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Delaware
Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, Delaware, 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.
Dhamma Delaware was purchased in October, 2013 and the first 10-Day course was offered in November, 2014.

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

Dhamma Delaware

2901, Green Street, Claymont, DE-19703, USA

Email: info@delaware.dhamma.org

Phone: 202-556-3882 (202-55-METTA)  

A student may apply to only one course at a time in this region regardless of the center location or waiting list status. 
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apr 01 Children Applications accepted starting Jan 01 Meredith School, Philadelphia, PA
Jun 25 Children Applications accepted starting Mar 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2016 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Oct 16 1-Day Open Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Apply Nov 13 1-Day Open Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Nov 19 - Nov 22 3-Day CANCELLED Chestertown, MD For old students
Apply Dec 04 1-Day Open Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
2017 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jan 15 1-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Feb 12 1-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Mar 12 1-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Apr 09 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
May 14 1-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Jun 04 1-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Jul 09 1-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Jul 13 - Jul 16 3-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Aug 13 1-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Sep 10 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Oct 01 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Nov 12 1-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Nov 30 - Dec 03 3-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Dec 17 1-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
 
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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Sep 21 - Oct 02 10-Day In Progress Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE

Female student only.

Apply Oct 05 - Oct 16 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE

Female students only.

Servers needed.

Apply Oct 19 - Oct 30 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE

Female students only.

Servers needed.

Apply Nov 02 - Nov 13 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE Female students only.
Apply Nov 15 - Nov 26 Service Period Open Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Nov 23 - Dec 04 10-Day CANCELLED Chestertown, MD
Apply Dec 07 - Dec 18 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE Male students only.
Apply Dec 20 - Dec 31 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE Male students only.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jan 04 - Jan 15 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Jan 18 - Jan 29 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Feb 01 - Feb 12 10-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Feb 15 - Feb 26 10-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Mar 01 - Mar 12 10-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Mar 15 - Mar 26 10-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Mar 29 - Apr 09 10-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Apr 12 - Apr 23 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Apr 30 Old Student Program Applications accepted starting Jan 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
May 03 - May 14 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
May 15 - May 19 Service Period Applications accepted starting Feb 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
May 24 - Jun 04 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Jun 07 - Jun 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Jun 28 - Jul 09 10-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Jul 19 - Jul 30 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Aug 02 - Aug 13 10-Day
Khmer / English
Applications accepted starting May 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Aug 16 - Aug 27 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Aug 30 - Sep 10 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Sep 15 - Sep 24 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting Jun 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Oct 04 - Oct 15 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Oct 23 - Oct 27 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE For old students
Nov 01 - Nov 12 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Nov 15 - Nov 26 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Dec 06 - Dec 17 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
Dec 20 - Dec 31 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 01 Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, DE
 
 

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@delaware.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 Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

Satipatthana Sutta Courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. 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.

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.

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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