Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

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)622-1552

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 Mar 02 1-Day Open Lava Hot Springs For old students
Apply Mar 13 - Mar 24 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Lava Hot Springs SERVERS NEEDED!
Apply Apr 10 - Apr 21 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Lava Hot Springs Servers Needed!
Apply Apr 25 - Apr 29 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Lava Hot Springs For old students
Apply Apr 29 - May 27 Service Period Servers - Open Lava Hot Springs For old students
Jun 05 - Jun 16 10-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 06 Lava Hot Springs
Jun 19 - Jun 30 10-Day Applications accepted starting Mar 20 Lava Hot Springs
Jul 01 - Jul 31 Service Period Applications accepted starting Apr 01 Lava Hot Springs For old students
Jul 31 - Aug 04 3-Day Applications accepted starting May 01 Lava Hot Springs For old students
Aug 21 - Sep 01 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 22 Lava Hot Springs
Sep 11 - Sep 22 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 12 Lava Hot Springs
Oct 16 - Oct 27 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 16 Lava Hot Springs
December 26, 2019 - January 06, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 26 Lava Hot Springs

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.pasava.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.

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.