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

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: info@sao-paulo.br.dhamma.org / www.sarana.dhamma.org
Mobile: +55 (35) 99219-4184 TIM / 99890-7474 VIVO / (11) 998271-1728 VIVO

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 17 Apr Children / Teens Open Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana Children course - age between 8 and 12 yrs old at Dhamma Sarana in Santana de Parnaíba, SP
 
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
Apply 15 Feb - 15 Mar Work Period Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Service period at Dhamma Sarana in Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo. Construction of meditation hall, kitchen and accommodations improvements, cleaning, gardening and others, in order to prepare the new Center for courses starting in March. You may apply for long periods, part-time or interleaved.  When filling in the form, please inform the date of arrival (can be earlier than the beginning of the service period) and departure date. www.sarana.dhamma.org
Apply 23 Mar - 03 Apr 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo

Presently we are making improvements at the new Center Dhamma Sarana in Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo (www.sarana.dhamma.org) to make it possible to offer the first 10-day course in March 2016. Applications for this first course will be open for OLD STUDENTS only.   

Apply 10 Apr 1-Day Open Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana For old students
1-day course at Dhamma Sarana, Santana de Parnaíba, SP.
Apply 20 Apr - 01 May 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana 10-day course at Dhamma Sarana, Santana de Parnaíba, SP
Apply 04 May - 15 May 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana 10-day course at Dhamma Sarana in Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
18 May - 21 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Feb Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana For old students
3-day course at Dhamma Sarana in Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo. 
22 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana For old students
1-day course at Dhamma Sarana, Santana de Parnaíba, SP
25 May - 05 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Feb Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana 10-day course at Dhamma Sarana in Santana de Parnaíba, SP
08 Jun - 17 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 09 Mar Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana For old students
Satipatthana Sutta course at Dhamma Sarana in Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
19 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana For old students
1-day course at Dhamma Sarana in Santana de parnaíba, SP
22 Jun - 03 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Mar Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana 10-day course at Dhamma Sarana in Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo.
06 Jul - 17 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Apr Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana 10-day course at Dhamma Sarana in Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo.
20 Jul - 31 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Apr Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana 10-day course at Dhamma Sarana in Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 May Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana 10-day course at Dhamma Sarana in Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
17 Aug - 28 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 May Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana 10-day course at Dhamma Sarana in Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
31 Aug - 11 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Centro de Meditação Vipassana Dhamma Sarana 10-day course at Dhamma Sarana in Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
 
 

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

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

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.

 
 
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