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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]

 

 

With lots of consideration and compassion for those unvaccinated, at this time we will only be accepting vaccinated students and servers.

Course registration will start at 6 am on the listed opening dates. Students may apply for up to TWO courses. Once an application is enrolled, the other application will be cancelled. 

 
Before applying for a course, please carefully consider the information below. 

Anyone with any of the following conditions should not apply at this time:

  • Testing positive with Covid-19 virus.
  • Direct contact with someone who tested positive with Covid-19 virus.
  • Experiencing any of the following Covid-19 symptoms:
    • new or worsening cough
    • mild or moderate difficulty breathing
    • fever or chills
    • sore throat
    • vomiting or diarrhea
    • headache
    • body/muscle aches
    • sustained loss of smell, taste, or appetite
    • fatigue

Everyone coming to the center will be screened for the above conditions at the time of their arrival. Anyone with any symptoms of Covid-19, flu, virus, or other serious communicable illnesses will be asked to return home immediately. We are unable to provide support for those who may become ill.

DIET
Due to the extra demands on servers at this time, we regret that we are unable to accept anyone with special dietary requirements.

Additional precautions that are being taken at the center at this time:

  • Everyone will be provided with private accommodations and private bathrooms
  • Everyone is required to maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others at all time
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask in any area where others may be encountered

IN CASE OF ILLNESS WHILE AT THE CENTER
We regret that we do not have the facilities or resources to care for those who become ill. Anyone who does become ill will be asked to leave as soon as possible. Anyone who is unable to independently return home, will need to ask their emergency contact for assistance. Please advise them of this possibility prior to the course.

If you have any questions, please contact Registration at: [email protected]

 
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.
 
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.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Dec 15 - Dec 19 3-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 16 Jesup For old students
FOR OLD STUDENTS ONLY
All applicants are wait listed until reviewed.

All students must have sat at least one 10-Day course before applying to sit this course.
 
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
Jun 09 - Jun 30 20-Day In Progress Jesup New Course!!For old students
All applicants are wait listed until reviewed. We are ONLY ACCEPTNG STUDENTS FROM SE USA ON PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION AT THIS TIME.
This course is open to serious old students who have:
1. Sat (not including courses served) at least five 10-day courses.
2. Served at least one 10-day course.
3. Have not been practicing any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course.
4. Have been practicing this technique of Vipassana for at least two years, and who are maintaining their meditation practice (2 hours per day) and the five precepts in their daily lives.
Apply Jul 07 - Jul 18 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup All applicants are wait listed until reviewed.
This course is open only to old students who have completed at least one 10-day course in this tradition and who are practicing regularly. We have very limited slots for students who have completed only 1 or 2 courses.
Apply Jul 28 - Aug 08 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Long Wait List Male Server - Wait List Jesup FOR ALL STUDENTS
All applicants are wait listed until reviewed.

We have very limited
slots for new students as well as old students who have completed only 1 or 2 courses.
Apply Aug 11 - Aug 22 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup FOR ALL STUDENTS
All applicants are wait listed until reviewed.

We have very limited
slots for students as courses are small at this time.
Apply Sep 01 - Sep 12 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jesup For old and new students - Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
We have very limited slots for students.
Apply Sep 15 - Sep 26 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Jesup For old and new students - Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
We have very limited slots for students.

Oct 06 - Oct 17 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 08 Jesup For old and new students - Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
We have very limited slots for students.

Oct 20 - Oct 31 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 22 Jesup For old and new students - Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
We have very limited slots for students.
only 1 or 2 courses.
Nov 10 - Nov 21 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 12 Jesup For old and new students - Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
We have very limited slots for students.

Nov 24 - Dec 05 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 26 Jesup For old and new students - Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
We have very limited slots for students.

December 29, 2021 - January 09, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 30 Jesup For old and new students - Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
We have very limited slots for 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 http://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.

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day 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.

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.