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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: [email protected]
Children's courses email: [email protected]

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.
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 Jul 11 - Jul 22 10-Day In Progress Pecatonica
Apply Jul 22 - Jul 25 Service Period Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Jul 25 - Aug 05 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Pecatonica
Apply Aug 05 - Aug 08 Service Period Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Aug 08 - Aug 19 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Pecatonica
Apply Aug 19 - Aug 22 Service Period Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Aug 22 - Aug 26 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Aug 26 - Aug 29 Service Period Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Aug 29 - Sep 09 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Pecatonica
Apply Sep 02 One Day Course for Old Students New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Downtown Chicago For old students
Apply Sep 11 - Sep 14 Service Period Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Sep 14 - Sep 23 Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Sep 23 - Oct 01 Service Period Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Apply Oct 02 - Oct 04 Service Period Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Oct 04 - Oct 08 3-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 27 Pecatonica For old students
Apply Oct 08 - Oct 10 Service Period Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Oct 10 - Oct 21 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Pecatonica
Apply Oct 21 - Oct 24 Service Period Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Oct 24 - Nov 04 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 15 Pecatonica
Nov 04 One Day Course for Old Students Applications accepted starting Sep 03 Downtown Chicago For old students
Apply Nov 04 - Nov 07 Service Period Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Nov 07 - Nov 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 01 Pecatonica
Apply Nov 18 - Nov 21 Service Period Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Nov 21 - Dec 02 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 18 Pecatonica
Apply Dec 02 - Dec 05 Service Period Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Dec 05 - Dec 16 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 01 Pecatonica
Apply Dec 16 - Dec 19 Service Period Servers - Open Pecatonica For old students
Dec 19 - Dec 30 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 10 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: [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.

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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