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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

Note for applicants:
Applications for all courses will open around 9:00 am Taipei Time (UTC/GMT+8) on the scheduled open date
Please apply to sit only one 10-Day course at a time, even if the other course is at another venue or is a waitlisted enrollment.
Please check your SPAM/JUNK or you may miss our replies.
There must be an interval of at least 10 days between courses except 1- and 3-day courses and service.
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Child / Teen Courses in Taiwan
2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 21 Aug Children / Teens Open Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
Apply* 05 Sep Children Open Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12. No. 268, Wufeng South Road, East District, Chiayi City.
Apply* 19 Sep Teen Open Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 13 to 17. Female Only. No. 48, Tangshan Street, Sanmin District Kaohsiung City.
Apply* 25 Sep Children / Teens Open 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. No. 268, Wufeng South Road, East District, Chiayi City.
23 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 23 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. No. 48, Tangshan Street, Sanmin District Kaohsiung City.
28 Nov Children Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12. No. 268, Wufeng South Road, East District, Chiayi City.
04 Dec Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 04 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. No. 48, Tangshan Street, Sanmin District Kaohsiung City.
 
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.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
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.
2021 Dhammodaya Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
Apply* 11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day New Women - Filling Up Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
Apply* 25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
Apply* 08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
Apply* 22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
Apply* 06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
Apply* 20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male 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
2021 Dhamma Vikāsa Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Dhamma Vikasa Mandarin Speakers Only
Apply* 11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day Short Wait List Dhamma Vikasa Mandarin Speakers Only
Apply* 25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Closed Servers - Open Dhamma Vikasa Mandarin Speakers Only
Apply* 08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Dhamma Vikasa English/Mandarin
Apply 22 Sep - 13 Oct 20-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Filling Up Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Dhamma Vikasa For old students
Apply 15 Oct - 15 Nov 30-Day 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.
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 Mandarin Speakers Only
2021 Vipassana in Taiwan Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 21 Aug Children / Teens Open Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
Apply* 19 Sep Teen Open Kaohsiung Child/Teen For young friends aged 13 to 17. Female Only. No. 48, Tangshan Street, Sanmin District Kaohsiung City.
Apply* 25 Sep Children / Teens Open Taipei Child/Teen For young friends aged 8 to 17. Course site: 59, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei. Blessed Imelda's School.
23 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 23 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. No. 48, Tangshan Street, Sanmin District Kaohsiung City.
04 Dec Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 04 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. No. 48, Tangshan Street, Sanmin District Kaohsiung City.
 
 

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.

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.