Wheel of Dhamma

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Manda
Dhamma Maṇḍa, Kelseyville, California, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Maṇḍa, also known as the Northern California Vipassana Center, means "the essence of Dhamma" in Pali. It is one of numerous centers worldwide dedicated to the teaching of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Dhamma Maṇḍa is located in the Cobb mountain area of Lake County, California, nestled among seventeen acres of mature pine, fir, and oak trees and is approximately a two and a half hour drive from San Francisco.
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

Northern California Vipassana Association - Dhamma Manda
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 265
Cobb, CA 95426, USA

Tel: [1] (707) 928-9981

Email: info@manda.dhamma.org

               

Children's / Teenagers' Course Registration

Voice Mail: [1] (408) 471-7642

Fax: [1] (800) 734-1558

Email: childrens-courses@mahavana.dhamma.org

 

 A student may apply to only one course at a time regardless of the center location or waiting list status.

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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 22 - Apr 23 Children Completed Kelseyville Open to all children ages 8-12, background check are required for all servers.
 
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.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Apr 27 - Apr 30 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Kelseyville For old students
Servers are needed
Apply May 03 - May 14 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Kelseyville
May 18 - May 21 Vipassana Prison Trust Retreat Open Kelseyville For old students
All old students may serve the Vipassana Prison Trust Retreat. If you would like to serve please send an email with you full name and dates you would like to serve to registration@manda.dhamma.org
Apply May 31 - Jun 11 10-Day
Thai / English
Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Kelseyville Servers are needed. This is a bi-lingual English-Thai course. This course is still open for native Thai speakers.
Jun 11 1-Day Open Kelseyville For old students
The course will begin at 9am and finish at 4pm. Please bring a vegetarian bag lunch.There is no pre-registration for this course, but please send an email to registration@manda.dhamma.org with your full name, so that we know you are coming. We will not respond to these emails.
Apply Jun 14 - Jun 25 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Kelseyville Servers are needed
Apply Jun 28 - Jul 09 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Apply Jul 19 - Jul 30 10-Day Open Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Aug 02 - Aug 13 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 02 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Aug 13 1-Day Open Kelseyville For old students
The course will begin at 9am and finish at 4pm. Please bring a vegetarian bag lunch.There is no pre-registration for this course, but please send an email to registration@manda.dhamma.org with your full name, so that we know you are coming. We will not respond to these emails.
Aug 16 - Aug 27 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 16 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Aug 31 - Sep 04 3-Day Applications accepted starting May 31 Kelseyville For old students
Servers are needed.
Sep 05 - Sep 26 Service Period New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kelseyville For old students
The service period is open to all old students. If you would like to partipicate please send an email to registration@manda.dhamma.org with your full name and the dates you would like to attend.
Sep 27 - Oct 08 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 27 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Oct 08 1-Day Open Kelseyville For old students
The course will begin at 9am and finish at 4pm. Please bring a vegetarian bag lunch.There is no pre-registration for this course, but please send an email to registration@manda.dhamma.org with your full name, so that we know you are coming. We will not respond to these emails.
Oct 11 - Oct 22 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 11 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Oct 25 - Nov 05 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 25 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Nov 08 - Nov 19 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 08 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Nov 22 - Dec 03 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 22 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Dec 03 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 06 Kelseyville For old students
The course will begin at 9am and finish at 4pm. Please bring a vegetarian bag lunch.There is no pre-registration for this course, but please send an email to registration@manda.dhamma.org with your full name, so that we know you are coming. We will not respond to these emails.
Dec 07 - Dec 10 3-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 07 Kelseyville For old students
Servers are needed.
Dec 13 - Dec 24 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 13 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
December 27, 2017 - January 07, 2018 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 27 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
 
Non-Center Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
 

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

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@manda.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.

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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