Updated on 1-Sep-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
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-Closed
New male-Closed
Old female-LongWaitList
Old male-ShortWaitList

Dhamma Mahi For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
24th Sep - 5th Oct
10 day
New female-Closed
New male-Closed
Old female-Closed
Old male-ShortWaitList

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-Closed
New male-Closed
Old female-LongWaitList
Old male-LongWaitList

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-Closed
New male-LongWaitList
Old female-Closed
Old male-ShortWaitList

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-Closed
New male-ShortWaitList
Old female-Closed
Old male-ShortWaitList

Dhamma Mahi For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
2015 Course Schedule
Dates Course Type Status Place Comments Old Student
Servers Needed
Click here to apply
7th Jan - 18th 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
Click here to apply
21st Jan - 1st Feb
10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open

For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
3rd Feb - 14th Feb
10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open

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


14th Feb - 15th Feb


TRUST MEETING Saturday : comitee meeting Sunday at 9h15 : Trust meeting, all members are welcome

Dhamma Nilaya

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

Brittany ( West )

For more information about courses in Clisson Here .

South West

For more information about courses in the South West Here .

South East

For more information about courses in Dunière sur Eyrieux Here.

For more information about courses in Saint-Martin d'Hères 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.

Paris

For More information about Paris courses Here.

Course schedule 2014
Dates Course Type Status Place Comments Old students
Servers Needed
7th Sep 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Paris XX For Old Students (ayant terminé un cours de 10 jours)
Contacts: Marc Moinet:  ou 06 29 95 62 38 ou bien Marie Pradier: ou 06 17 15 04 70
Cours commençant le MATIN
12th Oct 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Paris XX For Old Students (having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info http://www.mahi.dhamma.org/cours_paris?L=0
Course starting in the afternoon
11th Nov 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Paris XX For Old Students (ayant terminé un cours de 10 jours)
Contacts: Marc Moinet:  ou 06 29 95 62 38 ou bien Marie Pradier: ou 06 17 15 04 70
Cours commençant le MATIN
7th Dec 1 day course
Female-Open
Male-Open

Paris XX For Old Students (having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info http://www.mahi.dhamma.org/cours_paris?L=0
Course starting in the afternoon

Teenagers' & children's courses

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

12th Oct

Chil Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page
for more information on these courses.
Dhamma Nilaya To serve click here
(adults only)

26-Oct - 29-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)

30-Oct - 02-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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