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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.
  6. The registration starts around 6h in the morning on the opening day of the course. Please note that we are trying out a new procedure of registration for new students. See an explanatory note under the heading  '10 day courses and other courses for adults'  below.
 

 

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.

Please Note: Applications are now accepted from 6 a.m. (06:00 hrs) on the day courses open for Registration.

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

Please note, starting from 8th of june (concern is the registration for the course from 6 to 17 September and after), we are trying out a new registration procedure for people who are attending a 10 day course for the first time. (registration process for old student remain the same and is not concern by this change of procedure.)

Considering the very high demand for 10 day courses, we have noticed that the waiting lists fill up sometimes within minutes of the opening time for online registration.

Therefore, in order to give every one an equal opportunity to be able to register for a course, and to allow time to fill in the questionnaire completely, registration will be open all day long.

A random selection, as in a draw, will then be made to allocate available places for the course and to establish a waiting list.

 Registration will be done using the following guidelines:

- Registration will be open from 6am to 9pm on the opening day for the course concerned, after which time the course will be closed (for registration).

- In the 7 days that follow, students who were not allocated a place on the course will be notified.

- Please note, it is imperative to send only one registration form per person and per course, otherwise none of the forms will be taken into account.

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.

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2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 26 May - 29 May 3 Day In Progress Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For old students
Apply 01 Jun - 12 Jun 10 day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
Apply 14 Jun - 25 Jun 10 day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Filling Up Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
25 Jun - 26 Jun TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme Saturday : comitee meeting.
Sunday at 9h15 : Trust meeting.
All old students are welcome.
Apply 29 Jun - 10 Jul 10 day
Khmer / English
New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme Languages English/Khmer only. Khmer speaking and only English speaking people have priority for this course.
Apply 13 Jul - 24 Jul 10 day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Short Wait List Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For this summer course priority is given to the people having professional constraints in this period of the year.
Apply 27 Jul - 07 Aug 10 day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For this summer course priority is given to the people having professional constraints in this period of the year.
Apply 10 Aug - 21 Aug 10 day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For this summer course priority is given to the people having professional constraints in this period of the year. (Please give brief details)
Apply 24 Aug - 04 Sep 10 day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For this summer course priority is given to the people having professional constraints in this period of the year. ( Please give brief details)
06 Sep - 17 Sep 10 day Applications accepted starting 08 Jun Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
17 Sep - 18 Sep TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme Saturday : comitee meeting.
Sunday at 9h15 : Trust meeting.
All old students are welcome.
22 Sep - 25 Sep 3 Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jun Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For old students
28 Sep - 09 Oct 10 day Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
09 Oct - 24 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For old students
02 Nov - 13 Nov 10 day Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
17 Nov - 26 Nov Satipatthana Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For old students
26 Nov - 27 Nov TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi, Louesme Saturday : comitee meeting.
Sunday at 9h15 : Trust meeting.
All old students are welcome.
30 Nov - 11 Dec 10 day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
15 Dec - 18 Dec 3 Day Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Dhamma Mahi, Louesme For old students
21 December, 2016 - 01 January, 2017 10 day Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2016 Dhamma Mahī Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Jun Children / Teens
French
Open Le Vésinet
2016 Dhamma Nilaya Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Jun 1-Day
Khmer / English
Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
19 Jun 1-Day Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
03 Jul Trust Meeting
French
Open Saints
03 Jul 1-Day
Khmer / English
Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
17 Jul 1-Day Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
07 Aug 1-Day
Khmer / English
Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
21 Aug 1-Day Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
04 Sep 1-Day
Khmer / English
Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
18 Sep 1-Day Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
02 Oct 1-Day
Khmer / English
Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
09 Oct Children / Teens
French
Open Saints
16 Oct 1-Day Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
06 Nov Trust Meeting
French
Open Saints
06 Nov 1-Day
Khmer / English
Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
20 Nov 1-Day Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
04 Dec 1-Day
Khmer / English
Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
18 Dec 1-Day Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
2016 Paris Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Jul 1-Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
2016 South East Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Jun 1-Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
05 Jun 1-Day Open Cevennes For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info:
24 Oct - 04 Nov 10 Days Applications accepted starting 26 Jul Dieulefit New Course!!
Priority for the following departments: 01 - 74 - 73 - 38 - 05 - 84 - 04 - 06 - 13 - 83 - 2A - 2B - 43 - 42 - 48 - 69 - 07 - 26 - 30 - 39. up till 10 days before the course start.
2016 South West Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
12 Jun 1-Day Open Saint Pandelon For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info:
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 20 Jul - 23 Jul Teen`s course (12-18 years) - Language in French only
French
Open Tonneins
Apply 25 Jul - 28 Jul 3 Days Women - Filling Up Men - Open Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Tonneins For old students
Apply 30 Jul - 10 Aug 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Short Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Short Wait List Tonneins Priority for 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.
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
For more information on children courses, click here.
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Jun Children / Teens
French
Open Le Vésinet
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 20 Jul - 23 Jul Teen`s course (12-18 years) - Language in French only
French
Open Tonneins
09 Oct Children / Teens
French
Open Saints
24 Oct - 27 Oct Teen`s course (12-18 years) - Language in French only
French
Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Dhamma Mahi, Louesme
29 Oct - 01 Nov Children`s course (8-11 years) - Language in french only
French
Applications accepted starting 24 Aug 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.

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.

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.

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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