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Dhamma Makaranda, San Bartolo Amanalco, México, Mexico
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Spanish / English

Dhamma Makaranda, Nectar of the Flower of Dhamma, is the Pali name given by Mr. Goenka to the new Vipassana center in Mexico. The first Vipassana meditation center built in Latin America, Dhamma Makaranda is located near Valle de Bravo, a beautiful colonial town beside a large lake, in the highlands of central Mexico. The center is west of Mexico City, and is a pleasant, 2 hour drive from the capital.
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

Address: Centro de Meditacion Vipassana Dhamma Makaranda, San Bartolo Amanalco, Estado de México 

Email: info@makaranda.dhamma.org

A student may only apply to SIT ONE COURSE at a time regardless of the center location in Latin America, course dates or waiting list status. Additional applications will not be processed. 

Old students may apply to SERVE MORE THAN ONE COURSE.

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Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end at 8:30 a.m. on the last day.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Aug - 04 Sep 10-Day In Progress San Bartolo Amanalco
Apply 08 Sep - 11 Sep 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Wait List San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
This course changed from September 15-18 to the present dates
Apply 22 Sep - 01 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
Course ends on October 1 at  5:00 pm
Apply 04 Oct - 25 Oct 20-Day Women - Open Men - Open Female Server - Course Full Male Server - Wait List San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
Apply 02 Nov - 13 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open San Bartolo Amanalco
Apply 16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List San Bartolo Amanalco
07 Dec - 18 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Sep San Bartolo Amanalco
26 December, 2016 - 06 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Sep San Bartolo Amanalco
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
17 Sep - 18 Sep Children / Teens Open San Bartolo Amanalco New Course!!

Curso de Anapana para adolescentes varones de 13 a 16 años. 

Lugar:  Dhamma Makaranda, Amanalco, Estado de México. 

Horario: Sábado 10:00 a.m. a domingo 15:30 p.m. 

Inscripciones: escribe a   

cursos-ninos@mx.dhamma.org o llama a Hector Lopez Ruschke cel.7224249088. 

Se aceptan inscripciones a partir del 10 de agosto


03 Dec - 04 Dec Children Applications accepted starting 03 Nov San Bartolo Amanalco New Course!!

Curso para niños y niñas de 8 a 13 años. 

Lugar:  Dhamma Makaranda, Amanalco, Estado de México. 

Horario: Sábado 10:00 a.m. a domingo 15:30 p.m. 

Inscripciones: escribe a cursos-ninos@mx.dhamma.org o llama a Susana Castro: 01739-395-0837. 

Se aceptarán solicitudes a partir del 3 de noviembre.


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

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

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.

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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