Updated on 23-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.

Due to the number of application, please be kind to others and wait four months between courses.

Courses in Dhamma Mahi

2014 Course Schedule
Dates Course Type Status Place Comments Old Student
Servers Needed
Click here to apply
16th Apr - 27th Apr
10 day
New female-Closed
New male-Closed
Old female-WaitList
Old male-Closed

Dhamma Mahi For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
4th May - 14th May Service Period
Female-Open
Male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For old students only To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
14th May - 25th May
10 day
New female-Closed
New male-Closed
Old female-WaitList
Old male-WaitList

Dhamma Mahi For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
29th May - 1st Jun
3 day
Female-WaitList
Male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For old students only To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
3rd Jun - 14th Jun
10 day
New female-Closed
New male-Closed
Old female-WaitList
Old male-WaitList

Dhamma Mahi For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
15th Jun - 25th Jun Service Period
Female-Open
Male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For old students only To serve click here
Old student only


22nd Jun


OPEN DAY OPEN DAY
Click here to apply
25th Jun - 6th Jul
10 day
New female-Closed
New male-Closed
Old female-WaitList
Old male-WaitList

Dhamma Mahi For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
9th Jul - 20th Jul
10 day
New female-WaitList
New male-Open
Old female-WaitList
Old male-Open

Dhamma Mahi Languages English/Khmer only.
Khmer speaking and only English speaking people have priority for this course.
To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
23rd Jul - 3rd Aug
10 day
New female-Closed
New male-WaitList
Old female-WaitList
Old male-WaitList

Dhamma Mahi For this summer course priority is given to the people having professional constraints in this period of the year. To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
6th Aug - 17th Aug
10 day
New female-Closed
New male-WaitList
Old female-WaitList
Old male-WaitList

Dhamma Mahi For this summer course priority is given to the people having professional constraints in this period of the year. To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
20th Aug - 31st Aug
10 day
New female-Closed
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For this summer course priority is given to the people having professional constraints in this period of the year. To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
4th Sep - 7th Sep
3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For old students only To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
9th Sep - 20th Sep
10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only


20th Sep - 21st Sep


TRUST MEETING Saturday : comitee meeting Sunday at 9h15 : Trust meeting, all members are welcome
Click here to apply
24th Sep - 5th Oct
10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
8th Oct - 19th Oct
10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
19th Oct - 28th Oct Service Period
Female-Open
Male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For old students only To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
6th Nov - 15th Nov
Satipatthana Sutta course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For old students only; see course requirements To serve click here
Old student only


15th Nov - 16th Nov


TRUST MEETING Saturday : comitee meeting Sunday at 9h15 : Trust meeting, all members are welcome
Click here to apply
20th Nov - 23rd Nov
3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For old students only To serve click here
Old student only
23rd Nov - 3rd Dec Service Period
Female-Open
Male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For old students only To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
3rd Dec - 14th Dec
10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
18th Dec - 21st Dec
3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For old students only To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
24th Dec - 4th Jan
10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open

Dhamma Mahi For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only

Dhamma Nilaya

Visit our Dhamma Nilaya website for more information on our courses.

Course Schedule 2014
Dates Course Type Status Place Comments Old students
Servers Needed
4th May 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Saints (Seine et Marne) For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) English/Khmer
Contact: info@nilaya.dhamma.org
11th May 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Saints (Seine et Marne) For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) English/French
Contact: info@nilaya.dhamma.org
1st Jun 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Saints (Seine et Marne) For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) English/Khmer
Contact: info@nilaya.dhamma.org
15th Jun 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Saints (Seine et Marne) For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) English/French
Contact: info@nilaya.dhamma.org
6th Jul 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Saints (Seine et Marne) For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) English/Khmer
Contact: info@nilaya.dhamma.org
20th Jul 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Saints (Seine et Marne) For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) English/French
Contact: info@nilaya.dhamma.org
3rd Aug 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Saints (Seine et Marne) For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) English/Khmer
Contact: info@nilaya.dhamma.org

Brittany ( West )

For more information about courses in Clisson Here .

Course Schedule 2014
Dates Course Type Status Place Comments Old students
Servers Needed
8th May 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Clisson (44) For Old students (having completed one 10day course) Contact: Nelly & Yves : yvpaillard@gmail.com
8th Jun 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Clisson (44) For Old students (having completed one 10day course) Contact: Nelly & Yves : yvpaillard@gmail.com

South West

For more information about courses in the South West Here .

Course Schedule 2014
Dates Course Type Status Place Comments Old students
Servers needed
18th May 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Saint Paul les Dax For Old students (having completed one 10day course) Contact: Dominique Ricochon: dominique-ricochon@orange.fr - 05 58 98 76 39 or 06 47 64 15 01
1st Jun 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Cahors For Old students (having completed one 10day course) Contact: Rénald Fourgs: renaldfourgs@live.fr - 06 26 11 60 84
15th Jun 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Saint Paul les Dax For Old students (having completed one 10day course) Contact: Dominique Ricochon: dominique-ricochon@orange.fr - 05 58 98 76 39 or 06 47 64 15 01
31st Aug 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Cahors For Old students (having completed one 10day course) Contact: Rénald Fourgs: renaldfourgs@live.fr - 06 26 11 60 84

South East

For more information about courses in Dunière sur Eyrieux Here.

For more information about courses in Aix-en-Provence Here.
For more information about courses in Cévennes Here.
For more information about courses in Lyon Here.

Course schedule 2014
Dates Course Type Status Place Comments Old students
Servers Needed
27th Apr 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Les Cévennes For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) Location : La Pénarié, 30570 Valleraugue. Space limited, please book a space before hand by contacting the host by email samuel.socquet@gmail.com or by phone:(09 67 31 65 05)
4th May 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Aix en Provence For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) Contact: Éric Cohen E-mail : coheric@yahoo.fr Tél. 06 16 26 11 46
1st Jun 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Aix en Provence For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) Contact: Éric Cohen E-mail : coheric@yahoo.fr Tél. 06 16 26 11 46
1st Jun 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Les Cévennes For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) Location : La Pénarié, 30570 Valleraugue. Space limited, please book a space before hand by contacting the host by email samuel.socquet@gmail.com or by phone:(09 67 31 65 05)
28th Jun 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Les Cévennes For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) Location : La Pénarié, 30570 Valleraugue. Space limited, please book a space before hand by contacting the host by email samuel.socquet@gmail.com or by phone:(09 67 31 65 05)
Click here to apply
17th Nov - 28th Nov
10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open

Dunière sur Eyrieux To serve click here
Old student only

Paris

For More information about Paris courses Here.

Course schedule 2014
Dates Course Type Status Place Comments Old students
Servers Needed
8th May 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Paris XX For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) Contacts: Marc Moinet: moinet.buchouxm@yahoo.fr - 06 29 95 62 38 or Marie Pradier: mariepradier2000@gmail.com - 06 17 15 04 70
Course starting the MORNING (Thursday holiday)
8th Jun 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Paris XX For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) Contacts: Marc Moinet: moinet.buchouxm@yahoo.fr - 06 29 95 62 38 or Marie Pradier: mariepradier2000@gmail.com - 06 17 15 04 70
Course starting the MORNING
14th Jul 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Paris XX For Old Students (having completed one 10day course) Contacts: Marc Moinet: moinet.buchouxm@yahoo.fr - 06 29 95 62 38 or Marie Pradier: mariepradier2000@gmail.com - 06 17 15 04 70
Course starting the MORNING (Monday holiday)

Teenagers' & children's courses

2014 Course Schedule
Dates Course type Comments Place Old Students
Servers Needed

1st May - 4th May

Teen`s course (12-18 years) - Language in French only Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page
for more information on these courses.
Dhamma Mahi To serve click here
(adults only)

8th Jun

Children`s course (8 - 15 years) - In French only Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page
for more information on these courses.
Bièvres 91 To serve click here
(adults only)

28th Oct - 31st Oct

Teen`s course (12-18 years) - Language in French only Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page
for more information on these courses.
Dhamma Mahi To serve click here
(adults only)

1st Nov - 4th Nov

Children`s course (8-11 years) - Language in french only Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page
for more information on these courses.
Dhamma Mahi To serve click here
(adults only)


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 "To serve click here" link in the above schedule to apply for Dhamma Service.

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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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 will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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 can attend these courses, including those where it has been some time since their last course.

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.

Special 10-day courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. These courses are open to serious old students who have completed at least five 10-day courses and one Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta course, are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives, and maintain daily practice for at least 2 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. Course is in English only and a good understanding of English is required.

Teacher Self Course are open only to serious Old Students playing or likely to play an important role in the spread of Dhamma who are practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques), maintaining a daily practice of two hours per day, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability. This requirements may change annually and admission subject to the descretion of S.N. Goenka.

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 12-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana meditators.

Children's Anapana Courses are open for all children aged 8-11 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.

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