Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

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

Dhamma Karuṇā means "Compassion of Dhamma" in Pali. The centre is located on 8.5 acres on the outskirts of Youngstown, Alberta – a small farming village in the Canadian Badlands. This area is noted for its wildlife including waterfowl, deer, antelope and moose. It is also famous for some of the most important fossil deposits in the world, including the Bearpaw Shale. Youngstown is three to five hours by car from four major cities: Edmonton and Calgary in Alberta, and Regina and Saskatoon in the neighboring province of Saskatchewan.

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 Karuṇā
Tel: [1](403) 457-7842
Fax: [1](877) 230-9484
 
Mailing address:
Alberta Vipassana Foundation
PO Box 63084, Stadium PO
Calgary, AB, T2N 4S5

 

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
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.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
18 Oct - 23 Dec Work Period Completed Youngstown For old students
Part-time welcome
23 December, 2015 - 03 January, 2016 10-Day Completed Youngstown
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 Jan - 10 Feb Work Period Completed Youngstown For old students
Part-time welcome
10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day Completed Youngstown
21 Feb - 02 Mar Work Period Completed Youngstown For old students
Part-time welcome
02 Mar - 13 Mar 10-Day Completed Youngstown
13 Mar - 16 Mar Work Period Completed Youngstown For old students
In-between course cleanup
16 Mar - 20 Mar 3-Day Completed Youngstown For old students
20 Mar - 23 Mar Work Period Completed Youngstown For old students
In-between course cleanup
23 Mar - 03 Apr 10-Day Completed Youngstown
03 Apr - 06 Apr Work Period Completed Youngstown For old students
In-between course cleanup
06 Apr - 17 Apr 10-Day Completed Youngstown
17 Apr - 27 Apr Work Period Completed Youngstown For old students
Part-time welcome
27 Apr - 08 May 10-Day Completed Youngstown
08 May - 18 May Work Period Completed Youngstown For old students
Part-time welcome
Apply 18 May - 29 May 10-Day In Progress Youngstown
Apply 29 May - 08 Jun Work Period Open Youngstown For old students
Part-time welcome
Apply 01 Jun - 05 Jun 3-Day Open Youngstown For old students
Urgent: servers needed!
Apply 08 Jun - 19 Jun 10-Day Open Youngstown Urgent: servers needed, both full-time and part-time.
Apply 19 Jun - 29 Jun Work Period Open Youngstown For old students
Part-time welcome
Apply 29 Jun - 10 Jul 10-Day Open Youngstown
Apply 10 Jul - 13 Jul Work Period Open Youngstown For old students
In-between course cleanup
Apply 13 Jul - 24 Jul 10-Day Open Youngstown
Apply 24 Jul - 03 Aug Work Period Open Youngstown For old students
Part-time welcome
Apply 03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day Open Youngstown
Apply 14 Aug - 17 Aug Work Period Open Youngstown For old students
In-between course cleanup.
Apply 17 Aug - 28 Aug 10-Day Open Youngstown New course!
Apply 28 Aug - 07 Sep Work Period Open Youngstown For old students
Note: Date change.
Apply 07 Sep - 11 Sep 3-Day Open Youngstown For old students
Apply 11 Sep - 14 Sep Work Period Open Youngstown For old students
In-between course cleanup
Apply 14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day Open Youngstown
Apply 25 Sep - 07 Oct Work Period Open Youngstown For old students
Part-time welcome
Apply 07 Oct - 16 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Open Youngstown For old students
Apply 16 Oct - 26 Oct Work Period Open Youngstown For old students
Part-time welcome
Apply 26 Oct - 06 Nov 10-Day Open Youngstown
Apply 06 Nov - 23 Nov Work Period Open Youngstown For old students
Part-time welcome
Apply 23 Nov - 04 Dec 10-Day Open Youngstown
Apply 04 Dec - 21 Dec Work Period Open Youngstown For old students
Part-time welcome
21 December, 2016 - 01 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Youngstown
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2016 Dhamma Karuṇā Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
31 Jan 1-Day Completed Conrich For old students
28 Feb 1-Day Completed Conrich For old students
24 Apr 1-Day Completed Conrich For old students
29 May 1-Day CANCELLED Conrich 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.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.

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.

 
 
Updated on 2016-05-24 21:16:12 UTC | Privacy Policy