Wheel of Dhamma

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Pakasa
Dhamma Pakāsa, Pecatonica, Illinois, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Surrounded by trees, grass and spring fed ponds, the center provides a supportive atmosphere where one can learn the practice of Vipassana meditation. This technique, discovered by Buddha twenty-five centuries ago, uses the breath and one's own body as the basis for developing concentration and insight. The courses provide a unique opportunity to direct one's attention inward, and set about a process of inner discovery through direct experience.
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

Address: Illinois Vipassana Meditation Center -- Dhamma Pakasa
10076 Fish Hatchery Road Pecatonica, IL 61063

General email: info@pakasa.dhamma.org
Children's courses email: childrens-courses@pakasa.dhamma.org

Phone: [1] (815) 489-0420

Fax: [1] (360) 283-7068

A student may apply to no more than two courses. Any additional applications will not be processed.
 
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
Apply Aug 26 Children Open Pecatonica
Apply Aug 27 Children Open Pecatonica
 
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 Aug 09 - Aug 20 10-Day In Progress Pecatonica
Apply Aug 20 - Aug 25 Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Aug 27 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Downtown Chicago For old students
Apply Aug 28 - Aug 30 Service Period New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Aug 30 - Sep 10 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Pecatonica
Apply Sep 10 - Sep 13 Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Sep 13 - Sep 17 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Sep 17 - Sep 20 Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Sep 20 - Oct 01 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Pecatonica
Apply Oct 01 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Oct 01 - Oct 04 Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Oct 04 - Oct 15 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Pecatonica
Apply Oct 15 - Oct 18 Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Oct 18 - Oct 29 10-Day Open Pecatonica
Apply Oct 29 - Nov 01 Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Nov 01 - Nov 12 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 25 Pecatonica
Nov 05 1-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 28 Downtown Chicago For old students
Apply Nov 18 - Nov 19 Old Student Program New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Nov 20 - Nov 22 Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Nov 22 - Dec 03 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 26 Pecatonica
Apply Dec 03 - Dec 06 Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Dec 06 - Dec 17 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 04 Pecatonica
Apply Dec 17 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Dec 17 - Dec 20 Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Dec 20 - Dec 31 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 20 Pecatonica
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jan 03 - Jan 14 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 07 Pecatonica
Jan 14 - Jan 17 Service Period Applications accepted starting Oct 15 Pecatonica For old students
Jan 17 - Jan 21 3-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 22 Pecatonica For old students
Apply Jan 21 - Jan 24 Service Period New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Jan 24 - Feb 04 10-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 01 Pecatonica
Feb 04 - Feb 07 Service Period Applications accepted starting Nov 08 Pecatonica For old students
Feb 07 - Feb 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 11 Pecatonica
Feb 18 - Feb 21 Service Period Applications accepted starting Dec 20 Pecatonica For old students
Feb 21 - Mar 04 10-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 20 Pecatonica
Mar 04 - Mar 07 Service Period Applications accepted starting Sep 05 Pecatonica For old students
Mar 07 - Mar 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 01 Pecatonica
Mar 18 - Mar 24 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jan 01 Pecatonica For old students
Mar 26 - Mar 28 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jan 17 Pecatonica For old students
Mar 28 - Apr 08 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 21 Pecatonica
Apr 08 - Apr 11 Service Period Applications accepted starting Feb 10 Pecatonica For old students
Apr 11 - Apr 22 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 05 Pecatonica
 
 

 


To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.pakasa.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

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

Please see our Children's and Teens' webpage for more information.

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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