Wheel of Dhamma

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Joti
Dhamma Joti, Yangon, Myanmar
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Joti (Light of Dhamma) was opened in October 1993. The centre is built on a 12 acres of land and has a pond around it. The Dhamma hall seats 200 students. The centre has 19 double rooms with attached bath for males and 20 single, 10 double rooms with attached bath for females. A new kitchen and two new dining rooms can cater over 400 students. The Centre now has a Pagoda with 48 cells underneath.
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

Dhamma Joti Vipassana Center, Yangon
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda Road, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar. (phone: +95-01-546660, +95-01-549290)
c/0 U Thaung Pe + Daw Myint Myint Tin (thaungpe1933@gmail.com);(dhammajotiyangon@gmail.com);(dhammajoti@mptmail.net.mm)
Tel: [95] (01) 555046
Email: info@joti.dhamma.org, registration@joti.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.joti.dhamma.org

Notice for all foreign students who intend to meditate at a Myanmar Centre: Please click here for further instructions.
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses

Children's Anapana courses are for 8-16 years old. (1-day Children's Anapana courses may begin at 8:00 a.m and end at about 4:30 p.m.) and (2-day or 3-day Children's Anapana courses may begin at 8:00 a.m of the first day and end at about 4:30 p.m of the last day.)

Teenagers' Vipassana 7-day courses are for 17-20 years old. (All teenagers' Vipassana 7-day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.)

2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Apr - 09 Apr 7-day Teenager Completed Yangon (Female teenager only) (17-20 years old)
24 Apr - 02 May 7-day Teenager Completed Yangon (Male teenager only) (17-20 years old)
03 May 1-Day Children Completed Yangon Children's Anapana Course (only 8-12 years old)
04 May 1-Day Children Completed Yangon Children's Anapana Course (13-16 years old)
11 Oct 1-day Children Completed Yangon 1-day Children's Anapana Sati Course for 8-12 years old
12 Oct 1-day Children Completed Yangon 1-day Children's Anapana Course for 13-16 years old
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
1-day Adult Vipassana Short courses may begin at 8:00 a.m and end at 5:00 p.m.
3-day Adult Vipassana Short courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the evening of the last day.
2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 May - 11 May 3-day Adult Completed Yangon For old students
13 May 1-day Adult Completed Yangon For old students
Full-moon day of KaSone (Tuesday)
10 Jun - 12 Jun 2-Day Adult Completed Yangon New Course!!For old students
2 Day Vipassana Course
10 Jul - 12 Jul 2-day Completed Yangon For old students
2-day short course (adult)
01 Aug - 03 Aug 2-day Completed Yangon For old students
2-day short course (Adult)
Apply 25 Dec 1-day Open Yangon For old students
X'mas Holiday 1-day short course for Adult
Apply 26 Dec - 28 Dec 2-day Open Yangon For old students
2-day Short Course for Adult
 
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.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
19 Mar - 30 Mar 10-Day Completed Yangon
11 Apr - 22 Apr 10-Day Completed Yangon (Myanmar New Year 1376 Water Festival Holidays)
14 May - 25 May 10-Day Completed Yangon
28 May - 08 Jun 10-Day Completed Yangon
13 Jun - 24 Jun 10-Day Completed Yangon
27 Jun - 08 Jul 10-Day Completed Yangon
13 Jul - 17 Jul Minor Repair Completed Yangon Minor Repair
18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-day Completed Yangon
07 Aug - 18 Aug 10-day Completed Yangon
21 Aug - 01 Sep 10-day Completed Yangon
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-day Completed Yangon
15 Sep - 19 Sep Minor Repair Completed Yangon Minor Repair
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-day Completed Yangon Guruji S.N.Goenka's Memorial Course
02 Oct - 10 Oct 8-day Sati-Patthana Completed Yangon For old students
Maha Sati Patthana Course
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-day Completed Yangon
30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-day In Progress Yangon
Apply 13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-day Open Yangon
Apply 27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-day Open Yangon
Apply 11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-day Open Yangon
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan - 02 Jan Trust Meeting Open Yangon 4th Annual Trust Meeting
03 Jan - 04 Jan AT Meeting Open Yangon ATs' 8th Annual Meeting, Myanmar
Apply 08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-day Open Yangon Saya Gyi U Ba Khin's Memorial 10-day Course
 
 

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

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

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.

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.

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 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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