in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Japanese
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.
Address: Japan Vipassana Center -- Dhammadicca 785-3 Kaminogo, Mutsuzawa-cho, Chosei-gun, Chiba-ken, 299-4413 Japan Email: [email protected] Phone: (475) 40-3611
Course registration opens two months prior to the course date. The Apply link will be avaiable from 10:00 PM.
All students and servers wishing to attend a course
- Please bring a copy of your Japanese health insurance or a valid health insurance certificate.
- You must provide a phone number of a contact person willing to meet you in an emergency if you feel sick and need to return home.
We continue to be vigilant for the development of respiratory infectious diseases. If necessary, in case of symptoms, we may ask a participant to return home and join a later course.
All ten-day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.
See the Comments section for any special instructions.
Applications are accepted from 10 p.m. on the day courses open for registration.
Dhammadicca currently does not use random selection for processing course applications.
After your application is submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement by email.
• Please note that due to the limited number of places available, priority is given to Japanese nationals and to foreigners who are resident in Japan.
|Attend / Serve||Dates||Course Type||Status||Location||Comments|
|24 May - 04 Jun||10-Day||In Progress||Chiba-ken||
Priority given to Japanese nationals and non-Japanese who are resident in Japan.
|Apply||07 Jun - 28 Jun||20-Day||Closed||Chiba-ken||
For old students
|Apply*||01 Jul - 12 Jul||10-Day||New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Filling Up||Chiba-ken|
|Apply*||19 Jul - 23 Jul||3-Day||Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open||Chiba-ken||
For old students
The course will end around 7:00AM on the last day.
|Apply*||26 Jul - 06 Aug||10-Day||New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open||Chiba-ken|
|09 Aug - 20 Aug||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 10 Jun||Chiba-ken||
Japanese Speakers only (Female)
|23 Aug - 03 Sep||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 24 Jun||Chiba-ken||
Japanese Speakers only (Female)
|07 Sep - 18 Sep||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 09 Jul||Chiba-ken|
|29 Sep - 01 Oct||2-Day||Applications accepted starting 31 Jul||Chiba-ken||
For old students
The course will end around 4:00PM on the last day.
|04 Oct - 15 Oct||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 05 Aug||Chiba-ken|
|18 Oct - 29 Oct||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 19 Aug||Chiba-ken|
|01 Nov - 12 Nov||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 02 Sep||Chiba-ken|
|15 Nov - 26 Nov||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 16 Sep||Chiba-ken|
|29 Nov - 10 Dec||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 30 Sep||Chiba-ken|
|12 Dec - 23 Dec||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 13 Oct||Chiba-ken|
|28 December, 2023 - 08 January, 2024||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 29 Oct||Chiba-ken|
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
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://adicca.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.