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

In Spain, the Vipassana Foundation, a non-profit organisation, was founded in 1998, with the aim of spreading Vipassana meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. At present the Foundation has two centres exclusively dedicated to this purpose: Dhamma Neru in Santa Maria de Palutordera (Barcelona Province) and Dhamma Sacca in Candeleda (Avila Province).

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

Fundación Privada Vipassana
Els Bruguers 
Apartado Postal 29 
08460 Santa Maria de Palautordera 
Barcelona, ​​España

Tel: (34) 93 848 26 95 
Email: [email protected]
web: www.es.dhamma.org

 

Courses and activities programmed in the areas and centres of Spain

 

Registration for the courses will open at 8 am in the summer time (from the last Sunday of March to the last Sunday of October) and at 7 am in the winter time.

 

 

IMPORTANT:

  • The actual opening time could be a few minutes after the indicated time.
  • If when you enter the registration the course is not yet open, you must close the web page and reopen it (refresh the system), otherwise you will not be able to see that the course opens.
  • Most courses run out of the places in a few minutes.
  • fill out the application to participate in the course in the most detailed way possible.
  • The system reserves the place from the moment one starts to fill out the application for a period of 30 minutes, and the countdown starts again each time the page is passed in the application form. This gives more than enough time to fill all the necessary information without any hurry.
  • Old students can sit for up to three courses in one year. The third course can not be held in the months of July, August, or in courses that coincide with Christmas or Easter dates. To sit two courses back to back needs the final approval from the teacher at the completion of the first course.
  • Please add [email protected] to your list of allowed mail otherwise the confirmation letter may end up in your spam folder.
  • Please apply ONLY IF YOU ARE SURE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN THE COURSE. Last minute cancellations prevent us from using the maximum capacity of the centre by not leaving us enough time to process new applications.  

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Teenagers' and children's courses can be found at the end of the list. 

Short courses (4 hours / 1 day) taking place at different locations can be found at the end of the courses calendar, under the headings "North and East Area" or "West, Centre and South Area". They are also accessible by clicking on these links above.

Areas Map

Spain Areas

Group sittings:
NORTH AND EAST
Group Sittings: 
WEST, CENTRE AND SOUTH
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
2019 Dhamma Neru Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 09 Dec - 14 Dec Work Period In Progress Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
Apply* 16 Dec - 21 Dec Work Period Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
Apply* 21 Dec Gardening Workshop
English
Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Workshop about the maintenance of the Dhamma Neru garden
Apply* 22 Dec 1 Day Selfcourse/Course Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Apply* 26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10 days meditation course Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Short Wait List Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
2020 Dhamma Neru Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 07 Jan - 11 Jan Work Period Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
Apply* 12 Jan 1 Day Selfcourse/Course Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Apply* 15 Jan - 26 Jan 10 days meditation course Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Long Wait List Male Server - Short Wait List Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
Apply* 29 Jan - 09 Feb 10 days meditation course New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
Apply* 12 Feb - 23 Feb 10 days meditation course New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
Apply* 26 Feb - 08 Mar 10 days meditation course New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
08 Mar Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
Apply* 09 Mar - 13 Mar Work Period Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
14 Mar 1 Day Selfcourse/Course Applications accepted starting 15 Dec Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 02 Jan Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
27 Apr - 12 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 28 Jan Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
13 May - 16 May 3 Day Course / Self-Course Applications accepted starting 13 Feb Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction. Requirements: completed 3 courses of 10 days sat.
17 May Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
20 May - 31 May 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 20 Feb Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 05 Mar Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
17 Jun - 28 Jun 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 19 Mar Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 07 May Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 21 May Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
07 Sep - 09 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 Jun Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
10 Sep - 13 Sep 3 Day Course / Self-Course Applications accepted starting 12 Jun Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction. Requirements: completed 3 courses of 10 days sat.
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
28 Sep - 04 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
04 Oct Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Old Students Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students

Only for 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. It is not necessary to have sat in a Satipatthana course.

21 Oct - 01 Nov 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 23 Jul Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 20 Aug Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
03 Dec - 12 Dec Satipatthana Course Applications accepted starting 04 Sep Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
13 Dec Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
14 Dec - 16 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Sep Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
17 Dec - 20 Dec 3 Day Course / Self-Course Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction. Requirements: completed 3 courses of 10 days sat.
21 Dec - 25 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
2019 Dhamma Sacca Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 04 Dec - 15 Dec 10 days meditation course In Progress Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
Apply* 16 Dec - 18 Dec Work Period Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
Apply* 19 Dec - 22 Dec 3 Day Course with teacher Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Apply* 26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10 days meditation course Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Wait List Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
2020 Dhamma Sacca Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 07 Jan - 11 Jan Work Period Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
Apply* 12 Jan 1 Day Course Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Apply* 15 Jan - 26 Jan 10 days meditation course New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
Apply* 29 Jan - 09 Feb 10 days meditation course New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
Apply* 12 Feb - 23 Feb 10 days meditation course New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
Apply* 26 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Old Students Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students

Only for 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. It is not necessary to have sat in a Satipatthana course.

Apply* 11 Mar - 22 Mar 10 days meditation course New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
22 Mar Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
Apply* 23 Mar - 26 Mar Work Period Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
28 Mar - 30 Mar 2 Day Course / Self-Course Applications accepted starting 27 Dec Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction.
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served.
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 31 Dec Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day
English / Portuguese
Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila This course will be held in Dhamma Sacca, Spain
27 Apr - 03 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Dec Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
06 May - 17 May 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 04 Feb Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
17 May Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
20 May - 31 May 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
17 Jun - 28 Jun 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 17 Mar Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 31 Mar Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
15 Jul - 24 Jul Satipatthana Course Applications accepted starting 14 Apr Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
27 Jul - 02 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Mar Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day
English / Portuguese
Applications accepted starting 07 May Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila This course will be held in Dhamma Sacca, Spain
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 19 May Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
31 Aug - 02 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 03 May Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
07 Sep - 11 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 10 May Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
12 Sep Open Doors Day Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
13 Sep Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day
English / Portuguese
Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila This course will be held in Dhamma Sacca, Spain
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 28 Jul Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
09 Nov - 12 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Jul Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
13 Nov - 15 Nov 2 Day Course / Self-Course Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction.
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served.
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
30 Nov - 05 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
06 Dec Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
07 Dec - 10 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 Aug Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
11 Dec - 13 Dec 2 Day Course / Self-Course Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction.
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served.
14 Dec - 17 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 Aug Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
17 Dec - 20 Dec 3 Day Course / Self-Course Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction. Requirements: completed 3 courses of 10 days or 2 course sat and 1 served.
21 Dec - 23 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Aug Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 25 Sep Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
2019 North and East Area Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 14 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Zaragoza For old students
Apply* 15 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Rubi For old students
Apply* 15 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Valencia For old students
Apply* 15 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Manacor For old students
Apply* 15 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Closed Palma de Mallorca For old students
Apply* 15 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Murcia For old students
Apply* 21 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed BCN .Ronda Sant Pere For old students
Apply* 22 Dec 4h Group Sitting with teacher Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Elche For old students
4 hour course with teacher
Apply* 29 Dec 4 hour Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Santa María de Palutordera For old students
Please note that this center is not Dhamma Neru, it is located in the same village, but it is a different center. Course schedule from 9:00 to 13:15.
Apply* 29 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Lleida For old students
2020 North and East Area Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 01 Jan 1-Day Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Santa María de Palutordera For old students
Please note that this center is not Dhamma Neru, it is located in the same village, but it is a different center. Course schedule from 9:00 to 18:15.
12 Jan 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 13 Dec Valencia For old students
12 Jan 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 13 Dec Elche For old students
18 Jan 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Zaragoza For old students
19 Jan 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Rubi For old students
19 Jan 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Murcia For old students
19 Jan 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Bilbao For old students
26 Jan 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 27 Dec Lleida For old students
26 Jan 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 27 Dec Manacor For old students
02 Feb 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 03 Jan Tarragona For old students
02 Feb 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 03 Jan Elche For old students
15 Feb 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Zaragoza For old students
16 Feb 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 17 Jan Rubi For old students
16 Feb 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 17 Jan Murcia For old students
16 Feb 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 17 Jan Bilbao For old students
23 Feb 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Lleida For old students
23 Feb 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Manacor For old students
23 Feb 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Valencia For old students
01 Mar 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 31 Jan Elche For old students
08 Mar 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 07 Feb Bilbao For old students
14 Mar 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 13 Feb Zaragoza For old students
15 Mar 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Rubi For old students
15 Mar 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Murcia For old students
22 Mar 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Manacor For old students
29 Mar 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Valencia For old students
29 Mar 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Tarragona For old students
29 Mar 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Lleida For old students
05 Apr 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 06 Mar Elche For old students
12 Apr 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 13 Mar Valencia For old students
18 Apr 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 19 Mar Zaragoza For old students
19 Apr 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Murcia For old students
19 Apr 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Rubi For old students
19 Apr 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Manacor For old students
26 Apr 1 Day Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 27 Mar Bilbao For old students
26 Apr 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 27 Mar Lleida For old students
03 May 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 03 Apr Elche For old students
16 May 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Zaragoza For old students
17 May 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 17 Apr Rubi For old students
17 May 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 17 Apr Murcia For old students
17 May 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 17 Apr Manacor For old students
24 May 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Bilbao For old students
24 May 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Valencia For old students
31 May 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 01 May Lleida For old students
07 Jun 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 08 May Elche For old students
13 Jun 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 14 May Zaragoza For old students
14 Jun 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 15 May Manacor For old students
14 Jun 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 15 May Valencia For old students
21 Jun 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 22 May Murcia For old students
21 Jun 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 22 May Rubi For old students
28 Jun 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 29 May Lleida For old students
11 Jul 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 11 Jun Zaragoza For old students
08 Aug 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Zaragoza For old students
06 Sep 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 07 Aug Elche For old students
20 Sep 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 21 Aug Rubi For old students
26 Sep 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Zaragoza For old students
04 Oct 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 04 Sep Elche For old students
18 Oct 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Rubi For old students
24 Oct 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Zaragoza For old students
08 Nov 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 09 Oct Elche For old students
15 Nov 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 16 Oct Rubi For old students
21 Nov 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 22 Oct Zaragoza For old students
06 Dec 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 06 Nov Elche For old students
19 Dec 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 19 Nov Zaragoza For old students
20 Dec 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Nov Rubi For old students
2019 West, Center and South Area Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 14 Dec 1-Day Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Las Palmas de Gran Canaria For old students
Apply* 14 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Tenerife For old students
Apply* 15 Dec Province Meeting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Cordoba For old students
Apply* 15 Dec 1 Day Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Lanzarote For old students
The course will take place in "Casa Nazaret", town of Nazaret (Teguise).
15 Dec 4 hours Group Sitting CANCELLED Santiago de Compostela For old students
Apply* 15 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed A Coruña For old students
Apply* 15 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Sevilla - Osuna For old students
Apply* 15 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Filling Up Men - Open Servers - Closed Torrelodones For old students
Apply* 21 Dec 1 Day Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Piedralaves For old students
Apply* 22 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Madrid - Princesa For old students
Apply* 22 Dec 4 hour Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Segovia For old students
Apply* 22 Dec 4h Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Valladolid For old students
2020 West, Center and South Area Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Jan 1-Day Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 12 Dec Las Palmas de Gran Canaria For old students
18 Jan 4h Group Sitting
English
Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Tenerife For old students
19 Jan 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Torrelodones For old students
19 Jan 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Santiago de Compostela For old students
19 Jan 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Sevilla - Osuna For old students
26 Jan 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 27 Dec Madrid - Princesa For old students
08 Feb 1-Day Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 09 Jan Las Palmas de Gran Canaria For old students
15 Feb 4h Group Sitting
English
Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Tenerife For old students
16 Feb 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 17 Jan Santiago de Compostela For old students
23 Feb 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Madrid - Princesa For old students
23 Feb 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Sevilla - Osuna For old students
14 Mar 4h Group Sitting
English
Applications accepted starting 13 Feb Tenerife For old students
14 Mar 1-Day Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 13 Feb Las Palmas de Gran Canaria For old students
15 Mar 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Santiago de Compostela For old students
22 Mar 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Sevilla - Osuna For old students
29 Mar 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Madrid - Princesa For old students
18 Apr 1-Day Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 19 Mar Las Palmas de Gran Canaria For old students
19 Apr 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Santiago de Compostela For old students
19 Apr 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Sevilla - Osuna For old students
26 Apr 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 27 Mar Madrid - Princesa For old students
10 May 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Santiago de Compostela For old students
16 May 1-Day Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Las Palmas de Gran Canaria For old students
24 May 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Sevilla - Osuna For old students
31 May 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 01 May Madrid - Princesa For old students
13 Jun 1-Day Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 14 May Las Palmas de Gran Canaria For old students
14 Jun 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 15 May Santiago de Compostela For old students
21 Jun 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 22 May Sevilla - Osuna For old students
28 Jun 4h Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 29 May Madrid - Princesa For old students
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 14 Dec - 15 Dec Teenagers and child course (8 to 17 years old)
Spanish
Girls - Open Boys - Open Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Wait List Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona Teenagers and child course with overnight at the center. This course is only taught in Spanish, it is necessary to know this language to participate.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Mar Workshop for servers of childrens´ courses
Spanish
Applications accepted starting 16 Dec Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
01 Jul Child one day course (From 8 to 12 years old)
Spanish
Applications accepted starting 02 Apr Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona This course is only taught in Spanish, it is necessary to know this language to participate.
02 Jul - 03 Jul Teenagers course (13 to 18 years old)
Spanish
Applications accepted starting 03 Apr Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona Teenagers course with overnight at the center. This course is only taught in Spanish, it is necessary to know this language to participate.
10 Jul Child one day course (From 8 to 12 years old) Applications accepted starting 11 Apr Gran Canaria (Cursos niños-adolescentes)
11 Jul Teenagers 1 day course (13 to 18 years old) Applications accepted starting 12 Apr Gran Canaria (Cursos niños-adolescentes)
25 Jul - 26 Jul Child course (From 8 to 12 years old)
Spanish
Applications accepted starting 26 Apr Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila Child course with overnight in the center. This course is only taught in Spanish, it is necessary to know this language to participate.
03 Sep Workshop for servers of childrens´ courses Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
03 Sep - 04 Sep Child course (From 8 to 12 years old)
Spanish
Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona Child course with overnight in the center. This course is only taught in Spanish, it is necessary to know this language to participate.
04 Sep Child one day course (From 8 to 12 years old)
Spanish
Applications accepted starting 06 Jun Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila This course is only taught in Spanish, it is necessary to know this language to participate.
04 Sep - 06 Sep Teenagers course (13 to 18 years old)
Spanish
Applications accepted starting 06 Jun Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila Teenagers course with overnight at the center. This course is only taught in Spanish, it is necessary to know this language to participate.
05 Sep Teenagers course (13 to 18 years old)
Spanish
Applications accepted starting 06 Jun Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona Teenagers course with overnight at the center. This course is only taught in Spanish, it is necessary to know this language to participate.
 
 

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.es.dhamma.org/index.php?id=3053&L=0. 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 Courses for Old Students have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. These courses are open to serious old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses and one Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta course, 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, are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives, and trying to maintain daily practice.

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.

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.