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Mahimar
Dhamma Mahimã, Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay, Myanmar
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Mahimār, meaning ‘the Excellence of Dhamma’, was established in January 2002, in Pyin Oo Lwin formerly known as Maymyo. The Centre is being constructed, and facilities presently available include a Dhamma Hall for 100 students, and a kitchen. A male, female dormitory is now being built. About five courses are held each year.
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 Mahimã Vipassana Centre, PyinOoLwin
Ye Gyan Oh village near Mandalay-Lashio Highway Road
73rd Road, between 38th and 39th Street
BanMaw Monastery Compound, Mandalay
Tel: [95](08) 521 501
Email: info@mandala.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.mahimar.dhamma.org
Notice for all foreign students who intend to meditate at a Myanmar Centre: Please click here for further instructions.
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Children's Anapana courses are for 8-16 years old. Teenagers' Vipassana courses are for 17-20 years old.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
30 Mar - 07 Apr 7-day Teenagers Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Teenagers' Course (17-20 years old only)
28 Jun 1-Day Children Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Children's Anapana Course for Age (8-12) years old only
29 Jun 1-Day Children Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Children's Anapana Course for (13-16) years old only
 
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.
2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Mar - 23 Mar 2-Day Adult Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
Only for old students
27 Mar 1-Day Adult Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
Armed Forces Day (Mini Anapana will be avialable for new students).
13 May 1-Day Adult Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
Full Moon Day of Kasone (Mini Anapana will be avialable for new students).
30 May - 01 Jun 2-day Adult Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
(for old students only)
10 Jul - 13 Jul 3-day Adult Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
Dhamma Hall (1)
08 Aug - 10 Aug 2-Day Adult Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
Only for old students
08 Oct 1-day Adult Open Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
Dhamma Hall (1) (Only for old students) Full Moon Day of thitingyut
23 Oct 1-Day Adult Open Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
New Moon Day of Thitingyut  (Mini Anapana will be avialable for new 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.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Mar - 13 Mar 10-Day Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin
11 Apr - 22 Apr 10-Day Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Myanmar New Year 1376 Water Festival Holidays
25 Apr - 06 May 10-Day Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin
09 May - 20 May 10-Day Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Dhamma Hall (2)
27 May - 09 Jun 10-Day Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Dhamma Hall (2)
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Dhamma Hall (2)
15 Jun - 23 Jun 8-Day Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
Maha Satipatthana
03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Dhamma Hall (2)
18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-Day Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Dhamma Hall (2)
03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Dhamma Hall (2)
21 Aug - 01 Sep 10-Day Completed Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Dhamma Hall (2)
07 Sep - 28 Sep 20-Day LC In Progress Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
Long Course
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day In Progress Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Dhamma Hall (1)
Apply 05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day Open Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Dhamma Hall (2)
01 Nov - 16 Nov 14-Day TSC Open Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin Teachers' Self-Course
 
 

Dhamma Mahimã Vipassana Center, Ye Chan Oo Village, Pyin Oo Lwin (May Myot), Pyin Oo Lwin District, Mandalay Division


To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.mahimar.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

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

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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