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

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.

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 04 Jun 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 .

 

 

08 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro

Teen ages 13 - 16 years. Information 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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 May - 15 May 10-Day In Progress Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro male and female servers needed
Apply 18 May - 29 May 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro male servers needed
Apply 30 May - 07 Jun Work Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students

Please apply in advance. Processing may take up to 2 weeks.

All applications should be to serve

Apply 03 Jun - 04 Jun Old Student Program Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 05 Jun 1-Day Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 08 Jun - 19 Jun 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 22 Jun - 03 Jul 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 06 Jul - 17 Jul 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 20 Jul - 31 Jul 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
17 Aug - 28 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 May Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 01 Sep - 02 Oct 30-Day Open Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
03 Oct - 04 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Please apply in advance. Processing may take up to 2 weeks.
23 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
13 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Oct Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
04 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Miguel Pereira, Rio de Janeiro For old students
07 Dec - 18 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep 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.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana 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.

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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