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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 in California 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.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jul 26 - Jul 27 Children Applications accepted starting May 26 Kelseyville, California Boys & Girls ages 8-12
 
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.
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2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apr 25 - Apr 27 Other Open Kelseyville, California Annual Trust Retreat open to all old students, servers are needed. Begins 6pm Friday April 25 and will conclude with trust meeting followed by lunch on Sunday April 27. Please send an email to registration@manda.dhamma.org with your complete name and dates you would like to attend or serve.
Apply May 01 - May 04 3-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Kelseyville, California For old students
Apply May 07 - May 18 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Kelseyville, California Servers are needed. There are open courses in Hawaii from May to August.  See schedule here.
Apply May 28 - Jun 08 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Kelseyville, California Servers are needed. There are open courses in Hawaii from May to August.  See schedule here.
Apply Jun 11 - Jun 22 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Kelseyville, California Servers are needed. There are open courses in Hawaii from May to August.  See schedule here.
Apply Jun 25 - Jul 06 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Kelseyville, California Servers are needed. There are open courses in Hawaii from May to August.  See schedule here.
Apply Jul 09 - Jul 20 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Kelseyville, California Servers are needed. There are open courses in Hawaii from May to August.  See schedule here.
Apply Jul 30 - Aug 10 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Kelseyville, California Servers are needed. There are open courses in Hawaii from May to August.  See schedule here.
Apply Aug 13 - Aug 24

10-Day

English/ Thai

Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Kelseyville, California Servers are needed. Course is offered in both English and Thai. Speakers of either language may participate. Wait listed for female English speakers, native Thai speakers may still enroll.
Apply Aug 28 - Sep 01 3-Day Open Kelseyville, California For old students
Servers are needed. There are open courses in Hawaii from May to August.  See schedule here.
Sep 02 - Sep 23 Service Period Open Kelseyville, California For old students
Open to all old students, please send full name and dates attending to registration@manda.dhamma.org
Sep 24 - Oct 05 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 24 Kelseyville, California Servers are needed.
Oct 08 - Oct 19 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 08 Kelseyville, California Servers are needed.
Oct 22 - Nov 02 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 22 Kelseyville, California Servers are needed.
Nov 07 - Nov 16 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting Jun 05 Kelseyville, California For old students
Servers are needed.
Nov 19 - Nov 30 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 19 Kelseyville, California Servers are needed.
Dec 04 - Dec 07 3-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 07 Kelseyville, California For old students
Servers are needed.
Dec 10 - Dec 21 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 10 Kelseyville, California Servers are needed.
December 27, 2014 - January 07, 2015 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 30 Kelseyville, California Servers are needed.
 
Non-Center Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Dhamma Maṇḍa Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
May 18 1-Day Open Sacramento For old students
This course starts at 8am and is finished by 4pm it is being held at 700 Alahambra blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816. Visit website: http://www.manda.dhamma.org/SacVG.html  for more information or directions. Call Eileen Murray at 916-457-9466 for anything else. Please bring a sitting cushion and a vegetarian sack lunch.
Jun 22 1-Day Open Sacramento For old students
This course starts at 8am and is finished by 4pm it is being held at 700 Alahambra blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816. Visit website: http://www.manda.dhamma.org/SacVG.html  for more information or directions. Call Eileen Murray at 916-457-9466 for anything else. Please bring a sitting cushion and a vegetarian sack lunch.
 
 

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.

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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