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Vipassana Meditation in Vietnam, Củ Chi, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Non-Centre Location: Website | Map
** 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.

2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Oct 1-Day Completed Thủ Đức For old students
Apply* 27 Oct 1-Day Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply* 03 Nov 1-Day Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply* 10 Nov 1-Day Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply* 17 Nov 1-Day Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 18 Dec - 21 Dec 3-Day Open Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Feb - 08 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Dec Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi, This course is not eligible to receive Monks - please register to another course.
Start receiving application from 5 am
04 Mar - 07 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jan Hà Nội For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội, This course is not eligible to receive Monk/Nun - please register to another course. Start receiving application from 5am
11 Mar - 14 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jan Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi, This course is not eligible to receive Monks - please register to another course.
Start receiving application from 5 am
20 May - 23 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Start receiving application from 5 am
20 May - 23 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Hà Nội For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội, start receiving application from 5am
 
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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day
Change application accepted starting date
Completed Hà Nội Due to the current condition of Hanoi center in 2019, we can not receive foreign application forms until new notice
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day
Change application accepted starting date

Completed Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi, This course is not eligible to receive Monks - please register to another course.
Apply 20 Oct - 23 Oct Work Period In Progress Hà Nội For old students
Apply 20 Oct - 23 Oct Work Period In Progress Củ Chi For old students
Apply 23 Oct - 03 Nov 10-Day
Change application accepted starting date
Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Apply 23 Oct - 03 Nov 10-Day
Change application accepted starting date
Women - Closed Men - Short Wait List Servers - Wait List Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
Apply 03 Nov - 06 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students
Apply 03 Nov - 13 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Hà Nội For old students
Apply 06 Nov - 17 Nov 10-Day
Change application accepted starting date
Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Apply 13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day
Change application accepted starting date
Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
Apply 17 Nov - 20 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students
Apply 19 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day
Change application accepted starting date
Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Thủ Đức
Apply 20 Nov - 11 Dec 20-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students
meet 20-day course requirements
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Apply 24 Nov - 27 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Hà Nội For old students
Apply 27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day
Change application accepted starting date
Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội
This course is not eligible to receive Monks and Nuns - please register to another course.
Apply 03 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day
Change application accepted starting date
Women - Closed New Men - Wait List Old Men - Open Servers - Open Thủ Đức
Apply 11 Dec - 18 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Củ Chi For old students

Apply 17 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Thủ Đức For old students
Apply 18 Dec - 29 Dec 10-Day
Women - Closed New Men - Wait List Old Men - Open Servers - Open Thủ Đức
22 Dec - 25 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Oct Hà Nội For old students
22 Dec - 25 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Oct Củ Chi For old students
25 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Oct Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Start receiving application from 5 am
25 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Oct Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội, start receiving application from 5am
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Jan - 08 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 05 Nov Hà Nội For old students
05 Jan - 08 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 05 Nov Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Nov Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Start receiving application from 5 am
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Nov Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội, start receiving application from 5am
19 Jan - 29 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Nov Hà Nội For old students
22 Jan - 02 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi, This course is not eligible to receive Monks - please register to another course.
Start receiving application from 5 am
29 Jan - 09 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Nov Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội, start receiving application from 5am
02 Feb - 05 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Dec Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
08 Feb - 12 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 08 Dec Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
09 Feb - 12 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 Dec Hà Nội For old students
12 Feb - 23 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Dec Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi, This course is not eligible to receive Monks and Nuns - please register to another course.
Start receiving application from 5 am
12 Feb - 23 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Dec Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội, start receiving application from 5am
23 Feb - 26 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Dec Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
26 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Dec Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Start receiving application from 5 am
26 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Dec Thủ Đức This course is not eligible to receive Monks - please register to another course.
Start receiving application from 5 am
01 Mar Serving for Open Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Hà Nội For old students
01 Mar - 04 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Hà Nội For old students
07 Mar - 11 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Hà Nội For old students
08 Mar - 11 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 08 Jan Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
11 Mar - 22 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jan Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội, This course is not eligible to receive Monk/Nun - please register to another course. Start receiving application from 5am
11 Mar - 22 Mar 10-Day
Course for Monks & Nuns
Applications accepted starting 11 Jan Thủ Đức Start receiving application from 5 am
15 Mar Serving for Open Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Củ Chi For old students
15 Mar - 18 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jan Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi, This course is not eligible to receive Monks - please register to another course.
Start receiving application from 5 am
22 Mar - 25 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Jan Hà Nội For old students
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day
Course for Monks & Nuns
Applications accepted starting 25 Jan Thủ Đức Start receiving application from 5 am
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Jan Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội, start receiving application from 5am
29 Mar - 01 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Jan Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Start receiving application from 5 am
05 Apr - 15 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 05 Feb Hà Nội For old students
10 Apr - 19 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 10 Feb Thủ Đức For old students
Start receiving application from 5 am.
12 Apr - 15 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Feb Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội, start receiving application from 5am
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Start receiving application from 5 am
21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Thủ Đức Start receiving application from 5 am
26 Apr - 29 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Feb Hà Nội For old students
26 Apr - 05 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Feb Củ Chi For old students
29 Apr - 10 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Feb Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội, This course is not eligible to receive Monks - please register to another course. Start receiving application from 5am
06 May - 17 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Mar Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Start receiving application from 5 am
10 May - 20 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 10 Mar Hà Nội For old students
17 May - 20 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 17 Mar Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
23 May - 27 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Mar Hà Nội For old students
23 May - 27 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Mar Củ Chi For old students
Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Mar Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Start receiving application from 5 am
27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Mar Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội, start receiving application from 5am
07 Jun - 10 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 07 Apr Hà Nội For old students
07 Jun - 10 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 10 Dec 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 Hà Nội Ucenlist-VMA Hà Nội, start receiving application from 5am
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Củ Chi Ucenlist-VMA Củ Chi
Start receiving application from 5 am
 
 

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.