Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

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: info@patapa.dhamma.org

Students may apply to up to 2 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 another center, we will not process any applications for this center. If a student applies here, and later to 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.
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Dec 20 Boy and Girls 8 to 15 y.o. Open Alpharetta, Ga.
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jan 10 Children Open Merritt Island 9:00 to 5:00
Jul 01 - Jul 02 Child - Ages 8 to 12 y.o. Applications accepted starting Apr 02 Jesup
Jul 02 - Jul 03 Teen - Ages 13 to 17 y.o. Applications accepted starting Apr 03 Jesup
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.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Oct 21 - Nov 11 20-Day Completed Jesup For old students
Nov 13 - Nov 15 Annual Old Student Meeting Completed Jesup For old students
Nov 18 - Nov 29 10-Day In Progress Jesup
Apply Dec 02 - Dec 13 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Jesup
Apply December 27, 2015 - January 07, 2016 10-Day
Spanish / English
Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Wait List Jesup
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jan 08 - Jan 13 Winter Work Period. Open Jesup For old students
Apply Jan 10 1-Day Open Jesup For old students
Apply Jan 13 - Jan 24 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Jesup
Apply Jan 27 - Feb 07 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup
Apply Feb 10 - Feb 21 10-Day Open Jesup
Apply Feb 24 - Mar 06 10-Day Open Jesup
Mar 11 - Mar 20 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting Dec 12 Jesup For old students
Mar 23 - Apr 03 10-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 24 Jesup
Apr 04 - Apr 13 Spring Work Period. Applications accepted starting Jan 05 Jesup For old students
Apr 13 - Apr 17 3-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 14 Jesup For old students
Apr 20 - May 01 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 21 Jesup
May 04 - May 15 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 04 Jesup
May 18 - May 29 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 18 Jesup
Jun 01 - Jun 12 10-Day
Thai / English
Applications accepted starting Mar 03 Jesup English and Thai
Jun 20 - Jun 30 Summer Work Period. Applications accepted starting Mar 22 Jesup For old students
Jul 13 - Jul 24 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 14 Jesup
Jul 27 - Aug 07 10-Day
Vietnamese / English
Applications accepted starting Apr 28 Jesup English and Vietnamese
Aug 10 - Aug 21 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 12 Jesup
Aug 24 - Aug 28 3-Day Applications accepted starting May 26 Jesup For old students
Aug 31 - Sep 11 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 02 Jesup
Sep 14 - Sep 25 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 16 Jesup
Sep 26 - Oct 04 Fall Work Period. Applications accepted starting Jun 28 Jesup For old students
Oct 05 - Oct 16 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 07 Jesup
Oct 19 - Nov 09 20-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 21 Jesup For old students
Nov 11 - Nov 13 Annual Old Student Meeting. Applications accepted starting Aug 13 Jesup For old students
Nov 16 - Nov 27 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 18 Jesup
Nov 30 - Dec 11 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 01 Jesup
December 27, 2016 - January 07, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 28 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: info@patapa.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.

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.

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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