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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): English / Spanish

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: [email protected]     Website: www.venuvana.dhamma.org

 

10-day course and Satipatthana Sutta course students (not servers): only ONE APPLICATION will be processed regardless of the location in Latin America, course dates or waiting list status.

10-day course students (not servers): priority is given to new students and to old students who have not sat recently.

Registration opening time: early morning on the day registration starts (approx. 5 a.m. local time).

Always check SPAM or you may miss important email communications.

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 Oct Course for Teenage Boys and Girls from 13 to 17 years old Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Mérida New Course!!
For further information please email to[email protected] or call to
04167032819 / 0426 9727306
 
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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day In Progress Cerca de Victoria
Apply 22 Sep - 25 Sep Work Period Servers - Open Cerca de Victoria For old students
Part-time servers are accepted, for one or several days.
23 Sep 1-Day Open El Cafetal, Caracas For old students
Inscriptions and information: please email to [email protected]
23 Sep 1-Day Open Maracaibo For old students
Contact: 0416-561.70.77 and 0424-651.91.41
Apply 25 Sep - 06 Oct 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Cerca de Victoria
Apply 06 Oct - 10 Oct Work Period Servers - Open Cerca de Victoria For old students
Part-time servers are accepted, for one or several days.
Apply 10 Oct - 14 Oct 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Cerca de Victoria For old students
Apply 14 Oct - 02 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Cerca de Victoria For old students
Part-time servers are accepted, for one or several days.

21 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Maracaibo For old students
Contact: 0416-561.70.77 and 0424-651.91.41
21 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep San Cristóbal, Táchira For old students
Contact: 04140776176 and 02763432469
21 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Barquisimeto, Lara For old students
Contacto: 0416-358.64.81 y 0426-554.16.84
21 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Mérida For old students
Contacto: 0274-417.11.78 y 0426-870.27.75
21 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep El Cafetal, Caracas For old students
Inscriptions and information: please email to [email protected]
Apply 02 Nov - 03 Dec 30-Day Open Cerca de Victoria For old students
18 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Oct Maracaibo For old students
Contact: 0416-561.70.77 and 0424-651.91.41
25 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Oct El Cafetal, Caracas For old students
Inscriptions and information: please email to [email protected]
25 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Oct San Cristóbal, Táchira For old students
Contact: 04140776176 and 02763432469
03 Dec - 08 Dec Working Period Applications accepted starting 03 Oct Cerca de Victoria For old students
Part-time servers are accepted, for one or several days.

08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Oct Cerca de Victoria
16 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Nov Maracaibo For old students
Contact: 0416-561.70.77 and 0424-651.91.41
16 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Nov Barquisimeto, Lara For old students
Contact: 0416-358.64.81 y 0426-554.16.84
16 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Nov San Cristóbal, Táchira For old students
Contact: 04140776176 and 02763432469
17 Dec - 21 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Oct Trujillo For old students
22 Dec - 27 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Oct Cerca de Victoria For old students
Part-time servers are accepted, for one or several days.
27 December, 2018 - 07 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Oct Trujillo
27 December, 2018 - 07 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Oct Cerca de Victoria
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Nov Trujillo
09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Nov Cerca de Victoria
 
 

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: [email protected]

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.

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.

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.