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Vipassana in Brazil
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Portuguese

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are courses all over the world. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
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: Centro de Meditação Vipassana - Dhamma Santi

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: [55] (21) 98112-3089

 
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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Completed Conceição do Jacuípe, Bahia 10-day course in conceição do Jacuípe, Bahia. Female students only.
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Completed Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 17 Aug - 07 Sep 20-Day In Progress Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
25 Aug 1 Day - Brasília/DF In Progress Planalto Central For old students
1 Day Course - Instituto Confúcio - Brasília/DF
25 Aug 1-Day In Progress Minas Gerais For old students
1-day course in Mariana-MG. Applications by e-mail [email protected]
Apply 25 Aug - 27 Aug Work Period In Progress Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 28 Aug - 08 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 01 Sep 1-day course in Nova Lima-MG New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Minas Gerais For old students
07 Sep 1 day course in São João del Rei Closed Minas Gerais For old students
Please confirm your attendance by e-mail [email protected]
Apply 07 Sep - 10 Sep Work Period Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 08 Sep 1 Day - Pirenópolis/GO New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Closed Planalto Central For old students
1 Day Course - Dhamma Uyyana - Pirenópolis/GO
Apply 10 Sep - 10 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
During this service period, constructions, maintenance, gardening, cleaning, etc. will be carried out. It is possible to serve part time. Please inform the dates on your application form.
Apply 11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
Apply 21 Sep 1 Day Cavalcante/GO New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Closed Planalto Central For old students
1 Day Course - Reserva Bacupari - Cavalcante/GO
Apply 22 Sep 1 Day Brasília/DF New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Closed Planalto Central For old students
1 Day Course - Instituto Confúcio - Brasília/DF
Apply 22 Sep - 12 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
During this service period, maintenance, gardening, cleaning, etc. will be carried out. It is possible to serve part time. Please inform the dates on your application form.
29 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
29 Sep 1-day course at Mariana-MG Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Minas Gerais For old students
Applications by e-mail [email protected]
05 Oct 1 day course in São João del Rei Applications accepted starting 05 Sep Minas Gerais For old students
Please send in your application by e-mail [email protected].
06 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Sep Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
06 Oct 1-day course in Nova Lima-MG Applications accepted starting 06 Sep Minas Gerais For old students
13 Oct 1 Day Pirenópolis/GO Applications accepted starting 13 Sep Planalto Central For old students
1 Day Course - Dhmma Uyyana - Pirenópolis/GO
13 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Sep Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
19 Oct 1 Day Cavalcante/GO Applications accepted starting 19 Sep Planalto Central For old students
Course 1 Day - Reserva Bacupari -Cavalcante/GO
27 Oct 1-day course in Mariana-MG Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Minas Gerais For old students
Applications by e-mail [email protected]
27 Oct 1 Day Brasília/DF Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Planalto Central For old students
1 Day Course - Instituto Confúcio - Brasília/DF
03 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Oct Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
09 Nov 1 day course in São João del Rei Applications accepted starting 09 Oct Minas Gerais For old students
Please send in your application by e-mail [email protected].
10 Nov 1-day course in Nova Lima-MG Applications accepted starting 10 Oct Minas Gerais For old students
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Sep Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
24 Nov 1-day course in Mariana-MG Applications accepted starting 24 Oct Minas Gerais For old students
Applications by e-mail [email protected]
24 Nov - 26 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 24 Oct Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
07 Dec 1 day course in S.João del Rei Applications accepted starting 07 Nov Minas Gerais For old students
Please send in your application by e-mail [email protected].
08 Dec 1-day course in Nova Lima-MG Applications accepted starting 08 Nov Minas Gerais For old students
08 Dec - 10 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 08 Nov Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Oct Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Oct Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro This course may be canceled until the beginning of the registration date if we need more time to complete the construction work at the Meditation Center.
22 Dec - 25 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
22 Dec - 25 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Oct Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Oct Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro Priority given to new students and old students who haven't sat a course in 2019
27 December, 2019 - 07 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Oct Planalto Central 10Day Course in Brasília for New and Old Student.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
06 Jan - 07 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 06 Dec Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
06 Jan - 07 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 06 Dec Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Brasília/DF Applications accepted starting 08 Nov Planalto Central 10-Day course in Brasília for old and new students.
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Nov Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Nov Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
19 Jan - 21 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
19 Jan - 21 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
22 Jan - 02 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
22 Jan - 02 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
02 Feb - 04 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Jan Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
02 Feb - 04 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Jan Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
05 Feb - 16 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Dec Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
05 Feb - 16 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Dec Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
16 Feb - 18 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
16 Feb - 18 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
19 Feb - 01 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
19 Feb - 01 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
01 Mar - 03 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
01 Mar - 04 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
04 Mar - 15 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jan Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
05 Mar - 13 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 04 Jan Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Course ends at 5 p.m. of March 13th
14 Mar - 15 Mar Old Student Program Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
14 Mar - 17 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
15 Mar - 17 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jan Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jan Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
29 Mar - 31 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Feb Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
29 Mar - 31 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
01 Apr - 12 Apr Executive Course Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
12 Apr - 14 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
12 Apr - 14 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
26 Apr - 27 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
26 Apr - 30 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
28 Apr - 02 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
01 May - 01 Jun 30-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
04 May - 09 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
01 Jun - 09 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 May Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
 
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
25 Aug Children / Teens
Portuguese
In Progress Paraná Anapana course for children between 8 and 12 years old in Curitiba, Paraná
Apply 15 Sep Children Open Belo Horizonte, MG Anapana meditation course for children between 8 and 12 years old at Instituto Itapoã in Belo Horizonte-MG
Apply 15 Sep Teen Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro Anapana Meditation course for teenagers between 15 and 17 years old
Apply 06 Oct Children / Teens Girls - Open Boys - Open Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo Anapana meditation course for children and teens between 8 and 15 years old
27 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo Anapana meditation course for teenagers between 15 and 17 years old
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 May Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo Anapana meditation course for teenagers between 13 and 15 years old.
07 Jun Children Applications accepted starting 07 Apr Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro Anapana meditation course for children between 8 and 12 years old.
 
 

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.br.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.

10-day Executive Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation especially for business executives and government officials where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. For more information please visit the Executive course website. 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 7:30am.

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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.

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.

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.