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Mahi
Dhamma Mahī, Dhamma Mahi, Louesme, Bourgogne, France
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): French / English

One or two ten-day courses are held in the centre each month, in French, in English, and occasionally in Khmer. Different langages are available on audiotapes so that foreign students can listen to the evening discourses in their mother tongue.

The French Vipassana centre is situated on 100 acres of land,  in beautiful country, a lovely mixture of woods and meadows. Goenkaji called the centre Dhamma Mahi, « the land of Dhamma ».

The Dhamma Mahi Centre is located in the territory of Champignelles near Louesme in the department of Yonne (89). The nearest village is Villiers-Saint-Benoît (3 kms). The centre is 12 kms away from Toucy, 36 kms away from Auxerre, and about 170 kms away from Paris.

  1. Access the application form by clicking on "Apply*" in the left hand column.
  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 email if you give an email 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

Centre Vipassana Dhamma Mahi
Le Bois Planté, Louesme
89350 Champignelles
FRANCE

Tel : +33 (0) 3.86.45.75.14
Fax : +33 (0) 3.86.45.76.20
E-mail : info@mahi.dhamma.org

 
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.

Due to the number of application, please be kind to others and wait four months between courses.

Thank you to mention when applying if you are the object of a particular diet.

Diets without lactose and without gluten may be provided by the kitchen at the centre.

Other specific dietery requests can only be provided for in response to specific medically diagnosed conditions. Please inform us of those on application.

2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
18 Dec - 21 Dec 3 Day Completed Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For old students
Apply* 24 December, 2014 - 04 January, 2015 10 Day Closed Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 07 Jan - 18 Jan 10 Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
Apply* 21 Jan - 01 Feb 10 Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Wait List Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
Apply* 03 Feb - 14 Feb 10 Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
14 Feb - 15 Feb TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme Saturday : comitee meeting Sunday at 9h15 : Trust meeting, all members are welcome
Apply* 25 Feb - 08 Mar 10 Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
Apply* 08 Mar - 15 Apr Work Period
French
Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For old students
11 Apr - 12 Apr AGM Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme Saturday : comitee meeting Sunday at 9h15 : Trust meeting, all members are welcome
Apply* 15 Apr - 26 Apr 10 Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
06 May - 17 May 10 Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jan Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
20 May - 31 May 10 Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jan Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
02 Jun - 13 Jun 10 Day for old students only Applications accepted starting 02 Feb Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For old students
See requirements for admission bottom of this page (Old-Students-Only 10-Day Course)
13 Jun - 14 Jun TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme Saturday : comitee meeting Sunday at 9h15 : Trust meeting, all members are welcome
17 Jun - 28 Jun 10 Day Applications accepted starting 16 Feb Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10 Day
Khmer / English
Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Dhamma Mahi, Louesme Languages English/Khmer only. Khmer speaking and only English speaking people have priority for this course.
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10 Day Applications accepted starting 16 Mar Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For this summer course priority is given to the people having professional constraints in this period of the year.
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10 Day Applications accepted starting 30 Mar Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For this summer course priority is given to the people having professional constraints in this period of the year.
12 Aug - 23 Aug 10 Day Applications accepted starting 13 Apr Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For this summer course priority is given to the people having professional constraints in this period of the year.
27 Aug - 30 Aug 3 Day Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For old students
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10 Day Applications accepted starting 04 May Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10 Day Applications accepted starting 18 May Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Dhamma Nilaya Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Dec 1-Day Completed Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
2015 Paris Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
18 Jan 1-Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
Course starting in the afternoon
22 Feb 1-Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
Course start on morning
22 Mar 1-Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
Course starting in the afternoon
26 Apr 1-Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
Course starting in the afternoon
25 May 1-Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
Course start on morning
Monday (public holiday)


28 Jun 1-Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
Course start on morning
2014 South East Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Dec 1-Day Completed Lyon For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
2015 South East Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Jan 1-Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
08 Feb 1-Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
08 Mar 1-Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
12 Apr 1-Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
17 May 1-Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
07 Jun 1-Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
2015 South West Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Jan 1-Day Open Saint Paul les Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info:
08 Feb 1-Day Open Saint Paul les Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info:
08 Mar 1-Day Open Saint Paul les Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info:
12 Apr 1-Day Open Saint Paul les Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info:
17 May 1-Day Open Saint Paul les Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info:
14 Jun 1-Day Open Saint Paul les Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info:
30 Jul - 01 Aug Children
French
Applications accepted starting 20 Apr Tonneins
03 Aug - 06 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Mar Tonneins For old students
08 Aug - 19 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Apr Tonneins Non center course, priority to students leaving in the following departments: 09; 11; 12; 15; 16; 17; 19; 23; 24; 31; 32; 33; 34; 40; 46; 47; 63; 64; 65; 66; 81; 82; 87 up till 10 days before the course start.
This limitation does not concern 3-day course or children courses.

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
For more information on children courses, click here.
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 19 Feb - 22 Feb Children`s course (8-11 years) - Language in french only
French
Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
28 Apr - 01 May Teen`s course (12-18 years) - Language in French only
French
Applications accepted starting 19 Jan Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
30 Jul - 01 Aug Children
French
Applications accepted starting 20 Apr Tonneins
20 Oct - 23 Oct Teen`s course (12-18 years) - Language in French only
French
Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
24 Oct - 28 Oct Children`s course (8-11 years) - Language in french only
French
Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
 
 

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

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

10-day Courses for Old Students have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. These courses are open to serious old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses and one Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta course, 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, are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives, and trying to maintain daily practice.

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.

Open Days are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Centre.

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.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana 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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