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.
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.
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|
|20 Feb||Other||Closed||Online||AGM and Trust Meeting - All Old Students are welcome to attend, please find log in details at https://ie.dhamma.org/os/trust-meetings/|
|13 Apr - 24 Apr||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 12 Feb||St. Flannan's College, Ennis||
Applications from Irish Residents (inc NI) only. Please be advised in line with government guidelines that a covid certificate, HSE recovery certificate or a certified negative PCR or antigen test will be required to participate in this course. Due to the changing covid situation the course may be cancelled at short notice. Students will have single accommodation.
|17 Aug - 28 Aug||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 18 Jun||St. Flannan's College, Ennis||Applications from Irish Residents (inc NI) only. Please be advised that due to the changing covid situation the course may be cancelled at short notice. Students and servers will have single accommodation. Participants will be asked to leave the course if they develop any covid symptoms.|
|27 Oct - 30 Oct||3-Day||Applications accepted starting 03 Sep||St. Flannan's College, Ennis||
For old students
Applications from Irish Residents (inc NI) only. Please be advised that due to the changing covid situation the course may be cancelled at short notice. Students and servers will have single accommodation. Participants will be asked to leave the course if they develop any covid symptoms.
|27 December, 2022 - 07 January, 2023||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 22 Oct||St. Flannan's College, Ennis||Applications from Irish Residents (inc NI) only. Please be advised that due to the changing covid situation the course may be cancelled at short notice. Students and servers will have single accommodation. Participants will be asked to leave the course if they develop any covid symptoms.|
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.