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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
03 May Children Girls - Course Full Boys - Course Full Servers - Open Egbert, Ontario
Apply 04 May Teen Open Egbert, Ontario
02 Aug Children Applications accepted starting 05 May Egbert, Ontario
03 Aug Teen Applications accepted starting 05 May Egbert, Ontario
 
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
22 Apr - 26 Apr 3-Day In Progress Egbert, Ontario For old students
The male AT is fluent in Hindi and English.
Apply 26 Apr - 02 May Work Period Open Egbert, Ontario For old students
Part-time welcome.
Apply 29 Apr 1-Day Open Egbert, Ontario For old students
Apply* 05 May - 07 May Service period between courses Open Egbert, Ontario For old students
Apply 07 May - 18 May 10-Day Hindi/English Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Egbert, Ontario 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 will be waitlisted until 8 weeks before the start of the course, at which time spaces still available will be allocated to the English-speaking students in the order they have applied.
Apply* 18 May - 21 May Service period between courses Open Egbert, Ontario For old students
Apply 21 May - 01 Jun 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Egbert, Ontario
Apply* 01 Jun - 04 Jun Service period between courses Open Egbert, Ontario For old students
Apply 04 Jun - 15 Jun 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Egbert, Ontario
Apply* 15 Jun - 18 Jun Service period between courses Open Egbert, Ontario For old students
Apply 18 Jun - 29 Jun 10-Day Chinese/English Women - Long Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Egbert, Ontario 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 will be waitlisted until 8 weeks before the start of the course, at which time spaces still available will be allocated to the English-speaking students in the order they have applied.
Apply 01 Jul - 01 Aug 30-Day Open Egbert, Ontario New Course!!For old students

See requirements

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

Apply 06 Aug - 17 Aug 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Egbert, Ontario The female AT is fluent in Sinhalese and English.
Apply 20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day Open Egbert, Ontario
31 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 May Egbert, Ontario For old students
03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 May Egbert, Ontario
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May Egbert, Ontario
28 Sep Open Day Applications accepted starting 31 May Egbert, Ontario

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.

01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Egbert, Ontario
15 Oct - 19 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Egbert, Ontario For old students
19 Oct - 24 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Egbert, Ontario For old students
Part-time welcome.
21 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Egbert, Ontario For old students
29 Oct - 09 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Egbert, Ontario The female AT is fluent in Hindi and English.
12 Nov - 23 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Egbert, Ontario
26 Nov - 07 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Egbert, Ontario
07 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Aug Egbert, Ontario For old students
10 Dec - 21 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Egbert, Ontario
24 December, 2014 - 04 January, 2015 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Egbert, Ontario
 
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 Apr 1-Day Open GTA North (Thornhill) For old students

One Day Course Schedule
Apply 10 May 1-Day Open Toronto For old students

One Day Course Schedule
Apply 11 May 1-Day Open GTA West (Mississauga) For old students

One Day Course Schedule
25 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Apr GTA North (Thornhill) For old students

One Day Course Schedule
14 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 14 May Toronto For old students

One Day Course Schedule
15 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 15 May GTA West (Mississauga) For old students

One Day Course Schedule
22 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 22 May 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.

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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