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:

Application form for Dhamma service 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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Jul - 24 Jul 10-Day Completed Lutirano
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 27 Jul - 07 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Wait List Lutirano
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 10 Aug - 21 Aug 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Lutirano
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 24 Aug - 04 Sep 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Lutirano
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 07 Sep - 11 Sep 3-Day Open Lutirano For old students
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 13 Sep - 24 Sep 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Lutirano
18 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Ljubljana New Course!!For old students
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 28 Sep - 09 Oct 10-Day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Lutirano
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day Open Domaso N.B.: this course will take place at Domaso (near Como) in Lombardy, at the Hotel Camping Europa
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 12 Oct - 23 Oct 10-Day New Women - Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Lutirano
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 18 Oct - 29 Oct 10-Day Open Domaso N.B.: this course will take place at Domaso (near Como) in Lombardy, at the Hotel Camping Europa
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 26 Oct - 06 Nov 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Lutirano
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Open Belmonte N.B.: this course will take place in CALABRIA


08 Nov - 14 Nov Work Period Open Lutirano For old students
Click here for further information (please use the old student web site username/password)
11 Nov - 13 Nov Children / Teens Open Lutirano
13 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Ljubljana New Course!!For old students
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 15 Nov - 26 Nov 10-Day Open Belmonte N.B.: this course will take place in CALABRIA


Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 15 Nov - 26 Nov 10-Day for Old Students Open Lutirano For old students
N.B.: the requirements for this course are the following:
  • Have completed at least three 10-Day courses with Goenkaji or one of his assistant teachers.
  • Have not practiced any other techniques since last course with Goenkaji or one of his assistant teachers.
  • Trying to maintain daily practice for one year.
  • Should be keeping the five precepts to the best of one’s ability and strictly keeping 3rd precept (abstaining from sexual misconduct) and 5th precept (abstaining from intoxicants) from time of registration for course.
26 Nov - 27 Nov Trust Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
30 Nov - 04 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Lutirano For old students
07 Dec - 18 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Aug Lutirano
07 Dec - 18 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Aug Lutirano
18 Dec - 26 Dec Work Period Open Lutirano For old students
Click here for further information (please use the old student web site username/password)
27 December, 2016 - 07 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Lutirano
 
 

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.

10-day Courses for Old Students have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. These courses are open to serious old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses and one Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta course, 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, are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives, and trying to maintain daily practice.

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.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana meditators.

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.

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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