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Dhamma Maṇḍala, Mandalay, Myanmar
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Mandala is located in outskirts of Mandalay, close to Yetakhon Hill, 10 miles away from Mandalay. In April 2004 the opening ceremony was attended by monks from Mandalay. The centre consists of 8 acres of land; the Dhamma Hall can accommodate up to 160 students; the pagoda has 80 individual cells. Accommodations consist of 15 individual bungalows for both male and female, each with 4 rooms. Separate dormitories consisting of 8 partitions with attached bathrooms are also available.
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 Mandala Vipassana Center

Ye Ta Khon Hill (Near Ye Taun Khon Golf Resort)
Eastern Mandalay, Mandalay Division, Upper Myanmar
Tel: [95] (02) 57655, +959400450299
Emails: info@mandala.dhamma.org, registration@mandala.dhamma.org,
Website: http://www.mandala.dhamma.org

c/o Dhamma Mandapa
73rd Road between 38th and 39th Street
BanMaw Monastery Compound
Mandalay, Myanmar
Tel: [95] (02) 39694


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. (All teenagers' Vipassana 7-day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.)

2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
27 Mar - 04 Apr 7-Day Teenager Completed Mandalay Female Teenager Course
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
17 Dec - 28 Dec 10-day Completed Mandalay
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Jan - 18 Jan 8-day Sati-Patthana Completed Mandalay For old students
Maha Sati Patthana course
07 Feb - 28 Feb 20-day LC Completed Mandalay For old students
20-day Long Course
16 Mar - 28 Mar 10-Day Completed Mandalay
10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-Day Completed Mandalay Myanmar New Year of 1377 Water Festival Holidays
29 May - 08 Jun 10-Day Completed Mandalay
01 Jul - 11 Jul 10-Day Completed Mandalay
24 Jul - 03 Aug 10-Day Completed Mandalay
28 Aug - 07 Sep 10-day Special Completed Mandalay New Course!!For old students
Special 10-day course
Apply 15 Oct - 26 Oct 10-day Open Mandalay
Apply 26 Oct - 06 Nov 10-day Open Mandalay
Apply 20 Nov - 05 Dec 14-Day TSC Open Mandalay For old students

Special Adult Course (Teachers' Self-Course)

Apply 16 Dec - 24 Dec 8-day Satipatthana Open Mandalay For old students
(Maha Sati Patthana Course)

Dhamma Mandala Vipassana Center, YeTaKhon Hill, Eastern Mandalay, Mandalay Division, Upper Myanmar

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

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

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.

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