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Dhamma Visuddhi, Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Visuddhi is situated on 15 acres of forested property on the bluffs overlooking the Red Cedar river and the town of Menomonie, Wisconsin. The site is within the city limits, and yet very quiet and secluded. Dhamma Visuddhi, a name that means ‘Purity of Dhamma’, is a little more than one hour east of the Minneapolis/ Saint Paul airport in a traditional dairy farming area of western Wisconsin, and is easily reached by regularly scheduled public transportation.

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
Address: Minnesota Vipassana Association PO Box 4061 St. Paul, MN 55104 Email: registration@visuddhi.dhamma.org

A student may apply to sit no more than two courses and be accepted into only 1 during the same time frame. Any additional applications will not be processed.

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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
Nov 30 - Dec 04 3-Day Completed Dhamma Visuddhi For old students

This is a 3-day meditation course, which begins Wednesday evening and ends Sunday morning.


Apply December 28, 2016 - January 08, 2017 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Dhamma Visuddhi
The meditation center is located in Menomonie, WI. There is easy access from the Minneapolis/StPaul(MSP) airport. 
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jan 11 - Jan 22 10-Day Open Dhamma Visuddhi
The meditation center is located in Menomonie, WI. There is easy access from the Minneapolis/StPaul(MSP) airport. 
Apply Feb 17 - Feb 26 Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Dhamma Visuddhi New Course!!For old students
Servers Needed!
Apply Mar 15 - Mar 26 10-Day Open Dhamma Visuddhi
Apply Apr 19 - Apr 30 10-Day Open Dhamma Visuddhi
Apply May 10 - May 21 10-Day Open Dhamma Visuddhi
Apply May 31 - Jun 11 10-Day Open Menomonie
Jun 14 - Jun 25 10-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 16 Dhamma Visuddhi
Jun 28 - Jul 09 10-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 30 Dhamma Visuddhi
Jul 12 - Jul 23 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 13 Dhamma Visuddhi
Jul 26 - Aug 06 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 27 Dhamma Visuddhi
Aug 09 - Aug 20 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 10 Dhamma Visuddhi
Sep 13 - Sep 24 10-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 17 Dhamma Visuddhi
Oct 11 - Oct 22 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 14 Dhamma Visuddhi
Oct 25 - Nov 05 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 28 Dhamma Visuddhi
Nov 15 - Nov 26 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 15 Dhamma Visuddhi
December 27, 2017 - January 07, 2018 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 30 Dhamma Visuddhi
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
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No courses are currently scheduled.

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

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

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.

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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