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Torana
Dhamma Toraṇa, Egbert, Ontario, Canada
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Torana (Auspicious Gateway of Dhamma) is aptly named. The nearest major city, Toronto has been recognized by the United Nations as the most diverse city in the world, with more cultures and religions represented there than anywhere else. The centre has over 140 acres of beautiful woods, open spaces and ravines. A variety of wildlife shares the land with the meditators. The surrounding countryside is mostly agricultural, but a number of small towns and the city of Barrie are nearby.
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
Ontario Vipassana Centre -- Dhamma Torana
6486 Simcoe County Road 56
Egbert, Ontario, L0L 1N0, Canada
Email: registration@torana.dhamma.org
Phone: [1](416) 342-6229
Fax: [1](866) 691-5214 (Toll-Free in North America)
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses

Dhamma Torana only offers Teen courses age from 13-15 and Children courses from 8-12.

2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 02 Aug Children (Age 8-12) Girls - Course Full Boys - Course Full Servers - Open Egbert Male and Female servers needed
Apply 03 Aug Teen (Age 13-15) Open Egbert Male and Female servers needed
 
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.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jul - 01 Aug 30-Day In Progress Egbert New Course!!For old students

See requirements

The 30-day course will be bilingual English/French.
 

Apply 04 Aug - 06 Aug Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Apply 06 Aug - 17 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Egbert The female AT is fluent in Hindi and English.
Apply 17 Aug - 20 Aug Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Apply 20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Egbert
Apply 31 Aug 1-Day Open Egbert For old students
Apply 01 Sep - 03 Sep Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Apply 03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Egbert Male and Female servers needed
Apply 14 Sep - 17 Sep Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Apply 17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Egbert
28 Sep Open House Open Egbert

2014 Open House

1 pm - 4 pm

Open to public: opportunities to tour the buildings, listen to introductory Vipassana Meditation talks, and ask questions about the centre's courses.

Apply 28 Sep - 01 Oct Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Apply 01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Egbert
Apply 12 Oct - 15 Oct Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Apply 15 Oct - 19 Oct 3-Day Open Egbert For old students
Apply 19 Oct - 24 Oct Work Period Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 21 Oct 1-Day Open Egbert For old students
Apply 29 Oct - 09 Nov 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Egbert The female AT is fluent in Hindi and English.
Apply 12 Nov - 23 Nov 10-Day Open Egbert
26 Nov - 07 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Egbert
07 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Aug Egbert For old students
10 Dec - 21 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Egbert
24 December, 2014 - 04 January, 2015 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Egbert
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Dhamma Torana Non Centre Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 27 Jul 1-Day Open GTA North (Thornhill) For old students
One Day Course Schedule
09 Aug 1-Day CANCELLED Toronto For old students
Apply 17 Aug 1-Day Open GTA West (Mississauga) For old students
One Day Course Schedule
Apply 24 Aug 1-Day Open GTA North (Thornhill) For old students
One Day Course Schedule
13 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Toronto For old students
One Day Course Schedule
21 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Aug GTA West (Mississauga) For old students
One Day Course Schedule
21 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Aug GTA North (Thornhill) For old students
One Day Course Schedule
 
 

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.torana.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

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

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.

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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