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Kuta
Dhamma Kūṭa, Kandy, Madhyama Paḷāta, Sri Lanka
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Sinhala / English

The Dhamma Kuta Vipassana Meditation Centre is located at Mowbrey, Mahakanda, in close proximity to the city of Kandy, the hill capital of Sri Lanka.  Located in a serene, tranquil environment, it is encircled by a vista of mountains with the holy peak of Sri Pada, the Bible Rock and a host of other mountains in the horizon. The approach to the Centre is along the Galaha road, 5 km from Peradeniya on the Colombo – Kandy road.  The Centre has the capacity to cater to about 80 meditators during a retreat.  Much dedicated effort has gone in to provide an ideal environment for meditation at ‘Dhamma Kuta’.
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

Address: Vipassana Meditation Centre -- Dhamma Kuta

Mowbray, Hindagala, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Centre Teacher: Mrs. Damayanti Ratwatte

Email: info@kuta.dhamma.org

Phone: [94](081) 2385774; (081) 3837800, Fax: [94](081) 238-5774

 
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.
2016 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Jul - 24 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Kandy For old students
English / Sinhala
28 Oct - 01 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Apr Kandy For old students
English / Sinhala
 
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
25 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Completed Kandy English / Sinhala. 
15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day Completed Kandy English / Sinhala. 
01 Apr - 09 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Completed Kandy For old students
English / Sinhala
19 Apr - 30 Apr 10-Day
English
Completed Kandy English Only. 
04 May - 15 May 10-Day Completed Kandy English / Sinhala. There are no further vacancies on this course. Please apply by email if you would like to be wait listed.
15 May - 19 May Work Period Completed Kandy For old students
Work Period
20 May - 31 May 10-Day In Progress Kandy English / Sinhala. Please note that this course is open for Bikkhu / Monks only.
Apply 05 Jun - 26 Jun 20-Day Open Kandy For old students
English / Sinhala
Apply 01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Open Kandy English / Sinhala
Apply 16 Jul - 27 Jul 10-Day Open Kandy English / Sinhala
Apply 01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day
English
Open Kandy English Only
Apply 16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day Open Kandy English / Sinhala
Apply 01 Sep - 09 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Open Kandy For old students
English / Sinhala
Apply 15 Sep - 26 Sep Special 10-Day Open Kandy For old students
English / Sinhala
01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Kandy Englsh / Sinhala
17 Oct - 28 Oct 10-Day
English
Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Kandy English Only
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Kandy English / Sinhala
Apply 17 Nov - 25 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Open Kandy For old students
English / Sinhala
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Kandy English / Sinhala
18 Dec - 29 Dec 10-Day
English
Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Kandy English Only.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 Jan - 03 Feb 30-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jul Kandy For old students
Sinhala / English
03 Jan - 18 Feb 45-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jul Kandy For old students
Sinhala / English
26 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Oct Kandy English / Sinhala
14 Mar - 25 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Nov Kandy English / Sinhala
31 Mar - 09 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 30 Sep Kandy For old students
Sinhala / English
17 Apr - 28 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Dec Kandy English Only
03 May - 14 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jan Kandy English / Sinhala
20 May - 31 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Kandy English / Sinhala
06 Jun - 17 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Feb Kandy English / Sinhala
23 Jun - 14 Jul 20-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Dec Kandy For old students
English / Sinhala
20 Jul - 29 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Kandy For old students
English / Sinhala
04 Aug - 15 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Kandy English Only
21 Aug - 01 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Apr Kandy English / Sinhala
07 Sep - 18 Sep Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Mar Kandy For old students
English / Sinhala
24 Sep - 05 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 May Kandy English Only
11 Oct - 22 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jun Kandy English / Sinhala
28 Oct - 06 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 28 Apr Kandy For old students
English / Sinhala
09 Nov - 15 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 May Kandy For old students

Work Period is open to all old students, Please send an email with your full name and dates attending 

16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Kandy For Bhikku / Monks Only. English / Sinhala
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Kandy English / Sinhala
19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Kandy English Only
 
 

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.kuta.dhamma.org. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

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

Special 10-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day 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.

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day 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.

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.

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.

 
 
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