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
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 Jun 26 - Jun 27 Child - ages 8 to 12 y.o. Open Jesup
Apply Jun 27 - Jun 28 Teen -  Ages 13 to 17 y.o. Open 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
Mar 18 - Mar 27 Satipatthana Sutta Completed Jesup For old students
Apr 01 - Apr 12 10-Day Completed Jesup Need Male Servers.
Apr 15 - Apr 26 10-Day In Progress Jesup Servers are needed.
Apply Apr 27 - May 05 Spring Work Period. Open Jesup For old students
May 03 Open House Open Jesup
Apply May 06 - May 17 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup
Apply May 20 - May 31 10-Day
Hindi / English
Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Jesup
Apply Jun 03 - Jun 14 10-Day
Hindi / English
Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup
Apply Jun 15 - Jun 25 Summer Work Period. Open Jesup For old students
Apply Jul 08 - Jul 19 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup
Jul 22 - Aug 02 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 23 Jesup
Aug 05 - Aug 16 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 07 Jesup
Aug 19 - Aug 30 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 21 Jesup
Sep 03 - Sep 07 3-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 05 Jesup For old students
Sep 09 - Sep 20 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 11 Jesup
Sep 28 - Oct 06 Fall Work Period. Applications accepted starting Jun 30 Jesup For old students
Oct 07 - Oct 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 09 Jesup
Apply Oct 21 - Nov 11 20-Day Open Jesup For old students
Nov 13 - Nov 15 Annual Old Student Meeting. Applications accepted starting Aug 15 Jesup For old students
Nov 18 - Nov 29 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 20 Jesup
Dec 02 - Dec 13 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 03 Jesup
December 27, 2015 - January 07, 2016 10-Day
Spanish / English
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.

Open Houses are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Center.

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.

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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