Wheel of Dhamma

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Mahi
Dhamma Mahī, Dhamma Mahi, 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 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 for new students we proceed with a lucky draw. 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
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 and Satipatthana courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day. 3 days courses begin on the evening of the first day and end late after noon of the last day.

Registration procedure specific to Dhamma Mahi for people who are attending a 10 day course for the first time.

- Registration will be open from 6 a.m. (06:00 hrs) and all day long on the opening day for the course concerned, after which time the course will be closed (for registration).

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

- 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.

Registration procedure for old students (people having previously done a 10 day course)   and for people who are attending a non center 10 day course for the first time or a Khmer language course for the first time.

- Applications are 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 4 months between courses. ( This restriction apply for ten day courses and satipatthana courses only).

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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2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 10 Sep - 21 Sep Work Period In Progress Dhamma Mahi For old students
Apply 21 Sep - 24 Sep 3 Day Closed Dhamma Mahi For old students
Apply 27 Sep - 08 Oct 10 Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Wait List Dhamma Mahi
Apply 11 Oct - 22 Oct 10 Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Dhamma Mahi
Apply 03 Nov - 09 Nov Work Period Open Dhamma Mahi For old students
Apply 09 Nov - 18 Nov Satipatthana Wait List Dhamma Mahi For old students
18 Nov - 19 Nov TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi Saturday : committees' meetings.
Sunday at 9h15 : trust meeting.
All old students are welcome.
Apply 22 Nov - 03 Dec 10 Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Wait List Dhamma Mahi
Apply 06 Dec - 17 Dec 10 Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Filling Up Dhamma Mahi
22 Dec - 25 Dec 3 Day Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Dhamma Mahi For old students
27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10 Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Dhamma Mahi
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Jan - 21 Jan 10 Day Applications accepted starting 12 Oct Dhamma Mahi
25 Jan - 28 Jan 3 Day Applications accepted starting 27 Oct Dhamma Mahi For old students
30 Jan - 10 Feb 10 Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Dhamma Mahi
10 Feb - 11 Feb TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi Saturday: committees' meetings.
Sunday at 9:15: trust meeting.
All old students are welcome.
14 Feb - 25 Feb 10 Day Applications accepted starting 16 Nov Dhamma Mahi
28 Feb - 11 Mar 10 Day Applications accepted starting 30 Nov Dhamma Mahi
14 Mar - 25 Mar 10 Day Applications accepted starting 14 Dec Dhamma Mahi
29 Mar - 07 Apr Satipatthana Applications accepted starting 29 Dec Dhamma Mahi For old students
07 Apr - 08 Apr TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi Saturday : committees' meetings.
Sunday at 9h15 : General Assembly.
All old students are welcome.
09 Apr - 14 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 Jan Dhamma Mahi For old students
23 Apr - 10 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Jan Dhamma Mahi For old students
10 May - 13 May 3 Day Applications accepted starting 09 Feb Dhamma Mahi For old students
16 May - 27 May 10 Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Dhamma Mahi
29 May - 09 Jun 10 Day Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Dhamma Mahi
09 Jun - 10 Jun TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi Saturday: committees' meetings.
Sunday at 9:15: trust meeting.
All old students are welcome.
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2017 Dhamma Nilaya Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Oct 1 Day
Khmer / English
Open Saints For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
08 Oct Children / Teens Open Saints
15 Oct 1 Day Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
05 Nov Trust Meeting 15H45
French / Khmer
Open Saints
05 Nov 1 Day
Khmer / English
Open Saints For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
19 Nov 1 Day Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
03 Dec 1 Day
Khmer / English
Open Saints For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
17 Dec 1 Day Open Saints For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
2017 Paris Area Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Oct Children / Teens Open Le Vésinet
08 Oct 1 Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
12 Nov 1 Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
10 Dec 1 Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
2017 South East Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Sep 1 day Open Saint Martin d 'Hères For old students
having completed one 10 day course)
Contact & info
Apply 01 Oct - 04 Oct 3 Days Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Servers - Wait List Luc-en-Diois For old students
All regions.
Apply 06 Oct - 17 Oct 10 Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Luc-en-Diois
08 Oct 1 Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
05 Nov 1 Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
03 Dec 1 Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
2017 South West Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Sep 1 Day Open Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
08 Oct 1 Day Open Toulouse For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
15 Oct 1 Day Open Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
12 Nov 1 Day Open Toulouse For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
12 Nov 1 Day Open Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
03 Dec 1 Day Open Toulouse For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
17 Dec 1 Day Open Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
For more information on children courses, click here.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Oct Children / Teens Open Le Vésinet
08 Oct Children / Teens Open Saints
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 26 Oct - 29 Oct teen's course (12-18 years) Open Dhamma Mahi Course language: French only.
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 31 Oct - 03 Nov children's course (8-11 years) Open Dhamma Mahi Course language: French only.
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Apr - 17 Apr teen's course (12-18 years) Applications accepted starting 14 Jan Dhamma Mahi Course language: French only.
19 Apr - 22 Apr children's course (8-11 years) Applications accepted starting 19 Jan Dhamma Mahi Course language: French 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.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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