Wheel of Dhamma

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Adicca
Dhamma Ādicca (Dhammadicca), Chiba-ken, Japan
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Japanese

Dhamma Adicca (Sun of Dhamma) meditation centre is located close to Mobara town, Chiba prefecture, and is easily reached from central Tokyo on the JR Sotobou line (90mins).

Covering an area of of more than three acres and protected by hills on three sides, the centre is quietly secluded and offers an ideal environment for meditation.

The centre has completed the first phase of developed with new facilities and offers regular 10-day courses with places for 60 students.

 

All courses are taught in English with translation in Japanese.

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: Japan Vipassana Center -- Dhammadicca  785-3 Kaminogo, Mutsuzawa-cho, Chosei-gun, Chiba-ken, 299-4413 Japan   Email: [email protected]   Phone: [81](475) 40-3611  Fax: [81](475) 40-3611

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
31 Mar Children Applications accepted starting 30 Jan Chiba-ken
12 May Children Applications accepted starting 13 Mar Niseko, Hokkaido
 
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.  

Please note that non-resident travellers may face delay while their application is held on a waiting list for courses during holiday seasons and at other times of the year. As the volume of applications is often very high and exceeds our capacity, priority is given to Japanese nationals and foreign residents living and working in Japan.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day In Progress Chiba-ken
Apply* 24 Oct - 04 Nov 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Filling Up Chiba-ken
Apply* 07 Nov - 18 Nov 10-Day Women - Short Wait List New Men - Short Wait List Old Men - Open Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Chiba-ken
Apply* 21 Nov - 02 Dec 10-Day Women - Short Wait List New Men - Filling Up Old Men - Open Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Chiba-ken
Apply* 05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day New Women - Filling Up Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Chiba-ken
20 Dec - 23 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Oct Chiba-ken For old students
The course will end around 4:00PM on the last day.
26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Oct Chiba-ken
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Nov Chiba-ken
23 Jan - 03 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Nov Chiba-ken
06 Feb - 17 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Dec Chiba-ken
20 Feb - 03 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Dec Chiba-ken
06 Mar - 17 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jan Chiba-ken
20 Mar - 29 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 19 Jan Chiba-ken For old students
03 Apr - 14 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Feb Chiba-ken
14 Apr - 17 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 13 Feb Chiba-ken For old students
Gardening Service Period. Old Students only.
17 Apr - 20 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Feb Chiba-ken For old students
The course will end around 4:00PM on the last day.
22 Apr - 24 Apr Work Day Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Niseko, Hokkaido For old students
Five male and five females servers needed for course preparations.
25 Apr - 06 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Feb Niseko, Hokkaido Due to site limitations, the course is for male students only.
25 Apr - 06 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Feb Chiba-ken
10 May - 21 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Mar Chiba-ken
14 May - 25 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Mar Niseko, Hokkaido Due to site limitations, this course is for female students only.
01 Jun - 22 Jun 20-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Apr Chiba-ken For old students
26 Jun - 07 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Chiba-ken
10 Jul - 21 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 May Chiba-ken
24 Jul - 04 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 May Chiba-ken
07 Aug - 18 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jun Chiba-ken
21 Aug - 01 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jun Chiba-ken
04 Sep - 07 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Chiba-ken For old students
The course will end around 4:00PM on the last day.
12 Sep - 23 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jul Chiba-ken
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Chiba-ken
13 Oct - 16 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Chiba-ken For old students
Gardening Service Period. Old Students are welcome
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Chiba-ken
30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Aug Chiba-ken
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Sep Chiba-ken
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Chiba-ken
11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Oct Chiba-ken
25 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Oct Chiba-ken
 
 

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.adicca.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.

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.

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.