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Vipassana Meditation in Vietnam, Củ Chi, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Vietnamese

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
 
Vipassana in Vietnam
(+84) 906.509.483
(+84) 904.540.778

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Courses are listed for multiple locations. Please check here carefully before applying.

For the convenience of students to register, this courses schedule will start receiving applications from 5:00 am (instead of 0:00 as before)!

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
Short Courses

1-Day course is for Old Students Only. No application needed.

Scroll down to see 10 day course section.

2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Apr 1-Day CANCELLED Thủ Đức For old students
19 Apr 1-Day CANCELLED Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 20 May - 23 May 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
For preventing the complicated COVID-19, temporarily only accepting Vietnamese students in Ho Chi Minh
12 Nov - 15 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Thủ Đức For old students
31 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 3-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Oct Thủ Đức For old students
 
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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day
Course for Monks & Nuns
Completed Thủ Đức Note: New Dates!
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
This course was CANCELLED
01 Apr - 12 Apr This course was CANCELLED CANCELLED Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
This course was CANCELLED
Apply 05 Apr - 15 Apr Work Period In Progress Hà Nội For old students
Only apply for Old Students living in Hanoi
09 Apr Work Period CANCELLED Thủ Đức For old students
This course was Cancelled
10 Apr - 21 Apr Satipatthana Course New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Thủ Đức Note: New Dates!
Apply 12 Apr - 14 Apr Work Period Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Only apply for Old Students living in Ho Chi Minh
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
This course was Cancelled
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
This course was Cancelled
20 Apr Work Period CANCELLED Thủ Đức For old students
This course was Cancelled
21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day CANCELLED Thủ Đức This course was Cancelled
Apply 26 Apr - 29 Apr Work Period Female Server - Open Male Server - Wait List Hà Nội For old students
Only apply for Old Students living in Hanoi
Apply 26 Apr - 05 May Work Period Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Only apply for Old Students living in Ho Chi Minh
29 Apr - 10 May 10-Day CANCELLED Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
This course was Cancelled
Apply 06 May - 17 May 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Start receiving application from 5 am
Apply 10 May - 20 May Work Period Servers - Open Hà Nội For old students
Apply 17 May - 20 May Work Period Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Apply 23 May - 27 May Work Period Servers - Open Hà Nội For old students
Apply 23 May - 27 May Work Period Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Apply 27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
For preventing the complicated COVID-19, temporarily only accepting Vietnamese students in Hà Nội
Apply 27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
For preventing the complicated COVID-19, temporarily only accepting Vietnamese students in Ho Chi Minh
07 Jun - 10 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 07 Apr Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
10 Jun - 19 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Start receiving application from 5 am
19 Jun - 24 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Apr Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
21 Jun - 24 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 21 Apr Hà Nội For old students
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Start receiving application from 5 am
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
This course does not receive Monk/Nun and foreign student until further notice
05 Jul - 08 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 05 May Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 May Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
19 Jul - 22 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 May Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 May Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi, This course is not eligible to receive Monks - please register to another course.
02 Aug - 05 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
16 Aug - 19 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
18 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Thủ Đức For old students
19 Aug - 28 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 19 Jun Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jun Thủ Đức
01 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Thủ Đức For old students
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Thủ Đức This course is not eligible to receive Monks - please register to another course.
15 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Thủ Đức For old students
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Thủ Đức
29 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Thủ Đức For old students
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Thủ Đức
13 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Thủ Đức For old students
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Thủ Đức
27 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Thủ Đức For old students
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Aug Thủ Đức
29 Oct - 03 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
04 Nov - 25 Nov 20-day course Applications accepted starting 04 Sep Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
See the Course Prerequisites before registering
11 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 11 Sep Thủ Đức For old students
17 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 17 Sep Thủ Đức For old students
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Thủ Đức
26 Nov - 01 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
01 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Thủ Đức For old students
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Oct Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day
Course for Monks & Nuns
Applications accepted starting 02 Oct Thủ Đức The course is reserved for only Monks/Nuns
13 Dec - 16 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
15 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Oct Thủ Đức For old students
16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Oct Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-Day
Course for Monks & Nuns
Applications accepted starting 16 Oct Thủ Đức The course is reserved for only Monks/Nuns
30 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Thủ Đức For old students
 
 

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://www.vn.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.

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.

Work Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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.