Updated on 25-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.
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 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
Apply Dates Course Type Status Comments
Apply 17th Apr - 28th Apr 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students
Apply 17th May - 28th May 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students
Apply 17th Jun - 28th Jun 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students
Apply 17th Jul - 28th Jul 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students
Apply 17th Sep - 28th Sep 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students
Apply 31st Oct - 11th Nov 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students
Apply 17th Dec - 28th Dec 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For both new and old students

Three Day & Satipathan 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
Apply Dates Course Type Status Comments
Apply 11th May - 15th May 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only
Apply 9th Jul - 13th Jul 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only
Apply 17th Aug - 26th Aug Satipatthana Sutta course
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only; see course requirements

Special 10 Day & Long Courses

All vipassana 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 Long Course Schedule
Apply Dates Course Type Status Comments
Apply 12th Nov - 3rd Dec 20 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students who meet these requirements

One Day Vipassana Courses

All 1 Day vipassana courses begin at 8:00 AM Morning and end 3:45 PM.

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

2014 One Day Vipassana Course Schedule
Apply Dates Course Type Status Comments
Apply 10th May 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only
Apply 14th Jun 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only
Apply 16th Aug 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only
Apply 13th Sep 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only
Apply 11th Oct 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only
Apply 13th Dec 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only

Teenagers' & Children's Courses

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

Dates Type Comments
2014 course schedule
3rd May 1 Day Children Course Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page for more information on these courses.
7th Jun 1 Day Children Course Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page for more information on these courses.
5th Jul 1 Day Children Course Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page for more information on these courses.
9th Aug 1 Day Children Course Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page for more information on these courses.
6th Sep 1 Day Children Course Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page for more information on these courses.
6th Dec 1 Day Children Course 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.

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. Application for these courses must be made with a Long Course Application Form. 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. 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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