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Vipassana in Brazil, Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro, 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
19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day In Progress Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day In Progress Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day In Progress Caeté, Minas Gerais Only female applications for this course
Apply 30 Jun 1-Day Closed Minas Gerais For old students
1-day course in Mariana, Minas Gerais. Applications by e-mail [email protected]
Apply 30 Jun - 02 Jul Work Period Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 30 Jun - 02 Jul Work Period Servers - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Planalto Central 10Day Course in Brasília for New and Old students.
Apply 03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Closed Male Server - Wait List Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Wait List Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
Apply 07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Caeté, Minas Gerais Only applications for male students
Apply 08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Recife, Pernambuco 10-day course in Aldeia - Camaragibe - Pernambuco
Apply 10 Jul - 21 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Closed Paraná 10-day course at Casa de Retiros Nossa Senhora do Mossunguê
Apply 14 Jul - 16 Jul Work Period Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 14 Jul - 16 Jul Work Period Servers - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Wait List Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Closed Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
Apply 17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Closed Male Server - Wait List Planalto Central 10Day Course in Brasília for New and Old Students.
Apply 22 Jul - 26 Jul 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nordeste For old students
3-day course at Escola Rosa dos Ventos in Itacaré, Bahia
Apply 27 Jul - 31 Jul 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nordeste For old students
3-day course at Escola Rosa dos Ventos in Itacaré, Bahia
28 Jul - 30 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 28 Jun Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
28 Jul - 30 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 28 Jun Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 31 Jul - 08 Aug Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
The course ends around 5 p.m. of the last day.
Apply 31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
09 Aug - 16 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
11 Aug - 13 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 11 Jul Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Conceição do Jacuípe, Bahia 10-day course in conceição do Jacuípe, Bahia. Female students only.
Apply 17 Aug - 07 Sep 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
07 Sep - 10 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 07 Aug Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jul Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
22 Sep - 24 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Aug Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
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
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Nov Planalto Central
 
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
Apply 03 Aug Children / Teens Girls - Open Boys - Closed Servers - Open Nordeste Anapana course for female teens between 13 and 17 years old at Escola Rosa dos Ventos, Pedra do Sabiá, Bahia
Apply 25 Aug Children / Teens
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Open Paraná Anapana course for children between 8 and 12 years old in Curitiba, Paraná
 
 

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.

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.

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.

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.