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Mahimar
Dhamma Mahimãr, Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay, Myanmar
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English / Burmese

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,
Ye Chan Oo Village, Mandalay Lashio Road
Pyin Oo Lwin (May Myo)
Pyin Oo Lwin District, Mandalay Division
Tel: +95 92511 88292, +95 94026 48487
Email: [email protected]
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.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 Mar - 05 Apr 7 Day Teenager Vipassana Course Open Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin 16-20 Year Old Female Only
Apply 29 Jun 1 Day (8-12) year old children Course Open Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin Anapana Children Course
Apply 30 Jun 1 Day (13-16) Years Old Children Course Open Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin Anapana Children Course
02 Nov 1 Day (8-12) Years Old Children Course Applications accepted starting 05 Jul Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin Anapana Children Course
 
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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 Mar 1 Day Adult Completed Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
21 Jun - 23 Jun 2 Day Course Applications accepted starting 21 Apr Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
16 Jul 1 Day Adult Applications accepted starting 16 May Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
24 Aug ! Day Adult Applications accepted starting 24 Jun Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
12 Oct - 14 Oct 2 Day Adult Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin 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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
22 Feb - 05 Mar 10 Day Completed Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin
10 Mar - 21 Mar 10 Day In Progress Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin
Apply 26 Mar - 06 Apr 10 Day Open Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin
Apply 12 Apr - 23 Apr 10 Day Open Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin Myanmar New Year 1381 Water Festival Holidays (Local Student Only)
Apply 28 Apr - 09 May 10 Day Open Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin
Apply 14 May - 25 May 10 Day Open Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin Hall 1
Apply 15 May - 24 May Maha Satipathana Course Open Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
STP Course
Apply 30 May - 10 Jun Special 10 Day Course Open Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
Old Students
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10 Day Applications accepted starting 14 Apr Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin
06 Jul - 17 Jul 10 Day Applications accepted starting 06 May Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10 Day Applications accepted starting 22 May Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin
07 Aug - 18 Aug 10 Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jun Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin
23 Aug - 03 Sep 10 Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin
Apply 08 Sep - 29 Sep 20 Day Long Course Open Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin For old students
04 Oct - 15 Oct 10 Day Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin
19 Oct - 30 Oct 10 Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin
05 Nov - 16 Nov 10 Day Applications accepted starting 05 Sep Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin
19 Nov - 30 Nov 10 Day Applications accepted starting 19 Sep Yechan Oo village Pyin Oo Lwin
 
 

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: [email protected]

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.

Special 10-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.

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.

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.