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Dhamma Udaya (Dhammodaya), Taichung, Taiwan
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Mandarin / English

Dhammodaya, meaning the 'Ascent of Dhamma', was established in June l999 under the official name of 'Taiwan Vipassana Meditation Foundation'. It is situated on a plateau at an elevation of 450 meters, adjacent to Taichung City, the third largest city in Taiwan in the middle part of the island. The Centre covers an area of 10,000 square meters. Dhammodaya is a busy Centre that runs about 24 ten-day courses annually, two Satipatthana Sutta courses, and one or two three-day old student courses.
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
Taiwan Vipassana Centre - Dhammodaya

P.O. Box 21
Hsin Sher Taichung County 426

 Tel: [886] (4) 2581-4265
 Tel: [886] (4) 2582-3932
 Fax: [886] (4) 2581-1503
 Email: info@udaya.dhamma.org
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Sep - 13 Sep 3-Day Completed Taichung For old students
 Mandarin only
27 Nov - 30 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Taichung For old students
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
18 Jun - 29 Jun 10-Day Completed Taichung Mandarin Only
02 Jul - 13 Jul 10-Day Completed Taichung Mandarin Only
16 Jul - 27 Jul 10-Day Completed Taichung Mandarin Only
30 Jul - 10 Aug 10-Day Completed Taichung Female and Mandarin Speaking Only
13 Aug - 24 Aug 10-Day Completed Taichung Female and Mandarin Speaking Only
27 Aug - 07 Sep 10-Day Completed Taichung Mandarin Only
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day In Progress Taichung Mandarin Speaking Only
Apply 15 Oct - 26 Oct 10-Day Open Taichung
Apply 29 Oct - 09 Nov 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Servers - Open Taichung Bilingual Course (English / Mandarin), Female Only。  
Apply 12 Nov - 23 Nov 10-Day Open Taichung
03 Dec - 14 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Oct Taichung
17 Dec - 28 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Oct Taichung Bilingual Course (English / Mandarin)
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Taichung Native Mandarin speaking only
14 Jan - 25 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Nov Taichung Native Mandarin speaking only
28 Jan - 08 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Nov Taichung Bilingual Course (English / Mandarin)
09 Feb - 15 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 11 Nov Taichung 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.udaya.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

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

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.

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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