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Sumeru
Dhamma Sumeru, Mont Soleil, Switzerland
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): German / French / English

The Swiss Vipassana Centre, also called in Pali, Dhamma Sumeru, meaning “the heavenly mountain of the Dhamma” is located on the Mont-Soleil ("Mount Sun") in a village of the Swiss Jura mountains on an altitude of 3600 feet surrounded by pastures and forests. Mont-Soleil means in English "Mount Sun" as it is one of the sunniest places in Switzerland and is situated near St.Imier, between Biel and La Chaux-de-Fonds. It was founded in November 1999.

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.
  • Note: Courses are also available throughout the World.
Additional information

Vipassana Meditation Centre - Dhamma Sumeru

 

  • Registration Office for information:
    Tel  +41 32 941 16 70  (answering machine)
    Fax +41 32 941 16 50
  • Centre’s address:
    Vipassana Meditation Centre 
    No. 140
    2610 Mont-Soleil
    Switzerland

 

   

 

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
27 Jul - 29 Jul 2 days course for children
French
Completed Mont Soleil
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 16 Aug 1 day course teenagers 13-18 years
German
Open Zurich
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 16 Aug Children
French / English
Open Martigny
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 28 Nov - 30 Nov 2 days course for children
French
Open Mont Soleil
 
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.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
18 Jun - 29 Jun 10 days course (for new and old students)
German / English
Completed Mont Soleil
02 Jul - 13 Jul 10 days course (for new and old students)
French / English
Completed Mont Soleil
16 Jul - 27 Jul 10 days course (for new and old students)
German / English
Completed Mont Soleil
Apply* 30 Jul - 02 Aug 3 days course (for old students)
German / English
Closed Mont Soleil For old students
03 Aug Meeting of Meditators Open Mont Soleil
Apply* 06 Aug - 17 Aug 10 days course (for new and old students)
French / English
Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Short Wait List Mont Soleil
Apply* 20 Aug - 31 Aug 10 days course (for new and old students)
German / English
Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Mont Soleil
Apply* 02 Sep - 13 Sep 10 days course (for new and old students)
French / English
Women - Closed Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Mont Soleil
Apply* 17 Sep - 28 Sep 10 days course (for new and old students)
German / English
Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open Mont Soleil
Apply* 30 Sep - 11 Oct 10 days course (for new and old students)
French / English
Women - Closed Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Mont Soleil
12 Oct Meeting of Meditators Open Mont Soleil
Apply* 15 Oct - 26 Oct 10 days course (for new and old students)
German / English
Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Mont Soleil
Apply* 30 Oct - 02 Nov 3 days course (for old students only)
French / English
Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Mont Soleil For old students
Apply* 07 Nov - 16 Nov Satipatthana course (for old students only)
German / English
Open Mont Soleil For old students
17 Nov - 24 Nov Sit & Serve program for old students Open Mont Soleil
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10 days course (for new and old students)
French / English
Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Mont Soleil
13 Dec 1 day course (for old students)
French / English
Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Mont Soleil For old students
14 Dec Meeting of Meditators Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Mont Soleil
22 December, 2014 - 02 January, 2015 10 days course (for new and old students)
German / English
Applications accepted starting 22 Aug Mont Soleil
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Dhamma Sumeru Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 16 Aug 1 day course teenagers 13-18 years
German
Open Zurich
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 16 Aug Children
French / English
Open Martigny
 
 

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

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

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.

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 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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