Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
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.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Dec 05 - Dec 16 10-Day In Progress Claymont For new and old students
Apply Dec 16 - Dec 19 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Dec 19 - Dec 30 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Female Server - Open Male Server - Wait List Claymont For new and old students
Apply December 30, 2018 - January 02, 2019 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jan 02 - Jan 06 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Jan 06 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Jan 06 - Jan 09 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Jan 09 - Jan 20 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Claymont For new and old students
Apply Jan 20 - Jan 30 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Jan 30 - Feb 10 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Claymont For new and old students
Apply Feb 10 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Feb 10 - Feb 13 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Feb 13 - Feb 24 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For new and old students
Apply Feb 24 - Feb 27 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Feb 27 - Mar 03 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Mar 03 - Mar 06 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Mar 06 - Mar 17 10-Day
English / Vietnamese
Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont A limited number of spaces will be reserved for Vietnamese-speaking females.
For new and old students
Apply Mar 17 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Mar 17 - Mar 20 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apply Mar 20 - Mar 31 10-Day Open Claymont For new and old students
Apply Mar 31 - Apr 03 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Apr 03 - Apr 14 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 01 Claymont For new and old students
Apr 14 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 01 Claymont For old students
Apr 14 - Apr 17 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jan 01 Claymont For old students
Apr 17 - Apr 28 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 01 Claymont For new and old students
Apr 28 - May 03 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jan 01 Claymont For 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.

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.