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Kancana
Dhamma Kañcana, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Kañcana means Gold of Dhamma. It is the fifth 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 2006. The center is situated on an area of 22 acres, in Amphur Sangklaburi, Kanchanaburi province, a western  border province between Myanmar and Thailand, about  330 kilometers from Bangkok, 5-6 hours drive.  The center is located on highlands, close to Sam-Yod Mountain – along the Tanowsri Range, about  228 meters above sea level.  It is surrounded by lush forests (Khao-Laem National Park and Naresuan Wild-Life Sanctuary) and Vachiralongkorn Dam.
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 Kañcana
20/6 Moo 2  Wang Kayai, Tambon Prangpley, Sangklaburi District
Kanchanaburi Province, 71240
Thailand

Tel: [66](081) 820 1800, [66](089) 888 8302 Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00 (GMT+7)
Email: info@kancana.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.kancana.dhamma.org
For Thai speakers please visit: www.thai.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
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi
22 Jan - 02 Feb 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi Native Thai speaking only
05 Feb - 16 Feb 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi
19 Feb - 02 Mar 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi
05 Mar - 16 Mar 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi
19 Mar - 30 Mar 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi
02 Apr - 13 Apr 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi
16 Apr - 27 Apr 10-Day In Progress Kanchanaburi
30 Apr - 11 May 10-Day Course Full Kanchanaburi
14 May - 25 May 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Native Thai speaking only
Apply 01 Jun - 10 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Kanchanaburi For old students
11 Jun - 22 Jun 10-Day Course Full Kanchanaburi
Apply 25 Jun - 06 Jul 10-Day Women - FULL Men - Open Servers - Closed Kanchanaburi
09 Jul - 20 Jul 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Native Thai speaking only
23 Jul - 03 Aug 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Native Thai speaking only
06 Aug - 17 Aug 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Native Thai speaking only
20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Native Thai speaking only
03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Native Thai speaking only
Apply 17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Kanchanaburi
01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Native Thai speaking only
15 Oct - 26 Oct 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Native Thai speaking only
29 Oct - 09 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 May Kanchanaburi Native Thai speaking only
12 Nov - 23 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 May Kanchanaburi Native Thai speaking only
26 Nov - 07 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 May Kanchanaburi Native Thai speaking only
10 Dec - 21 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jun Kanchanaburi
24 December, 2014 - 04 January, 2015 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jun Kanchanaburi
 
 

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

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

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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