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Patapa
Dhamma Patāpa , Jesup, Georgia, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

The Southeast Vipassana Center is located in southeastern Georgia in Wayne County, ten miles south of the small town of Jesup, Georgia. It is approximately 70 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia, 90 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, and 250 miles southeast from Atlanta, Georgia. Set in a secluded rural area and surrounded by forty acres of beautiful pine, oak, and mixed hardwood forests, the Center provides an ideal meditation environment for Vipassana students in the Southeast.
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
       

Southeast Vipassana Center - Dhamma Patāpa
476 Rogers Break, Jesup, GA 31546
www.patapa.dhamma.org
Phone: 912-588-9807
General Inquiries: [email protected]

General Course Registration
P. O. Box 351, Social Circle, GA 30025
Fax: 770-456-5385
Adult Courses: [email protected]
Child/Teen Courses: [email protected]

 

 

Students may apply to sit up to two courses at this center if both courses have waiting lists. If the student is later accepted into a course, the other application will be deleted.
If a student has applied to sit a 10-day course at a
nother center, we will not process any applications to sit a 10-day course at this center.  This policy does not apply for applications for shorter courses (1-day or 3-day) or applications to serve.  If a student applies here and later applies to sit at another center, we will ask them to choose which center they want.

For old students who have previously sat a 10-day course, please click here for information about shorter Non-Center Courses.

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Dec 08 Child Teen 8 yrs to 17 yrs Open Dallas Course will be in Dallas Georgia
Contact: Course Mgr 919-675-2040

2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Jun 26 - Jun 27 Children Applications accepted starting Dec 29 Jesup
Jun 27 - Jun 28 Teen Applications accepted starting Mar 26 Jesup
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Nov 09 1-Day Completed Jesup For old students
Apply Nov 27 - Dec 01 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Jesup For old students
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apr 19 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 09 Jesup For old students
Jun 06 1-Day Applications accepted starting Feb 27 Jesup For old students
Oct 03 1-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 09 Jesup For old students
Dec 16 - Dec 20 3-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 17 Jesup For old students
 
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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Nov 04 - Nov 13 Fall Dhamma
Service Period
Completed Jesup For old students
The Dhamma Service Period is for old students who have completed at least one 10-day course with Mr. Goenka or one of his assistants. Work period projects include gardening, light maintenance, sewing, deep cleaning of the center, and complex skill-intensive projects that can’t be done during courses.
Nov 13 - Nov 24 10-Day
English / Vietnamese
In Progress Jesup The teachers conducting this course speak English and Vietnamese.
Apply Nov 24 - Nov 27 Between Course Service Period Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Dec 01 - Dec 04 Between Course Service Period Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Dec 04 - Dec 15 10-day
Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Jesup The teachers conducting this course speak English and Vietnamese.
Need servers
Apply December 27, 2019 - January 07, 2020 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Long Wait List Jesup
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jan 08 - Jan 15 Winter Dhamma
Service Period
Servers - Open Jesup For old students
The Dhamma Service Period is for old students who have completed at least one 10-day course with Mr. Goenka or one of his assistants. Work period projects include gardening, light maintenance, sewing, deep cleaning of the center, and complex skill-intensive projects that can’t be done during courses.
Apply Jan 15 - Jan 26 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Wait List Jesup
Apply Jan 26 - Jan 29 Between Course Service Period Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Jan 29 - Feb 09 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup
Apply Feb 09 - Feb 14 Between course service period. Prep for 30 day. Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Apply Feb 14 - Mar 16 30-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jesup For old students
Mar 16 - Mar 18 Between course service period Applications accepted starting Dec 12 Jesup For old students
Mar 18 - Mar 29 10-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 12 Jesup
Mar 29 - Apr 03 Between course service period Applications accepted starting Jan 02 Jesup For old students
Apr 03 - Apr 12 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting Jan 02 Jesup For old students
Apr 13 - Apr 22 Spring Dhamma Service Period Applications accepted starting Jan 09 Jesup For old students
The Dhamma Service Period is for old students who have completed at least one 10-day course with Mr. Goenka or one of his assistants. Work period projects include gardening, light maintenance, sewing, deep cleaning of the center, and complex skill-intensive projects that can’t be done during courses.
Apr 22 - May 03 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 23 Jesup The teachers conducting this course speak English and Hindi.
May 03 - May 06 Between course service period Applications accepted starting Feb 06 Jesup For old students
May 06 - May 17 10-Day
English / Vietnamese
Applications accepted starting Feb 06 Jesup Only students who speak Vietnamese will be accepted until 6 weeks prior to the course.
All other students will be wait-listed until that time.
May 20 - May 31 10-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting Dec 26 Jesup Only students who speak Burmese will be accepted until 6 weeks prior to the course.
All other students will be wait-listed until that time.
Jun 01 - Jun 10 Summer Dhamma Service Period Applications accepted starting Feb 27 Jesup For old students
The Dhamma Service Period is for old students who have completed at least one 10-day course with Mr. Goenka or one of his assistants. Work period projects include gardening, light maintenance, sewing, deep cleaning of the center, and complex skill-intensive projects that can’t be done during courses.
Jun 24 - Jun 26 Between Course Service Period Applications accepted starting Mar 26 Jesup For old students
Service period prep for children/teen courses
Jul 01 - Jul 12 10-Day
Hindi / English
Applications accepted starting Apr 02 Jesup Teachers conducting this course are bilingual: Hindi/English.
Preference on the waiting list will be given to Hindi speaking students.
Jul 12 - Jul 15 Between course service period Applications accepted starting Apr 09 Jesup For old students
Jul 15 - Jul 26 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 09 Jesup
Jul 26 - Jul 28 Between course service period Applications accepted starting Apr 23 Jesup For old students
Jul 29 - Aug 09 10-Day
English / Spanish
Applications accepted starting Apr 23 Jesup A teacher conducting this course is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Preference on the waiting list will be given to Spanish speaking students.
Aug 09 - Aug 12 Between course service period Applications accepted starting May 07 Jesup For old students
Aug 12 - Aug 23 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 07 Jesup
Aug 23 - Aug 26 Between course service period Applications accepted starting May 28 Jesup For old students
Aug 26 - Sep 06 10-Day Applications accepted starting May 28 Jesup
Sep 06 - Sep 09 Between course service period Applications accepted starting Jun 11 Jesup For old students
Sep 09 - Sep 20 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 11 Jesup
Sep 20 - Sep 23 Between course service period Applications accepted starting Jun 25 Jesup For old students
Sep 25 - Sep 27 Annual Old Student Meeting Applications accepted starting Jun 25 Jesup For old students
All old students are invited to attend the Trustee Workshop to learn about the behind-the-scenes functioning of Dhamma Patapa. This is a time to meditate together, attend presentations with fellow meditators and strengthen our community.
Sep 27 - Oct 07 Fall Dhamma
Service Period
Applications accepted starting Jul 09 Jesup For old students
The Dhamma Service Period is for old students who have completed at least one 10-day course with Mr. Goenka or one of his assistants. Work period projects include gardening, light maintenance, sewing, deep cleaning of the center, and complex skill-intensive projects that can’t be done during courses.
Oct 07 - Oct 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 16 Jesup
Oct 18 - Oct 21 Between course service period Applications accepted starting Jul 23 Jesup For old students
Oct 21 - Nov 01 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 23 Jesup
Nov 01 - Nov 04 Between course service period Applications accepted starting Aug 06 Jesup For old students
Nov 04 - Nov 15 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 06 Jesup
Nov 15 - Nov 18 Between course service period Applications accepted starting Aug 20 Jesup For old students
Nov 18 - Nov 29 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 20 Jesup
Nov 29 - Dec 02 Between course service period Applications accepted starting Sep 03 Jesup For old students
Dec 02 - Dec 13 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 03 Jesup
Dec 13 - Dec 16 Between course service period Applications accepted starting Sep 17 Jesup For old students
Dec 28 - Dec 30 Between course service period Applications accepted starting Oct 01 Jesup For old students
December 30, 2020 - January 10, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 01 Jesup
 
 

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.patapa.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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

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.