Updated on 18-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.
Dhamma Pajjota

Netherlands

Belgium

Children's Course

Courses in Dhamma Pajjota

2014 Course Schedule
Apply Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 09 - 20 Apr 10 day
New female-Closed
New male-Closed
Old female-Closed
Old male-Closed
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium English/French
Apply 21 Apr - 06 May 2014 Sit & Serve Period
Female-Open
Male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium
Apply 24 - 27 Apr 3 day
Female-LongWaitList
Male-ShortWaitList
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium For old students only. English/German
Apply 06 - 17 May 10 day
New female-Closed
New male-Closed
Old female-LongWaitList
Old male-WaitList
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium English/Dutch
Apply 20 - 29 May Satipatthana Sutta course
Female-Open
Male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium For old students only who meet these requirements.
English/French
Apply 30 May - 11 Jun 2014 Sit & Serve Period
Female-Open
Male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium
8th Jun Open Day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium
From 2-5 pm: All welcome

Old students apply to serve
Apply 11 - 22 June 10 day
New female-Closed
New male-Closed
Old female-ShortWaitList
Old male-ShortWaitList
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium English/Dutch
Apply 24 Jun - 05 Jul 10 day
New female-Closed
New male-WaitList
Old female-ShortWaitList
Old male-ShortWaitList
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium English/German
Apply 9 - 20 July 10 day
New female-Closed
New male-ShortWaitList
Old female-WaitList
Old male-ShortWaitList
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium English/Dutch
Apply 22 Jul - 02 Aug 10 day
New female-Closed
New male-ShortWaitList
Old female-WaitList
Old male-ShortWaitList
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium English/German
Apply 5 - 26 August 20 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium For old students who meet these requirements.
Apply 28 - 31 August 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 02 - 13 Sep 10 day
New female-WaitList
New male-Open
Old female-ShortWaitList
Old male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium English/French
Apply 17 - 28 Sep 10 day
New female-Closed
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium English/Dutch
Apply 01 - 12 Oct 10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium English/German
Apply 14 - 25 Oct 10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium English/Dutch
Apply 27 Oct - 12 Nov Sit & Serve Period
Female-Open
Male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium
Apply 12 - 23 Nov 10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium English/French
Apply 24 Nov - 02 Dec Sit & Serve Period
Female-Open
Male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium
Apply 27 - 30 Nov 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium For old students only. English/French
Apply 02 -13 Dec 10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium English/German
Apply 15 -24 Dec Satipatthana Sutta course
Female-Open
Male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium For old students only who meet these requirements.
English/Dutch
Apply 26 Dec 2014 - 06 Jan 2015 10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open
Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium English/Dutch

Courses in the Netherlands

2014 Course Schedule
Apply Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 20th April 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Groningen For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 27th April 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Amsterdam For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 27th April 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Utrecht For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 3rd May 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Rotterdam - Course on Saturday! For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 18th May 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Amsterdam For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 25th May 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Utrecht For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 1st June 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Groningen For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 1st June 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Rotterdam For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 15th June 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Amsterdam For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 29th June 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Utrecht For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 29th June 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Rotterdam For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 20th July 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Groningen For old students only. English/Dutch
Apply 27 July -7 August 10 day
New female-Closed
New male-WaitList
Old female-WaitList
Old male-Open
De Glind, Amersfoort English/Dutch
Apply 23 Dec 2014 - 03 Jan 2015 10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open
De Glind, Amersfoort English/Dutch

Courses in Belgium

2014 Course Schedule
Apply Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 27th April 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Brussels For old students only.
Apply 11th May 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Ghent For old students only.
Apply 22nd June 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Antwerp For old students only.
Apply 28th September 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Brussels For old students only.
Apply 26th October 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Ghent For old students only.
Apply 23th November 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Antwerp For old students only.
Apply 14th December 1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
Brussels For old students only.

Teenagers' & children's courses

All Teenagers' and Children's courses are given in Dutch, French and German only.
Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page for more information and application forms for these courses.

2014 Course Schedule
Date & Course Type Comments Location Old Student
Servers Needed?
Children course (8-12 yrs) Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page for more information and application forms. Only to serve
(Adult Old Students)
Children course girls (8 - 18yrs) Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page for more information and application forms. Only to serve
(Adult Old Students)
Children course boys (8-18 yrs) Please visit our teenagers' and children's course page for more information and application forms. Only to serve
(Adult Old Students)

 


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  info@pajjota.dhamma.org.

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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Sit & Serve 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.
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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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Satipaṭṭhāna 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 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 Satipaṭṭhāna 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. Students who understand little or no English may apply for the course, as an open language system is used, which means that instead of the usual bilingual course system (English-French, English-Spanish, etc.) each course will have English as the main course language and is furthermore open to all languages. 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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Teacher's self courses Each year Mr. Goenka sits his own course in India. This has traditionally been called the Teacher's Self Course (TSC). Students who qualify are allowed to sit a self-course at the same time.

  * Must be a serious old student who is making a significant contribution to the spread of Dhamma.
  * Must be practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques).
  * Must have sat at least one Satipatthana Sutta Course.
  * Must have local Teachers' recommendation.
  * Priority will be given to those who have not sat a TSC before.
  * These requirements may change annually.
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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. For further information click here.
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