Wheel of Dhamma

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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 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
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 24 Aug - 04 Sep 10-Day In Progress Egbert
Apply 04 Sep - 07 Sep Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 07 Sep - 18 Sep 10-Day New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Egbert male servers needed
Apply 18 Sep - 20 Sep Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 20 Sep - 01 Oct

10-day
Farsi/English

*Note course date changed: This course starts on Tuesday and ends on Saturday

Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Egbert Note: New Dates!

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.

Apply 02 Oct - 05 Oct Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-day
Vietnamese/English
Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open 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.

Apply 16 Oct - 18 Oct Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 18 Oct - 22 Oct

3-Day

Vietnamese/English

Open 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.

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

Apply 22 Oct - 28 Oct Seasonal Work Period for old students Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome
Apply 30 Oct - 02 Nov Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 02 Nov - 13 Nov 10-Day ** New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Open Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Egbert ** Please note the female teacher is fluent in English and Hindi.
Apply 13 Nov 1-Day Open Egbert For old students
Apply 13 Nov - 16 Nov Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day ** New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Open New Men - Short Wait List Old Men - Open Servers - Open Egbert ** Please note the female teacher is fluent in English and Farsi (recently updated).
Apply 27 Nov - 30 Nov Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 30 Nov - 11 Dec 10-Day ** Open Egbert ** Please note the female teacher is fluent in English and Sinhalese (recently updated).
Apply 11 Dec - 14 Dec Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day ** Open Egbert ** Please note the female teacher is fluent in English and Sinhalese.
Apply 25 Dec - 28 Dec Service period between courses Open Egbert For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 28 December, 2016 - 08 January, 2017 10-Day Open 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 10 Sep 1-Day Open Toronto For old students
One Day Course Timetable
Apply 18 Sep 1-Day Open GTA North (Thornhill) For old students
One Day Course Timetable
Apply 25 Sep 1-Day Open 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.

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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