Wheel of Dhamma

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Dhamma Laṭṭhikā, Battambang, Bătdâmbâng, Cambodia
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Khmer / English

Dhamma Laṭṭhikā, meaning ‘Rod of Dhamma’, is in Phnom Trung Moan, district of Phnom Sampeou, province of Battambang, in northwestern Cambodia. Located in a rural area about 18km from Battambang City, the site covers an area of more than 39,000 square meter surrounding a hill called Phnom Trung Moan. Since its opening in early January 2004, the spread of Vipassana has regained its momentum in Cambodia.

The Dhamma Hall can accommodate more than 150 students and the center has adequate accommodation for 128 students (14 monks, 42 males and 72 females). Presently, about twelve 10-day courses, two Satipatthana, few 3-day courses and several Teenagers' and Children's Courses are being held per year, with courses conducted by local Cambodian Assistant Teachers, Cambodian Assistant Teachers from Europe and USA, and occasionally some Assistant Teacher from abroad.

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

Dhamma Latthika (Cambodia Vipassana Center)
Address: Phnom Trungmoan, National Road No. 57, Battambang, Cambodia
Phone: +855 53 64 88 588; Mobile: +855 92 931 647
Email: info@latthika.dhamma.org

Phnom Penh Office (Sunday ONLY):
Address: No. 70, Street 13, Borey Piphop Thmey Chamkardaung, Sangkat Dangkor, Khan Dangkor, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Contact Number: +855 92 803 406 (Sochet: Khmer Speaking), +855 12 689 732 (Nary: English Speaking)

Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 29 Mar Children Open Battambang
Apply 17 May Children Open Battambang
Apply 14 Jun Children Open Battambang
12 Sep Children Applications accepted starting 14 Jun Battambang
17 Oct Children Applications accepted starting 19 Jul Battambang
14 Nov Children Applications accepted starting 16 Aug Battambang
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.
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 20 May - 24 May 3-Day Open Battambang 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.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
19 Feb - 28 Feb Satipatthana Sutta Completed Battambang For old students
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day Completed Battambang
Apply 18 Apr - 30 Apr Work Period Open Battambang For old students
Apply 05 May - 16 May 10-Day Women - FULL Men - FULL Servers - Open Battambang
Apply 02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Open Battambang
Apply 16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Open Battambang
30 Jun - 11 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Battambang
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Apr Battambang
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Apr Battambang
12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 May Battambang
24 Aug - 30 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 May Battambang For old students
31 Aug - 11 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Battambang
15 Sep - 26 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Battambang
05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Battambang
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Battambang
02 Nov - 13 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Battambang
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Battambang
Apply 05 Dec - 26 Dec 20-Day Open Battambang For old students
27 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Battambang 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.latthika.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

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

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.

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.

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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