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Pajjota
Dhamma Pajjota, Dilsen-Stokkem, Belgium
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** All courses are bilingual: English plus one other language, Dutch, German or French.

Vipassana Meditation Centre Dhamma Pajjota (Torch of Dhamma) is situated in a rural area near the Belgian town of Dilsen-Stokkem, close to the borders of the Netherlands and Germany. The 11-acre site is surrounded by forest and farmland, and has spacious walking areas with numerous trees. At present comfortable accommodation is offered for up to 90 students.
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

Vipassana Meditation Centre - Dhamma Pajjota
Driepaal 3
B-3650 Dilsen-Stokkem

Tel. [32] (0) 89 51 82 30
Fax [32] (0) 89 51 82 39
Email: info@pajjota.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.pajjota.dhamma.org

Please apply for only one Ten Day Course at a time.

Dhamma Pajjota The Netherlands Belgium Teenagers’ and Children’s Courses
 
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.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Apr - 23 Apr Sit & Serve Completed Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
Apply 23 Apr - 01 May European AT Meeting In Progress Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
Experienced servers are welcome to serve during the teachers' meeting
Apply 03 May - 14 May 10 days
French / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Dilsen-Stokkem Female servers needed
Apply 16 May - 27 May 10 days
German / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
27 May - 28 May TRUST MEETING Open Dilsen-Stokkem Saturday: committee meetings Sunday morning: trust meeting Old students are welcome. Contact info@pajjota.dhamma.org.
Apply 28 May - 07 Jun Sit & Serve Open Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
04 Jun Open Day Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply 07 Jun - 18 Jun 10 days
Dutch / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply 20 Jun - 01 Jul 10 days
French / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
01 Jul - 02 Jul TRUST MEETING Open Dilsen-Stokkem Saturday: committee meetings Sunday morning: trust meeting Old students are welcome. Contact info@pajjota.dhamma.org.
Apply 04 Jul - 15 Jul 10 days
German / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply 21 Jul - 30 Jul Sati
French / English
Women - Filling Up Men - Open Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
Apply 01 Aug - 12 Aug 10 days
Dutch / English
Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply 15 Aug - 26 Aug 10 days
French / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
26 Aug - 27 Aug TRUST MEETING Open Dilsen-Stokkem Saturday: committee meetings Sunday morning: trust meeting Old students are welcome. Contact info@pajjota.dhamma.org.
29 Aug - 09 Sep 10 days
German / English
Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Dilsen-Stokkem
09 Sep - 26 Sep Sit & Serve Applications accepted starting 09 May Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
26 Sep - 29 Sep 3 Day
German / English
Applications accepted starting 26 May Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
30 Sep - 01 Oct TRUST MEETING Open Dilsen-Stokkem Saturday: committee meetings Sunday morning: trust meeting Old students are welcome. Contact info@pajjota.dhamma.org.
04 Oct - 15 Oct 10 days
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Dilsen-Stokkem
18 Oct - 29 Oct 10 days
French / English
Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Dilsen-Stokkem
31 Oct - 11 Nov 10 days
German / English
Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Dilsen-Stokkem
11 Nov - 12 Nov TRUST MEETING Open Dilsen-Stokkem Saturday: committee meetings Sunday morning: trust meeting Old students are welcome. Contact info@pajjota.dhamma.org.
15 Nov - 26 Nov 10 days
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Dilsen-Stokkem
29 Nov - 02 Dec 3 Day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
07 Dec - 16 Dec Satipatthana
German / English
Applications accepted starting 07 Aug Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
16 Dec - 17 Dec TRUST MEETING Open Dilsen-Stokkem Saturday: committee meetings Sunday morning: trust meeting Old students are welcome. Contact info@pajjota.dhamma.org.
17 Dec - 26 Dec Sit & Serve Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
26 December, 2017 - 06 January, 2018 10 days
French / English
Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Dilsen-Stokkem
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2017 Courses in The Netherlands
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
23 Apr 1-Day
Dutch / English
Completed Amsterdam For old students
Apply* 30 Apr 1-Day
Dutch / English
Open Utrecht For old students
Apply* 07 May 1-Day
Dutch / English
Open Rotterdam For old students
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 21 May 1-Day course for children and teenagers
Dutch / English
Open Utrecht instructions in Dutch only!
Apply* 21 May 1-Day
Dutch / English
Open Amsterdam For old students
Apply* 11 Jun 1-Day
Dutch / English
Open Rotterdam For old students
Apply* 18 Jun 1-Day
Dutch / English
Open Amsterdam For old students
Apply* 25 Jun 1-Day
Dutch / English
Open Utrecht For old students
Apply 23 Jul - 03 Aug 10 days
Dutch / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open De Glind, Amersfoort
27 Aug 1 day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Utrecht For old students
08 Oct 1-Day course for children and teenagers
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 09 Jun Utrecht instructions in Dutch only!
29 Oct 1 day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Utrecht For old students
24 December, 2017 - 04 January, 2018 10 days
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 24 Aug De Glind, Amersfoort
2017 Courses in Belgium
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
23 Apr 1-day Completed Brussels For old students
English
Apply* 21 May 1-Day Open Kapellen, Antwerp For old students
English
Apply* 11 Jun 1-day Open Brussels For old students
English
10 Sep 1 day Applications accepted starting 10 May Ghent For old students
english
01 Oct 1-day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Brussels For old students
English
07 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jun Retie For old students
English
19 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Kapellen, Antwerp For old students
English
09 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Aug Retie For old students
English
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
All Teenagers' and Children's courses are given in Dutch, French and German only. Please visit our teenager's and children's course page for more information and application forms for these courses.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 21 May 1-Day course for children and teenagers
Dutch / English
Open Utrecht instructions in Dutch only!
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 17 Jul - 19 Jul Children`s course (8-12 yr)
German / French / Dutch
Open Dilsen-Stokkem *Dutch/German/French*
15 Sep - 17 Sep Children`s course / Course for Girls (8-18 yr)
German / French / Dutch
Applications accepted starting 16 May Dilsen-Stokkem *Dutch/German/French*
22 Sep - 24 Sep Children`s course / Course for Boys (8-18 yr)
German / French / Dutch
Applications accepted starting 23 May Dilsen-Stokkem *Dutch/German/French*
08 Oct 1-Day course for children and teenagers
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 09 Jun Utrecht instructions in Dutch only!
 
 

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

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

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.

Open Days are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Centre.

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.

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.

 
 
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