Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Vipassana Meditation in Singapore, Singapore 368186, Central Singapore
Non-Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Mandarin

Ten-day courses are usually held several times a year at rented sites in Singapore. Accommodation facilities are dormitories with shared common bathrooms and toilets. There are regular 1-day courses and weekly group sittings for old students.  
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. 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

Mailing Address: 469, MacPherson Road #03-03 Singapore 368186

Email: [email protected] (or for enquiries about courses in Johor, Malaysia contact [email protected])

Tel: (65) 9011 9432

Courses in Johor, Malaysia are also listed below for convenience and you can click to apply.
For enquiry on Johor courses email: [email protected]

Important message regarding COVID-19

Due to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak, students and servers living outside of Singapore are not accepted for courses until the situation stabilises. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

For Singapore residents, PR or people holding Singapore work permit - If you have recently been or are going to an area where there is a significant outbreak of COVID-19, (for example, China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Spain, USA), please do not attend a Vipassana course in Singapore unless you have returned to Singapore for at least 14 days and have been symptom free for at least 14 days.

**  Due to COVID-19 outbreak, courses may be cancelled at short notice. **

Ten Day & Other 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.

Please click to apply for a convenient course in the course schedule below.

2020 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Singapore, Sarimbun Scout Camp English - Mandarin. Male facilites for elderly or infirm are limited.
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day CANCELLED Johor, Saleng Eco Farm English - Mandarin
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day CANCELLED Johor, Saleng Eco Farm English - Mandarin
08 Oct - 11 Oct 3-Day CANCELLED Singapore, Sarimbun Scout Camp For old students
English - Mandarin. Male facilites for elderly or infirm are limited.
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day CANCELLED Singapore, Sarimbun Scout Camp English - Mandarin. Male facilites for elderly or infirm are limited.
22 Nov Mandarin Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
CANCELLED Johor, Saleng Eco Farm Mandarin
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day CANCELLED Johor, Saleng Eco Farm English - Mandarin
23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day CANCELLED Johor, Saleng Eco Farm English - Mandarin

The online application form encrypts your information before it is sent from your computer to our application server. However, it may not be totally secure even though encryption is used. If you are concerned about the possibility of security risks of your confidential information while it is on the Internet, do not use this form and instead download an application. Print and complete it. Then please send the form to the course organizers. By faxing or posting your application form it may delay the registration process by one to two weeks.

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

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.