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Michigan Vipassana Association, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Non-Center Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Vipassana Meditation was introduced to Southeast Michigan by his students in 2002. Meditation courses provide a supportive atmosphere where one can learn the practice of Vipassana meditation. This technique, discovered by Buddha twenty-five centuries ago, uses the breath and one's own body as the basis for developing concentration and insight. The courses provide a unique opportunity to direct one's attention inward, and set about a process of inner discovery through direct experience.
How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course
  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
  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 e-mail if you give an e-mail 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.
Additional information
Address: Michigan Vipassana Association  c/o Shiva Bongu  Email: [email protected]  Phone: [1](248) 345-0529 Mobile: [1](248)  345-0529
 
Ten Day & Other Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jul 21 One Day Course for Old Students New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Closed 28611 Twelve Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 New Course!!For old students
Time: 08:00 am to 04:00 pm: What to bring: Vegetarian Lunch and Meditation Cushion RSVP Contact: [email protected]
Apply Aug 25 Children / Teens Open Grosse Ile Michigan 1-day Children’s and Teens’ course for Boys and Girls Age 8-15 years
Apply Sep 19 - Sep 30 10 Day Course Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Emrich Center, Brighton, MI
Apply Sep 30 Children / Teens Open Emrich Center Brighton MI New Course!!
1-day Children’s and Teens’ course for Boys and Girls Age 8-15 years
Dec 19 - Dec 30 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting Sep 20 Manresa, Bloomfield Hills, MI Old Students who have attended a 10-day course in last 6 months will be initially wait listed and will be accepted based on availability of space before the course starts
2019 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
May 22 - Jun 02 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting Mar 01 Emrich Center, Brighton, MI
Dec 18 - Dec 29 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting Oct 01 Manresa, Bloomfield Hills, MI
 
 

The online application form encrypts your information before it is sent from your computer to our application server. However, it may not be totally secure even though encryption is used. If you are concerned about the possibility of security risks of your confidential information while it is on the Internet, do not use this form and instead download an application. Print and complete it. Then please send the form to the course organizers. By faxing or posting your application form it may delay the registration process by one to two weeks.


To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.mi.us.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: [email protected]

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 are 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.

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.

Meditation courses are held at both center and non-center locations. Meditation centers are dedicated facilities where courses are held regularly throughout the year. Before meditation centers were established in this tradition, all courses were held at temporary sites, such as campgrounds, religious retreat centers, churches and the like. Today, in regions where centers have not yet been established by local students of Vipassana who live in the area, 10 Day meditation courses are held at non-center course sites.


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 7:30 am.

Children's 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.

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.

Please see our Children's and Teens' webpage for more information.

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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