Updated on 2-Sep-2014



How to apply for a course

  1. Access the application form by clicking on desired course date.
  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 click on a convenient date in the course schedule below.

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.

To apply for a course, please click on a convenient date in the course schedule below.

2014 Course Schedule
Dates Course Type Status Comments Old Student
Servers Needed?
27th Aug - 7th Sep 10 day
Female-LongWaitList
Male-ShortWaitList
For both new and old students Yes
12th Sep - 23rd Sep 10 day
Female-LongWaitList
Male-WaitList
For both new and old students Yes
16th Oct - 19th Oct 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only Yes
31st Oct - 3rd Nov 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only Yes
21st Nov - 24th Nov 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only Yes
10th Dec - 21st Dec 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
23rd Dec - 3rd Jan 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
2015 Course Schedule
Dates Course Type Status Comments Old Student
Servers Needed?
7th Jan - 18th Jan 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
22nd Jan - 25th Jan 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only Yes
28th Jan - 2nd Feb 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
11th Feb - 22nd Feb 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
25th Feb - 8th Mar 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
13th Mar - 22nd Mar Satipatthana Sutta course
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only; see course requirements Yes
1st Apr - 12th Apr 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
15th Apr - 18th Apr 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only Yes
25th Apr - 6th May 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
9th May - 10th May 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only Yes
13th May - 24th May 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
3rd Jun - 14th Jun 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
17th Jun - 28th Jun 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
4th Jul - 5th Jul 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only Yes
9th Jul - 20th Jul 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
22nd Jul - 2nd Aug 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
5th Aug - 16th Aug 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
22nd Aug - 23rd Aug 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only Yes
26th Aug - 6th Sep 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
10th Sep - 13th Sep 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only Yes
16th Sep - 27th Sep 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
14th Oct - 25th Oct 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
28th Oct - 8th Nov 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
12th Nov - 15th Nov 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only Yes
18th Nov - 29th Nov 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
2nd Dec - 13th Dec 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes
19th Dec - 20th Dec 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only Yes
23rd Dec - 3rd Jan 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students Yes

Teenagers' & children's courses

To apply for a course, please click on a convenient date in the course schedule below.

Dates Type Comments
2015 course schedule
29th Mar 子ども一日瞑想コース Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page for more information on these courses.

 


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: Contact Form

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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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, are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives, and trying to maintain daily practice.

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, 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.
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