Wheel of Dhamma

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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
       

Southeast Vipassana Center - Dhamma Patāpa
476 Rogers Break, Jesup, GA 31546
www.patapa.dhamma.org
Phone: 912-588-9807
General Inquiries: [email protected]

General Course Registration
P. O. Box 351, Social Circle, GA 30025
Fax: 770-456-5385
Adult Courses: [email protected]
Child/Teen Courses: [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.

For old students who have previously sat a 10-day course, please click here for information about shorter Non-Center Courses.

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jul 14 8-12 year olds. Only Servers apply online.
Student applications are available from Tina (see Contact Info)
Completed Blacksburg VA Blacksburg, VA (Address: 2101 Reagan Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060)
Contact information: Tina Savla 706-254-8415
 
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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jul 01 - Jul 03 Between Course Service Period Completed Jesup For old students
Jul 03 - Jul 14 10-Day Completed Jesup Need Servers
Apply Jul 15 - Jul 24 Summer Dhamma
Service Period
In Progress 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 Jul 21 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Jul 24 - Aug 04 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Wait List Jesup Need servers
Apply Aug 04 - Aug 07 Between Course Service Period Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Aug 07 - Aug 18 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Jesup Need servers
Apply Aug 18 - Aug 21 Between Course Service Period Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Aug 21 - Sep 01 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Jesup Need servers
Apply Sep 01 - Sep 04 Between Course Service Period Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Sep 04 - Sep 15 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Jesup
Apply Sep 15 - Sep 18 Between Course Service Period Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Sep 18 - Sep 29 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup
Apply Oct 02 - Oct 13 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup
Apply Oct 13 - Oct 16 Between Course Service Period Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Oct 16 - Oct 27 Special 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Need servers
Oct 27 - Oct 30 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Jul 18 Jesup For old students
Nov 01 - 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 The teachers conducting this course speak English and Vietnamese.
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 10-day
Applications accepted starting Sep 05 Jesup The teachers conducting this course speak English and Vietnamese.
December 27, 2019 - January 07, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 26 Jesup The teacher conducting this course speaks English and Spanish.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jan 08 - Jan 15 Winter Dhamma
Service Period
Applications accepted starting Oct 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.
Jan 15 - Jan 26 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 17 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.

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.