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Sobhana
Dhamma Sobhana, Ödeshög, Östergötlands län [SE-05], Sweden
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Swedish / English

Dhamma Sobhana means "Beauty of Dhamma" in Pali language and is the first Vipassana centre to be established in the Nordic area. It's located in central Sweden, near Ödeshög, Vadstena and Linköping. By car it's about two and a half hours from Stockholm and Gothenburg (Göteborg), and about three and a half hours from Malmö. The centre was established in 2007 to serve mainly the Nordic area but students come from all over the world. Dhamma Sobhana offers 20-25 courses a year, with about 1 600 students.
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: Dhamma Sobhana, Holmen 1, S-599 93 Ödeshög, Sweden

Email: info@sobhana.dhamma.org

Phone: [46](0) 143 - 211 36

Applications are accepted from 8 pm (9 pm with daylight savings time) on the day the course opens for registration.

Sweden 1-day courses

Norway

Denmark

Finland


 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 May - 06 May Children 8-12 years
Swedish
Applications accepted starting 03 Feb Ödeshög The course is held in Swedish only
 
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.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Nov - 19 Nov 10-Day Completed Ödeshög
22 Nov - 26 Nov 3 Day Course for Old Students Completed Ödeshög For old students
26 Nov - 06 Dec Work Period Completed Ödeshög For old students
03 Dec Trust Meeting Completed Ödeshög For old students
Sunday 11.30-12.30: Trust meeting
All old students welcome!
Apply 06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day In Progress Ödeshög
Apply 17 Dec - 27 Dec Work Period Open Ödeshög For old students
Apply 27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10-Day Wait List Ödeshög
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 10 Jan - 21 Jan 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Ödeshög
Apply 24 Jan - 04 Feb 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Ödeshög
Apply 07 Feb - 18 Feb 10-Day
Danish / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Ödeshög Course languages. English and Danish
Priority will be given to Danish speakers until January 7.
Apply 18 Feb - 28 Feb Work Period Open Ödeshög For old students
Apply 24 Feb - 25 Feb Trust Meeting Weekend Open Ödeshög For old students
Saturday: Committee meetings
Sunday 9.15-12.30: Trust meeting
All old students welcome!
Apply 28 Feb - 11 Mar 10-Day New Women - Wait List Old Women - Open New Men - Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Ödeshög
14 Mar - 25 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Dec Ödeshög
28 Mar - 08 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Dec Ödeshög
Apply 10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-Day
Persian (Farsi) / English
Open Ödeshög Course languages: English and Persian (Farsi)
Priority will be given to Farsi speakers until March 10.
21 Apr - 22 Apr Trust Meeting Weekend Applications accepted starting 21 Jan Ödeshög For old students
Saturday: Committee meetings
Sunday 9.15-12.30: Trust meeting
All old students welcome!
25 Apr - 29 Apr 3 Day Course for Old Students Applications accepted starting 25 Jan Ödeshög For old students
29 Apr - 09 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Jan Ödeshög For old students
09 May - 20 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Feb Ödeshög
23 May - 03 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Feb Ödeshög
06 Jun - 17 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Mar Ödeshög
17 Jun - 25 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Mar Ödeshög For old students
23 Jun - 24 Jun Trust Meeting Weekend Applications accepted starting 25 Mar Ödeshög For old students
Saturday: Committee meetings
Sunday 9.15-12.30: Trust meeting
All old students welcome!
25 Jun - 04 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 27 Mar Ödeshög For old students
05 Jul - 09 Jul European Trustees and Dhamma Servers Meeting
English
Applications accepted starting 06 Jan Ödeshög
11 Jul - 22 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Apr Ödeshög
25 Jul - 05 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Apr Ödeshög
08 Aug - 19 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 May Ödeshög
21 Aug - 01 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 May Ödeshög
01 Sep - 02 Sep Trust Meeting Weekend Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Ödeshög For old students
Saturday: Committee meetings
Sunday 9.15-12.30: Trust meeting
All old students welcome!
01 Sep - 12 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Ödeshög For old students
12 Sep - 16 Sep 3 Day Course for Old Students Applications accepted starting 14 Jun Ödeshög For old students
19 Sep - 30 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Ödeshög
03 Oct - 14 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jul Ödeshög
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jul Ödeshög
27 Oct - 28 Oct Trust Meeting Weekend Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Ödeshög For old students
Saturday: Committee meetings
Sunday 9.15-12.30: Trust meeting
All old students welcome!
27 Oct - 07 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Ödeshög For old students
07 Nov - 18 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Aug Ödeshög
21 Nov - 25 Nov 3 Day Course for Old Students Applications accepted starting 23 Aug Ödeshög For old students
25 Nov - 04 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Ödeshög For old students
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Sep Ödeshög
15 Dec - 16 Dec Trust Meeting Weekend Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Ödeshög For old students
Saturday: Committee meetings
Sunday 9.15-12.30: Trust meeting
All old students welcome!
15 Dec - 26 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Ödeshög For old students
26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Ödeshög
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2017 Denmark Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 17 Dec 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Wait List Copenhagen For old students
2018 Denmark Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 29 Mar - 02 Apr 3-Day Open Hvalsø, Denmark For old students
18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-Day
Danish / English
Applications accepted starting 18 Apr Aabybro
2017 Finland Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Nov 1-Day Completed Helsinki For old students
09 Dec 1-Day Completed Helsinki For old students
Apply 16 Dec 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Salo For old students
2017 Norway Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 Nov 1-Day Completed Oslo For old students
2017 Sweden 1-day courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
12 Nov 1-Day Completed Gothenburg For old students
25 Nov 1-Day Completed Stockholm Södermalm For old students
2018 Sweden 1-day courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 11 Mar 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Gothenburg For old students
15 Apr 1-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Gothenburg For old students
20 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Feb Gothenburg 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.sobhana.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

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

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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