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Visuddhi
Dhamma Visuddhi, Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States
Center Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Visuddhi is situated on 15 acres of forested property on the bluffs overlooking the Red Cedar river and the town of Menomonie, Wisconsin. The site is within the city limits, and yet very quiet and secluded. Dhamma Visuddhi, a name that means ‘Purity of Dhamma’, is a little more than one hour east of the Minneapolis/ Saint Paul airport in a traditional dairy farming area of western Wisconsin, and is easily reached by regularly scheduled public transportation.

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: Minnesota Vipassana Association PO Box 4061  St. Paul, MN 55104  Email: [email protected]

APPLICATION RESTRICTIONS

Please review before you apply

  • Evidence of full vaccination against Covid-19 for all participants required.
  • First-time students may sit, but not serve.
  • Applications restricted to students within 1 day driving distance.
  • No public transportation or rideshare.
  • Students may apply to sit only one 10 Day course at a time, even if the other course is in another state or is a waitlisted enrollment.
  • Multiple serving applications are welcome
  • Please don't apply to sit if you have completed sitting a 10-Day course within the last 6 months

Travel:   

At this time, to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone at the Center, we are unable to accept anyone who will be flying, car-pooling/ride share, or taking public transportation to the Center.

Diet:  

Due to the extra demands on servers at this time, we regret that we are unable to accept servers or students who have special dietary requirements.

Various additional precautions are being taken at the Center to protect against the virus. These include: individual rooms, social distancing, assigned seats in dining hall, and requiring masks while in the Dhamma Hall.

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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
Jul 14 - Jul 25 10 day course for old students
Servers Needed
Completed Menomonie
  • Due to our Coronavirus screening process all applicants will be initially waitlisted
  • No public transportation to the Center is permitted
  • Due to the extra demands on servers at this time, we are unable to accept servers or students who have special dietary requirements.
Jul 28 - Aug 08
Servers Needed!
In Progress Menomonie
  • Due to our Coronavirus screening process all applicants will be initially waitlisted
  • No public transportation to the Center is permitted
  • Due to the extra demands on servers at this time, we are unable to accept servers or students who have special dietary requirements.
Apply Aug 18 - Aug 29 Servers Needed! New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Menomonie
  • Due to our Coronavirus screening process all applicants will be initially waitlisted
  • No public transportation to the Center is permitted
  • Due to the extra demands on servers at this time, we are unable to accept servers or students who have special dietary requirements.
Apply Sep 03 - Sep 06 Servers Needed! New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Menomonie For old students
  • Due to our Coronavirus screening process all applicants will be initially waitlisted
  • No public transportation to the Center is permitted
  • Due to the extra demands on servers at this time, we are unable to accept servers or students who have special dietary requirements.
Apply Sep 15 - Sep 26 Old Student course
Servers Needed!
New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open Menomonie
  • Due to our Coronavirus screening process all applicants will be initially waitlisted
  • No public transportation to the Center is permitted
  • Due to the extra demands on servers at this time, we are unable to accept servers or students who have special dietary requirements.
Apply Oct 06 - Oct 17 Course for old students

Servers Needed!
New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Menomonie New Course!!
  • Due to our Coronavirus screening process all applicants will be initially waitlisted
  • No public transportation to the Center is permitted
  • Due to the extra demands on servers at this time, we are unable to accept servers or students who have special dietary requirements.
 
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.
 
 

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://visuddhi.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 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.