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Siri
Dhamma Sirī, Kaufman, Texas, United States
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** 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

 

 
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.
2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Aug 22 - Aug 24 2-Day Open Kaufman For old students
Servers are needed
 
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
Apply Jul 23 - Jul 27 Service Period In Progress Kaufman For old students
Jul 27 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 Jul 30 - Aug 10 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman Servers are needed
Apply Aug 27 - Sep 07 10-Day
Hindi / English
Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman Servers are needed
Sep 07 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 Sep 10 - Sep 12 Old Student Program Open Kaufman For old students
Sep 13 Open House Open Kaufman
Apply Sep 17 - Sep 28 10-Day Open Kaufman Servers are needed
Sep 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 Oct 01 - Oct 12 10-Day Open Kaufman Servers are needed
Apply Oct 15 - Nov 15 30-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman For old students
Servers are needed
Apply Oct 15 - Nov 30 45-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Kaufman For old students
Servers are needed
Nov 11 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 Dec 03 - Dec 14 10-Day Open Kaufman Servers are needed
Apply Dec 17 - Dec 28 10-Day Open Kaufman Servers are needed
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 Open Kaufman
 
Non-Center Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Aug 16 - Aug 17 Teen Open Kaufman This is an overnight course
 
 

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.

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.

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.

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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