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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 1 500 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.
 
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 to Attend* Apply to Serve* 30 Sep - 02 Oct Childrens Course 8-12 years old
Swedish
Open Ödeshög The course is conducted 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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Jul - 24 Jul 10-Day Completed Ödeshög
27 Jul - 07 Aug 10-Day Completed Ödeshög
10 Aug - 21 Aug 10-Day Completed Ödeshög
14 Aug 1-Day
English
Completed Copenhagen For old students
21 Aug 1-Day Completed Stockholm For old students
Apply* 25 Aug - 03 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Course
English
Open Ödeshög For old students
Apply* 03 Sep - 04 Sep Trust Meeting Weekend Open Ödeshög For old students
Apply* 07 Sep - 18 Sep 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open Ödeshög
Apply 11 Sep 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Uppsala For old students
Apply* 11 Sep 1-Day
English
Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Copenhagen For old students
18 Sep Open Days Open Ödeshög Open Days 12 noon - 5 pm. All welcome!
Apply* 21 Sep - 24 Sep 3 Day Course for Old Students Open Ödeshög For old students
Apply* 25 Sep 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Gothenburg For old students
Apply 26 Sep - 05 Oct Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Ödeshög For old students
Apply 05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Ödeshög
Apply* 09 Oct 1-Day
English
Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Copenhagen For old students
Apply 17 Oct - 26 Oct Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Ödeshög For old students
Apply 22 Oct - 23 Oct Trust Meeting Weekend Open Ödeshög For old students
Apply 26 Oct - 06 Nov 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Filling Up New Men - Wait List Old Men - Open Servers - Open Ödeshög
Apply 30 Oct 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Gothenburg For old students
Apply 09 Nov - 20 Nov 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Wait List Old Men - Open Servers - Open Ödeshög
Apply 21 Nov - 29 Nov Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Ödeshög For old students
29 Nov - 10 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Ödeshög
Apply 10 Dec - 11 Dec Trust Meeting Weekend Open Ödeshög For old students
14 Dec - 18 Dec 3 Day Course for Old Students Applications accepted starting 14 Sep Ödeshög For old students
Apply 19 Dec - 28 Dec Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Ödeshög For old students
28 December, 2016 - 08 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Ödeshög
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Jan - 22 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Ödeshög
25 Jan - 05 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Oct Ödeshög
08 Feb - 19 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Nov Ödeshög
19 Feb - 01 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Ödeshög For old students
25 Feb - 26 Feb Trust Meeting Weekend Applications accepted starting 27 Nov Ödeshög For old students
01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Ödeshög
15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Dec Ödeshög
28 Mar - 08 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Dec Ödeshög
08 Apr - 09 Apr Trust Meeting Weekend Applications accepted starting 08 Jan Ödeshög For old students
12 Apr - 23 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Ödeshög
23 Apr - 03 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Jan Ödeshög For old students
03 May - 07 May 3 Day Course for Old Students Applications accepted starting 02 Feb Ödeshög For old students
10 May - 21 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Feb Ödeshög
24 May - 04 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Feb Ödeshög
06 Jun - 17 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Mar Ödeshög
17 Jun - 18 Jun Trust Meeting Weekend Applications accepted starting 19 Mar Ödeshög For old students
17 Jun - 28 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Mar Ödeshög For old students
28 Jun - 09 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Mar Ödeshög
12 Jul - 23 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Apr Ödeshög
26 Jul - 06 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Ödeshög
09 Aug - 20 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 May Ödeshög
20 Aug - 31 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 May Ödeshög For old students
27 Aug Open Day Open Ödeshög Open Day 12 noon - 5 pm. All welcome!
31 Aug - 09 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Ödeshög For old students
09 Sep - 10 Sep Trust Meeting Weekend Applications accepted starting 11 Jun Ödeshög For old students
13 Sep - 17 Sep 3 Day Course for Old Students Applications accepted starting 15 Jun Ödeshög For old students
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jun Ödeshög
04 Oct - 15 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Ödeshög
15 Oct - 25 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 17 Jul Ödeshög For old students
21 Oct - 22 Oct Trust Meeting Weekend Applications accepted starting 23 Jul Ödeshög For old students
25 Oct - 05 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Ödeshög
08 Nov - 19 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Ödeshög
22 Nov - 26 Nov 3 Day Course for Old Students Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Ödeshög For old students
26 Nov - 06 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 28 Aug Ödeshög For old students
02 Dec - 03 Dec Trust Meeting Weekend Applications accepted starting 03 Sep Ödeshög For old students
06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Sep Ödeshög
17 Dec - 27 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Ödeshög For old students
27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Ödeshög
 
 

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.

Open Days are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Centre.

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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