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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 Teenager's 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.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 24 Nov - 02 Dec Sit & Serve Period In Progress Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
Apply* 27 Nov - 30 Nov 3-Day
French / English
Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
Apply* 02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day
German / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem Servers are needed.




Apply* 15 Dec - 24 Dec Satipatthana Sutta
Dutch / English
Women - Short Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
Apply* 26 December, 2014 - 06 January, 2015 10-Day
Dutch / English
Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Dilsen-Stokkem
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 07 Jan - 18 Jan 10 Day Course
Dutch / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply* 20 Jan - 31 Jan 10 days
French / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply* 02 Feb - 11 Feb Sit & Serve Period Open Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
Apply* 05 Feb - 08 Feb 3 days
French / English
Open Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
Apply* 11 Feb - 22 Feb 10 days
German / English
Women - Long Wait List New Men - Open Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply* 25 Feb - 08 Mar 10 days
Dutch / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply* 11 Mar - 22 Mar 10 days
French / English
New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply* 24 Mar - 04 Apr 10 days
German / English
New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10 days
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 08 Dec Dilsen-Stokkem
20 Apr - 12 May Sit & Serve Period Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
07 May - 10 May 3-Day
German / English
Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
12 May - 23 May 10 Days
French / English
Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Dilsen-Stokkem
27 May - 07 Jun 10 Days
German / English
Applications accepted starting 27 Jan Dilsen-Stokkem
08 Jun - 17 Jun Sit & Serve Period Applications accepted starting 08 Feb Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
14 Jun Open Day Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Dilsen-Stokkem From 1:30 - 5 pm: All welcome
17 Jun - 28 Jun 10 days
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 17 Feb Dilsen-Stokkem
30 Jun - 11 Jul 10 days
German / English
Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Dilsen-Stokkem
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10 days
French / English
Applications accepted starting 15 Mar Dilsen-Stokkem
27 Jul - 31 Jul Sit & Serve Period Applications accepted starting 27 Mar Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
31 Jul - 09 Aug Satipatthana Sutta
French / English
Applications accepted starting 31 Mar Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
12 Aug - 23 Aug 10 days
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 12 Apr Dilsen-Stokkem
25 Aug - 05 Sep 10 days
French / English
Applications accepted starting 25 Apr Dilsen-Stokkem
09 Sep - 20 Sep 10 days
German / English
Applications accepted starting 09 May Dilsen-Stokkem
21 Sep - 30 Sep Sit & Serve Period Applications accepted starting 21 May Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10 days
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 30 May Dilsen-Stokkem
13 Oct - 24 Oct 10 days
French / English
Applications accepted starting 13 Jun Dilsen-Stokkem
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10 days
German / English
Applications accepted starting 28 Jun Dilsen-Stokkem
09 Nov - 24 Nov Sit & Serve Period Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
11 Nov - 14 Nov 3 Days
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 11 Jul Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
24 Nov - 05 Dec 10 days
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 24 Jul Dilsen-Stokkem
07 Dec - 11 Dec Sit & Serve Period Applications accepted starting 07 Aug Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
11 Dec - 20 Dec Satipatthana Sutta
German / English
Applications accepted starting 11 Aug Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
21 Dec - 26 Dec Sit & Serve Period Applications accepted starting 21 Aug Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
26 December, 2015 - 06 January, 2016 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.
2014 Courses in The Netherlands
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 30 Nov 1-day
Dutch / English
Open Utrecht For old students
Apply* 14 Dec 1 day
Dutch / English
Open Rotterdam For old students
Apply* 21 Dec 1-day
Dutch / English
Open Amsterdam For old students
Apply* 23 December, 2014 - 03 January, 2015 10-Day
Dutch / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open De Glind, Amersfoort
2015 Courses in The Netherlands
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 11 Jan 1-Day
Dutch / English
Open Rotterdam For old students
Apply* 25 Jan 1 day
Dutch / English
Open Utrecht For old students
Apply* 14 Feb 1-Day
Dutch / English
Open Rotterdam For old students
Apply* 22 Feb 1 day
Dutch / English
Open Utrecht For old students
Apply* 07 Mar 1-Day
Dutch / English
Open Rotterdam For old students
29 Mar 1 day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 29 Nov Utrecht For old students
12 Apr 1-Day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 13 Dec Rotterdam For old students
26 Apr 1 day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 27 Dec Utrecht For old students
10 May 1-Day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 10 Jan Rotterdam For old students
31 May 1 day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 31 Jan Utrecht For old students
14 Jun 1-Day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Rotterdam For old students
28 Jun 1 day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Utrecht For old students
26 Jul - 06 Aug 10 days
Dutch / English
CANCELLED De Glind, Amersfoort
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10 days
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 20 Aug De Glind, Amersfoort
2014 Courses in Belgium
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Dec 1-Day CANCELLED Hasselt For old students
Apply* 14 Dec 1-Day Open Brussels For old students
 
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.
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Apr - 26 Apr Children`s course / Course for Girls (8-18 yr)
German / French / Dutch
Applications accepted starting 24 Dec Dilsen-Stokkem *Dutch/German/French*
01 May - 03 May Children`s course / Course for Boys (8-18 yr)
German / French / Dutch
Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Dilsen-Stokkem *Dutch/German/French*
25 Sep - 27 Sep Children`s course - for Boys & Girls (8–12 yr)
German / French / Dutch
Applications accepted starting 25 May Dilsen-Stokkem *Dutch/German/French*
 
 

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.

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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