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Vaddhana
Dhamma Vaddhana, Twentynine Palms, California, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

The Center is located just North of Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms, CA. It is a 2-1/2 hr. drive from the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas. It is possible to reach the Center using public transportation with careful planning in advance, but requires multiple buses that run on a limited schedule and a full day of travel. The ride share board is the recommended option. 
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
Southern California Vipassana Center
P.O. Box 486 Joshua Tree, CA 92252 USA
Email: info@vaddhana.dhamma.org
Phone: [1](760) 362-4615
Children / Teenager's Course Registration
Phone: [1](760) 362-4615
Email: childrens-courses@vaddhana.dhamma.org
http://www.vaddhana.dhamma.org/children-teens/children-main.html
A student may apply to only one course at a time in California regardless of the center location or waiting list status.
 
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 May 24 Children Open Redlands, CA

1 - Day children's Course for ages 8-12

 

Jul 19 Child / Teen 1 Day Course Applications accepted starting May 24 Vista, CA Boys and Girls ages 8-15
 
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.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apr 23 - May 04 Vietnamese / English 10-Day In Progress Twentynine Palms, California Priority will be given to those whose native language is Vietnamese.
Apply May 04 - May 07 Service Period Between Courses Open Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To prepare for the upcoming course
Apply May 07 - May 11 3-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Twentynine Palms, California For old students

 Needs male servers

Apply May 11 - May 14 Service Period Between Courses Open Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To prepare for the upcoming course
Apply May 14 - May 25 Mandarin / English 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Twentynine Palms, California

Priority will be given to those whose native language is Mandarin. Others will be put on a waitlist.

There are open courses in Hawaii from May to August.  See schedule here.

Needs servers.

Apply May 25 - May 30 Service Period Open Twentynine Palms, California For old students
May 31 - Jun 01 Trust Planning Retreat Open Twentynine Palms, California Open to all old students
Apply Jun 01 - Jun 04 Service Period Between Courses Open Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To help prepare for the upcoming course
Apply Jun 04 - Jun 15 Khmer / English 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Twentynine Palms, California Priority will be given to those students whose native language is Khmer. Others are currently being waitlisted.
Apply Jun 15 - Jun 18 Service Period Between Courses Open Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To prepare for the upcoming course
Apply Jun 18 - Jun 29 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Twentynine Palms, California
Jun 29 Trust Meeting Open Twentynine Palms, California The monthly meeting of the Southern California Vipassana Center Trust is the forum where continuing operations and development of the meditation center is discussed.  All Old Students are welcome to attend. For more information please click here.
Jun 29 Other Open Twentynine Palms, California
Apply Jun 29 - Jul 02 Service Period Between Courses Open Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To prepare for the upcoming course
Apply Jul 02 - Jul 13 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Twentynine Palms, California There are open courses in Hawaii from May to August.  See schedule here.
Apply Jul 13 - Jul 16 Service Period Between Courses Open Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To prepare for the upcoming course
Apply Jul 16 - Jul 20 3-Day Open Twentynine Palms, California For old students
Apply Jul 20 - Jul 23 Service Period Between Courses Open Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To prepare for the upcoming course
Apply Jul 23 - Aug 03 Farsi / English 10 Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Twentynine Palms, California Priority will be given to those whose native language is Farsi
Aug 03 Trust Meeting Open Twentynine Palms, California The monthly meeting of the Southern California Vipassana Center Trust is the forum where continuing operations and development of the meditation center is discussed.  All Old Students are welcome to attend. For more information please click here.
Apply Aug 03 - Aug 06 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To help set up for the next couse
Apply Aug 06 - Aug 17 Burmese / English 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Twentynine Palms, California Priority will be given to those whose native language is Burmese
Apply Aug 17 - Aug 20 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To help set up for the next course
Apply Aug 20 - Aug 31 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Twentynine Palms, California
Aug 31 - Sep 03 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting May 03 Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To help set up for the next course
Sep 03 - Sep 14 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 03 Twentynine Palms, California
Sep 14 - Sep 17 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting May 17 Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To help set up for the next course
Sep 17 - Sep 28 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 17 Twentynine Palms, California
Sep 28 - Oct 01 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting May 31 Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To help set up the next course
Oct 01 - Oct 12 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 01 Twentynine Palms, California
Oct 12 - Oct 17 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Jun 14 Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To help set up next course
Oct 17 - Oct 26 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting Jun 19 Twentynine Palms, California For old students
Oct 26 - Oct 29 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Jun 28 Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To help with setting up the next course
Oct 29 - Nov 09 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 29 Twentynine Palms, California
Nov 09 - Nov 12 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Jul 12 Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To help set up next course
Nov 12 - Nov 16 3-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 12 Twentynine Palms, California For old students
Nov 16 - Nov 19 Between Coruse Service Applications accepted starting Jul 19 Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To help set up next course
Apply Nov 19 - Nov 30 Executive Course Open Twentynine Palms, California Enrollment for this special course, held once per year, is reserved for business executives and government officials. Read more here
Nov 30 - Dec 03 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Aug 02 Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To help set up for the next course.
Dec 03 - Dec 14 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 03 Twentynine Palms, California
Dec 14 - Dec 17 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Aug 16 Twentynine Palms, California For old students
To help set up the next course
Dec 17 - Dec 28 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 17 Twentynine Palms, California
 
Non-Center Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Dhamma Vaddhana Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
May 03 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
May 17 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students

bilingual Vietnamese/English.

Vietnamese ATs will be present.

May 24 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Apply May 24 Children Open Redlands, CA

1 - Day children's Course for ages 8-12

 

May 25 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Jun 14 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Jun 21 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Jun 28 1-Day Open Santa Monica For old students
Jul 05 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
Jul 12 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Jul 12 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Jul 19 Child / Teen 1 Day Course Applications accepted starting May 24 Vista, CA Boys and Girls ages 8-15
Jul 27 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Aug 09 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Aug 09 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Aug 23 1-Day Open Santa Monica For old students
Sep 06 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
Sep 13 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Sep 13 1-Day Applications accepted starting May 16 Orange County VH For old students
Sep 28 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Oct 11 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Oct 11 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 13 Orange County VH For old students
Oct 25 1-Day Open Santa Monica For old students
Nov 01 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
Nov 08 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 11 Orange County VH For old students
Nov 15 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Nov 30 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Dec 13 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Dec 13 1-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 15 Orange County VH For old students
Dec 27 1-Day Open Santa Monica For old students
 
 

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

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

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.

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.

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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