Wheel of Dhamma

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Pasava
Dhamma Pasava, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Pasava, also known as the Intermountain Vipassana Meditation Center, means 'Spring of Dhamma' in Pali. Established in 2016, the center sits on 256 acres of land just 2 minutes from the small resort town of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho and 30 minutes from Pocatello Idaho. The center is centrally located in the Intermountain Region, less than 2 hours from Salt Lake City. Currently the center is holding approximately 4 ten-day courses per year. Additionally, shorter courses and work periods for old student are being held throughout the year as the center gets the necessary facilities build for year round courses.
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

Intermountain Vipassana Meditation Center
Mailing Address:  PO Box 5952, Ketchum, ID, 83340
Physical Address: 8414 South Blaser Highway, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246

Email: [email protected]

Registration office: [email protected]

Phone: [1](208)917-3202

 
Ten Day & Other Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.
Weekly group sittings are also offered for old studentsEmail us for more info. 
2019 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Dec 07 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Lava Hot Springs For old students
Apply December 27, 2019 - January 05, 2020 Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Lava Hot Springs For old students
For needed qualifications see bottom of Schedule page
Servers Needed
2020 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jan 17 - Jan 20 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Lava Hot Springs For old students
Feb 12 - Feb 23 10-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 13 Lava Hot Springs Tentative - A final decision will be made on or before Dec 12, 2019
Apply Mar 18 - Mar 29 10-Day Open Lava Hot Springs
Apr 08 - Apr 19 10-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 08 Lava Hot Springs
Apr 20 - Apr 29 Service Period Applications accepted starting Dec 20 Lava Hot Springs For old students
Apr 30 - May 03 3-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 30 Lava Hot Springs For old students
May 06 - May 17 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 05 Lava Hot Springs
May 20 - Jun 02 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jan 19 Lava Hot Springs For old students
Jun 03 - Jun 14 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 02 Lava Hot Springs
Jun 17 - Jun 28 10-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 17 Lava Hot Springs
Jul 01 - Jul 12 10-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 01 Lava Hot Springs
Jul 16 - Jul 19 3-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 16 Lava Hot Springs For old students
Jul 20 - Jul 28 Service Period Applications accepted starting Mar 20 Lava Hot Springs For old students
Jul 25 - Jul 26 Children Applications accepted starting Mar 25 Lava Hot Springs
Jul 29 - Aug 09 10-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 29 Lava Hot Springs
Aug 12 - Aug 23 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 12 Lava Hot Springs
Sep 02 - Sep 13 10-Day
English / Thai
Applications accepted starting May 03 Lava Hot Springs For English speaking students as well as Thai speakers. Priority from waiting list will be to Thai speakers.
Sep 16 - Sep 27 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 17 Lava Hot Springs
Sep 30 - Oct 11 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 31 Lava Hot Springs
Oct 14 - Oct 25 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 14 Lava Hot Springs
Oct 29 - Nov 01 Trust Retreat Applications accepted starting Jun 29 Lava Hot Springs For old students
Old students are welcome to apply to serve this retreat.
Oct 29 - Nov 11 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jun 29 Lava Hot Springs For old students
Nov 12 - Nov 15 3-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 13 Lava Hot Springs For old students
Nov 18 - Nov 29 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 19 Lava Hot Springs
December 26, 2020 - January 04, 2021 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting Aug 26 Lava Hot Springs For 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 https://pasava.dhamma.org/os/index.html. 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.

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.