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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 Tel: [886] (4) 25814265
 Dhamma Vikāsa Tel: [886] (7) 6881878

 
 
Among different course locations, please apply to sit only one ten-day course at a time. Any additional applications will not be processed.
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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
23 Feb Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Male Only.
15 Mar Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
29 Mar Children Applications accepted starting 29 Jan FuJen University For child aged 8 to 12
12 Apr Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 12 Feb Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Female Only
19 Apr Teen Applications accepted starting 19 Feb FuJen University For teens aged 13 to 17
26 Apr Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 26 Feb Chiayi For young friends aged 8 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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Zhonghe For old students
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Jan - 17 Jan 3-Day Open Chiayi For old students
Female Only
19 Jan - 22 Jan 3-Day Open Chiayi For old students
Mandarin Speaker ,Male Only
31 Jul - 03 Aug 3-Day Closed Kaohsiung For old students
Mandarin Speaker Course 
25 Sep - 28 Sep 3-Day Closed Kaohsiung For old students
Mandarin Speaker Course 
 
Courses at Taiwan Centers
 
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Dhammodaya Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
18 Dec - 29 Dec 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
30 December, 2019 - 10 January, 2020 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Mandarin. Female Only
2020 Dhammodaya Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Jan - 05 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
07 Feb - 18 Feb 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
20 Feb - 02 Mar 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
04 Mar - 15 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Nov Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
29 Apr - 10 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jan Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
13 May - 24 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Feb Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Feb Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Chiayi English/ Mandarin ,Female only
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 May Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 May Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
23 Nov - 04 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Sep Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
2019 Dhamma Vikāsa Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
18 Dec - 29 Dec 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
30 December, 2019 - 10 January, 2020 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
2020 Dhamma Vikāsa Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Jan - 23 Jan Satipttana Course Closed Kaohsiung For old students
Mandarin Speaker Course
25 Jan - 05 Feb 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Female ,Mandarin Speaker Only 
08 Feb - 29 Feb 20-Day Closed Kaohsiung For old students

Native Mandarin Speaker Only

Applications, only native Mandarin speakers, for this course are available as a PDF application form.

Online application are not available at this time.

04 Mar - 15 Mar 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Dec Kaohsiung Mandarin /English Speaker
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Female ,Mandarin Speaker Only 
29 Apr - 10 May 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
13 May - 24 May 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Male,Mandarin Speaker Only
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
21 Jul - 30 Jul Satipttana Course Closed Kaohsiung For old students
Mandarin Speaker Course
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Male,Mandarin Speaker Only
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
01 Sep - 22 Sep 20-Day Closed Kaohsiung For old students

Native Mandarin Speaker Only

Applications, only native Mandarin speakers, for this course are available as a PDF application form.

Online application are not available at this time.

30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Male,Mandarin Speaker Only
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Male/Mandarin Speaker Only
10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
23 Nov - 04 Dec 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Male,Mandarin Speaker Only
06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Male,Mandarin Speaker Only
19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Female ,Mandarin Speaker Only 
2019 Vipassana in Taiwan Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Zhonghe For old students
2020 Vipassana in Taiwan Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
23 Feb Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Male Only.
29 Mar Children Applications accepted starting 29 Jan FuJen University For child aged 8 to 12
12 Apr Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 12 Feb Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Female Only
19 Apr Teen Applications accepted starting 19 Feb FuJen University For teens aged 13 to 17
 
 

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 https://www.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.

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.