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Siri
Dhamma Sirī, Kaufman, Texas, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Sirī, also known as the Southwest Vipassana Meditation Center, means 'Prosperity of Dhamma' in Pali. Established in 1990, the center sits on 20 acres of land near the end of a quiet rural road, 45 minutes from downtown Dallas, Texas. The Center is also less than four hours from Austin, Houston, and Oklahoma City. Dhamma Sirī holds 12-14 courses annually serving over 1000 students. Instructions and discourses can be provided in over 40 languages.

How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course

  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course.  
  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.
  4. An application is required to register for all courses.
  5. Await notification. All correspondence will be through e-mail if you give an e-mail address in your application.
  6. Due to the large volume of applications, it may take up to two weeks before receiving notification.
  7. If your application is accepted you must confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course. You will receive an email requesting you to confirm when it is time.
Additional information
     
Southwest Vipassana Meditation Center
General Information
info@siri.dhamma.org
General Course Registration
Voice Mail and Fax: [1] (972) 346-8020
registration@siri.dhamma.org
Dhamma Service Registration
Voice Mail and Fax: [1] (972) 346-8020
dhamma-service@siri.dhamma.org
Children / Teenager's Course Registration
Voice Mail and Fax: [1] (972) 692-3244
childrens-course@siri.dhamma.org
Executive Course Registration
Voice Mail and Fax: [1] (815) 301-9321
executive-course@siri.dhamma.org
Long Course Registration
Fax: [1] (815) 301-9196
long-course@siri.dhamma.org

 

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Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

Click the 'Apply' link to complete an application. Enrollment opens approximately 6 months prior to the course.

Students are expected at the center between 1 and 5 pm for the registration period and the orientation. The course ends the morning of the last day by 7:00 am.

2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Dec 07 - Dec 18 10-Day In Progress Kaufman Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply December 21, 2016 - January 01, 2017 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Short Wait List Servers - Short Wait List Kaufman Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jan 04 - Jan 15 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Kaufman Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Jan 07 - Jan 18 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Houston This non-center course will be held at the American Bodhi Center, 29123 Mellman Road, Hempstead, Texas 77445

Comfortable shared accommodation only available

Consider serving? Space available for serving.

Apply Jan 18 - Jan 29 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Jan 30 - Feb 03 Service Period New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman For old students
Apply Feb 03 - Feb 05 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman For old students
Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Feb 08 - Feb 19 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Feb 22 - Mar 05 10-Day
Vietnamese / English
Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Mar 08 - Mar 19 10-Day
Thai / English
Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Mar 22 - Apr 02 10-Day Open Kaufman Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Apr 03 - Apr 07 Service Period New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman For old students
Apply Apr 07 - Apr 09 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman For old students
Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Apr 10 - Apr 15 Service Period New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman For old students
Apr 15 Open House Open Kaufman All Are Welcome!
Apply Apr 19 - Apr 30 10-Day Open Kaufman Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply May 01 - May 04 Service Period New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman For old students
Apply May 05 - May 14 Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman For old students
Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply May 17 - May 28 10-Day Open Kaufman Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply May 31 - Jun 11 10-Day Open Kaufman Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Jun 14 - Jun 25 Executive Course Applications accepted starting Dec 16 Kaufman Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Jun 26 - Jun 30 Service Period Applications accepted starting Dec 28 Kaufman For old students
Jul 01 - Jul 22 20-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 02 Kaufman For old students
Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Jul 08 - Jul 19 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 09 Houston This non-center course will be held at the American Bodhi Center, 29123 Mellman Road, Hempstead, Texas 77445

Comfortable shared accommodation only available

Consider serving? Space available for serving.
Jul 23 - Jul 29 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jan 24 Kaufman For old students
Jul 31 - Aug 04 Service Period Applications accepted starting Feb 01 Kaufman For old students
Aug 09 - Aug 20 10-Day
Hindi / English
Applications accepted starting Feb 10 Kaufman
Aug 24 - Sep 04 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 25 Kaufman
Sep 05 - Sep 07 Service Period Applications accepted starting Mar 09 Kaufman For old students
Sep 08 - Sep 10 2-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 12 Kaufman For old students
Sep 13 - Sep 24 10-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 17 Kaufman
Sep 27 - Oct 08 10-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 31 Kaufman
Oct 11 - Oct 17 Latin American AT Workshop and Service Period Applications accepted starting Apr 01 Kaufman For old students
Assistant Teacher Workshop for Latin American ATs.
Servers needed for the workshop.
Oct 18 - Nov 18 30-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 21 Kaufman For old students
Oct 18 - Dec 03 45-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 21 Kaufman For old students
Consider serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Nov 04 - Nov 15 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 08 Houston This non-center course will be held at the American Bodhi Center, 29123 Mellman Road, Hempstead, Texas 77445

Comfortable shared accommodation only available

Consider serving? Space available for serving.
Dec 06 - Dec 17 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 09 Kaufman
December 21, 2017 - January 01, 2018 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 24 Kaufman
 
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
Mar 04 For Boys Age 8-12 years Applications accepted starting Dec 15 Austin The course is open to Boys only, will be held at Austin Dhamma House, Austin
Mar 11 For Girls age 8 to 12 Applications accepted starting Dec 21 Austin Course is open for Girls only will be held at Austin Dhamma House, Austin
Jul 29 Open for Boys and Girls age 08 to 12 years Applications accepted starting May 01 Kaufman
Jul 29 Children / Teens Applications accepted starting Mar 01 Kaufman
Aug 05 - Aug 06 Open to Boys and Girls age 13 to 17 Applications accepted starting May 04 Kaufman
Aug 05 - Aug 06 Teen Applications accepted starting Mar 01 Kaufman
 
 

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.siri.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@siri.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.

10-day Executive Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation especially for business executives and government officials where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. For more information please visit the Executive course website. 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 7:30am.

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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three 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.

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.

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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