Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Southwest.fr
South West, France
Non-Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / French

Courses are also held in other parts of France (see links below)

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
All France Courses Dhamma Mahi Dhamma Nilaya North West Paris Area South East South West La Réunion Children and Teenagers


***
We are resuming our activities little by little, check the schedule page, and the group sittings and one-day courses pages.

Regarding courses already open, participants are regularly informed about their requisites. Notably, for now:
- only those officially residing in France are accepted;
- those who have travelled abroad must wait 14 days before coming to the Centre;
- in case of Covid-19 symptoms or of contact with somebody supposed to have Covid-19, please cancel your participation.

In case of cancellation, applicants will be informed via email.
We cannot offer a replacement or alternative-course.
Please re-apply as soon as the registration opens again. Thank you for your understanding.
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Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Oct 1 Day Open Saint Paul Lès Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Course accessible only on pre registration
Contact & info
11 Oct 1 Day Open Toulouse For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Course accessible only on pre registration
Contact & info
18 Oct 1 Day Open Quillan For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
08 Nov 1 Day Open Toulouse For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Course accessible only on pre registration
Contact & info
08 Nov 1 Day Open Saint Paul Lès Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Course accessible only on pre registration
Contact & info
06 Dec 1 Day Open Saint Paul Lès Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Course accessible only on pre registration
Contact & info
06 Dec 1 Day Open Toulouse For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Course accessible only on pre registration
Contact & info
20 Dec 1 Day Open Quillan For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Jan 1 Day Open Saint Paul Lès Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Course accessible only on pre registration
Contact & info
28 Feb 1 Day Open Saint Paul Lès Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
 
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.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
06 Dec Teanager's course (8-15 years) - French only
French
CANCELLED St Gaudens Course language: French only.
 
 

As a privacy measure, the online application form encrypts the information you provide us with before it is sent from your computer to our application server.


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

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.