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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.
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Mar 26 - Mar 27 Children Open 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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Feb 08 - Feb 10 Between Course Service Completed Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply Feb 10 - Feb 21 10-Day In Progress Twentynine Palms
Apply Feb 22 - Feb 24 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply Feb 24 - Mar 06 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Twentynine Palms Male servers needed for this course!
Apply Mar 07 - Mar 09 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply Mar 09 - Mar 20 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Twentynine Palms
Apply Mar 28 - Apr 01 Service Period Open Twentynine Palms For old students
Apply* Apr 02 - Apr 03 Trust Retreat Weekend Open Twentynine Palms For old students

A series of meetings to do with Center operations. All old students are invited to attend and get involved.

See Apply link  for more info.

 

 

Apply Apr 04 - Apr 08 Service Period Open Twentynine Palms For old students
Apply Apr 08 - Apr 17 Satipatthana Sutta Open Twentynine Palms For old students
Apply Apr 18 - Apr 20 Between Course Service New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Closed Servers - Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply Apr 20 - May 01 10-Day
Vietnamese / English
Women - Long Wait List Men - Open Servers - Short Wait List Twentynine Palms Priority will be given to those whose native language is Vietnamese. Others will be waitlisted until a month or so before the course.
Apply May 02 - May 04 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply May 04 - May 15 10-Day
Thai / English
Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Twentynine Palms Priority will be given to those whose native language is Thai. Others will be waitlisted until a month or so before the course.
May 15 Trust Meeting Open Twentynine Palms Open to all old students
Apply May 16 - May 18 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply May 18 - May 22 3-Day Open Twentynine Palms For old students
Apply May 23 - May 25 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply May 25 - Jun 05 Priority will be given to those whose native language is Khmer. Others may be waitlisted until a month or so before the course.
Khmer / English
Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Wait List Twentynine Palms
Apply Jun 06 - Jun 08 Between Course Service Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Apply Jun 08 - Jun 19 10-Day
Spanish / English
Open Twentynine Palms Priority will be given to those whose native language is Spanish. Others may be waitlisted.
Jun 19 Trust Meeting Open Twentynine Palms Open to all old students
Jun 20 - Jun 22 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Feb 21 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Jun 22 - Jul 03 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 22 Twentynine Palms
Jul 04 - Jul 06 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Mar 06 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Jul 06 - Jul 17 10-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 06 Twentynine Palms
Jul 18 - Jul 20 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Mar 20 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Jul 20 - Jul 31 10-Day
Burmese / English
Applications accepted starting Mar 20 Twentynine Palms
Jul 31 Trust Meeting Open Twentynine Palms Open to all old students
Aug 01 - Aug 03 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Apr 03 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Aug 03 - Aug 14 10-Day
Persian / English
Applications accepted starting Apr 03 Twentynine Palms
Priority will be given to those whose native language is Farsi. Others will be waitlisted until a month or so before the course.
Aug 15 - Aug 17 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Apr 17 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Aug 17 - Aug 28 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 17 Twentynine Palms
Aug 29 - Aug 30 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting May 01 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Aug 30 - Sep 10 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 30 Twentynine Palms
Sep 10 - Sep 11 Trust Weekend/Meeting Open Twentynine Palms Open to all old students
Sep 12 - Sep 14 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting May 15 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Sep 14 - Sep 25 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 14 Twentynine Palms
Sep 26 - Sep 28 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting May 29 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Sep 28 - Oct 09 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 28 Twentynine Palms
Oct 10 - Oct 12 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Jun 12 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Oct 12 - Oct 23 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 12 Twentynine Palms
Oct 25 - Oct 28 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Jun 27 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Oct 28 - Nov 06 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting Jun 28 Twentynine Palms For old students
Nov 07 - Nov 09 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Jul 10 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Nov 09 - Nov 20 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 09 Twentynine Palms
Nov 21 - Nov 23 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Jul 24 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Nov 23 - Dec 04 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 23 Twentynine Palms
Dec 05 - Dec 07 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Aug 07 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
Dec 07 - Dec 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 07 Twentynine Palms
Dec 19 - Dec 21 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Aug 21 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help set up next course
December 21, 2016 - January 01, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 21 Twentynine Palms
 
Non-Center Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2016 Dhamma Vaddhana Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Feb 20 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Feb 20 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Mar 05 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
Mar 19 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Mar 19 1-Day Open Vista, CA For old students
Mar 27 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Apr 16 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
May 07 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
May 21 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
May 29 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Jun 18 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Jul 02 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
Jul 16 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Jul 31 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Aug 20 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Sep 03 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
Sep 17 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Sep 25 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Oct 15 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Nov 05 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
Nov 19 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Nov 27 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Dec 17 1-Day Open Orange County VH 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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