Wheel of Dhamma

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All Colombia Courses, Colombia
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Spanish

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
 
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
16 Jul - 27 Jul 10-Day In Progress San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
20 Jul - 24 Jul 3-Day In Progress Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
Apply 24 Jul - 31 Jul Work Period Servers - Wait List Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
Apply 01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Tequendama, Cundinamarca
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
Apply 01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Closed Servers - Wait List San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
Apply 12 Aug - 02 Sep Work Period Servers - Wait List Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
Apply 13 Aug - 16 Aug 3-Day New Women - Wait List Old Women - Open New Men - Wait List Old Men - Open Servers - Open Sasaima Cundinamarca For old students
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
  • Course ends August 16th at 17:00hrs
Apply 16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
Apply 18 Aug - 29 Aug 10-Day Wait List Pereira
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Aug San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
02 Sep - 05 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Guarne, Antioquia For old students
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
  • Course ends Sept 5th 17:00 hrs.
03 Sep - 12 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
12 Sep - 30 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
15 Sep - 26 Sep Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Guarne, Antioquia For old students
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Tequendama, Cundinamarca Note: New Dates!
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
12 Oct - 31 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Sep San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Oct San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Oct Tequendama, Cundinamarca
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
12 Nov - 30 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
16 Nov - 25 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 17 Oct San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Tequendama, Cundinamarca
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Nov San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
12 Dec - 21 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Nov Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
22 December, 2021 - 02 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Tequendama, Cundinamarca
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
27 December, 2021 - 07 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Nov San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
2022 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Jan - 09 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 03 Dec Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
10 Jan - 21 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Dec Tequendama, Cundinamarca
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
 
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.
 
 

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://co.dhamma.org/en/old-students/. 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.

Special 10-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day 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.

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.

Work 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.