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Venuvana
Dhamma Veṇuvana, Cerca de Victoria, Aragua, Venezuela
Centre Location: Website | Map
** 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.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 18 Feb - 24 Feb Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso In Progress Cerca de Victoria For old students
Apply 24 Feb - 28 Feb 3-Day Wait List Cerca de Victoria For old students
Apply 01 Apr - 04 Apr Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso Open Cerca de Victoria For old students
Apply 04 Apr - 15 Apr 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Cerca de Victoria
Apply 15 Apr - 18 Apr Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso Open Cerca de Victoria For old students
Apply 18 Apr - 29 Apr 10-Day Open Cerca de Victoria
29 Apr - 02 May Periodo de Servicio Pre-Curso Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Cerca de Victoria For old students
02 May - 13 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Cerca de Victoria
14 May - 17 Jul Periodo de Mantenimiento del Centro Applications accepted starting 15 Mar Cerca de Victoria For old students
18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Cerca de Victoria
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Cerca de Victoria
15 Aug - 26 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Cerca de Victoria
01 Sep - 10 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 03 Jul Cerca de Victoria For old students
12 Sep - 23 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jul Cerca de Victoria
26 Sep - 07 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jul Cerca de Victoria
11 Oct - 15 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Cerca de Victoria For old students
02 Nov - 03 Dec 30-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Cerca de Victoria For old students
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2017 Vipassana Venezuela - Occidente Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 14 Mar - 18 Mar 3-Day Open Trujillo For old students
19 Mar 1-Day Open Maracaibo, Zulia New Course!!For old students
Dirección : Instituto Karuna, Urb. Don Bosco, 3d Quinta María, Nº 65a-06
Teléfono: 0416-2245685 ( sólo mensajes de texto )
 
19 Mar 1-Day Open Barquisimeto, Lara New Course!!For old students
CONTACTO: 0416-358.64.81 / 0424-591.51.16
 
19 Mar 1-Day Open Mérida New Course!!For old students
Contacto: 0274-4171178, 0414-5322688
Apply 21 Mar - 01 Apr 10-Day Open Trujillo
Apply 04 Apr - 15 Apr 10-Day Open Trujillo
23 Apr 1-Day Open Barquisimeto, Lara New Course!!For old students
CONTACTO: 0416-358.64.81 / 0424-591.51.16
 
23 Apr 1-Day Open Mérida New Course!!For old students
Contacto: 0274-4171178, 0414-5322688
30 Apr Curso para niños Open Mérida

Prescolar Niño Simón

Para inscripciones: cursos-ninos@merida.ve.dhamma.org

21 May 1-Day Open Maracaibo, Zulia New Course!!For old students
Dirección : Instituto Karuna, Urb. Don Bosco, 3d Quinta María, Nº 65a-06
Teléfono: 0416-2245685 ( sólo mensajes de texto )
 
21 May 1-Day Open Barquisimeto, Lara New Course!!For old students
CONTACTO: 0416-358.64.81 / 0424-591.51.16
 
21 May 1-Day Open Mérida New Course!!For old students
Contacto: 0274-4171178, 0414-5322688
28 May Curso para niños Open Mérida

Prescolar Niño Simón

Para inscripciones: cursos-ninos@merida.ve.dhamma.org

18 Jun 1-Day Open Mérida New Course!!For old students
Contacto: 0274-4171178, 0414-5322688
18 Jun 1-Day Open Maracaibo, Zulia New Course!!For old students
Dirección : Instituto Karuna, Urb. Don Bosco, 3d Quinta María, Nº 65a-06
Teléfono: 0416-2245685 ( sólo mensajes de texto )
 
18 Jun 1-Day Open Barquisimeto, Lara New Course!!For old students
CONTACTO: 0416-358.64.81 / 0424-591.51.16
 
25 Jun Curso para adolescentes Open Mérida

Escuela Apure-Tabay

Para inscripciones: cursos-ninos@merida.ve.dhamma.org

09 Jul Curso para niños Open Mérida

Prescolar Niño Simón

Para inscripciones: cursos-ninos@merida.ve.dhamma.org

16 Jul 1-Day Open Barquisimeto, Lara New Course!!For old students
CONTACTO: 0416-358.64.81 / 0424-591.51.16
 
16 Jul 1-Day Open Maracaibo, Zulia New Course!!For old students
Dirección : Instituto Karuna, Urb. Don Bosco, 3d Quinta María, Nº 65a-06
Teléfono: 0416-2245685 ( sólo mensajes de texto )
 
23 Jul 1-Day Open Mérida New Course!!For old students
Contacto: 0274-4171178, 0414-5322688
01 Aug - 05 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 03 May Trujillo For old students
08 Aug - 19 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 May Trujillo
20 Aug 1-Day Open Barquisimeto, Lara New Course!!For old students
CONTACTO: 0416-358.64.81 / 0424-591.51.16
 
22 Aug - 02 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 May Trujillo
17 Sep 1-Day Open Mérida New Course!!For old students
Contacto: 0274-4171178, 0414-5322688
17 Sep 1-Day Open Maracaibo, Zulia New Course!!For old students
Dirección : Instituto Karuna, Urb. Don Bosco, 3d Quinta María, Nº 65a-06
Teléfono: 0416-2245685 ( sólo mensajes de texto )
 
17 Sep 1-Day Open Barquisimeto, Lara New Course!!For old students
CONTACTO: 0416-358.64.81 / 0424-591.51.16
 
01 Oct Curso para niños Open Mérida

Escuela Apure-Tabay

Para inscripciones: cursos-ninos@merida.ve.dhamma.org

15 Oct 1-Day Open Mérida New Course!!For old students
Contacto: 0274-4171178, 0414-5322688
16 Oct 1-Day Open Maracaibo, Zulia New Course!!For old students
Dirección : Instituto Karuna, Urb. Don Bosco, 3d Quinta María, Nº 65a-06
Teléfono: 0416-2245685 ( sólo mensajes de texto )
 
22 Oct 1-Day Open Barquisimeto, Lara New Course!!For old students
CONTACTO: 0416-358.64.81 / 0424-591.51.16
 
19 Nov 1-Day Open Maracaibo, Zulia New Course!!For old students
Dirección : Instituto Karuna, Urb. Don Bosco, 3d Quinta María, Nº 65a-06
Teléfono: 0416-2245685 ( sólo mensajes de texto )
 
12 Dec - 23 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Sep Trujillo
17 Dec 1-Day Open Barquisimeto, Lara New Course!!For old students
CONTACTO: 0416-358.64.81 / 0424-591.51.16
27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Trujillo
2018 Vipassana Venezuela - Occidente Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Jan - 14 Jan 3-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Oct Trujillo For old students
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
30 Apr Curso para niños Open Mérida

Prescolar Niño Simón

Para inscripciones: cursos-ninos@merida.ve.dhamma.org

28 May Curso para niños Open Mérida

Prescolar Niño Simón

Para inscripciones: cursos-ninos@merida.ve.dhamma.org

25 Jun Curso para adolescentes Open Mérida

Escuela Apure-Tabay

Para inscripciones: cursos-ninos@merida.ve.dhamma.org

09 Jul Curso para niños Open Mérida

Prescolar Niño Simón

Para inscripciones: cursos-ninos@merida.ve.dhamma.org

01 Oct Curso para niños Open Mérida

Escuela Apure-Tabay

Para inscripciones: cursos-ninos@merida.ve.dhamma.org

 
 

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.

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.

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.

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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