Wheel of Dhamma

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Delaware
Dhamma Delaware, Claymont, Delaware, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** 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: [email protected]

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.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jun 02 Children Applications accepted starting May 01 Claymont
Oct 06 Children Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Claymont
 
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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Apr 17 - Apr 28 10-Day In Progress Claymont For new and old students
Servers Needed
Apply Apr 28 - May 03 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply May 03 - May 12 Satipatthana Sutta
English / Khmer
New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Bilingual Khmer/English Course
Servers Needed
Apply May 12 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply May 12 - May 15 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply May 15 - May 26 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Claymont For new and old students
Servers Needed
Apply May 26 - Jun 05 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Jun 05 - Jun 16 10-Day
Hindi / English
Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Claymont For new and old students.
Native Hindi speakers will be given priority until April 18th, 2019.
Non-Hindi speakers will be waitlisted until April 18th, 2019.

Servers of any language are welcome to apply.
Apply Jun 16 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Jun 16 - Jun 19 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Jun 19 - Jun 30 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Claymont For new and old students
Apply Jun 30 - Jul 03 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Jul 03 - Jul 14 10-Day
English / Vietnamese
Open Claymont For new and old students.
Vietnamese speakers will be given priority until May 17th, 2019.
Non-Vietnamese speakers will be waitlisted until May 17th, 2019.

Servers of any language welcome to apply.
Apply Jul 14 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Jul 14 - Jul 17 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Jul 17 - Jul 21 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Jul 21 - Jul 24 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Jul 24 - Aug 04 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For new and old students
Aug 04 1-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Claymont For old students
Aug 04 - Aug 07 Service Period Applications accepted starting May 01 Claymont For old students
Aug 07 - Aug 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Aug 18 - Aug 21 Service Period Applications accepted starting May 01 Claymont For old students
Aug 21 - Sep 01 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Claymont For new and old students
Sep 01 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 01 Claymont For old students
Sep 01 - Sep 04 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jun 01 Claymont For old students
Sep 04 - Sep 15 10-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting Jun 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Khmer speakers will be given priority until July 18th, 2019.
Non-Khmer speakers will be waitlisted until July 18th, 2019.

Servers of any language welcome to apply.
Sep 15 - Sep 18 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jun 01 Claymont For old students
Sep 18 - Sep 22 3-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 01 Claymont For old students
Sep 22 - Sep 25 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jun 01 Claymont For old students
Sep 25 - Oct 06 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Oct 07 - Oct 16 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Claymont For old students
Oct 12 - Oct 13 Trust Meeting Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Claymont For old students
Oct 16 - Oct 27 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Oct 27 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Claymont For old students
Oct 27 - Oct 30 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Claymont For old students
Oct 30 - Nov 03 3-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Claymont For old students
Nov 03 - Nov 06 Service Period Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Claymont For old students
Nov 06 - Nov 17 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Nov 17 1-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Claymont For old students
Nov 17 - Nov 20 Service Period Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Claymont For old students
Nov 20 - Dec 01 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Dec 01 - Dec 04 Service Period Applications accepted starting Sep 01 Claymont For old students
Dec 04 - Dec 15 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Dec 15 1-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 01 Claymont For old students
Dec 15 - Dec 18 Service Period Applications accepted starting Sep 01 Claymont For old students
Dec 18 - Dec 29 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 01 Claymont For new and old students.
 
 

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: [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.

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.