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Kamala
Dhamma Kamala, Prachinburi, Prachin Buri, Thailand
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Thai / English

Dhamma Kamala means Lotus of  Dhamma. It is the first Thailand  Vipassana center to offer courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. The first ten-day course has commenced in November 1992. The center is situated on an area of 6 acres, in the district of Dong-Kee-Lek, Amphur Muang, Prachinburi province, nearby the Khao-Yai Nataional Park. The park is classified as the world heritage reserve. With plenty of established trees within the center and surrounding lotus ponds, the center enjoys cool comfortable climate all year round. The center is 170 kilometers east of Bangkok, along the Bangkok-Sakaew Highway.  By car, it is a two and a half hour drive.
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

Thailand Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Kamala
200 Baan Nern-Pasook (Behind Thai-Rath Vitaya 7 School)
Tambol Dong-Kee-Lek, Amphur Muang,Prachinburi Province, 25000
Thailand

Tel: [66](086) 009 6319 Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00 (GMT+7),
       [66](086) 389 9973 Mon-Fri 17.00-21.00 (GMT+7)
Email: info@kamala.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.kamala.dhamma.org
For Thai speakers please visit: www.thai.dhamma.org

For long couses in Thailand, please contact
Email: info-long-course@kamala.dhamma.org

 

A student may apply to only one course at a time in Thailand regardless of the center location or waiting list status.
 
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.
2014 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
23 Apr - 04 May 10-Day Completed Prachinburi Native Thai speaking only
07 May - 18 May 10-Day Completed Prachinburi
04 Jun - 15 Jun 10-Day Completed Prachinburi
18 Jun - 29 Jun 10-Day Completed Prachinburi
02 Jul - 11 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Completed Prachinburi For old students
23 Jul - 23 Aug 30-Day In Progress Prachinburi For old students
27 Aug - 07 Sep 10-Day Closed Prachinburi Native Thai speaking only
10 Sep - 21 Sep 10-Day Closed Prachinburi Native Thai speaking only
24 Sep - 05 Oct 10-Day Closed Prachinburi Native Thai speaking only
Apply 08 Oct - 19 Oct 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Servers - Closed Prachinburi
Apply 29 Oct - 09 Nov 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Servers - Closed Prachinburi
Apply 12 Nov - 13 Dec 30-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Prachinburi For old students
Apply 12 Nov - 28 Dec 45-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Prachinburi For old students
 
 

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

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

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.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three 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.

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.

 
 
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