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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]

 

 

Courses open for SELECT Old Students ONLY

In the interest of providing the safest environment possible at Dhamma Patāpa, we have adopted new safety measures based on the CDC and various State guidelines. We are still developing our policies & procedures, and only accepting serious old students able to work more independently. Before applying for a course, please carefully consider the information below. PLEASE ONLY APPLY FOR ONE COURSE.

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.
  • Not consistently wearing a mask and maintaining 6’ physical distance from others while away from home.
  • Close contact with anyone who does not routinely wear a mask and maintain social distancing while outside of their home.
  • 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
  • Significant changes that involve higher risk of contracting
  • Covid-19 viruses (traveling, moving residences or others moving into their home, changing jobs, etc.)

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.

TRAVEL
At this time, to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone at the center, we are not accepting anyone who plans to fly, car-pool or take public transportation.

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.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply December 30, 2020 - January 03, 2021 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Closed Jesup New Course!!For old students
NEW INFORMATION!!! All applicants are wait listed until reviewed.
This course is open to old students who have completed at least one-10 day course in this tradition and who are practicing regularly. The slots for students who have completed only 1 or 2 courses are filled.
 
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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Oct 28 - Nov 08 10-Day In Progress Jesup New Course!!
All applicants are wait listed until reviewed. This course is only open to students who have sat a minimum of 3 courses and are maintaining their practice.Please apply to only one course.
Apply Nov 14 - Nov 15 Annual Old Student Meeting New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Closed Virtual For old students
For details and schedule please visit: https://www.patapa.dhamma.org/2020/10-2020/
Apply Nov 18 - Nov 29 Closed Jesup New Course!!
All applicants are wait listed until reviewed.This course is only open to students who have sat a minimum of 3 courses and are maintaining their practice. Please apply to only one course.
Apply Dec 09 - Dec 20 Closed Jesup New Course!!
NEW INFORMATION!!! All applicants are wait listed until reviewed.
This course is open to old students who have sat at least one-10 day course in this tradition and who are practicing regularly.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jan 06 - Jan 17 New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Closed Jesup New Course!!
NEW INFORMATION!!! All applicants are wait listed until reviewed.
This course is open to old students who have completed at least one 10-day course in this tradition and who are practicing regularly. The slots for students who have completed only 1 or 2 courses are filled.
Apply Jan 20 - Jan 31 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Closed Jesup New Course!!
NEW INFORMATION!!! All applicants are wait listed until reviewed.
This course is open to old students who have completed at least one 10-day course in this tradition and who are practicing regularly.
 
 

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.

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.

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.