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Vipassana Meditation in Vietnam, Củ Chi, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Non-Centre Location: Website | Map
** 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.

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2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 18 Nov 1-Day Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply* 25 Nov 1-Day Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply* 30 Dec 1-Day Open Thủ Đức For old students
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Mar - 16 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Dec 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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day In Progress Củ Chi UCENLIST-VMA Ho Chi Minh City
14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day In Progress Hà Nội UCENLIST-VMA Hanoi
Apply 25 Nov - 04 Dec Maintenance Period Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students
Apply 27 Nov - 28 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 28 Nov - 01 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Hà Nội For old students
Apply 28 Nov - 09 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Thủ Đức Need more servers
Apply 01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Hà Nội UCENLIST-VMA Hanoi
Apply 05 Dec - 26 Dec 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Apply 11 Dec - 12 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 12 Dec - 23 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Thủ Đức
Apply 25 Dec - 26 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Thủ Đức New Course!!
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 02 Jan - 13 Jan 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Apply 16 Jan - 27 Jan 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
30 Jan - 10 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Nov Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
Apply 13 Feb - 24 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
13 Feb - 24 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Nov Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
25 Feb - 05 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 25 Nov Hà Nội For old students
27 Feb - 10 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Nov Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
06 Mar - 17 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Dec Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
13 Mar - 24 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Dec Thủ Đức
20 Mar - 31 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
27 Mar - 05 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 27 Dec Thủ Đức For old students
09 Apr - 20 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jan Thủ Đức
24 Apr - 03 May Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
24 Apr - 05 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Thủ Đức
08 May - 19 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Feb Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Feb Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
12 Jun - 23 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
26 Jun - 07 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
 
 

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.