in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
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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.
- Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
- Please carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course.
- Fully and completely fill out all the sections of application form and submit it. An application is required to register for all courses.
- 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.
- If your application is accepted then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.
Address: Centro de Meditação Vipassana - Dhamma Santi
Mobile:  (21) 98112-3089
Students may apply to up to 2 courses at this center, if both courses have waiting lists. If the student is later accepted into a course, the other application will be deleted. Any additional applications will not be processed. These criteria are valid for all courses in Brazilian locations and regards applications for all Latin American locations. There is no limit for applications to serve.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
|Attend / Serve||Dates||Course Type||Status||Location||Comments|
|Apply||22 Feb - 05 Mar||10-Day||Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro|
|Apply||09 Mar - 17 Mar||Satipatthana Sutta||New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Wait List||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro||
For old students
|Apply||18 Mar - 19 Mar||Old Student Annual Meeting||Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro||
For old students
All enrollments should be as servers
|Apply||22 Mar - 02 Apr||10-Day||Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro|
|Apply||05 Apr - 16 Apr||10-Day||Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro|
|Apply||19 Apr - 30 Apr||10-Day||Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro|
|Apply||05 May - 26 May||20-Day||New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro||
For old students
|27 May - 13 Jun||Work Period||Applications accepted starting 01 Mar||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro||
For old students
|02 Jun - 03 Jun||Gardening activities||Applications accepted starting 10 May||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro||
For old students
All applications should be sent as servers
|04 Jun||1-Day||Applications accepted starting 10 May||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro||
Note: New Dates!For old students
|14 Jun - 25 Jun||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 10 Mar||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro|
|28 Jun - 09 Jul||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 20 Mar||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro|
|12 Jul - 23 Jul||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 10 Apr||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro|
|26 Jul - 06 Aug||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 20 Apr||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro|
|07 Aug - 23 Dec||Work Period||Applications accepted starting 10 Jun||Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro||
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.santi.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.
Questions may be addressed to Email: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.