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Sarana
Dhamma Saraṇa, Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo, Brazil
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Portuguese

Dhamma Sarana is located in Santana de Parnaíba, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from downtown São Paulo. The property covers a total of 196 hectares (484 acres). Environmental legislation protects most of this land from development, leaving around five hectares (12 acres) available for construction. The protected land helps to make the center a true refuge.
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

Associação Vipassana de São Paulo

Physical Address: Rua Nhambu s/n, Fazenda Santa Helena, Rancho Tucsons, Santana de Parnaíba- São Paulo- CEP 06511-050

Postal Address: Caixa Postal, 54 - - Santana de Parnaíba - São Paulo, Brasil

e-mail: [email protected] / www.sarana.dhamma.org
Mobile: +55 (35) 99219-4184 TIM / 99890-7474 VIVO / (19) 98190-3715 TIM

Students of 10-Day courses and Satipatthana Sutta courses (excluding servers): A student may only apply to SIT ONE COURSE at a time regardless of the center location in Latin America, course dates or waiting list status. Additional applications will not be processed.
 
Students of 10-Day courses (non servers): priority granted to new students and old students who haven’t sat recently.
 
Opening inscriptions schedule: on the stipulated date, approximately at 5 a.m. local time.

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Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Feb Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 24 Dec Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo Anapana Meditation course for teenagers between 13 and 15 years old
12 May Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo Anapana Meditation course for children between 8 and 12 years old
 
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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Nov - 18 Nov 10-Day In Progress Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
Apply 18 Nov - 20 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 21 Nov - 02 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
Apply 02 Dec - 04 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
16 Dec - 25 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 Nov Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
23 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Nov Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Closed Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For this course, priority is given to new students and old students, who have not sit a 10 day course in 2018.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
06 Jan - 08 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 06 Dec Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
20 Jan - 22 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
23 Jan - 03 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Nov Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
03 Feb - 05 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 03 Jan Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
06 Feb - 17 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Dec Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
17 Feb - 19 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 17 Jan Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
27 Feb - 10 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Dec Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
10 Mar - 12 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 10 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
13 Mar - 24 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jan Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
24 Mar - 26 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 24 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
27 Mar - 07 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jan Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
07 Apr - 09 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 07 Mar Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
21 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 21 Mar Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
24 Apr - 05 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
05 May - 06 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 05 Apr Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
07 May - 11 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Mar Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
The course will end at about 7:30a.m on the 4th day.
11 May - 21 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 11 Apr Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
19 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Apr Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Mar Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
02 Jun - 04 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 May Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Apr Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
16 Jun - 18 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 May Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Apr Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
30 Jun - 02 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 30 May Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 May Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
14 Jul - 16 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 14 Jun Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 May Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
28 Jul - 30 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 28 Jun Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 May Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
11 Aug - 27 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 11 Jul Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
28 Aug - 08 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jun Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
08 Sep - 12 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 08 Aug Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
13 Sep - 21 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 13 Jul Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
The course ends around 5 p.m. of the last day.
22 Sep - 24 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Aug Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
25 Sep - 06 Oct Executive Course Applications accepted starting 25 Jul Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
 
 

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.sarana.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: [email protected]

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.

10-day Executive Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation especially for business executives and government officials where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. For more information please visit the Executive course website. 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 7:30am.

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.

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.