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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Czech
Vipassana courses in the Czech Republic have been organized since 2006, in average once or twice in a year. Since 2017 the 10-day courses in Czech language have been organized in the Polish meditation centre Dhamma Pallava. Up-to-date information can be found below.
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka, related videos and Questions & Answers about Vipassana are available.
How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course
An application is required to register for all courses.
- To apply for a course click on the button "Apply" on the left side next to the date of your desired course.
- Please read carefully the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course and click on the button "Next step".
- Fully and completely answer step by step all questions in the application form and submit it by clicking"Confirm".
- 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.
- If your application is accepted, in order to secure your place on the course, you will be sent a notice approximately three weeks before the start date to confirm your interest to attend the course.
Any questions regarding your application can be mailed to [email protected]
Alternatively, send a text message, or leave a voice mail on the tel. number 0042 608 748 321. We'll get back to you within four days.
Vipassana in Czech Republic and Slovakia
Registration - please send all enquiries regarding your application, registration, travel information or actual course to [email protected]
Registration: Tel: 00420 608 748 321;
General information - please send all enquiries to [email protected]
Applications are accepted on the day courses open for Registration, from 8 pm (20:00 hrs) in summer time and from 7 pm (19:00 hrs) in winter time (UTC+1 zone). The actual opening time may be a few minutes or even up to an hour after the scheduled time. This is due to the automated nature of the system.
Please note that we cannot process your application if you do not submit a valid email address.
Please place our e-mail [email protected] on the whitelist of your e-mail account, otherwise, the confirmation letter may end up in your spam folder.
Please make sure that the COVID-19 guidelines in your area will allow you to travel and that you will not be in breach of them by attending a course.
|Attend / Serve||Dates||Course Type||Status||Location||Comments|
For old students
More information here.
|19 Jun - 30 Jun||10-Day||Completed||Dhamma Pallava, Poland||
Details about centre and transport here.
|22 December, 2022 - 02 January, 2023||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 22 Oct||Dhamma Pallava, Poland||
Priority will be given to native speakers of the Czech/Slovak language and people living in the Czech Republic/Slovakia. Other applications will be processed after the 5th of November.
Details about centre and transport here.
As a privacy measure, the online application form encrypts the information you provide us with before it is sent from your device to our application server.
To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://cz.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.
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.