Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Manda
Dhamma Maṇḍa, Kelseyville, California, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Maṇḍa, also known as the Northern California Vipassana Center, means "the essence of Dhamma" in Pali. It is one of numerous centers worldwide dedicated to the teaching of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Dhamma Maṇḍa is located in the Cobb mountain area of Lake County, California, nestled among seventeen acres of mature pine, fir, and oak trees and is approximately a two and a half hour drive from San Francisco.
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

Northern California Vipassana Association - Dhamma Manda
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 265
Cobb, CA 95426, USA

Tel: [1] (707) 928-9981

Email: [email protected]

               

Children's / Teenagers' Course Registration

Voice Mail: [1] (408) 471-7642

Fax: [1] (800) 734-1558

Email: [email protected]

 

 

The recent COVID-19 outbreak has raised concerns about the health and safety of students and servers coming to the center and those in the local community.  Consistent with the guidance of the California Department of Health, all courses at NCVC (Dhamma Manda) have been suspended until further notice.  New applications are not being accepted at this time. Students currently registered for CLOSED courses will receive further information from registration. The center will reopen in compliance with the Department of Health. Please keep checking this page for updates.

 

A first-time student may apply to sit only one 10 Day course at a time, even if the other course is in another state or is a waitlisted enrollment.

CHECK SPAM/JUNK MAIL or you may miss important email communications.

Applications submitted via cell phone may not go through. A follow-up call or email is recommended.

 
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
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
Mar 27 - Mar 29 Annual Trust Retreat CANCELLED Kelseyville For old students
This is the annual meeting of the board of trustees for Dhamma Manda. It is open to all Old Students if you would like to attend, please send an email to; [email protected] with your full name, the dates you would like to attend and if you would like to serve the retreat or take part in the meetings.
Apr 01 - Apr 12 10-Day CANCELLED Kelseyville

Course Cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus

 

 

Apr 15 - Apr 26 10-Day CANCELLED Kelseyville Course Cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus
Apr 26 1-Day CANCELLED Kelseyville For old students
Course Cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus.
Apr 29 - May 03 3-Day Closed Kelseyville For old students
Please watch this space for updates.
May 06 - May 17 10-Day Closed Kelseyville
Closed pending NCV reopening
May 27 - Jun 07 10-Day Closed Kelseyville Closed pending NCV Reopening
Jun 10 - Jun 21 10-Day Closed Kelseyville Closed pending NCV Reopening
Jun 21 1-Day Closed Kelseyville For old students

Closed pending NCV Reopening

The course will begin at 9am and finish at 4pm. Please bring a vegetarian bag lunch.There is no pre-registration for this course, but please send an email to [email protected] with your full name, so that we know you are coming. We will not respond to these emails.

Jul 01 - Jul 12 10-Day
English / Vietnamese
Applications accepted starting Apr 01 Kelseyville

Closed pending NCV Reopening

 

This course is offered in both English and Vietnamese. Priority is given to Vietnamese students. All English speaking students may be wait listed.

Jul 15 - Jul 19 3-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 15 Kelseyville For old students
Servers are needed.
Jul 22 - Aug 02 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 22 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Aug 05 - Aug 16 10-Day
English / Thai
Applications accepted starting May 05 Kelseyville

Servers are needed.

 

This course is offered in both English and Thai. Priority is given to Thai students. All English speaking students may be wait listed.

Aug 19 - Aug 30 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 19 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Apply Aug 30 1-Day Open Kelseyville For old students
The course will begin at 9am and finish at 4pm. Please bring a vegetarian bag lunch.There is no pre-registration for this course, but please send an email to [email protected] with your full name, so that we know you are coming. We will not respond to these emails.
Sep 03 3-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 03 Kelseyville For old students
Servers are needed.
Sep 09 - Sep 20 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 09 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Sep 21 - Oct 04 Service Period Servers - Open Kelseyville For old students
Servers are needed.
Oct 07 - Oct 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 07 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Oct 18 1-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 21 Kelseyville For old students
The course will begin at 9am and finish at 4pm. Please bring a vegetarian bag lunch.There is no pre-registration for this course, but please send an email to [email protected] with your full name, so that we know you are coming. We will not respond to these emails.
Oct 21 - Nov 01 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 21 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Nov 04 - Nov 15 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 04 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Nov 18 - Nov 29 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 18 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Dec 02 - Dec 06 3-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 02 Kelseyville For old students
Servers are needed.
Dec 09 - Dec 20 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 09 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
Dec 20 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 23 Kelseyville For old students
The course will begin at 9am and finish at 4pm. Please bring a vegetarian bag lunch.There is no pre-registration for this course, but please send an email to [email protected] with your full name, so that we know you are coming. We will not respond to these emails.
December 26, 2020 - January 06, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 26 Kelseyville Servers are needed.
 
Non-Center Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
 

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.manda.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.

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.

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.