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Suttama
Dhamma Suttama, Montebello, Quebec, Canada
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following languages: French and English

The Québec Vipassana Centre, also called in Pali, Dhamma Suttama, meaning “the best of Dhamma,” is located halfway between Montréal and Ottawa/Gatineau, five kilometers north of Montebello. On this exceptional property, in a tranquil, open valley surrounded by forest, the centre can accommodate more than 100 students per course. Purchased in February 2011, the new centre continues to uphold the mission of the former Sutton centre established in 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.
Additional information
Québec Vipassana Meditation Centre - Dhamma Suttama
  • Registration Office for information (answering machine): [1] 514-481-3504
  • Fax (Registration to sit a course): [1] 514-879-3437,
  • Fax (Registration to serve a course): [1] 514-879-8981
  • Centre’s address: Québec Vipassana Meditation Centre, 810, Côte Azelie, Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours, Montebello (Québec), Canada J0V 1L0

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Unless otherwise noted, all courses are bilingual English and French.

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Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for ages 8-17 years old: please ensure that we receive your application form 5 days before the start date of the course. See "Comments" for any special instructions for these courses.
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Oct Children Open Montebello

Course for Children ages 8-12 - English - See Course Timetable

Please fill out this form if your child wants to attend the course in ENGLISH.

Apply 01 Oct Children Open Montebello

Course for Children ages 8-12 - French- See Course Timetable

Please fill out this form if your child wants to attend the course in FRENCH.

 

 

Apply 02 Oct Teen Open Montebello

New! Course for Teenagers ages 13-17 - English - See Course Timetable

Please fill out this form if your child wants to attend the course in ENGLISH.

Apply 02 Oct Teen Open Montebello

New! Course for Teenagers ages 13-17 - French   See Course Timetable

Please fill out this form if your child wants to attend the course in FRENCH.

2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
29 Apr Children
French
Applications accepted starting 29 Oct Montebello

Course for Children ages 8-12 - French- See Course Timetable

Please fill out this form if your child wants to attend the course in FRENCH.

 
29 Apr Children
English
Applications accepted starting 29 Oct Montebello

Course for Children ages 8-12 - English - See Course Timetable

Please fill out this form if your child wants to attend the course in ENGLISH.

30 Apr Teen Applications accepted starting 29 Oct Montebello

New! Course for Teenagers ages 13-17 - French   See Course Timetable

Please fill out this form if your child wants to attend the course in FRENCH.

30 Apr Teen Applications accepted starting 29 Oct Montebello

New! Course for Teenagers ages 13-17 - English - See Course Timetable

Please fill out this form if your child wants to attend the course in ENGLISH.

 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2016 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 11 Sep 1-Day Open Quebec City For old students
Apply 27 Sep - 01 Oct 3-Day Open Montebello For old students

Starts on TUESDAY

Men and women servers are welcome

Apply 02 Nov - 06 Nov 3-Day Open Montebello For old students
Apply 20 Dec - 24 Dec 3-Day Open Montebello For old students
Starts on TUESDAY
2017 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Feb - 25 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Montebello For old students
Starts on TUESDAY
25 Apr - 29 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Oct Montebello For old students
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

Students are expected at the centre between 2 and 4 pm for the registration period and the orientation. The course ends the morning of the 11th day by 6:30 am.

Click the 'Apply' link to complete an application. Old students will have the option to serve or to sit the course.

2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Jul - 31 Jul 10-Day Completed Montebello
Apply 31 Jul - 03 Aug service period between courses In Progress Montebello For old students
Welcome to old students full-time and part-time to prepare the next course: cleaning, cooking, minor repairs, etc.
Apply 03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day New Women - Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Wait List Old Men - Open Servers - Open Montebello There is a waitlist for servers
Apply 14 Aug - 17 Aug service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Welcome to old students full-time and part-time to prepare the next course: cleaning, cooking, minor repairs, etc.
Apply 17 Aug - 28 Aug 10-Day New Women - Course Full Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Montebello Men and women servers are welcome
28 Aug Meeting of the Board of Directors Open Montebello All old students are welcome to attend Trust meetings, in an observer capacity: group sitting from 9h00 to 10h00 am followed by the meeting which usually last 3 hours. Meal served at noon.
Apply 28 Aug - 31 Aug service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Welcome to old students full-time and part-time to prepare the next course: cleaning, cooking, minor repairs, etc.
Apply 31 Aug - 11 Sep 10-Day New Women - Course Full Old Women - Filling Up Men - Open Servers - Open Montebello Men and women servers are welcome
Apply 11 Sep - 14 Sep service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Welcome to old students full-time and part-time to prepare the next course: cleaning, cooking, minor repairs, etc.
Apply 14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day New Women - Course Full Old Women - Filling Up Men - Open Servers - Open Montebello Men and women servers are welcome
25 Sep Open House Day Open Montebello Welcome to all
Apply 26 Sep - 27 Sep service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Welcome to old students full-time and part-time to prepare the next course: cleaning, cooking, minor repairs, etc.
02 Oct Meeting of the Board of Directors Open Montebello All old students are welcome to attend Trust meetings, in an observer capacity: group sitting from 9h00 to 10h00 am followed by the meeting which usually last 3 hours. Meal served at noon.
Apply 03 Oct - 10 Oct Seasonal Service Period for old students Open Montebello For old students
Apply 10 Oct - 11 Oct service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Welcome to old students full-time and part-time to prepare the next course: cleaning, cooking, minor repairs, etc.
Apply 11 Oct - 22 Oct 10-D for Women only New Women - Course Full Old Women - Filling Up Men - Closed Servers - Open Montebello Concurrent course - Starts on TUESDAY
Apply 11 Oct - 01 Nov 20-Day Open Montebello For old students
Concurrent course - Starts on TUESDAY
Apply 01 Nov - 02 Nov service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Welcome to old students full-time and part-time to prepare the next course: cleaning, cooking, minor repairs, etc.
Apply 06 Nov - 09 Nov service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Welcome to old students full-time and part-time to prepare the next course: cleaning, cooking, minor repairs, etc.
Apply 09 Nov - 20 Nov 10-Day New Women - Course Full Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Montebello
Apply 20 Nov - 23 Nov service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Welcome to old students full-time and part-time to prepare the next course: cleaning, cooking, minor repairs, etc.
Apply 23 Nov - 04 Dec 10-Day New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Montebello
04 Dec Meeting of the Board of Directors Open Montebello All old students are welcome to attend Trust meetings, in an observer capacity: group sitting from 9h00 to 10h00 am followed by the meeting which usually last 3 hours. Meal served at noon.
Apply 04 Dec - 07 Dec service period between courses Open Montebello For old students

Welcome to old students full-time and part-time to prepare the next course: cleaning, cooking, minor repairs, etc.

Apply 07 Dec - 18 Dec 10-Day Open Montebello
Apply 18 Dec - 20 Dec service period between courses Open Montebello For old students

Welcome to old students full-time and part-time to prepare the next course: cleaning, cooking, minor repairs, etc.

Apply 24 Dec - 28 Dec service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Welcome to old students full-time and part-time to prepare the next course: cleaning, cooking, minor repairs, etc.
28 December, 2016 - 08 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Montebello
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 08 Jan - 11 Jan Work Period Open Montebello For old students
Apply 11 Jan - 22 Jan 10-Day Open Montebello
Apply 22 Jan - 25 Jan Work Period Open Montebello For old students
Apply 25 Jan - 05 Feb 10-Day Open Montebello
05 Feb - 08 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Montebello For old students
08 Feb - 19 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Aug Montebello
19 Feb - 21 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Montebello For old students
27 Feb - 14 Mar Seasonal Service Period for old students Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Montebello For old students
01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-D for women only Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Montebello
15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Sep Montebello
26 Mar - 29 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Montebello For old students
29 Mar - 09 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Montebello
09 Apr - 12 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 Oct Montebello For old students
12 Apr - 23 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Oct Montebello
23 Apr - 25 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Oct Montebello 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 at the address listed under the “Contact Us” Tab above. 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.suttama.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

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

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

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.

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

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.

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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