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New York Vipassana Association, New York, NY, United States
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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

New York Vipassana Association
Email:  [email protected]
Website:  https://ny.us.dhamma.org/

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - In response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus we have cancelled all New York Vipassana courses, group sittings, and other activities until at least April 6th. Courses in May and September will be periodically reviewed as more information becomes available. We will resume normal activities when it is deemed safe to do so. See this announcement for more information.
 
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.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apr 12 1-Day
English
CANCELLED NYC Dhamma House For old students
No registration necessary. For details, click here.
Apr 18 1-Day
English / Burmese
CANCELLED NYC Dhamma House For old students
No registration necessary. For details, click here.
Apr 19 1-Day
English
CANCELLED NYC Dhamma House For old students
No registration necessary. For details, click here.
Apr 26 1-Day
English
CANCELLED NYC Dhamma House For old students
No registration necessary. For details, click here.
May 02 1-Day
English / Mandarin
CANCELLED NYC Dhamma House For old students
No registration necessary. For details, click here.
May 03 1-Day
Hindi / English
CANCELLED NYC Dhamma House For old students
No registration necessary. For details, click here.
May 10 1-Day
English
CANCELLED NYC Dhamma House For old students
No registration necessary. For details, click here.
May 16 1-Day
English / Burmese
Open NYC Dhamma House For old students
No registration necessary. For details, click here.
May 17 1-Day
English
Open NYC Dhamma House For old students
No registration necessary. For details, click here.
Apply May 22 - May 26 3-Day
English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Fishkill, NY New Course!!For old students
May 24 1-Day
English
Open NYC Dhamma House For old students
No registration necessary. For details, click here.
Apply Sep 11 - Sep 15 3-Day
English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Fishkill, NY Note: New Dates!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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apr 25 Dhamma Service Day CANCELLED NYC Dhamma House For old students
Tasks will range from laundering cushion covers and housework to maintenance and other administrative tasks; no experience or long-term commitment is necessary. We will begin and end with one-hour group sittings and break for a group lunch.
Apply May 16 - May 17 Service Period
English
Servers - Open Fishkill, NY For old students
Set-up weekend for May 3- and 10-Day courses.
Servers needed.
Apply* May 23 Dhamma Service Day Open NYC Dhamma House For old students
Tasks will range from laundering cushion covers and housework to maintenance and other administrative tasks; no experience or long-term commitment is necessary. We will begin and end with one-hour group sittings and break for a group lunch.
Apply May 27 - Jun 07 10-Day
English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Fishkill, NY New Course!!
Apply Aug 29 - Aug 31 Service Period
English
Servers - Open Fishkill, NY For old students
Setup weekend for September Courses
Servers needed
Part time severs welcome

Apply Sep 16 - Sep 27 10-Day
English
Open Fishkill, NY
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
May 30 Children’s Course (ages 8 - 12)
English
CANCELLED NYC Dhamma House Children’s Course for ages 8 - 12
Aug 29 Teen Course (ages 13 - 17)
English
Applications accepted starting Jul 18 NYC Dhamma House Teen Course for ages 13 - 17
Oct 31 Teen Course (ages 13 - 17)
English
Applications accepted starting Sep 19 NYC Dhamma House Teen Course for ages 13 - 17
 
 

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 https://ny.us.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.

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.

Service 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.

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.

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.