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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 / Italian / 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

 

   

 

Course registration opens at 10am
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 28 Apr - 30 Apr Children
German / English
Open Mont Soleil 8-13 years boys and girls mixed - Girls 14-18 years old
15 Sep - 17 Sep Children
French / English
Applications accepted starting 17 May Mont Soleil Girls 8-18 years old - Boys 8-13 years old
24 Nov - 26 Nov Children
German / English
Applications accepted starting 25 Jul Mont Soleil 8-13 years boys and girls mixed - boys 14-18 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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 January, 2016 - 31 December, 2020 Service in between courses In Progress Mont Soleil For old students
Service IN BETWEEN courses ONLY no long term server - only students who already completed at least one course
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Feb - 26 Feb 10-Day
French / English
Completed Mont Soleil
03 Mar - 12 Mar Satipatthana Sutta
French / English
Completed Mont Soleil For old students
Female Servers needed!
15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day
German / English
Completed Mont Soleil
Apply 28 Mar - 08 Apr 10-Day
French / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Short Wait List Mont Soleil
09 Apr Meeting of meditators Open Mont Soleil For old students
The meeting is for old students only. Please contact the center, on 032 941 16 70, if you wish to attend.
Apply 12 Apr - 23 Apr 10-Day
German / English
Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Short Wait List Mont Soleil
Apply 24 Apr - 27 Apr Sit & Serve Household & Garden
English
Open Mont Soleil For old students
Apply 04 May - 07 May 3-Day
German / English
Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Mont Soleil For old students
Apply 10 May - 21 May 10-Day
French / English
Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Short Wait List Mont Soleil
Apply 22 May - 28 May Sit & Serve Household
English
Open Mont Soleil For old students
Apply 29 May - 09 Jun 10-Day
German / English
Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Mont Soleil
Apply 10 Jun 1-Day
German / English
Open Mont Soleil For old students
Start time 08:30 - End time 16:15
10 Jun - 11 Jun Meeting of meditators Open Mont Soleil For old students
The meeting is for old students only. Please contact the center, on 032 941 16 70, if you wish to attend.
Apply 14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day
Italian / English
Women - Long Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Filling Up Mont Soleil Priority is given to students with mother language Italian; other applications will be dealt with 1 month before the course starts.
Apply 28 Jun - 09 Jul 10-Day
French / English
Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Filling Up Mont Soleil
Apply 12 Jul - 23 Jul 10-Day
German / English
Women - Closed Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Mont Soleil
Apply 25 Jul - 05 Aug 10-Day
French / English
Women - Closed Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Short Wait List Mont Soleil
06 Aug Meeting of meditators Open Mont Soleil For old students
The meeting is for old students only. Please contact the center, on 032 941 16 70, if you wish to attend.
09 Aug - 20 Aug 10-Day
German / English
Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Mont Soleil
23 Aug - 26 Aug 3-Day
German / English
Applications accepted starting 25 Apr Mont Soleil For old students
Apply 27 Aug Open Door Day
English
Open Mont Soleil
30 Aug - 10 Sep 10-Day
French / English
Applications accepted starting 30 Apr Mont Soleil
Apply 11 Sep - 14 Sep Sit & Serve Garden
English
Open Mont Soleil For old students
19 Sep - 30 Sep 10-Day
German / English
Applications accepted starting 21 May Mont Soleil
30 Sep Meeting of meditators Open Mont Soleil For old students
The meeting is for old students only. Please contact the center, on 032 941 16 70, if you wish to attend.
04 Oct - 15 Oct 10-Day
French / English
Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Mont Soleil
16 Oct - 26 Oct Sit & Serve Household
English
Applications accepted starting 19 Apr Mont Soleil For old students
22 Oct 1-Day
French / English
Applications accepted starting 24 Jun Mont Soleil For old students
27 Oct - 05 Nov Satipatthana Sutta
German / English
Applications accepted starting 25 Jun Mont Soleil For old students
08 Nov - 19 Nov 10-Day
German / English
Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Mont Soleil
29 Nov - 02 Dec 3-Day
German / English
Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Mont Soleil For old students
02 Dec - 03 Dec Meeting of meditators Open Mont Soleil For old students
The meeting is for old students only. Please contact the center, on 032 941 16 70, if you wish to attend.
06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day
French / English
Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Mont Soleil
21 December, 2017 - 01 January, 2018 10-Day
German / English
Applications accepted starting 20 Aug Mont Soleil
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2017 Dhamma Sumeru Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
12 Mar 1-Day
German / English
Completed Dornbirn For old students
Apply 02 Apr 1-Day
German / English
Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Dornbirn For old students
Region Lake Constance
Apply 07 May 1-Day
German / English
Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Dornbirn For old students
Region Lake Constance
Apply 25 Jun 1-Day
German / English
Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Dornbirn For old students
Region Lake Constance
2017 Dhamma Sumeru (Non center location Primadengo) Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 13 Apr - 17 Apr 3-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Short Wait List Primadengo For old students
Italiano/English
 
 

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.

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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