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Mudita
Dhamma Muditā, A-4324 Rechberg, Oberösterreich, Austria
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / German

The Austrian Vipassana Trust has been established in 2008 in order to serve the growing demand for Vipassana courses in Austria. From 2008 till 2010 three courses could be organized annually at rented sites with capacities of up to 150 persons. Since 2013 five courses have been organized yearly.

After having looked for a real estate property for several years, the Trust for Vipassana Meditation has found a suitable land in the region of Upper Austria the beginning of 2017. There, the Vipassana centre Dhamma Muditā will be built . Muditā means "joy". It will be the 13th centre in Europe offering 10-day or longer courses. It is a great opportunity to create and develop this centre, so that more people will have the opportunity to experience Vipassana and to deepen their practice.

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.
  4. Important: New students can apply for one 10-day course only. Old students can only sit two courses within 12 months with a minimum gap of three months.

  5. 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.
  6. 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
Office of Dhamma Mudita - Austria Vipassana Meditation Center
Naarntalstraße 2 
A-4324 Rechberg 
Oberösterreich, 4
Austria, AT 
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.mudita.dhamma.org/

Important: New students can apply for one 10-day course only. Old students can only sit two courses within 12 months with a minimum gap of three months.

Please Note:    Applications are now accepted from 9 p.m. (21:00 hrs) Vienna time on the day courses open for Registration. The actual opening time may be a few minutes or even up to an hour after 9 p.m. This is due to the automated nature of the system.

 

 
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.
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 20 Oct 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Vienna For old students
Please register until 12 noon the day before the course starts.
Apply* 21 Oct 1-Day
English
Open Bozen New Course!!For old students
08:30 -16:30
28 Oct 1/2 Day Course Open Vienna For old students
10am - 13pm, no registration necessary
Apply* 11 Nov 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Dornbirn For old students
Region Lake of Constance / Vorarlberg
18 Nov 1-Day
English
Applications accepted starting 19 Oct Bozen New Course!!For old students
08:30 -16:30
Apply* 02 Dec 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Dornbirn For old students
Region Lake of Constance / Vorarlberg
16 Dec 1-Day
English
Applications accepted starting 16 Nov Bozen New Course!!For old students
08:30 -16:30
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Jan 1-Day
English
Applications accepted starting 14 Dec Bozen New Course!!For old students
08:30 -16:30
 
Ten Day & Other 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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 17 Oct - 28 Oct 10-Day In Progress Jufa Mariazellerland..
Apply* 17 Nov 1 Day Course for Girls & Boys from 8 - 18 years Open St. Arbogast Children & Teenager-Course, Region Lake Constance / Vorarlberg.
Apply* 21 Nov - 02 Dec 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Jufa Waldviertel
Apply* 26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Filling Up St. Arbogast
2019 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
27 Feb - 10 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Jufa Waldviertel
10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Dec Jufa Mariazellerland..
 
 

Note that we only accepts applications submitted online. The online application form encrypts your information before it is sent from your computer to our application server.


To access the Old Student Regional Site please click https://www.mudita.dhamma.org/information-for-old-students/. 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.

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.

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.