Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Atala
Dhamma Aṭala, Lutirano, Firenze, Italy
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Italian / English

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: Località Veriolo, Strada Prov.le 29, Lutirano - 50034 Marradi (FI), Italy

Email: info@atala.dhamma.org

Phone: +39 055 804818

Fax: +39 049 8591249

IMPORTANT NOTE: due to organizational reasons it's not possible to apply for more than a 10 day course at a time.

Dhamma service at the meditation center (for old students only)

Click on the icon below for further information on Dhamma service periods at the meditation center:

 
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.
2017 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day In Progress Lutirano
25 Nov - 26 Nov Trust Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
26 Nov - 05 Dec Work Period Open Lutirano For old students
Click here for further information (please use the old student web site username/password)
01 Dec - 03 Dec Children / Teens
Italian
Open Lutirano
Apply 06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Lutirano
Apply 17 Dec 1-Day Open Ljubljana New Course!!For old students
Apply 19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Women - Filling Up New Men - Open Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Calabria New Course!!
This course will be held in CALABRIA at Sellia Marina (Catanzaro).
Apply 20 Dec - 24 Dec 3-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Lutirano For old students
Apply 26 December, 2017 - 06 January, 2018 10-Day Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Long Wait List Male Server - Short Wait List Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
2018 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 02 Jan - 13 Jan 10-Day New Women - Filling Up Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Calabria New Course!!
This course will be held in CALABRIA at Sellia Marina (Catanzaro).
Apply 10 Jan - 21 Jan 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Lutirano
14 Jan 1-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Dec Ljubljana New Course!!For old students
21 Jan - 12 Feb Work Period Open Lutirano For old students
Click here for further information (please use the old student web site username/password)
02 Feb - 04 Feb Children / Teens
Italian
Open Lutirano
Apply 07 Feb - 11 Feb 3-Day Open Lutirano For old students
08 Feb 1-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jan Maribor New Course!!For old students
Apply 13 Feb - 24 Feb 10-Day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Short Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Lutirano
24 Feb - 25 Feb Trust Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
Apply 28 Feb - 11 Mar 10-Day Women - Short Wait List New Men - Short Wait List Old Men - Open Servers - Open Lutirano
Apply 14 Mar - 25 Mar 10-Day New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Lutirano
28 Mar - 08 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Nov Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day
Slovenian / English
Applications accepted starting 07 Feb Pokljuka New Course!!
10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Dec Lutirano
20 Apr - 01 May 10-Day
Slovenian / English
Applications accepted starting 19 Feb Pokljuka New Course!!
21 Apr - 22 Apr Trust Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
23 Apr - 06 May Work Period Open Lutirano For old students
Click here for further information (please use the old student web site username/password)
24 Apr - 28 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Dec Lutirano For old students
04 May - 06 May Children / Teens
Italian
Open Lutirano
08 May - 19 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jan Lutirano
23 May - 03 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jan Lutirano
06 Jun - 17 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Feb Lutirano
17 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 May Ljubljana New Course!!For old students
20 Jun - 01 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Feb Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
05 Jul - 14 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 07 Mar Lutirano For old students
N.B.: please, see the requirements for the participation at the bottom of this page.
14 Jul - 15 Jul Trust Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Apr Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
15 Aug - 26 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Apr Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
29 Aug - 09 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
10 Sep - 17 Sep Work Period Open Lutirano For old students
Click here for further information (please use the old student web site username/password)
14 Sep - 16 Sep Children / Teens
Italian
Open Lutirano
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 May Lutirano
29 Sep - 30 Sep Trust Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
03 Oct - 07 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Lutirano For old students
10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jun Lutirano
25 Oct - 03 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 27 Jun Lutirano For old students
N.B.: please, see the requirements for the participation at the bottom of this page.
06 Nov - 17 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Lutirano
17 Nov - 19 Nov Trust Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
19 Nov - 04 Dec Work Period Open Lutirano For old students
Click here for further information (please use the old student web site username/password)
30 Nov - 02 Dec Children / Teens
Italian
Open Lutirano
05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Aug Lutirano
19 Dec - 23 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Aug Lutirano For old students
26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Aug Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
 
 

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

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

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.

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.

 
 
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