Updated on 20-Apr-2014

Horaire des cours en francais
Kursprogramm in Deutsch


How to apply for a course

  1. Access the application form by clicking on APPLY 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

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

2014 Course Schedule
Apply Dates Course Type Status Location/Language Comments
Apply 13. June - 15. June 2014 2 days course for children (8-13 years)+ girls (14-18 years )
Female-Open
Male-Open
Mont Soleil - GERMAN Serving on that course
(Adult Old Students)
Apply 27. July - 29. July 2014 2 days course for children
Female-Open
Male-Open
Mont Soleil - FRENCH Serving on that course
(Adult Old Students)
Apply 16th Aug 1 Tages Teenager Kurs in Z├╝rich Start again(13-18
Female-Open
Male-Open
Serving on that course
(Adult Old Students)
Apply 28. Nov - 30. Nov 2014 2 days course for children Registration starts on 28.07.2014 Mont Soleil - FRENCH Serving on that course
(Adult Old Students)

 

Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

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

2014 Course Schedule
Dates Course Type Status Location/Language Comments Old Student
Servers Needed
Click here to apply
18. Apr - 27. Apr 2014
Satipatthana Sutta course
Female-WaitList
Male-WaitList

Mont Soleil - FRENCH, ENGLISH For old students only; for requirements please have a look at Satipatthana Sutta courses To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
28 Avr - 6 May 2014
Sit & Serve program for old students
Female-Open
Male-Open

Mont Soleil To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
07. May - 18. May 2014
10 day
New female-Closed
New male-WaitList
Old female-WaitList
Old male-ShortWaitList

Mont Soleil - GERMAN, ENGLISH For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
21. May - 1. June 2014
10 day
New female-Closed
New male-WaitList
Old female-WaitList
Old male-ShortWaitList

Mont Soleil - FRENCH, ENGLISH For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
07. June 2014
1 day
Female-Open
Male-Open

Mont Soleil - GERMAN, ENGLISH For old students only; see course requirements. For old students only To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
08 June 2014
Meeting of Meditators
Female-Open
Male-Open

Mont Soleil To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
18. June - 29. June 2014
10 day
Female-WaitList
Male-WaitList

Mont Soleil - GERMAN, ENGLISH For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
02. July - 13. July 2014
10 day
New female-Closed
New male-ShortWaitList
Old female-WaitList
Old male-ShortWaitList

Mont Soleil - FRENCH, ENGLISH For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
16. July - 27. July 2014
10 day
Female-LongWaitList
Male-WaitList

Mont Soleil - GERMAN, ENGLISH For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
30. July - 02. Aug 2014
3 day
Female-Open
Male-Open

Mont Soleil - German, ENGLISH For old students only To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
03 August 2014
Meeting of Meditators
Female-Open
Male-Open

Mont Soleil To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
06. Aug - 17. Aug 2014
10 day
Female-WaitList
Male-WaitList

Mont Soleil - FRENCH, ENGLISH For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
20. Aug - 31. Aug 2014
10 day
Female-Open
Male-Open

Mont Soleil - GERMAN, ENGLISH For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
02. Sept - 13. Sept 2014
10 day
Registration starts on 02.05.2014
Mont Soleil - FRENCH, ENGLISH For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
17. Sept - 28. Sept 2014
10 day
Registration starts on 17.05.2014
Mont Soleil - GERMAN, ENGLISH For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
30. Sept - 11. Oct 2014
10 day
Registration starts on 12.06..2014
Mont Soleil - FRENCH, ENGLISH For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
12 Oct 2014
Meeting of Meditators
Female-Open
Male-Open

Mont Soleil To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
15. Oct - 26. Oct 2014
10 day
Registration starts on 15.06.2014
Mont Soleil - GERMAN, ENGLISH For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
30. Oct - 02. Nov 2014
3 day
Registration starts on 30.06.2014
Mont Soleil - FRENCH , ENGLISH For old students only To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
07. Nov - 16. Nov 2014
Satipatthana Sutta course
Registration starts on 07.07.2014
Mont Soleil - GERMAN, ENGLISH For old students only; for requirements please have a look at Satipatthana Sutta courses To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
17 Nov - 24 Nov 2014
Sit & Serve program for old students
Female-Open
Male-Open

Mont Soleil To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
01. Dec - 12. Dec 2014
10 day
Registration starts on 01.08.2014
Mont Soleil - FRENCH, ENGLISH For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
13. Dec 2014
1 day
Registration starts on 13.08.2014
Mont Soleil - FRENCH, ENGLISH For old students only; see course requirements. For old students only To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
14 Dec 2014
Meeting of Meditators
Female-Open
Male-Open

Mont Soleil To serve click here
Old student only
Click here to apply
22. Dec 2014 - 2. Jan 2015
10 day
Registration starts on 22.08.2014
Mont Soleil - GERMAN, ENGLISH For both new and old students To serve click here
Old student 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  info@sumeru.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 at least one 10-day Vipassana Meditation course with S.N. Goenka or his Assistant Teachers.



Dhamma Service Old students have the opportunity to provide Dhamma Service at the courses listed above.
To apply for Dhamma Service please click APPLY at the course you want to give service.
You can choose giving "service" during the registration process.

[back to course schedule]


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.
[back to course schedule]


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.
[back to course schedule]


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.
[back to course schedule]


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 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, 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 [back to course schedule]


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.
[back to course schedule]