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Venuvana
Dhamma Veṇuvana, Cerca de Victoria, Aragua, Venezuela
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Spanish / English

Vipassana Meditation Center with easy access for Venezuelan and Latinoamerican students.

Please, see the full schedule of courses offered in English and Spanish languages.

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

Address: Dhamma Venuvana, Centro de Meditación Vipassana
Sector Los Naranjos de Tasajera, Via Sabaneta, Cerca de La Victoria, Estado Aragua, Venezuela.
For information and registration:  Tel:  [58] (412) 973.5141  /  (412) 933.8768  /  (412) 639.9846
Email: info@venuvana.dhamma.org     Website: www.venuvana.dhamma.org

 

A student may only apply to SIT ONE COURSE at a time regardless of the center location in Latin America, course dates or waiting list status. Additional applications will not be processed. 

Old students may apply to SERVE MORE THAN ONE COURSE.

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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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
19 Jul - 30 Jul 10-Day Completed Cerca de Victoria
31 Jul - 02 Aug Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso Open Cerca de Victoria For old students

Favor Confirmar la asistencia.

Contactar al info@venuvana.dhamma.org

Apply 02 Aug - 13 Aug 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Wait List Servers - Open Cerca de Victoria
Apply 02 Aug - 13 Aug 10-Day Course Full Trujillo
14 Aug - 16 Aug Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso Open Cerca de Victoria For old students

Favor Confirmar la asistencia.

Contactar al info@venuvana.dhamma.org

Apply 14 Aug - 18 Aug 3-Day Open Trujillo For old students
Apply 16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Wait List Servers - Open Cerca de Victoria
29 Aug - 02 Sep Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso Open Cerca de Victoria For old students

Favor Confirmar la asistencia.

Contactar al info@venuvana.dhamma.org

Apply 02 Sep - 11 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Open Cerca de Victoria For old students
11 Sep - 13 Sep Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso Open Cerca de Victoria For old students

Favor Confirmar la asistencia.

Contactar al info@venuvana.dhamma.org

Apply 13 Sep - 24 Sep 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Cerca de Victoria
25 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Merida For old students
Lugar:  Pre- Escolar " Niño Simón", detrás del estadio Gherzi, Mérida.. Contacto: 0274-789.2848, y 0426-776.8251. 
05 Oct - 09 Oct Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso Open Cerca de Victoria For old students

Favor Confirmar la asistencia.

Contactar al info@venuvana.dhamma.org

Apply 09 Oct - 12 Oct 3-Day Open Cerca de Victoria For old students
15 Oct - 18 Oct Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso Open Cerca de Victoria For old students

Favor Confirmar la asistencia.

Contactar al info@venuvana.dhamma.org

Apply 18 Oct - 29 Oct 10-Day Open Cerca de Victoria
30 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Merida For old students
Lugar:  Pre- Escolar " Niño Simón", detrás del estadio Gherzi, Mérida.. Contacto: 0274-789.2848, y 0426-776.8251. 
01 Nov - 05 Nov Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Cerca de Victoria For old students

Favor Confirmar la asistencia.

Contactar al info@venuvana.dhamma.org

Apply 05 Nov - 26 Nov 20-Day Open Cerca de Victoria For old students
27 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Merida For old students
Lugar:  Pre- Escolar " Niño Simón", detrás del estadio Gherzi, Mérida.. Contacto: 0274-789.2848, y 0426-776.8251. 
27 Nov - 10 Dec Old Student Program Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Cerca de Victoria For old students
Favor Confirmar la asistencia. Contactar al info@venuvana.dhamma.org
07 Dec - 10 Dec Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Cerca de Victoria For old students

Favor Confirmar la asistencia.

Contactar al info@venuvana.dhamma.org

10 Dec - 21 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Sep Cerca de Victoria
21 Dec - 28 Dec Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Cerca de Victoria For old students

Favor Confirmar la asistencia.

Contactar al info@venuvana.dhamma.org

28 December, 2016 - 08 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Cerca de Victoria
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Jan - 10 Jan Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso Applications accepted starting 10 Oct Cerca de Victoria For old students

Favor Confirmar la asistencia.

Contactar al info@venuvana.dhamma.org

11 Jan - 22 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Cerca de Victoria
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Oct Chicas Adolescentes (13 a 17 años) Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Merida

Curso Para Chicas Adolescentes (13 a 17 años).  Lugar:  Pre- Escolar " Niño Simón", detrás del estadio Gherzi, Mérida.. Contacto: 0416-305.9964 y 0416-703-2819.

23 Oct Chicos Adolescentes (13 a 17 años).   Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Merida

Curso Para Chicos Adolescentes (13 a 17 años).  Lugar:  Pre- Escolar " Niño Simón", detrás del estadio Gherzi, Mérida.. Contacto: 0416-305.9964 y 0416-703-2819.

20 Nov Children Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Merida

Lugar:  Pre- Escolar " Niño Simón", detrás del estadio Gherzi, Mérida.. Contacto: 0416-305.9964 y 0416-703-2819.

 
 

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.venuvana.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

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

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day 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.

Old Student Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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.

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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