Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
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 offers one day Teen courses age from 13-17 and Children courses from 8-12.

2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 04 Jun Children(Age 8-12) Open Egbert

Male Servers Needed - Old student only. 

Serving opportunity for old students is available from Jun 3rd to Jun 5th. In the comment section of the online application, please indicate which days you want to serve and fill out only one application.

Apply 05 Jun Teen(Age 13-17) Open Egbert

Male Servers Needed - Old student only. 

*new age group 13-17

29 Oct Children(Age 8-12) Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Egbert Serving opportunity for old students is available from Oct 28th to Oct 30th. In the comment section of the online application, please indicate which days you want to serve and fill out only one application.
30 Oct Teen(Age 13-17) Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Egbert *new age group 13-17
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

See Comments for any special instructions for each course in this section.

All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day, continue for ten full days and end on the early morning of the last day.

If you have any serious food allergies, or due to medical issues, need a 5 pm meal or some other special consideration, please be sure to include this information in your application. If we receive this information after your application has been processed this may affect your status on the course and we may not be able to serve you  properly.

During the registration process, you will be receiving few Emails from us. If you don't, please check your Spam/Junk Mail box.

2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 27 Apr - 08 May 10-Day ** In Progress Egbert

** Please note the female teacher is fluent in English and Hindi.

1 male server needed

Apply 08 May - 11 May Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 11 May - 22 May 10-Day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Short Wait List Old Men - Open Servers - Open Egbert female servers needed, full-time and         part-time for second half of course
Apply 22 May - 25 May Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 25 May - 29 May 3-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Egbert For old students
Apply 29 May - 03 Jun Service Period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 06 Jun - 08 Jun Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 08 Jun - 19 Jun 10-day
Hindi/English
Women - Long Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Egbert

female servers needed

For new students and old students.

This course is conducted in two languages. You do not need to speak the primary language in order to take this course. Registration priority is given to students who do speak the primary language until 8 weeks before the start date. English-speaking students may apply and eight weeks before the start of the course, spaces still available will be allocated to the English-speaking students in the order they have applied.

Both male and female teachers are fluent in English and Hindi.

Apply 19 Jun - 22 Jun Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 22 Jun - 03 Jul 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Egbert
Apply 03 Jul - 05 Jul Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 05 Jul - 05 Aug 30-Day Open Egbert For old students
Apply 05 Jul - 20 Aug 45-Day Open Egbert For old students
Apply 20 Aug - 24 Aug Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 24 Aug - 04 Sep 10-Day New Women - Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Egbert
04 Sep - 07 Sep Service period between courses Applications accepted starting 07 May Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
07 Sep - 18 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 May Egbert
18 Sep - 21 Sep Service period between courses Applications accepted starting 21 May Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
21 Sep - 02 Oct 10-day
Farsi/English
Applications accepted starting 20 May Egbert

For new students and old students.

This course is conducted in two languages. You do not need to speak the primary language in order to take this course. Registration priority is given to students who do speak the primary language until 8 weeks before the start date. English-speaking students may apply and eight weeks before the start of the course, spaces still available will be allocated to the English-speaking students in the order they have applied.

Both male and female teachers are fluent in English and Farsi.

02 Oct Open House Open Egbert

Open to public : 1 - 4 pm

Welcome to visit the centre!  There will be a tour of the centre, two introductory talks (at 2:15pm and 3:15pm) with short video explaining the technique and a time for questions with the teachers.

02 Oct - 05 Oct Service period between courses Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-day
Vietnamese/English
Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Egbert

For new students and old students.

This course is conducted in two languages. You do not need to speak the primary language in order to take this course. Registration priority is given to students who do speak the primary language until 8 weeks before the start date. English-speaking students may apply and eight weeks before the start of the course, spaces still available will be allocated to the English-speaking students in the order they have applied.

Both male and female teachers are fluent in English and Vietnamese.

16 Oct - 18 Oct Service period between courses Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
18 Oct - 22 Oct

3-Day

Vietnamese/English

Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Egbert For old students

This course is conducted in two languages. You do not need to speak the primary language in order to take this course. Registration priority is given to students who do speak the primary language until 8 weeks before the start date. English-speaking students may apply and eight weeks before the start of the course, spaces still available will be allocated to the English-speaking students in the order they have applied.

Both male and female teachers are fluent in English and Vietnamese.

22 Oct - 28 Oct Seasonal Work Period for old students Applications accepted starting 24 Jun Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome
30 Oct - 02 Nov Service period between courses Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
02 Nov - 13 Nov 10-Day ** Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Egbert ** Please note the female teacher is fluent in English and Hindi.
13 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jul Egbert For old students
13 Nov - 16 Nov Service period between courses Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day ** Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Egbert ** Please note the female teacher is fluent in English and Hindi.
27 Nov - 30 Nov Service period between courses Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
30 Nov - 11 Dec 10-Day ** Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Egbert ** Please note the female teacher is fluent in English and Farsi.
11 Dec - 14 Dec Service period between courses Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day ** Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Egbert ** Please note the female teacher is fluent in English and Sinhalese.
25 Dec - 28 Dec Service period between courses Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
28 December, 2016 - 08 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Aug Egbert
 
Non-Centre Courses
All old students must register online to attend one day courses in GTA
2016 Dhamma Torana Non Centre Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 07 May 1-Day Open Toronto Note: New Dates!For old students
One Day Course Timetable
Apply 15 May 1-Day Open GTA West (Mississauga) For old students
One Day Course Timetable
Apply 15 May 1-Day Open GTA North (Thornhill) For old students
One Day Course Timetable
Vietnamese, Chinese interpreters available.
Apply 15 May 1-Day Open Durham For old students
11 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 11 May Toronto For old students
One Day Course Timetable
19 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May GTA North (Thornhill) For old students
One Day Course Timetable
26 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 May GTA West (Mississauga) For old students
One Day Course Timetable
 
 

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.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three 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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