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Visuddhi
Dhamma Visuddhi, Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** 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: [email protected]

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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Sep 19 - Sep 30 10-Day In Progress Menomonie
Apply Oct 10 - Oct 14 Service Period Servers - Open Menomonie For old students
Apply Oct 17 - Oct 28 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Menomonie
Apply Nov 11 Dhamma Service Cooking Day Servers - Open Menomonie Note: New Dates!For old students
Join us for a day in the kitchen!
This is a great opportunity to spend time with other local
old students while becoming more familiar with the center kitchen. No experience needed!
Apply Nov 14 - Nov 25 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Menomonie
Apply Nov 30 - Dec 02 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Menomonie For old students
Course begins Friday night and ends Sunday at 5pm
Apply December 26, 2018 - January 06, 2019 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Menomonie
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jan 09 - Jan 20 10-Day Open Menomonie Servers Needed!
Feb 13 - Feb 24 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 16 Menomonie Servers Needed!
Feb 27 - Mar 03 3-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 30 Menomonie For old students
Mar 09 1-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 09 Menomonie For old students
Mar 10 Dhamma Service Cooking Day Applications accepted starting Nov 10 Menomonie For old students
Join us for a day in the kitchen!
This is a great opportunity to spend time with other local
old students while becoming more familiar with the center kitchen. No experience needed!
Mar 13 - Mar 24 10-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 13 Menomonie Servers Needed!
Apr 05 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting Jan 05 Menomonie For old students
Servers Needed!
Apr 17 - Apr 21 Service Period Applications accepted starting Dec 18 Menomonie For old students
Apr 24 - May 05 10-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 25 Menomonie Servers Needed!
May 15 - May 26 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 15 Menomonie Servers Needed!
Jun 02 Dhamma Service Cooking Day Applications accepted starting Feb 02 Menomonie For old students
Join us for a day in the kitchen!
This is a great opportunity to spend time with other local
old students while becoming more familiar with the center kitchen. No experience needed!
Jun 05 - Jun 16 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 05 Menomonie Servers Needed
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
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: [email protected]

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.

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.