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Vipassana Meditation in Vietnam, Củ Chi, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Vietnamese

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
 
Vipassana in Vietnam
(+84) 906.509.483
(+84) 904.540.778

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Courses are listed for multiple locations. Please check carefully before applying.

 
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.
 
Short Courses

1-Day course is for Old Students Only. No application needed.

Scroll down to see 10 day course section.

2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
17 Feb 1-Day In Progress Thủ Đức For old students
24 Feb 1-Day CANCELLED Thủ Đức For old students
Apply* 03 Mar 1-Day Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply* 10 Mar 1-Day Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 13 Mar - 16 Mar 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
05 Jun - 08 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Mar Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
 
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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Feb - 24 Feb 10-Day In Progress Hà Nội Due to the current condition of Hanoi center in 2019, we can not receive foreign application forms until new notice
13 Feb - 24 Feb 10-Day In Progress Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Apply 24 Feb - 27 Feb Work Period Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Củ Chi For old students
Apply 25 Feb - 05 Mar Work Period Servers - Open Hà Nội For old students
Apply 27 Feb - 10 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Wait List Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Apply 06 Mar - 17 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Wait List Hà Nội Due to the current condition of Hanoi center in 2019, we can not receive foreign application forms until new notice
Apply 10 Mar - 13 Mar Work Period Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students
Apply 12 Mar - 13 Mar Work Period Servers - Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 13 Mar - 24 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Thủ Đức
Apply 17 Mar - 20 Mar Work Period Servers - Open Hà Nội For old students
Apply 20 Mar - 31 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Hà Nội Due to the current condition of Hanoi center in 2019, we can not receive foreign application forms until new notice
Apply 26 Mar - 27 Mar Work Period Servers - Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 27 Mar - 05 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 01 Apr - 09 Apr Work Period Servers - Open Hà Nội For old students
Apply 08 Apr - 09 Apr Work Period Servers - Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 09 Apr - 20 Apr 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Thủ Đức
Apply 10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Hà Nội Due to the current condition of Hanoi center in 2019, we can not receive foreign application forms until new notice
Apply 21 Apr - 24 Apr Work Period Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students
Apply 21 Apr - 24 Apr Work Period Servers - Open Hà Nội For old students
Apply 23 Apr - 24 Apr Work Period Servers - Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 24 Apr - 03 May Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Apply 24 Apr - 05 May 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Thủ Đức
Apply 24 Apr - 05 May 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Wait List Old Men - Open Servers - Open Hà Nội Due to the current condition of Hanoi center in 2019, we can not receive foreign application forms until new notice
Apply 05 May - 08 May Work Period Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students
Apply 06 May - 07 May Work Period Servers - Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 06 May - 14 May Work Period Servers - Open Hà Nội For old students
Apply 07 May - 18 May 10-Day Open Thủ Đức New Course!!
For Monks, Nuns
Apply 08 May - 19 May 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Apply 15 May - 26 May 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Hà Nội Due to the current condition of Hanoi center in 2019, we can not receive foreign application forms until new notice
19 May - 22 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Feb Củ Chi For old students
21 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Thủ Đức For old students
22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Feb Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Feb Thủ Đức New Course!!
For Monks, Nuns
02 Jun - 05 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Mar Hà Nội For old students
02 Jun - 05 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Mar Củ Chi For old students
05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Mar Hà Nội
09 Jun - 12 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 Mar Củ Chi For old students
12 Jun - 23 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
17 Jun - 25 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 17 Mar Hà Nội For old students
23 Jun - 26 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Mar Củ Chi For old students
26 Jun - 07 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Hà Nội
26 Jun - 07 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
07 Jul - 10 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 07 Apr Củ Chi For old students
07 Jul - 10 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 07 Apr Hà Nội For old students
10 Jul - 21 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
10 Jul - 21 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
21 Jul - 24 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 21 Apr Củ Chi For old students
22 Jul - 30 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Hà Nội For old students
24 Jul - 04 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
31 Jul - 09 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 30 Apr Hà Nội For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội.
04 Aug - 07 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 04 May Củ Chi For old students
07 Aug - 18 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 May Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
11 Aug - 14 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 11 May Hà Nội For old students
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 May Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
19 Aug - 25 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 May Củ Chi For old students
20 Aug - 21 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 May Thủ Đức For old students
21 Aug - 01 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 May Thủ Đức
25 Aug - 28 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 25 May Củ Chi For old students
26 Aug - 03 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 May Hà Nội For old students
28 Aug - 08 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 May Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
08 Sep - 11 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 08 Jun Củ Chi For old students
10 Sep - 11 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 10 Jun Thủ Đức For old students
11 Sep - 20 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 11 Jun Củ Chi For old students
11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jun Thủ Đức
15 Sep - 18 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Jun Hà Nội For old students
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
22 Sep - 25 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Jun Củ Chi For old students
25 Sep - 06 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Jun Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
30 Sep - 08 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Hà Nội For old students
06 Oct - 09 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Củ Chi For old students
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
20 Oct - 23 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Hà Nội For old students
20 Oct - 23 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Củ Chi For old students
23 Oct - 03 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jul Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
23 Oct - 03 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jul Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
03 Nov - 06 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Củ Chi For old students
04 Nov - 13 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Hà Nội For old students
06 Nov - 17 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
19 Nov - 20 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Thủ Đức For old students
20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Aug Thủ Đức
01 Dec - 22 Dec 20-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
03 Dec - 04 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 03 Sep Thủ Đức For old students
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Sep Thủ Đức
17 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 17 Sep Thủ Đức For old students
18 Dec - 29 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Thủ Đức
 
 

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.vn.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.

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

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.

Work 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.