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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* 22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day
German / English
In Progress Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply* 05 Aug - 26 Aug 20-Day Women - Open Men - Open Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Closed Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
Apply* 28 Aug - 31 Aug 3-Day
Dutch / English
Women - Closed Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
Apply* 02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day
French / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply* 17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day
Dutch / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply* 01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day
German / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply* 14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day
Dutch / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply* 27 Oct - 12 Nov Sit & Serve Period Open Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
Apply* 12 Nov - 23 Nov 10-Day
French / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply* 24 Nov - 02 Dec Sit & Serve Period Open Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
27 Nov - 30 Nov 3-Day
French / English
Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day
German / English
Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Dilsen-Stokkem
15 Dec - 24 Dec Satipatthana Sutta
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 15 Aug Dilsen-Stokkem For old students
26 December, 2014 - 06 January, 2015 10-Day
Dutch / 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* 27 Jul - 07 Aug 10-Day
Dutch / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open De Glind, Amersfoort Servers needed
31 Aug 1-day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Utrecht For old students
Apply* 21 Sep 1-day
Dutch / English
Open Amsterdam For old students
28 Sep 1-day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Utrecht For old students
26 Oct 1-day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Utrecht For old students
Apply* 16 Nov 1-day
Dutch / English
Open Amsterdam For old students
30 Nov 1-day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Utrecht For old students
Apply* 21 Dec 1-day
Dutch / English
Open Amsterdam For old students
23 December, 2014 - 03 January, 2015 10-Day
Dutch / English
Applications accepted starting 23 Aug De Glind, Amersfoort
2014 Courses in Belgium
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 27 Jul 1-Day Open Hasselt For old students
Apply* 30 Aug 1-Day Open Hasselt Note: New Dates!For old students
Apply* 28 Sep 1-Day Open Brussels For old students
Apply* 05 Oct 1-Day Open Hasselt For old students
Apply* 26 Oct 1-Day Open Ghent For old students
Apply* 23 Nov 1-Day Open Antwerp For old students
14 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Aug 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.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 31 Oct - 02 Nov 31th Oct- 2 Nov | Children`s course / Course for Girls (8-18 yr)
Dutch / French / German
Open Dilsen-Stokkem
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 07 Nov - 09 Nov 7th -9th Nov | Children`s course / Course for Boys (8-18 yr)
Dutch / French / German
Open Dilsen-Stokkem
 
 

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.

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.

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.

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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