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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
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.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
22 Apr - 03 May 10-Day Completed Taichung Mandarin speaker
06 May - 17 May 10-Day Completed Taichung Mandarin speaker, Male Only
20 May - 31 May 10-Day Completed Taichung English / Mandarin
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day Completed Taichung Mandarin speaker
17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-Day Completed Taichung Mandarin only
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Completed Taichung Mandarin only
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Completed Taichung English/Mandarin
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day In Progress Taichung Mandarin only
12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Taichung Mandarin only
Apply 26 Aug - 06 Sep 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Closed Servers - Open Taichung English / Mandarin, Female Only
Apply 09 Sep - 20 Sep 10-Day New Women - Wait List Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Taichung English / Mandarin
Apply 23 Sep - 04 Oct 10-Day Open Taichung Mandarin only
09 Oct - 18 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Closed Taichung For old students
English / Mandarin
21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Closed Taichung Mandarin Speaker
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Taichung Mandarin Speaker, Male Only.
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Aug Taichung Mandarin Speaker, Female Only
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day CANCELLED Taichung English / Mandarin
16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-Day CANCELLED Taichung English / Mandarin

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.

Satipatthana Sutta Courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. The difference is that in the taped evening discourses the Satipatthana Sutta is carefully examined. This is the principal text in which the technique of Vipassana is systematically explained. These courses are open to serious old students who have sat (not including courses served) at least three 10-day courses, have not been practising any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practising this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, and who are trying to maintain their meditation practice and the five precepts in their daily lives, at the very minimum from the time of applying to the course.

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