Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Delaware
Dhamma Pubbananda, Claymont, Delaware, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Since 2002, Mid-Atlantic Vipassana Association has been organizing Vipassana Meditation courses in Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington DC, and various other locations in the Mid-Atlantic States. The first 10-Day Vipassana course was held in Virginia in 2002 at Camp Virginia Jaycee near Blue Ridge, Virginia. In 2005 a 10-Day Vipassana course was organized at Camp Fairlee Manor in Chestertown, Maryland, near Washington DC.
Dhamma Pubbananda was purchased in October, 2013 and the first 10-Day course was offered in November, 2014.

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

Dhamma Pubbananda

2901 Green Street, Claymont, DE 19703, USA

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 202-556-3882 (202-55-METTA)  

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not currently accepting applications due to the coronavirus pandemic. Check this link for the latest updates on how the center is responding.

 

A student may apply to only one course at a time in this region regardless of the center location or waiting list status. 

 
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
Apr 18 Children / Teens CANCELLED Lexington, VA New Course!!
For Children and Teens ages 8-15
Jun 13 Children Open Claymont
Oct 03 Children Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Claymont
 
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 01 - Apr 12 10-Day CANCELLED Claymont For new and old students.
Apr 12 - Apr 15 Service Period CANCELLED Claymont For old students
Apr 15 - Apr 26 10-Day CANCELLED Claymont For new and old students.
Apr 26 1-Day CANCELLED Claymont For old students
Apr 26 - May 06 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
May 06 - May 17 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Claymont For new and old students.
May 17 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For old students
May 17 - May 20 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
May 20 - May 31 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Claymont For new and old students.
May 31 - Jun 03 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Jun 03 - Jun 12 Satipatthana Sutta
English / Khmer
New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Jun 14 - Jun 17 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Jun 17 - Jun 28 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For new and old students.
Jun 28 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Jun 28 - Jul 01 Service Period Servers - Open Claymont For old students
Jul 01 - Jul 12 10-Day
English / Khmer
Closed Claymont Native Khmer speakers will be given priority for this course.
For new and old students.
Jul 12 - Jul 15 Service Period Closed Claymont For old students
Jul 15 - Jul 19 3-Day Closed Claymont For old students
Jul 19 1-Day Closed Claymont For old students
Jul 19 - Jul 22 Service Period Closed Claymont For old students
Jul 22 - Aug 02 10-Day
Hindi / English
Closed Claymont Native Hindi speakers will be prioritized for this course.
For new and old students.
Aug 02 - Aug 05 Service Period Applications accepted starting May 01 Claymont For old students
Aug 05 - Aug 16 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Aug 16 1-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Claymont For old students
Aug 16 - Aug 19 Service Period Applications accepted starting May 01 Claymont For old students
Aug 19 - Aug 30 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Aug 30 - Sep 02 Service Period Applications accepted starting May 01 Claymont For old students
Sep 02 - Sep 13 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Sep 16 - Sep 20 3-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 01 Claymont For old students
Sep 23 - Oct 02 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting Jun 01 Claymont For old students
Oct 07 - Oct 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Oct 18 - Oct 23 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Claymont For old students
Oct 24 - Oct 25 Old Student Program Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Claymont For old students
Oct 28 - Nov 08 10-Day
English / Vietnamese
Applications accepted starting Jul 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Vietnamese Speakers will be given priority until August 30th, 2020.
Non-Vietnamese Speakers will be waitlisted until August 30th, 2020.

Nov 11 - Nov 22 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Nov 25 - Dec 06 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 01 Claymont For new and old students.
Dec 09 - Dec 13 3-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 01 Claymont For old students
Dec 16 - Dec 27 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 01 Claymont For new and old students.
 
 

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.midatlantic.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.

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 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.

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.

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.