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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: info@patapa.dhamma.org

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.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Oct 21 Children & Teens (8-15 yrs) Open Merritt Island FL Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Unity of Merritt Island, 4725 N. Courtenay Pkwy
Contact : Aurora 321-693-7695 or 321-453-3100
Registration required
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jun 22 - Jun 23 Children Applications accepted starting Mar 24 Jesup Boys and Girls age 8 to 12.
Jun 23 - Jun 24 Teen Applications accepted starting Mar 24 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.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Sep 06 - Sep 17 10-Day
Vietnamese / English
Completed Jesup
Sep 17 - Sep 20 Between-Course Service Period Completed Jesup For old students
Sep 20 - Sep 24 3-Day Completed Jesup For old students
Need Servers
Sep 27 - Oct 08 10-Day Completed Jesup
Apply Oct 09 - Oct 20 Fall 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.
Oct 14 1-Day Completed Jesup For old students
Apply Oct 24 - Nov 14 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Nov 15 - Nov 17 Informal Pre-meeting Gathering Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Informal Pre-meeting Gathering
(servers are the only option, because this is not a meditation course for sitting)
Apply Nov 17 - Nov 19 Annual Old Student Meeting Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Annual Old Student Meeting
(servers are the only option, because this is not a meditation course for sitting)
Apply Nov 19 - Nov 22 Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Between Course Service Period
Apply Nov 22 - Dec 03 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup
Apply Dec 03 - Dec 06 Between Course Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Dec 06 - Dec 17 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup
Apply December 27, 2017 - January 07, 2018 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Jesup
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jan 07 - Jan 17 Winter Dhamma Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed 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 Jan 13 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Jan 17 - Jan 28 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 19 Jesup
Jan 28 - Jan 31 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Oct 19 Jesup For old students
Jan 31 - Feb 11 10-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 02 Jesup
Feb 11 - Feb 14 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Nov 02 Jesup For old students
Feb 14 - Feb 25 10-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 16 Jesup
Feb 25 - Feb 28 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Nov 16 Jesup For old students
Feb 28 - Mar 11 10-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 30 Jesup
Mar 11 - Mar 16 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Nov 30 Jesup For old students
Mar 16 - Mar 25 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting Dec 14 Jesup For old students
Mar 25 - Mar 28 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Dec 28 Jesup For old students
Mar 28 - Apr 08 10-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 28 Jesup
Apr 08 - Apr 11 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Jan 11 Jesup For old students
Apr 11 - Apr 22 Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 11 Jesup For old students
Apr 22 - May 02 Spring Dhamma Service Period. Applications accepted starting Jan 25 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 28 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 25 Jesup For old students
May 02 - May 13 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 01 Jesup
May 13 - May 16 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Feb 01 Jesup For old students
May 16 - May 20 3-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 14 Jesup For old students
May 20 - May 23 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Feb 14 Jesup For old students
May 23 - Jun 03 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 22 Jesup
Jun 03 - Jun 06 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Feb 12 Jesup For old students
Jun 06 - Jun 17

Thai / English
Applications accepted starting Mar 08 Jesup For English speaking students as well as Thai speakers. Priority from waiting list will be to Thai speakers.
Jun 17 - Jun 22 Summer Dhamma Service Period Applications accepted starting Mar 22 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 04 - Jul 15 10-Day
Burmese / English
Applications accepted starting Apr 05 Jesup For English speaking students as well as Burmese speakers. Priority from waiting list will be to Burmese speakers.
Jul 15 - Jul 18 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Apr 05 Jesup For old students
Jul 18 - Jul 29 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 19 Jesup
Jul 29 - Aug 01 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Apr 19 Jesup For old students
Aug 01 - Aug 12 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 03 Jesup
Aug 12 - Aug 15 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting May 03 Jesup For old students
Aug 15 - Aug 26 10-Day
Vietnamese / English
Applications accepted starting May 17 Jesup For English speaking students as well as Vietnamese speakers. Priority from waiting list will be to Vietnamese speakers.
Aug 26 - Aug 29 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting May 17 Jesup For old students
Aug 29 - Sep 09 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 31 Jesup
Sep 09 - Sep 13 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting May 31 Jesup For old students
Sep 13 - Sep 17 3-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 14 Jesup For old students
Sep 17 - Sep 19 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Jun 14 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
Oct 09 - Oct 30 20-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 12 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 May 10 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 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: 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.

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.

 
 
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