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Dhamma Sela - Rocky Mountain Vipassana Association, Elbert, Colorado, United States
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka was introduced to Colorado by his students in 1982. The first course was held at a retreat center in Cedaredge, Colorado. The Cedaredge courses have continued every summer, up to the present. Additional courses have been conducted in Colorado's Front Range, northern New Mexico and Utah. From that time until the present, the development of the practice of Vipassana has grown greatly in the Rocky Mountain area and continues to do so.
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
Address: Rocky Mountains Vipassana Association POB 17882 Boulder, CO 80308-0882 For Registration: [email protected] Email: [email protected] Phone: [1](888) 213-8183
 
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
Dec 05 Service Period Completed Elbert For old students
Service opportunity to help take down 10-day course materials and clean up; open to old students.
Apply Dec 15 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Filling Up New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Boulder Vipassana Hall For old students
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jan 19 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Boulder Vipassana Hall For old students
Apply Feb 16 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Boulder Vipassana Hall For old students
Apply Mar 15 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Boulder Vipassana Hall For old students
Mar 22 - Apr 02 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jan 22 Elbert
Apply Apr 19 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Boulder Vipassana Hall For old students
Apply May 17 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Boulder Vipassana Hall For old students
Apply May 31 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Elbert, CO For old students
Jun 21 1-Day Applications accepted starting Dec 24 Boulder Vipassana Hall For old students
Aug 23 - Sep 03 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 23 Elbert
Nov 22 - Dec 03 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 22 Elbert
 
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
Oct 19 Children / Teens Completed Longmont, CO This one-day course is for boys and girls age 9-15. Registration opens September 19. Course servers are always appreciated!
 
 

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://sela.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.

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.

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.