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Adicca
Dhamma Ādicca (Dhammadicca), Chiba-ken, Japan
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Japanese / English

Dhamma Adicca (Sun of Dhamma) meditation centre is located close to Mobara town, Chiba prefecture, and is easily reached from central Tokyo on the JR Sotobou line (90mins).

Covering an area of of more than three acres and protected by hills on three sides, the centre is quietly secluded and offers an ideal environment for meditation.

The centre has completed the first phase of developed with new facilities and offers regular 10-day courses with places for 60 students.

 

All courses are taught in English with translation in Japanese.

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

Address: Japan Vipassana Center -- Dhammadicca  785-3 Kaminogo, Mutsuzawa-cho, Chosei-gun, Chiba-ken, 299-4413 Japan   Email: info@adicca.dhamma.org   Phone: [81](475) 40-3611  Fax: [81](475) 40-3611

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Mar Children Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Chiba-ken Japanese speaking children only.
06 May Children Applications accepted starting 07 Mar Niseko, Hokkaido Japanese speaking children only.
 
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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 10 Jan - 21 Jan 10-Day In Progress Chiba-ken
Apply* 25 Jan - 03 Feb Satipatthana Sutta Women - Filling Up Men - Open Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Chiba-ken For old students
Apply* 07 Feb - 18 Feb 10-Day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Chiba-ken
Apply* 21 Feb - 04 Mar 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Chiba-ken
Apply* 07 Mar - 18 Mar 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Chiba-ken
Apply* 20 Mar - 23 Mar 3-Day Open Chiba-ken For old students
The course will end around 4:00 PM on the last day.
28 Mar - 08 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jan Chiba-ken
11 Apr - 22 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Feb Chiba-ken
23 Apr - 04 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Feb Niseko, Hokkaido Due to limited space, this course is for male students only.
25 Apr - 06 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Feb Chiba-ken
08 May - 19 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Mar Niseko, Hokkaido Due to limited space, this course is for female students only.
09 May - 20 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Mar Chiba-ken
03 Jun - 24 Jun 20-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Apr Chiba-ken For old students
27 Jun - 08 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Apr Chiba-ken
11 Jul - 22 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 May Chiba-ken
25 Jul - 05 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 May Chiba-ken
08 Aug - 19 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jun Chiba-ken
22 Aug - 25 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Chiba-ken For old students
The course will end around 4:00PM on the last day.
29 Aug - 09 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Chiba-ken
13 Sep - 24 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Chiba-ken
29 Sep - 02 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Jul Chiba-ken For old students
SN Goenka Memorial The course will end around 4:00PM on the last day.
10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Aug Chiba-ken
24 Oct - 04 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Chiba-ken
07 Nov - 18 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Chiba-ken
21 Nov - 02 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Chiba-ken
05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Oct Chiba-ken
20 Dec - 23 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Oct Chiba-ken For old students
The course will end around 4:00PM on the last day.
26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Oct Chiba-ken
 
 

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.adicca.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@adicca.dhamma.org

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.

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.

 
 
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