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Suvanna
Dhamma Suvaṇṇa, Khon Kaen, Thailand
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Thai / English

Dhamma Suvaṇṇa, meaning ‘Gold of Dhamma’, is located in Khonkaen, one of the important cities in Northeast Thailand. Easily accessible by car, bus, train, or by plane, the city is approximately 500 km northeast of Bangkok and 300 km from Vientian, Laos. The Centre is located 30 km away from Khonkaen city. The first portion of the land was donated by old students. With a later purchase, the site has now 28 acres of shady and quiet forestland with different kinds of local trees, two large beautiful ponds in the front serve well as water reservoirs for the whole year. This natural environment helps the land retain its pleasant coolness even during the hot season from March to May.
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

Khon Kaen Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Suvaṇṇa
112 Moo 1, Tambol Ban-Kong, Nong-Rua District
Khon Kaen Province, 40240
Thailand

Tel: [66] (086) 713 5617 Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00 (GMT+7)
Email: info@suvanna.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.suvanna.dhamma.org
For Thai speakers please visit: www.thai.dhamma.org

A student may apply to only one course at a time in Thailand regardless of the center location or waiting list status.
 
Ten Day & Other 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 Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
06 Aug - 17 Aug 10-Day Completed Khon Kaen
20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day Completed Khon Kaen
03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Completed Khon Kaen
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Completed Khon Kaen
01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Completed Khon Kaen
15 Oct - 26 Oct 10-Day In Progress Khon Kaen Native Thai speaking only
30 Oct - 02 Nov 3-Day Closed Khon Kaen For old students
Native Thai speaking only
05 Nov - 16 Nov 10-Day Course Full Khon Kaen
Apply 19 Nov - 30 Nov 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Course Full Khon Kaen
03 Dec - 14 Dec 10-Day Course Full Khon Kaen
17 Dec - 28 Dec 10-Day Course Full Khon Kaen
30 December, 2014 - 02 January, 2015 3-Day Course Full Khon Kaen For old students
2015 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Jan - 18 Jan 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
Apply 21 Jan - 01 Feb 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Khon Kaen
04 Feb - 15 Feb 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
Apply 18 Feb - 27 Feb Satipatthana Sutta Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Khon Kaen For old students
04 Mar - 15 Mar 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
02 Apr - 05 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Dec Khon Kaen For old students
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
22 Apr - 03 May 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
06 May - 17 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jan Khon Kaen
20 May - 23 May 3-Day Closed Khon Kaen For old students
Thai speakers only
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Feb Khon Kaen
17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Khon Kaen
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Mar Khon Kaen
30 Jul - 02 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Khon Kaen For old students
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Apr Khon Kaen
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Khon Kaen
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
28 Oct - 31 Oct 3-Day Closed Khon Kaen For old students
Thai speakers only
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Khon Kaen
16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
30 December, 2015 - 02 January, 2016 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Khon Kaen 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. 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.suvanna.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

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

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.

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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