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Karuna
Dhamma Karunā, Bowden, Alberta, Canada
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Karunā means "Compassion of Dhamma" in Pali. The centre is currently in development on a beautiful 108 acres piece of land in the Alberta countryside located 6 miles west of the town of Bowden on Highway 587. The property is only 1 hour from Calgary and 2 hours from Edmonton. Meditation courses are also offered at non-centre locations in Conrich (near Calgary) and Sylvan Lake (near Red Deer).

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
 
Alberta Vipassana Meditation Centre
Dhamma Karuna
Tel: [1](403) 282-3413
Fax: [1](403) 206-7453
Email: registration@karuna.dhamma.org
 
Mailing address:
Alberta Vipassana Registration
3407 Hawksbrow Pt. NW
Calgary, AB  T3G 4C9

 

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2013 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
29 Sep Children Completed Conrich, Alberta New Course!!
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2013 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
30 Jun - 04 Jul 3-Day Completed Conrich, Alberta For old students

1 Full time Female Sever needed urgently
2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 Jan 1-Day Completed Conrich, Alberta For old students
23 Feb 1-Day Completed Conrich, Alberta For old students
30 Mar 1-Day Completed Conrich, Alberta For old students
Apply* 27 Apr 1-Day Open Conrich, Alberta For old students
Apply 01 Jun - 05 Jun 3-Day Open Conrich, Alberta For old students
Apply* 27 Jul 1-Day Open Conrich, Alberta For old students
Apply* 31 Aug 1-Day Open Conrich, Alberta For old students
Apply* 28 Sep 1-Day Open Conrich, Alberta For old students
Apply* 26 Oct 1-Day Open Conrich, Alberta For old students
 
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.
2013 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
22 Apr - 03 May 10-Day Completed Sylvan Lake, Alberta 2 Full time Male Servers Needed urgently
06 Jul - 17 Jul 10-Day Completed Conrich, Alberta Male  and  Female servers needed urgently
19 Jul - 30 Jul 10-Day Completed Conrich, Alberta
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Completed Sylvan Lake, Alberta Male and female servers Needed Urgently
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Completed Conrich, Alberta
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Apply 07 Jun - 18 Jun 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Conrich, Alberta
Apply 20 Jun - 01 Jul 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Conrich, Alberta
15 Sep - 26 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Sylvan Lake, Alberta
18 Dec - 29 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Oct Conrich, Alberta
 
 

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

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

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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