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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

Accès au calendrier français

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

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
For ages 8-15 years old: see "Comments" for any special instructions for these courses.
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 Oct Children Applications accepted starting 15 Aug Montebello Course for children ages 8 -12 - English/French
04 Oct Teen Applications accepted starting 15 Aug Montebello Course for Teenagers ages 13-15 - English/French
 
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.
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 26 Aug - 30 Aug 3-Day Open Montebello For old students
Full-time or part-time servers welcome
Apply 29 Sep - 03 Oct 3-Day Open Montebello For old students
Starts on TUESDAY. 
 
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.

2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day In Progress Montebello Wait list for servers 
12 Jul Meeting of the Trust 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 12 Jul - 15 Jul service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Apply 15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day New Women - Course Full Old Women - Wait List New Men - Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Montebello Full-time or part-time servers welcome
Apply 26 Jul - 29 Jul service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Apply 29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day New Women - Course Full Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Montebello Full-time or part-time servers welcome
Apply 09 Aug - 12 Aug service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Apply 12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day New Women - Course Full Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Montebello Full-time or part-time servers welcome
23 Aug Meeting of the Trust 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 23 Aug - 26 Aug service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Apply 30 Aug - 02 Sep service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Apply 02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day New Women - Course Full Old Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Montebello Concurrent course French-English
Apply 02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day
Khmer
Open Montebello Concurrent course English/Khmer
Apply 13 Sep - 16 Sep service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Apply 16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Montebello Full-time or part-time servers welcome
27 Sep Open House Day Open Montebello Welcome to all
Apply 27 Sep - 29 Sep service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
04 Oct Meeting of the Trust 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 05 Oct - 13 Oct Work Period Open Montebello For old students
Seasonal Service Period
Apply 14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day New Women - Filling Up Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Montebello
Apply 25 Oct - 28 Oct service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Apply 28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Open Montebello
Apply 08 Nov - 11 Nov service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Apply 11 Nov - 22 Nov 10-Day Open Montebello
22 Nov Meeting of the Trust 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 22 Nov - 25 Nov service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Apply 25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day Open Montebello
Apply 06 Dec - 09 Dec service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
Apply 09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Open Montebello
Apply 20 Dec - 23 Dec service period between courses Open Montebello For old students
23 December, 2015 - 03 January, 2016 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Montebello
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
 

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.

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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