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

Vipassana first came to Taiwan in 1995, and two Vipassana centers have been set up one after another as of today. The first center is Dhammodaya (“Rising of Dhamma”), which is located in the central Taiwan city of Taichung, and offers ten-day courses mostly, as well as courses for old students such as Satipatthana courses. The second center Dhamma Vikasa (“Progress in Dhamma”), located in the southern city of Kaohsiung, is slated to be a long-course center, and offers at least one twenty-day course each year, besides regular ten-day courses. One-day courses, inspirational for old students, are held in non-center locations offered by old students. Anapana courses for children and teens have also been held here for many years, both in the centers and non-center locations.

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

For further contact information, please visit our website: https://www.tw.dhamma.org/en/

 Dhammodaya & Chiayi Non-Centre Tel: [886] (5) 2279656 Email: [email protected]
 Dhamma Vikāsa Tel: [886] (7) 6881878 Email: [email protected]@dhamma.org

 
Among different course locations, please apply to sit only one ten-day course at a time. Any additional applications will not be processed.
Applications for all courses will open around 9:00am (UTC/GMT+8) on scheduled open date.
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Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Child / Teen Courses in Taiwan
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 01 Nov Children / Teens Girls - Filling Up Boys - Filling Up Servers - Open Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Male only.
Apply* 15 Nov Children / Teens Open Taipei Child/Teen Location: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School. For young friends aged 8 to 17.
Apply* 22 Nov Children / Teens Open Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17
Apply* 06 Dec Children / Teens Open Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 13 to 17. Female Only
Apply* 13 Dec Children / Teens Open Taipei Child/Teen Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School. For young friends aged 8 to 17.
2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Jan Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 25 Nov Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
07 Mar Teen Applications accepted starting 06 Jan Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 13 to 17. Male Only.
14 Mar Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
21 Mar Children Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12.
11 Apr Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 10 Feb Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
25 Apr Children Applications accepted starting 24 Feb Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 12. Female Only.
02 May Teen Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17.
23 May Children Applications accepted starting 24 Mar Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 12. Male Only
06 Jun Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 07 Apr Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
13 Jun Children Applications accepted starting 14 Apr Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12.
18 Jul Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 19 May Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
25 Jul Teen Applications accepted starting 26 May Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17.
22 Aug Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
05 Sep Children Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12.
05 Sep Teen Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 13 to 17. Female Only.
26 Sep Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 28 Jul Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
17 Oct Teen Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17.
24 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
07 Nov Teen Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 13 to 17. Male Only.
28 Nov Children Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12.
05 Dec Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 06 Oct Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
12 Dec Teen Applications accepted starting 12 Oct Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 13 to 17. Female Only.
30 Dec Teen Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17.
 
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
Apply* 08 Nov 1-Day Closed Taipei For old students
Female Only.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Feb - 27 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Nov Dhamma Vikasa Note: New Dates!For old students
Mandarin Speakers only.
10 Jul - 13 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Apr Dhamma Vikasa For old students
Mandarin Speakers only.
27 Dec - 30 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Chiayi For old students
For Male,
27 Dec - 30 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Dhamma Vikasa For old students
Female ,Mandarin Speakers only.
 
Courses at Taiwan Centers
 
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Dhammodaya Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day In Progress Chiayi English/Mandarin Speaker ,Female Only
Apply* 10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Short Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
Apply* 23 Nov - 04 Dec 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
Apply* 06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
Apply* 19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Open Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
2021 Dhammodaya Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
Apply* 14 Jan - 25 Jan 10-Day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
Apply* 28 Jan - 08 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
12 Feb - 23 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Nov Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
24 Feb - 07 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Nov Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
10 Mar - 21 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Dec Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Dec Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
07 Apr - 18 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jan Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
05 May - 16 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Feb Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Mar Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
30 Jun - 11 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Apr Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 May Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jun Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jun Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
2020 Dhamma Vikāsa Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day In Progress Dhamma Vikasa English/Mandarin Speaker ,Male Only
Apply* 10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Filling Up Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Dhamma Vikasa Mandarin Speakers Only
Apply* 23 Nov - 04 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Short Wait List Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Vikasa English/Mandarin Speaker ,Male Only
Apply* 06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Open Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Dhamma Vikasa Male Mandarin Speakers Only
Apply* 19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Closed Male Server - Filling Up Dhamma Vikasa English/Mandarin
2021 Dhamma Vikāsa Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Dhamma Vikasa Mandarin Speakers Only
Apply* 14 Jan - 23 Jan Satipatthana Sutta Women - Long Wait List Men - Open Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Dhamma Vikasa For old students
Mandarin Speakers Only
Apply* 28 Jan - 08 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Dhamma Vikasa Female Mandarin speakers Only
12 Feb - 23 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Nov Dhamma Vikasa Mandarin Speakers Only
Apply 28 Feb - 21 Mar 20-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Short Wait List Dhamma Vikasa For old students
Local Ts/ATs first. Also for old students who had sat long courses before, and had been too deeply involved in dhamma service to sit any course in the past year.
24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Dec Dhamma Vikasa English/Mandarin
07 Apr - 18 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Dhamma Vikasa English/Mandarin
21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jan Dhamma Vikasa Mandarin Speakers Only
05 May - 16 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Feb Dhamma Vikasa Mandarin Speakers Only
19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Dhamma Vikasa English/Mandarin
02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Mar Dhamma Vikasa Mandarin Speakers Only
16 Jun - 07 Jul 20-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Dhamma Vikasa For old students
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Apr Dhamma Vikasa For Female Student Only
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Dhamma Vikasa Mandarin Speakers Only
11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 May Dhamma Vikasa Mandarin Speakers Only
25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Dhamma Vikasa Mandarin Speakers Only
08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jun Dhamma Vikasa English/Mandarin
22 Sep - 13 Oct 20-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Dhamma Vikasa For old students
15 Oct - 15 Nov 30-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May Dhamma Vikasa For old students
Local Ts/ATs first. Also for old students who had sat long courses before, and had been too deeply involved in dhamma service to sit any course in the past year.
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Dhamma Vikasa Mandarin Speakers Only
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Dhamma Vikasa English/Mandarin
15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Dhamma Vikasa English/Mandarin
2020 Vipassana in Taiwan Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 01 Nov Children / Teens Girls - Filling Up Boys - Filling Up Servers - Open Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Male only.
Apply* 08 Nov 1-Day Closed Taipei For old students
Female Only.
Apply* 15 Nov Children / Teens Open Taipei Child/Teen Location: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School. For young friends aged 8 to 17.
Apply* 06 Dec Children / Teens Open Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 13 to 17. Female Only
Apply* 13 Dec Children / Teens Open Taipei Child/Teen Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School. For young friends aged 8 to 17.
2021 Vipassana in Taiwan Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Jan Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 25 Nov Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
07 Mar Teen Applications accepted starting 06 Jan Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 13 to 17. Male Only.
14 Mar Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
11 Apr Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 10 Feb Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
25 Apr Children Applications accepted starting 24 Feb Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 12. Female Only.
23 May Children Applications accepted starting 24 Mar Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 12. Male Only
06 Jun Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 07 Apr Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
18 Jul Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 19 May Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
22 Aug Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
05 Sep Teen Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 13 to 17. Female Only.
26 Sep Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 28 Jul Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
24 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
07 Nov Teen Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 13 to 17. Male Only.
05 Dec Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 06 Oct Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
12 Dec Teen Applications accepted starting 12 Oct Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 13 to 17. Female Only.
 
 

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://tw.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.

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

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.

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.