Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Patapa
Dhamma Patāpa , Jesup, Georgia, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

The Southeast Vipassana Center is located in southeastern Georgia in Wayne County, ten miles south of the small town of Jesup, Georgia. It is approximately 70 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia, 90 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, and 250 miles southeast from Atlanta, Georgia. Set in a secluded rural area and surrounded by forty acres of beautiful pine, oak, and mixed hardwood forests, the Center provides an ideal meditation environment for Vipassana students in the Southeast.
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: Southeast Vipassana Center-- Dhamma Patapa Email: [email protected]

Students may apply to sit up to two courses at this center, if both courses have waiting lists. If the student is later accepted into a course, the other application will be deleted.
If a student has applied to sit a 10-day course at a
nother center, we will not process any applications to sit a 10-day course at this center.  This policy does not apply for applications for shorter courses (1-day or 3-day) or applications to serve.  If a student applies here, and later applies to sit at another center, we will ask them to choose which center they want.

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Oct 07 Children / Teens Open Alpharetta GA Boys and Girls ages 8 to 15.
16 and 17 yr olds by approval only.
Contact Sant at 770-778-0520
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jun 21 - Jun 23 Children / Teens Applications accepted starting Mar 21 Jesup Ages 8 to 17 yrs.
 
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
Sep 12 - Sep 16 3-Day Completed Jesup For old students
Servers needed for this course!
Sep 17 - Sep 19 Between Course Service Period Completed Jesup For old students
Sep 19 - Sep 30 10-Day In Progress Jesup
Apply Sep 30 - Oct 09 Fall Dhamma Service Period Servers - Open Jesup For old students
The Dhamma Service Period is for old students who have completed at least one 10-day course with Mr. Goenka or one of his assistants. Work period projects include gardening, light maintenance, sewing, deep cleaning of the center, and complex skill-intensive projects that can’t be done during courses.
Apply Oct 06 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Oct 09 - Oct 30 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Oct 30 - Nov 02 Between Course Service Period Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Nov 02 - Nov 04 Old Student Program Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Annual Old Student Meeting
Apply Nov 04 - Nov 07 Between Course Service Period Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Nov 07 - Nov 18 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Jesup
Apply Nov 18 - Nov 21 Between Course Service Period Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Nov 21 - Dec 02 10-Day
English / Spanish
Women - Long Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup Non-Spanish speaking men and women are now wait listed.
Apply Dec 02 - Dec 05 Between Course Service Period Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Dec 05 - Dec 16 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Jesup
December 27, 2018 - January 07, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 27 Jesup
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jan 07 - Jan 09 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Oct 11 Jesup For old students
Jan 09 - Jan 20 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 11 Jesup
Jan 21 - Jan 30 Winter Dhamma
Service Period
Applications accepted starting Oct 18 Jesup For old students
The Dhamma Service Period is for old students who have completed at least one 10-day course with Mr. Goenka or one of his assistants. Work period projects include gardening, light maintenance, sewing, deep cleaning of the center, and complex skill-intensive projects that can’t be done during courses.
Jan 27 1-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 18 Jesup For old students
Jan 30 - Feb 10 10-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 01 Jesup
Feb 10 - Feb 13 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Nov 15 Jesup For old students
Feb 13 - Feb 24 10-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 15 Jesup
Feb 24 - Feb 27 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Nov 29 Jesup For old students
Feb 27 - Mar 10 Vietnamese 10-day Course
Vietnamese
Applications accepted starting Nov 27 Jesup For students who are fluent in Vietnamese
Mar 10 - Mar 13 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Dec 13 Jesup For old students
Mar 15 - Mar 24 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting Dec 13 Jesup For old students
There will be a bilingual Hindi/English speaking teacher conducting this course.
Mar 24 - Mar 27 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Dec 27 Jesup For old students
Mar 27 - Apr 07 10-Day
Hindi / English
Applications accepted starting Dec 27 Jesup For English speaking students as well as Hindi speakers. Priority from waiting list will be to Hindi speakers.
Apr 08 - Apr 17 Spring Dhamma
Service Period
Applications accepted starting Jan 10 Jesup For old students
The Dhamma Service Period is for old students who have completed at least one 10-day course with Mr. Goenka or one of his assistants. Work period projects include gardening, light maintenance, sewing, deep cleaning of the center, and complex skill-intensive projects that can’t be done during courses.
Apr 14 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 10 Jesup For old students
Apr 17 - Apr 28 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 17 Jesup
Apr 28 - May 01 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Jan 31 Jesup For old students
May 01 - May 12 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 31 Jesup
May 15 - May 19 3-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 14 Jesup For old students
May 19 - May 22 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Feb 14 Jesup For old students
May 22 - Jun 02 10-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting Feb 21 Jesup For English speaking students as well as Burmese speakers. Priority from waiting list will be to Burmese speakers.
Jun 02 - Jun 05 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Feb 21 Jesup For old students
Jun 05 - Jun 16 10-Day
English / Spanish
Applications accepted starting Mar 07 Jesup For English speaking students as well as Spainish speakers. Priority from waiting list will be to Spainish speakers.
Jun 16 - Jun 20 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Apr 04 Jesup For old students
Jun 24 - Jul 03 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Apr 04 Jesup For old students
Jul 03 - Jul 14 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 04 Jesup
Jul 15 - Jul 24 Summer Dhamma
Service Period
Applications accepted starting Apr 18 Jesup For old students
The Dhamma Service Period is for old students who have completed at least one 10-day course with Mr. Goenka or one of his assistants. Work period projects include gardening, light maintenance, sewing, deep cleaning of the center, and complex skill-intensive projects that can’t be done during courses.
Jul 21 1-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 18 Jesup For old students
Jul 24 - Aug 04 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 25 Jesup
Aug 04 - Aug 07 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting May 09 Jesup For old students
Aug 07 - Aug 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 09 Jesup
Aug 18 - Aug 21 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting May 23 Jesup For old students
Aug 21 - Sep 01 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 23 Jesup
Sep 01 - Sep 04 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Jun 06 Jesup For old students
Sep 04 - Sep 15 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 06 Jesup
Sep 15 - Sep 18 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Jun 20 Jesup For old students
Sep 18 - Sep 29 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 20 Jesup
Oct 02 - Oct 13 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 04 Jesup
Oct 13 - Oct 16 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Jul 04 Jesup For old students
Oct 16 - Oct 27 Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 18 Jesup For old students
Oct 27 - Oct 30 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Jul 18 Jesup For old students
Oct 30 - Nov 03 Old Student Program Applications accepted starting Jul 25 Jesup For old students
Annual Old Student Meeting
Nov 04 - Nov 13 Fall Dhamma
Service Period
Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Jesup For old students
The Dhamma Service Period is for old students who have completed at least one 10-day course with Mr. Goenka or one of his assistants. Work period projects include gardening, light maintenance, sewing, deep cleaning of the center, and complex skill-intensive projects that can’t be done during courses.
Nov 09 1-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Jesup For old students
Nov 13 - Nov 24 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 15 Jesup There will be a bilingual Vietnamese/English speaking teacher conducting this course.
Nov 24 - Nov 27 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Aug 29 Jesup For old students
Nov 27 - Dec 01 3-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 29 Jesup For old students
Dec 01 - Dec 04 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Sep 05 Jesup For old students
Dec 04 - Dec 15
Applications accepted starting Sep 05 Jesup There will be a bilingual Vietnamese/English speaking teacher conducting this course.
December 27, 2019 - January 07, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 26 Jesup
 
 

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.patapa.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.

Special 10-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

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.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana 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.

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.