Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

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: info@adicca.dhamma.org   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.
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 06 May Children Open Niseko, Hokkaido Japanese speaking children only.
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
23 Apr - 04 May 10-Day In Progress Niseko, Hokkaido Due to limited space, this course is for male students only. Japanese holiday season course. Please choose another course unless this is the ONLY course you can attend.
Apply* 25 Apr - 06 May 10-Day In Progress Chiba-ken
Apply* 07 May - 08 May Work Day Open Niseko, Hokkaido For old students
Course preparations
Apply* 08 May - 19 May 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Closed Niseko, Hokkaido Due to limited space, this course is for female students only.
Apply* 09 May - 20 May 10-Day New Women - Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Chiba-ken
Apply* 19 May - 20 May Work Day Open Niseko, Hokkaido For old students
Clean-up Work Day
Apply 03 Jun - 24 Jun 20-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Chiba-ken For old students
27 Jun - 08 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Apr Chiba-ken
11 Jul - 22 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 May Chiba-ken
25 Jul - 05 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 May Chiba-ken
08 Aug - 19 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jun Chiba-ken
22 Aug - 25 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Chiba-ken For old students
The course will end around 4:00PM on the last day.
29 Aug - 09 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Chiba-ken
13 Sep - 24 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Chiba-ken
29 Sep - 02 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Jul Chiba-ken For old students
SN Goenka Memorial. The course will end around 4:00PM on the last day.
10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Aug Chiba-ken
24 Oct - 04 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Chiba-ken
07 Nov - 18 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Chiba-ken
21 Nov - 02 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Chiba-ken
05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Oct 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

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: info@adicca.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.

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.

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.

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