Updated on 15-Apr-2014



How to apply for a course

  1. Access the application form by clicking on Apply by the requested 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.

Teenagers' & children's courses

Please note that courses for teenagers and children are available in Swedish only.

2014 Course Schedule
Dates Course Type Comments
2nd - 4th May Childrens Course 8-12 years old Courses are in Swedish only. To apply, please follow this link.
You can also visit our children's course page for more information on these courses
In Swedish
29th - 31st Aug Course for Teenagers, 13-18 years old, girls Courses are in Swedish only. To apply, please follow this link.
You can also visit our children's course page for more information on these courses
In Swedish
10th - 12th Oct Childrens Course 8-12 years old Courses are in Swedish only. To apply, please follow this link.
You can also visit our children's course page for more information on these courses
In Swedish

 

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 Apply by a convenient date in the course schedule below.

2014 Course Schedule
Apply Dates Course Type Status Comments
Apply 16th - 27th April 10 day
New female-Closed
New male-Closed
Old female-WaitList
Old male-WaitList
English and Swedish
Apply 28th April - 7th May House and Garden Period
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students
Apply 7th - 18th May 10 day
New female-WaitList
New male-WaitList
Old female-WaitList
Old male-Open
English and Swedish
Apply 21st May - 1st June 10 day
New female-WaitList
New male-Open
Old female-WaitList
Old male-Open
English and Swedish
Apply 4th - 15th June 10 day
New female-WaitList
New male-WaitList
Old female-WaitList
Old male-Open
English and Swedish
Apply 19th - 22nd June 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For Old Students
English and Swedish
Apply 23rd - 29th June House and Garden Period
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students
28th - 29th June
Trust Meeting Weekend
Apply 29th June - 8th July Satipatthana Sutta course
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students only who meet these requirements.
English
Apply 10th - 14th July European Trustees and Dhamma Servers Meeting
Female-Open
Male-Open
For Old Students
English
Apply 16th - 27th July 10 day
New female-WaitList
New male-WaitList
Old female-WaitList
Old male-WaitList
English and Swedish
Apply 30th July - 10th Aug 10 day
New female-WaitList
New male-Open
Old female-WaitList
Old male-Open
English and Swedish
Apply 13th - 24th Aug 10 day
New female-WaitList
New male-Open
Old female-WaitList
Old male-Open
English and Swedish
Apply 25th Aug - 2nd Sep House and Garden Period
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students
Aug 31 Open Day 1 pm - 5 pm. All welcome!
Apply 2nd - 13th Sep 10 day
New female-Open
New male-Open
Old female-Open
Old male-Open
English and Swedish
13th - 14th Sep
Trust Meeting Weekend
Apply 18th - 21st Sep 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For Old Students
English and Swedish
Apply 24th Sep - 5th Oct 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
English and Swedish
Apply 6th - 15th Oct House and Garden Period
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students
Apply 15th - 26th Oct 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
English and Swedish
Apply 29th Oct - 9th Nov 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
English and Swedish
Apply 12th - 23rd Nov 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
English and Swedish
Apply 24th Nov - 3rd Dec House and Garden Period
Female-Open
Male-Open
For old students
29th - 30th Nov
Trust Meeting Weekend
Apply 3rd - 14th Dec 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
English and Swedish
Apply 18th - 21st Dec 3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
For Old Students
English and Swedish
Apply 26th Dec - 6th Jan 2015 10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open
English and Swedish

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click here. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

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 an "Apply" 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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Bilingual courses are courses which are taught in two languages. All students will hear daily meditation instructions in both languages. The evening discourses will be heard separately.
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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 sat (not including courses served) 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, and who are trying to maintain their meditation practice and the five precepts in their daily lives at the very minimum from the time of applying to 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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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.
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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 and age ranges for children click here.
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