Wheel of Dhamma

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Vipassana Meditation in Mid-Atlantic States, Chestertown, Maryland, United States
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Since 2002, Mid-Atlantic Vipassana Association has been organizing Vipassana Meditation courses in Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington DC, and various other locations in the Mid-Atlantic States. The first 10-day Vipassana course was held in Virginia in 2002 at Camp Virginia Jaycee near Blue Ridge, Virginia. In 2005 a 10-Day Vipassana course was organized at Camp Fairlee Manor in Chestertown, Maryland, near Washington DC.
For complete listing of all the courses in Mid-Atlantic region, including Dhamma Delaware, visit https://www.dhamma.org/en-US/schedules/schdelaware.

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

Mid-Atlantic Vipassana Association

Email: info@midatlantic.us.dhamma.org

Phone: 202-556-3882 (202-55-METTA)  

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.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Mar 28 1-Day Completed Potomac, MD For old students
For details, visit http://www.midatlantic.us.dhamma.org/os/dc-os.html (Requires oldstudent username/password)
Apply May 16 - May 19 3-Day Open Chestertown, MD For old students
Course starts Sat evening and ends Tues evening
Apply May 20 - May 31 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Chestertown, MD
Aug 12 - Aug 23 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 01 Blue Ridge, VA
Aug 24 - Aug 28 3-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Hackettstown, NJ For old students
Visit https://www.dhamma.org/en-US/schedules/schdhara to apply.
Aug 28 - Sep 07 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Hackettstown, NJ Visit https://www.dhamma.org/en-US/schedules/schdhara to apply
Sep 26 - Sep 29 3-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Chestertown, MD For old students
Course starts Sat evening and ends Tues evening
Oct 01 - Oct 12 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Chestertown, MD
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Apr 11 Children Open Philadelphia, PA Please note this course is only for children from 8 to 12 years

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.midatlantic.us.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@midatlantic.us.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 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.

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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