Regional Site please click here. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.
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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 commercialization.
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New students - Those who have not completed a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course with S.N. Goenka or his Assistant Teachers. If you have practiced other meditation techniques or even Vipassana meditation in another tradition for the purposes of your first course in this tradition you will be considered a new student.
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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 "Apply to serve" link in the above schedule to apply for Dhamma Service.
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10-day course is an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. The courses begin after a 2-5 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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Satipaṭṭhana 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 sat (not including courses served) at least three 10-day courses, have not been practising any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practicing this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, and who are trying to maintain their meditation practice and the five precepts in their daily lives at the very minimum from the time of applying to the course.
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Service 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 may be special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students or other materials about Vipassana.
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