Wheel of Dhamma

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Vipassana Meditation in Singapore
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Mandarin / English

Ten-day courses are usually held several times a year. They are mostly at St Johns Island which is located approximately 6.5km south of Singapore. Accommodation facilities are dormitories with shared common bathrooms and toilets. There are regular 1-day courses and weekly group sittings for old students.  
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. 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

Mailing Address: 469, MacPherson Road #03-03 Singapore 368186

Email: info@sg.dhamma.org (or for enquiries about courses in Johor, Malaysia contact info@malaya.dhamma.org)

Tel: (65) 9011 9432

Courses in Johor, Malaysia are also listed below for convenience and you can click to apply.
For enquiry on Johor courses email: info@malaya.dhamma.org
Ten Day & Other 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.

Please click to apply for a convenient course in the course schedule below.

2017 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 May - 28 May Children Course Server Training Workshop
Completed Malaysia, Johor, Saleng For old students
Starts 26th evening. To join training, please apply as a student : OS must have served at least 1 Child or Teen course.
To serve the workshop, please apply as server.
28 May Mandarin Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
Completed Malaysia, Johor, Saleng Mandarin
31 May - 11 Jun 10-Day Completed Malaysia, Johor, Saleng English - Mandarin
10 Jun 1-Day Completed MacPherson Road For old students
English-Mandarin Course starts from 1pm to 7pm
24 Jun Children and Teens Age 8 - 18
Completed SWAMI Home
25 Jun 1-Day Completed SWAMI Home For old students
English-Hindi Course starts from 9am to 5pm
Apply 01 Jul 1-Day
Burmese / English
Open MacPherson Road For old students
English-Burmese Course starts from 1pm to 7pm
Apply 05 Jul - 16 Jul 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Long Wait List Male Server - Short Wait List Malaysia, Johor, Saleng English - Mandarin
Apply 16 Jul 1-Day Open MacPherson Road For old students
English-Mandarin Course starts from 1pm to 7pm
Apply 19 Jul - 30 Jul 10-Day
Women - Short Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Open St. John's Island English. Teachers also speak Hindi.
05 Aug 1-Day
Hindi / English
Applications accepted starting 05 Jul MacPherson Road For old students
English-Hindi Course starts from 1pm to 7pm.
20 Aug 1-Day
Burmese / English
Applications accepted starting 17 Jul MacPherson Road For old students
Englsh-Burmese Course starts from 1pm to 7pm
27 Sep - 08 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Malaysia, Johor, Saleng English - Mandarin
02 Nov - 05 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Malaysia, Johor, Saleng For old students
English - Mandarin
03 Dec Mandarin Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
Applications accepted starting 04 Sep Malaysia, Johor, Saleng Mandarin
06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Sep Malaysia, Johor, Saleng English - Mandarin

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

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

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.

Old Student Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening 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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