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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
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 Jun 22 - Jun 23 Children Open Jesup Boys and Girls age 8 to 12.
Apply Jun 23 Teen Open Jesup Boys and girls age 13 to 17
 
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
May 16 - May 20 3-Day Completed Jesup For old students
May 20 - May 23 Between Course Service Period Completed Jesup For old students
May 23 - Jun 03 10-Day
English / Burmese
Completed Jesup For English speaking students as well as Burmese speakers. Priority from waiting list will be for Burmese speakers. Waitlist only open to Burmese speakers.
Jun 03 - Jun 06 Between Course Service Period Completed Jesup For old students
Jun 06 - Jun 17 10-Day
English / Thai
Completed Jesup For English speaking students as well as Thai speakers. Priority from waiting list will be to Thai speakers.
Apply Jun 17 - Jun 22 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 01 - Jul 04 Between Course Service Period. Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Jul 04 - Jul 15 10-Day
Hindi / English
Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For English speaking students as well as Hindi speakers. Priority from the waiting list will be given to Hindi speakers.
Apply Jul 15 - Jul 18 Between Course Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Jul 18 - Jul 29 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Jesup
Apply Jul 29 - Aug 01 Between Course Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Aug 01 - Aug 12 10-Day
English / Spanish
Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Jesup For English speaking students as well as Spanish speakers. Priority from waiting list will be to Spanish speakers.
Apply Aug 12 - Aug 15 Between Course Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Aug 15 - Aug 26 10-Day
English / Vietnamese
Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Jesup For English speaking students as well as Vietnamese speakers. Priority from waiting list will be to Vietnamese speakers.
Apply Aug 26 - Aug 29 Between Course Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Aug 29 - Sep 09 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup
Apply Sep 09 - Sep 13 Between Course Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Sep 12 - Sep 16 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Sep 17 - Sep 19 Between Course Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Sep 19 - Sep 30 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 21 Jesup
Sep 30 - Oct 09 Fall Dhamma Service Period Applications accepted starting Jul 05 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.
Oct 06 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 05 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
Oct 30 - Nov 02 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Aug 02 Jesup For old students
Nov 02 - Nov 04 Old Student Program Applications accepted starting Aug 03 Jesup For old students
Annual Old Student Meeting
Nov 04 - Nov 07 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Aug 09 Jesup For old students
Nov 07 - Nov 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 09 Jesup
Nov 18 - Nov 21 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Aug 09 Jesup For old students
Nov 21 - Dec 02 10-Day
English / Spanish
Applications accepted starting Aug 23 Jesup
Dec 02 - Dec 05 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Aug 23 Jesup For old students
Dec 05 - Dec 16 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 06 Jesup
December 27, 2018 - January 07, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 27 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.

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.

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.

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 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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