Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Siri
Dhamma Sirī, Kaufman, Texas, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Sirī, also known as the Southwest Vipassana Meditation Center, means 'Prosperity of Dhamma' in Pali. Established in 1990, the center sits on 20 acres of land near the end of a quiet rural road, 45 minutes from downtown Dallas, Texas. The Center is also less than four hours from Austin, Houston, and Oklahoma City. Dhamma Sirī holds approximately 25 courses annually serving over 2500 students. Instructions and discourses can be provided in over 40 languages.

How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course

  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course.  
  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.
  4. An application is required to register for all courses.
  5. Await notification. All correspondence will be through e-mail if you give an e-mail address in your application.
  6. Due to the large volume of applications, it may take up to two weeks before receiving notification.
  7. If your application is accepted you must confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course. You will receive an email requesting you to confirm when it is time.
Additional information
     
Southwest Vipassana Meditation Center
General Information
[email protected]
General Course Registration
Voice Mail and Fax: [1] (972) 346-8020
[email protected]
Dhamma Service Registration
Voice Mail and Fax: [1] (972) 346-8020
[email protected]
Children / Teenager's Course Registration
Voice Mail and Fax: [1] (972) 692-3244
[email protected]
Executive Course Registration
Voice Mail and Fax: [1] (815) 301-9321
[email protected]
Long Course Registration
Fax: [1] (815) 301-9196
[email protected]

 

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Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apr 04 Children (ages 8 to 12) CANCELLED Austin
Apr 11 Girls (ages 8 to17) CANCELLED Dallas
Jun 27 - Jun 28 Teen Closed Kaufman
Aug 22 Boys (ages 8 to17) Closed Dallas
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

Click the 'Apply' link to complete an application. Enrollment opens approximately 6 months prior to the course.

Students are expected at the center between 1 and 5 pm for the registration period and the orientation. The course ends the morning of the last day by 7:00 am.

2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Mar 25 - Apr 05 10-Day CANCELLED Kaufman
Apr 05 - Apr 08 Between Course Service CANCELLED Kaufman For old students
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Apr 08 - Apr 19 10-Day Closed Kaufman **
Apr 11 1-Day Closed Dallas For old students
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Apr 19 Trust Meeting Closed Kaufman For old students
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Apr 19 - Apr 24 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students
Apr 24 - Apr 26 2-Day Closed Kaufman For old students
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Apr 26 - May 06 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students
May 02 Open House Closed Kaufman *
May 06 - May 17 10-Day Closed Kaufman *
May 09 1-Day Closed Dallas For old students
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May 17 Trust Meeting Closed Kaufman For old students
May 17 - May 20 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students
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May 20 - May 31 Executive Course Closed Kaufman
May 31 - Jun 05 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students
Jun 05 - Jun 07 Old Student Program Closed Kaufman For old students
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Jun 07 - Jun 10 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students
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Jun 10 - Jun 21 10-Day
English / Vietnamese
Closed Kaufman **
Jun 13 1-Day Closed Dallas For old students
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Jun 21 Trust Meeting Closed Kaufman For old students
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Jun 21 - Jun 26 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students
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Jun 29 - Jul 02 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students
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Jul 02 - Aug 02 30-Day Closed Kaufman For old students
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Jul 04 1-Day Closed Dallas For old students
Aug 01 1-Day Closed Dallas For old students

Aug 02 - Aug 05 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students
Aug 05 - Aug 16 10-Day
Hindi / English
Closed Kaufman
Aug 16 - Aug 19 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students
Aug 19 - Aug 30 10-Day Closed Kaufman
Aug 30 Trust Meeting Closed Kaufman For old students
Aug 30 - Sep 02 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students
Sep 02 - Sep 13 10-Day
English / Chinese
Closed Kaufman
Sep 05 1-Day Closed Dallas For old students
Sep 13 - Sep 16 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students
Sep 16 - Sep 27 10-Day Closed Kaufman
Sep 27 Trust Meeting Closed Kaufman For old students

Sep 27 - Sep 30 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students

Sep 30 - Oct 11 10-Day Closed Kaufman
Oct 03 1-Day Closed Dallas For old students

Oct 11 - Oct 16 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students
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Oct 16 - Oct 18 2-Day Closed Kaufman For old students
Oct 19 - Oct 21 Between Course Service Closed Kaufman For old students
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Oct 21 - Nov 21 30-Day Closed Kaufman For old students
Oct 21 - Dec 06 45-Day Closed Kaufman For old students
Nov 07 1-Day Applications accepted starting Oct 03 Dallas For old students
One-Day Course at Unity Church in Dallas 10am - 5pm. Please register in advance by clicking Apply.
Dec 05 1-Day Applications accepted starting Nov 07 Dallas For old students
One-Day Course at Unity Church in Dallas 10am - 5pm. Please register in advance by clicking Apply.
Dec 06 Trust Meeting Applications accepted starting Jun 09 Kaufman For old students
Monthly Center Trust Meeting.
Old students are welcome to observe.
Dec 06 - Dec 09 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Jun 09 Kaufman For old students
Part-time welcome!Registration required
Dec 09 - Dec 20 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 12 Kaufman
Dec 20 - Dec 23 Between Course Service Applications accepted starting Jun 23 Kaufman For old students
Part-time welcome!Registration required
December 23, 2020 - January 03, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 26 Kaufman
 
 

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.siri.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.

10-day Executive Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation especially for business executives and government officials where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. For more information please visit the Executive course website. 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 7:30am.

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.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three 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.

Open Houses are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Center.

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.