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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

In California, a student may apply to sit only one 10day course at a time, even if the other course is in another state or is a waitlisted enrollment.

 

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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
Oct 03 Children Applications accepted starting Aug 15 Orange, CA Age 8-12  Girls and Boys Welcome
Dec 05 Children Applications accepted starting Oct 03 Orange County VH Boys Age 13-17
Dec 06 Children Applications accepted starting Oct 03 Orange County VH Girls Ages 13-17
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Mar 26 - Mar 27 Children Applications accepted starting Jan 26 Twentynine Palms Age 8-12  Girls and Boys Welcome
 
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.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jul 29 - Aug 09 10-Day In Progress Twentynine Palms
Apply Aug 10 - Aug 12 Between Course Service Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply Aug 12 - Aug 23  Farsi/English bilingual course
Persian / English
Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Twentynine Palms

Priority will be given to those whose native language is Farsi. Others will be put on a waitlist until a month or 2 before the course.

Needs servers.

Apply Aug 24 - Aug 26 Between Course Service Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply Aug 26 - Sep 06 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Twentynine Palms
Sep 06 Trust Meeting Open Twentynine Palms Trust meetings are open to all old students
Apply Sep 07 - Sep 09 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply Sep 09 - Sep 20 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Twentynine Palms
Apply Sep 21 - Sep 23 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply Sep 23 - Oct 04 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Twentynine Palms
Oct 04 Trust Meeting Open Twentynine Palms Trust meetings are open to all old students
Apply Oct 05 - Oct 07 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply Oct 07 - Oct 18 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Twentynine Palms
Apply Oct 19 - Oct 23 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms For old students
Work on some larger center projects and help set up next course
Apply Oct 23 - Nov 01 Satipatthana Sutta Open Twentynine Palms For old students
Apply Nov 02 - Nov 04 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply Nov 04 - Nov 15 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Twentynine Palms
Nov 15 Trust Meeting Open Twentynine Palms Trust meetings are open to all old students
Apply Nov 16 - Nov 18 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply Nov 18 - Nov 29 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Twentynine Palms
Nov 30 - Dec 02 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Aug 02 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Dec 02 - Dec 06 3-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 02 Twentynine Palms For old students
Dec 07 - Dec 09 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Aug 09 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Dec 09 - Dec 20 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 09 Twentynine Palms
Dec 20 Trust Meeting Applications accepted starting Aug 22 Twentynine Palms Trust meetings are open to all old students
Dec 21 - Dec 23 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Aug 23 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
December 23, 2015 - January 03, 2016 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 23 Twentynine Palms  Open only to those who will be attending for the first time and those who have not sat a course in 2015.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jan 06 - Jan 10 3-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 06 Twentynine Palms For old students
Jan 13 - Jan 24 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 13 Twentynine Palms
Jan 27 - Feb 07 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 27 Twentynine Palms
Feb 10 - Feb 21 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 10 Twentynine Palms
Feb 24 - Mar 06 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 24 Twentynine Palms
Mar 09 - Mar 20 10-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 09 Twentynine Palms
Mar 21 - Mar 25 Service Period Applications accepted starting Nov 21 Twentynine Palms For old students
Apr 02 - Apr 03 Trust Retreat Weekend Open Twentynine Palms Open to all old students
Apr 08 - Apr 17 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting Dec 08 Twentynine Palms For old students
Apr 20 - May 01 10 Day English/Vietnamese Applications accepted starting Dec 20 Twentynine Palms Priority will be given to those who's native language is Vietnamese
May 04 - May 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 04 Twentynine Palms
May 18 - May 22 3-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 18 Twentynine Palms For old students
May 25 - Jun 05 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 25 Twentynine Palms
Jun 08 - Jun 19 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 08 Twentynine Palms
Jun 22 - Jul 03 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 22 Twentynine Palms
Jul 06 - Jul 17 10-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 06 Twentynine Palms
 
Non-Center Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2015 Dhamma Vaddhana Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Aug 15 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Aug 15 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Aug 22 1-Day Open Santa Monica For old students
Sep 05 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
Sep 19 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Sep 19 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Sep 27 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Oct 03 Children Applications accepted starting Aug 15 Orange, CA Age 8-12  Girls and Boys Welcome
Oct 17 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Oct 17 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Oct 24 1-Day Open Santa Monica For old students
Nov 07 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
Nov 21 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Nov 21 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Nov 29 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Dec 05 Children Applications accepted starting Oct 03 Orange County VH Boys Age 13-17
Dec 06 Children Applications accepted starting Oct 03 Orange County VH Girls Ages 13-17
Dec 19 1-Day Open Santa Monica For old students
Dec 19 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Dec 19 1-Day Open Vista, CA 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.

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.

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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