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Vipassana Colombia - Medellín/Cali/Pereira, Medellin, Colombia
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Spanish

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. The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are courses all over the world
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

Vipassana Colombia - Medellín, Cali y Pereira

Email: [email protected]

Phones: 3014098081 and 3005975842

 

10-day course and Satipatthana Sutta course students (not servers): only ONE APPLICATION will be processed regardless of the location in Latin America, course dates or waiting list status.

10-day course students (not servers): priority is given to new students, to old students who have not sat recently and to those who reside in this country.

Registration opening time: early morning on the day registration starts (approx. 5 a.m. local time).

Always check SPAM or you may miss important email communications.

 
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 10 Nov Course for teenagers from 13 to 17 years old Open San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)

Server need to arrive on Nov 9th

For further info please write to [email protected]

 
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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 26 Oct - 27 Oct Work Period Open San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
27 Oct 1-Day Open Medellín For old students
For further information and enrollments please write to [email protected]
Apply 03 Nov - 06 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Casa del Dhamma de Medellín For old students
Apply 06 Nov - 17 Nov 10-Day Course for Men

Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Casa del Dhamma de Medellín - Hombres
Apply 17 Nov - 19 Nov Work Period Open San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
Apply 20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
Apply 02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Cali
Apply 08 Dec - 11 Dec Work Period Open San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
Apply 11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
25 Dec - 27 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Oct San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
27 December, 2019 - 07 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Oct San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Jan - 08 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 06 Nov Casa del Dhamma de Medellín For old students
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Nov San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Nov Casa del Dhamma de Medellín
12 Jan - 15 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 13 Nov San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
15 Jan - 26 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Nov San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
26 Jan - 29 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 27 Nov San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
29 Jan - 09 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Nov Pereira
29 Jan - 09 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Nov San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
03 Feb - 14 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Dec Cali
09 Feb - 12 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 11 Dec San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
12 Feb - 23 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Dec San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
16 Feb - 19 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 18 Dec Casa del Dhamma de Medellín For old students
19 Feb - 01 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Dec Casa del Dhamma de Medellín
01 Mar - 04 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 Jan San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
04 Mar - 15 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jan San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
15 Mar - 18 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Jan San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
15 Mar - 18 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Casa del Dhamma de Medellín For old students
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jan Casa del Dhamma de Medellín
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jan San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
29 Mar - 02 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Jan San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Casa del Dhamma de Medellín
02 Apr - 12 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 02 Feb San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
12 Apr - 15 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Feb San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
26 Apr - 29 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Feb San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
29 Apr - 01 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Feb Casa del Dhamma de Medellín For old students
29 Apr - 10 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Feb San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
17 May - 20 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Casa del Dhamma de Medellín For old students
18 May - 29 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Mar Cali
17 Aug - 28 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Cali
30 Nov - 11 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Cali
 
 

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.medellin.co.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.

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.

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.

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.