in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English
- Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
- Please carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course.
- Fully and completely fill out all the sections of application form and submit it. An application is required to register for all courses.
- 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 then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.
Applications are accepted from 8 p.m. in the summer and 7 p.m. in the winter Irish time on the day courses open for registration.
Note: The 'apply' link will not be visible until then. Also the actual opening time may be a few minutes or even up to an hour later. This is due to the automated nature of the system. You will need to refresh this page to see the 'apply' link as this page does not auto-refresh.
About the 1-Day courses
No application is needed. Old students are welcome to come for all or part of the day.
Further information can be found in the old student section of the Irish Website. Please read this information if you have not attended before.
|Attend / Serve||Dates||Course Type||Status||Location||Comments|
|19 Feb||Trust Meeting||Closed||Online||Trust Meeting - more details at www.ie.dhamma.org/os/trust-meetings Online only meeting. Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm. Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am. All old students are welcome Link: Vipassana Meditation: Trust Meetings (dhamma.org)|
|Apply*||05 Apr - 16 Apr||10-Day||Open||St. Flannan's College, Ennis||Applications from people living in Ireland (inc NI) only until March 5th - open to overseas applicants from March 5th.|
|02 Jul||Trust Meeting||Closed||Online||Trust Meeting - more details at www.ie.dhamma.org/os/trust-meetings All welcome.|
|24 Jul - 02 Aug||Satipatthana Sutta||Applications accepted starting 22 Apr||St. Flannan's College, Ennis||
For old students
Applications from Irish residents only until May 24th and then open to all. Please read the course requirement by clicking the course type before applying.
|02 Aug - 13 Aug||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 27 May||St. Flannan's College, Ennis||Applications from Irish Residents (inc NI) only.|
|13 Aug - 24 Aug||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 09 Jun||St. Flannan's College, Ennis||Applications from Irish Residents (inc NI) only.|
|01 Oct||Trust Meeting||Closed||Online||Trust Meeting - more details at www.ie.dhamma.org/os/trust-meetings All welcome.|
|27 Oct - 30 Oct||3-Day||Applications accepted starting 01 Sep||St. Flannan's College, Ennis||
For old students
Applications from Irish Residents (inc NI) only.
|03 Dec||Trust Meeting||Closed||Online||Trust Meeting - more details at www.ie.dhamma.org/os/trust-meetings All welcome.|
|27 December, 2023 - 07 January, 2024||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 27 Oct||St. Flannan's College, Ennis||Applications from Irish Residents (inc NI) only.|
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://ie.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.
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.