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]

 

 

 

Registration opens for all courses at 7:00am Pacific Time.

Students 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.

ENROLLMENT NOTICES

Starting 7/14, Updated Attendance Requirements - COVID Protocol:

1. NCV requires evidence of full vaccination against Covid-19 for all participants.

2. In the registration process you will be asked to provide us with a soft copy of proof of full vaccination.

3. It is suggested that persons with vaccination certificates make a digital backup that can be accessed with a device in case the original certificate is lost or forgotten.

4. There will be no admission to the course without proof of full vaccination.

Full Vaccination means that your last shot was 2 weeks or more prior to the start of the course.

If you fall ill at the Center with flu, a virus, or similar symptoms, you will be quarantined and will be asked to leave the Center as soon as possible. If you fall ill and are unable to independently return home, you will need to ask your emergency contact for assistance. Please advise them of this possibility prior to coming to the Center.

 

 
 
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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Aug 04 - Aug 15 10-Day In Progress Kelseyville
Please see updated COVID protocols listed at the top of this page.




Apply Aug 18 - Aug 29 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Kelseyville Servers are needed
Please see updated COVID protocols at the top of this page.
Apply Sep 02 - Sep 06 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Kelseyville For old students
Servers are needed
Please see updated COVID protocols at the top of this page.
Apply Sep 08 - Sep 19 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Kelseyville Servers are needed
Please see updated COVID protocols at the top of this page.
Sep 22 - Oct 03 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 18 Kelseyville

Servers are needed

Please see the UPDATED COVID protocols listed at the top of this page.

Oct 06 - Oct 17 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 06 Kelseyville Servers needed.

1. Course size is limited.
2. No rideshare or public transportation to the Center is permitted.
3. Students must arrive at NCVC in a private personal vehicle and travel from home within a one-day drive.
4. The emergency contact person must be within driving distance of NCVC.
5.The course will be run in compliance with the current Covid-19guidelines as per the California Department of Health and dependent onprevailing Covid-19 conditions.
Oct 20 - Oct 31 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 20 Kelseyville Servers needed.

1. Course size is limited.
2. No rideshare or public transportation to the Center is permitted.
3. Students must arrive at NCVC in a private personal vehicle and travel from home within a one-day drive.
4. The emergency contact person must be within driving distance of NCVC.
5.The course will be run in compliance with the current Covid-19guidelines as per the California Department of Health and dependent onprevailing Covid-19 conditions.
Nov 03 - Nov 14 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 03 Kelseyville Servers needed.

1. Course size is limited.
2. No rideshare or public transportation to the Center is permitted.
3. Students must arrive at NCVC in a private personal vehicle and travel from home within a one-day drive.
4. The emergency contact person must be within driving distance of NCVC.
5.The course will be run in compliance with the current Covid-19guidelines as per the California Department of Health and dependent onprevailing Covid-19 conditions.
Nov 17 - Nov 28 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 17 Kelseyville Servers needed.

1. Course size is limited.
2. No rideshare or public transportation to the Center is permitted.
3. Students must arrive at NCVC in a private personal vehicle and travel from home within a one-day drive.
4. The emergency contact person must be within driving distance of NCVC.
5.The course will be run in compliance with the current Covid-19guidelines as per the California Department of Health and dependent onprevailing Covid-19 conditions.
Dec 01 - Dec 05 3-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 01 Kelseyville For old students
Servers needed.

1. Course size is limited.
2. No rideshare or public transportation to the Center is permitted.
3. Students must arrive at NCVC in a private personal vehicle and travel from home within a one-day drive.
4. The emergency contact person must be within driving distance of NCVC.
5.The course will be run in compliance with the current Covid-19guidelines as per the California Department of Health and dependent onprevailing Covid-19 conditions.
Dec 08 - Dec 19 10-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 08 Kelseyville Servers needed.

1. Course size is limited.
2. No rideshare or public transportation to the Center is permitted.
3. Students must arrive at NCVC in a private personal vehicle and travel from home within a one-day drive.
4. The emergency contact person must be within driving distance of NCVC.
5.The course will be run in compliance with the current Covid-19guidelines as per the California Department of Health and dependent onprevailing Covid-19 conditions.
December 26, 2021 - January 06, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 26 Kelseyville Servers needed.

1. Course size is limited.
2. No rideshare or public transportation to the Center is permitted.
3. Students must arrive at NCVC in a private personal vehicle and travel from home within a one-day drive.
4. The emergency contact person must be within driving distance of NCVC.
5.The course will be run in compliance with the current Covid-19guidelines as per the California Department of Health and dependent onprevailing Covid-19 conditions.
 
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://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 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.