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Vipassana Ecuador - Quito, Ecuador
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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 Ecuador - Quito

Mobile: (593)(9)92683469,83160122 Within Ecuador: 0992683469, 0983160122

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.quito.ec.dhamma.org

All Ecuador Courses Quito Cuenca

As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all applications will be initially waitlisted.

Before applying, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • Students will only be accepted from Ecuador living in Quito, Esmeraldas, Manabí y Cuenca.
  • Servers will only be accepted if living in la provincia de Pichincha.
  • No foreigners students will be accepted. 
  • If you have been out of Ecuador 14 days leading up to the course you will not be accepted.
  • No public transportation or shared transport to the Center is permitted. Only allowed to get to the center by private vehicle.
  • You have a sure way to leave the Centre if you become sick during the course and go back home safely.
  • You agree to adhere to the safety protocols while at the Centre.
  • In the 14 days leading up to the course, you agree to cancel your application if:
    • You have tested positive for covid-19.
    • You have been asked to quarantine. 
    • You have experienced symptoms related to covid-19.
  • Will not be accepted students who days before the course have symptoms of COVID or who have been in contact with someone with symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID.
  • If you are older than 65 years or if you have any comorbidities or health-compromised conditions that put you at greater risk, you could seriously consider not attending the course at this time.

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).

Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Aug Anapana course for boys and girls Open Quito

Horario: de 8am a 5pm

Lugar: Reserva Intillacta, cerca de Quito. 


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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
23 Jul - 31 Jul Satipatthana Sutta In Progress Quito For old students
  • Como parte de nuestros procedimientos de bioseguridad COVID, todas las solicitudes se pondrán en lista de espera desde un inicio.
  • Solo se aceptarán estudiantes de QUITO, ESMERALDAS, MANABÍ Y CUENCA y que lleguen en vehículo privado.
  • SERVIDORES solo se aceptarán de la PROVINCIA DE PICHINCHA y que lleguen en vehículo privado.

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://quito.ec.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.

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.

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.