Wheel of Dhamma

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Santi
Dhamma Santi, Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Portuguese / 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. The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are courses all over the world. 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

Address: Centro de Meditação Vipassana - Dhamma Santi

Email: info@santi.dhamma.org

Mobile: [55] (21) 98112-3089

To apply for courses in others states, please access www.dhamma.org, Latin America, Brazil and choose the place of your preference

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 23 Aug Children Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro

For Children ages 8 - 12 years.  Informations at http://www.santi.dhamma.org/criancas/ or email childrens-course@santi.dhamma.org .

 

Apply* 20 Sep Children Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro

For Children ages 8 - 12 years.  Informations at http://www.santi.dhamma.org/criancas/ or email childrens-course@santi.dhamma.org .

 

 
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
30 Jul - 10 Aug 10-Day In Progress Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 11 Aug - 07 Sep Work Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 24 Aug 1-Day Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 08 Sep - 12 Oct Work Period Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 21 Sep 1-Day Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 01 Oct - 04 Oct 3-Day Open Minas Gerais New Course!!For old students
course to be held in Conselheiro Lafaiete (MG) - - course ends October 4th 5pm
Apply 06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Minas Gerais New Course!!Note: New Dates!
Course to be held in Conselheiro Lafaiete, MG.
Apply 15 Oct - 15 Nov 30-Day Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 19 Nov - 23 Nov 3-Day Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
26 Nov - 07 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
10 Dec - 21 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
26 December, 2014 - 06 January, 2015 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Jan - 18 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
21 Jan - 01 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Oct Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
04 Feb - 08 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
11 Feb - 22 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Nov Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
25 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
12 Mar - 21 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 10 Dec Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
course ends Friday March 20th at 5 pm
21 Mar - 22 Mar Old Student Program Applications accepted starting 10 Dec Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jan Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
 
 

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

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

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.

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.

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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