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

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

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

For long courses at Dhamma Suvaṇṇa , please contact
Email: [email protected]

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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Apr - 22 Apr 10-Day Completed Khon Kaen
24 Apr - 03 May Satipatthana Sutta Completed Khon Kaen For old students
Thai speakers only
09 May - 20 May 10-Day Completed Khon Kaen
30 May - 10 Jun 10-Day Completed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
13 Jun - 24 Jun 10-Day Completed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
16 Jun 1-Day Completed Khon Kaen For old students
27 Jun - 08 Jul 10-Day Completed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
30 Jun 1-Day Completed Khon Kaen For old students
11 Jul - 22 Jul 10-Day Completed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
14 Jul 1-Day Completed Khon Kaen For old students
25 Jul - 05 Aug 10-Day Course Full Khon Kaen
10 Aug - 13 Aug 3-Day Course Full Khon Kaen For old students
15 Aug - 26 Aug 10-Day Course Full Khon Kaen
Apply 29 Aug - 09 Sep 10-Day Women - FULL Men - Open Servers - Closed Khon Kaen
01 Sep 1-Day Closed Khon Kaen For old students
Thai speakers only
12 Sep - 23 Sep 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
15 Sep 1-Day Closed Khon Kaen For old students
Thai speakers only
26 Sep - 07 Oct 10-Day Course Full Khon Kaen
Apply 01 Nov - 02 Dec 30-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Khon Kaen For old students
05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
08 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Khon Kaen For old students
19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Closed Khon Kaen Thai speakers only
22 Dec 1-Day Closed Khon Kaen For old students
Thai speakers only
31 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 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: [email protected]

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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.

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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