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Vaddhana
Dhamma Vaddhana, Twentynine Palms, California, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

The Center is located just North of Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms, CA. It is a 2-1/2 hr. drive from the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas. It is possible to reach the Center using public transportation with careful planning in advance, but requires multiple buses that run on a limited schedule and a full day of travel. The ride share board is the recommended option. 
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
Southern California Vipassana Center
P.O. Box 486 Joshua Tree, CA 92252 USA
Email: info@vaddhana.dhamma.org
Phone: [1](760) 362-4615
Children / Teenager's Course Registration
Phone: [1](760) 362-4615
Email: childrens-courses@vaddhana.dhamma.org
http://www.vaddhana.dhamma.org/children-teens/children-main.html

Courses open for application shortly after 6 AM on the date indicated.

In California, a student may apply to sit only one 10day course at a time, even if the other course is in another state or is a waitlisted enrollment.

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WARNING!   Applications submitted via phone may not go through. Follow-up call or email is recommended.

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply Jun 09 Teen Girls - Open Boys - Closed Servers - Open Orange County VH Girls Ages 13-17 yrs.
Apply Jun 10 Teen Girls - Closed Boys - Open Servers - Open Orange County VH Boys Ages 13-17 yrs.
 
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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apr 23 - Apr 25 Service Period Completed Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Apply Apr 25 - May 06 10-Day In Progress Twentynine Palms
May 06 Trust Meeting Open Twentynine Palms For old students
Apply May 07 - May 09 Service Period Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Apply May 09 - May 20 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Twentynine Palms
Apply May 21 - May 25 Service Period Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To work on projects around the Center.
Apply May 29 - Jun 01 Service Period Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course and work on projects around the Center.
Apply Jun 01 - Jun 10 Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Twentynine Palms For old students
Apply Jun 11 - Jun 13 Service Period Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Apply Jun 13 - Jun 24 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Twentynine Palms Hawaii is holding a course on these dates as well. To apply click here.
Apply Jun 25 - Jun 27 Service Period Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Apply Jun 27 - Jul 08 10-Day
English / Khmer
Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Twentynine Palms Hawaii is holding a course on these dates as well. To apply click here.
Apply Jul 09 - Jul 11 Service Period Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Apply Jul 11 - Jul 22 10-Day
English / Persian (Farsi)
Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Twentynine Palms
Apply Jul 23 - Jul 25 Service Period Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Apply Jul 25 - Aug 05 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Twentynine Palms
Apply Aug 06 - Aug 08 Service Period Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Apply Aug 08 - Aug 19 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Twentynine Palms
Apply Aug 20 - Aug 22 Service Period Open Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Apply Aug 22 - Aug 26 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Twentynine Palms For old students
Aug 27 - Aug 29 Service Period Applications accepted starting Apr 29 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Aug 29 - Sep 09 10-Day Applications accepted starting Apr 29 Twentynine Palms
Sep 10 - Sep 12 Service Period Applications accepted starting May 27 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Sep 12 - Sep 23 10-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting May 27 Twentynine Palms This course is offered in both English and Burmese. Priority is given to Burmese speakers. Others will go on the waitlist initially, to be accepted if there is enough space as the course approaches.
Sep 24 - Sep 26 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jun 02 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Sep 26 - Oct 07 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 02 Twentynine Palms
Oct 08 - Oct 10 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jun 10 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Oct 10 - Oct 21 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jun 10 Twentynine Palms
Oct 22 - Oct 24 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jun 24 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Oct 26 - Nov 04 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting Jun 26 Twentynine Palms For old students
Nov 05 - Nov 07 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jul 08 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Nov 07 - Nov 18 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 07 Twentynine Palms
Nov 19 - Nov 21 Service Period Applications accepted starting Jul 22 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Nov 21 - Dec 02 10-Day Applications accepted starting Jul 21 Twentynine Palms
Dec 03 - Dec 05 Service Period Applications accepted starting Aug 05 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Dec 05 - Dec 16 10-Day Applications accepted starting Aug 05 Twentynine Palms
Dec 17 - Dec 19 Service Period Applications accepted starting Aug 19 Twentynine Palms For old students
To help prepare the Center for the next course.
Dec 19 - Dec 30 10-Day Applications accepted starting Sep 19 Twentynine Palms
 
Non-Center Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Dhamma Vaddhana Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
May 05 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
May 19 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
May 27 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Jun 09 1-Day Open Santa Monica For old students
Apply Jun 09 Teen Girls - Open Boys - Closed Servers - Open Orange County VH Girls Ages 13-17 yrs.
Apply Jun 10 Teen Girls - Closed Boys - Open Servers - Open Orange County VH Boys Ages 13-17 yrs.
Jun 16 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Jul 07 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
Jul 21 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Jul 29 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Aug 11 1-Day Open Santa Monica For old students
Aug 18 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Sep 01 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
Sep 15 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Sep 30 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Oct 13 1-Day Open Santa Monica For old students
Oct 20 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Nov 03 1-Day Open Baldwin Park For old students
Nov 17 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old students
Nov 25 1-Day Open Cerritos For old students
Dec 08 1-Day Open Santa Monica For old students
Dec 15 1-Day Open Orange County VH For old 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://www.vaddhana.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@vaddhana.dhamma.org

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.

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.

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 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.

 
 
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