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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
P.O. Box 7659, Dallas, Texas 75209, USA
http://www.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

 

 
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
Jun 27 - Jun 28 Children Applications accepted starting Dec 29 Kaufman Background checks required for all servers
Aug 01 - Aug 02 Teen Applications accepted starting Feb 02 Kaufman Background checks required for all servers
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Feb 20 - Feb 22 2-Day Open Kaufman For old students
Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Aug 07 - Aug 09 2-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 08 Kaufman For old students
Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
 
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.

2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Dec 17 - Dec 28 10-Day In Progress Kaufman
Dec 28 Trust Meeting Open Kaufman Meeting of the Southwest Vipassana Association Board of Trustees, open to all Old Students. Group Sit at 09:00 in the Meditation Hall, Meeting at 10:15 in the Men's Dining Hall.
Apply December 31, 2014 - January 11, 2015 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jan 21 - Feb 01 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Feb 04 - Feb 15 10-Day Open Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Feb 27 - Mar 08 Satipatthana Sutta Open Kaufman For old students
Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Mar 11 - Mar 22 10-Day Open Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Mar 25 - Apr 05 10-Day Open Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Apr 08 - Apr 19 10-Day
Vietnamese / English
Open Kaufman

Student registration preference will be given to native Vietnamese speakers.    Considering serving? Servers are needed, no language preferences for servers.

Apply Apr 20 - Apr 28 Service Period Open Kaufman For old students
Apr 25 Open House Open Kaufman All are welcome!
Apply Apr 29 - May 10 10-Day Open Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply May 13 - May 24 10-Day Open Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply May 27 - Jun 07 Executive Course Open Kaufman Student attendance reserved for business executives and government officials.  Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Apply Jun 10 - Jun 21 10-Day Open Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Jun 22 - Jun 26 Service Period Applications accepted starting Dec 24 Kaufman For old students
Jul 01 - Jul 12 10-Day
Thai / English
Applications accepted starting Jan 02 Kaufman Student registration preference will be give to native Thai speakers.  Considering serving? Servers are needed, no language preferences for servers.
Jul 15 - Jul 26 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 16 Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Aug 12 - Aug 23 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 13 Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Aug 26 - Sep 06 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 27 Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Sep 09 - Sep 20 10-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 13 Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Sep 23 - Oct 04 10-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 27 Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Oct 05 - Oct 11 Service Period Applications accepted starting Apr 08 Kaufman For old students
Oct 14 - Nov 14 30-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 17 Kaufman For old students
Considering serving? Servers are needed for this long course. Please contact dhamma-service@siri.dhamma.org for information.
Oct 14 - Nov 29 45-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 17 Kaufman For old students
Considering serving? Servers are needed for this long course. Please contact dhamma-service@siri.dhamma.org for information.
Dec 02 - Dec 13 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 05 Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
Dec 14 - Dec 20 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jun 05 Kaufman For old students
December 23, 2015 - January 03, 2016 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 26 Kaufman Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.
 
Non-Center Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2015 Dhamma Sirī Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Mar 01 - Mar 12

10-day course

 

Applications accepted starting Dec 25 Houston

American Boddi Center, 29123 Mellan road,Heamstead, Texas-77445

Considering serving? Servers are needed for all courses.

 
 

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.

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.

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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