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Dhamma Modana, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Vancouver Island is situated off the west coast of British Columbia, north of Seattle and west of Vancouver. In July 2018, the VIVA Trust had an offer to purchase accepted for a lovely 12,000 sq ft building nestled on 13.5 acres. The move from the present Center location in Lake Cowichan will take place at the end of Sept 2018. Presently, plans are being made to begin hosting 10 Day Retreats sometime in mid October. Until the end of September, all one day retreats will be held at the Lake Cowichan property. 
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
Vancouver Island Vipassana Center -- Dhamma Modana

Contact: Robert Baker
3137 Earl Grey St.
Victoria, BC V9A 1X1

Phone: 250-386-2338
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.modana.dhamma.org
 
Short Courses

1-day courses before Sept 28 will take place at the Lake Cowichan Property. 
1-day courses after Sept 28 will take place at the new Centre on Calais Rd, Duncan. 
PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE NEW CENTRE BEFORE SEPT 29

2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 29 Sep 1-Day Open Duncan For old students
Apply 30 Sep 1-Day Open Duncan For old students
Apply 11 Oct - 15 Oct 3-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Duncan For old students
Need a server who has a current FoodSafe certification. If you have FoodSafe Certification please mention it in your application.
Apply 21 Oct 1-Day Open Duncan For old students
10 Nov 1-Day Open Victoria, BC For old students
08 Dec 1-Day Open Victoria, BC For old students
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
12 Jan 1-Day Open Victoria, BC For old students
09 Feb 1-Day Open Victoria, BC For old students
09 Mar 1-Day Open Victoria, BC For old students
13 Apr 1-Day Open Victoria, BC For old students
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day (known as Day 0) and end on the early morning of the last day.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
17 Sep - 27 Sep Work Period at the Lake Cowichan Property In Progress Lake Cowichan For old students
To help with packing and the move to the new centre in Duncan.
Apply 01 Oct - 08 Oct
Servers - Open Duncan For old students

Apply 15 Oct - 23 Oct Work Period Open Duncan For old students
Apply 24 Oct - 04 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Duncan
Apply 21 Nov - 02 Dec 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Duncan Need a server who has a current FoodSafe certification. If you have FoodSafe Certification please mention it in your application.
26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Duncan
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
23 Jan - 03 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Oct Duncan
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
 

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.modana.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.

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.