Wheel of Dhamma

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Dhamma Phala, Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. To those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation we recommend visiting the International Vipassana website for an introduction. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
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 in Philippines
S.N. Goenka Vipassana Philippines, Inc.
26 Nova Scotia Street
Loyola Grand Villas, Quezon City, Philippines 1105
Tel: (+63) [2] 632 6506, (+63) [2] 478 6512
Mobile: (+63)917 8676408, (+63)916 9708578
Email: info@phala.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.phala.dhamma.org
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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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Mar - 20 Mar 10-Day Completed Dasmarinas City
27 Apr - 08 May 10-Day Completed Dasmarinas City
11 May - 22 May 10-Day Completed Dasmarinas City
25 May - 05 Jun 10-Day Completed Dasmarinas City
20 Jul - 31 Jul 10-Day Completed Dasmarinas City
03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day Completed Dasmarinas City
26 Oct - 06 Nov 10-Day Completed Dasmarinas City
16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Completed Dasmarinas City The assistant teachers conducting the course speak English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
2017 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
29 Jan 1-Day Completed Dasmarinas City For old students
Old Students, please bring your own vegetarian packed-lunch. Email info@phala.dhamma.org
26 Feb 1-Day Completed Scott Residence, Quezon City For old students
There will be an Old Students' Meeting from 4:30 to 6:00pm, after the end of the 1-Day Course.
26 Feb Old Student Meeting Completed Scott Residence, Quezon City For old students
The Old Students' Meeting is from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, right after the end of the 1-Day Course.
Apply 26 Mar 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Closed Scott Residence, Quezon City For old students
If you cannot join the course, you are welcome to join the Old Students' Meeting that will happen after the course, from 4:30 to 6pm.
Apply 23 Apr 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Closed Scott Residence, Quezon City For old students

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

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

Old Student Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening 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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