Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Atala
Dhamma Aṭala, Lutirano, Firenze, Italy
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Italian

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: Località Veriolo, Strada Prov.le 29, Lutirano - 50034 Marradi (FI), Italy

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +39 055 804818

Fax: +39 049 8591249

IMPORTANT NOTE: due to organizational reasons it's not possible to apply for more than a 10 day course at a time.

Dhamma service at the meditation center (for old students only)

Click on the icon below for further information on Dhamma service periods at the meditation center:

 
Ten Day & Other 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 Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day In Progress Lutirano
Apply* 25 Oct - 03 Nov Satipatthana Sutta
English / Romanian / Italian
Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Short Wait List Dhamma Atala, Italia For old students
N.B.: please, see the requirements for the participation at the bottom of this page.
Apply* 06 Nov - 17 Nov 10-Day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Lutirano
16 Nov - 18 Nov 2 Day Self Course Open Zaplana For old students
For servers (and serious old students) only. For the application form write to:[email protected]
17 Nov - 18 Nov Trust Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
19 Nov - 04 Dec Work Period Open Lutirano For old students
Click here for further information (please use the old student web site username/password)
30 Nov - 02 Dec Children / Teens
Italian
Open Lutirano
02 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Nov Ljubljana New Course!!For old students
Apply* 05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Short Wait List Lutirano
Apply* 19 Dec - 23 Dec 3-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Lutirano For old students
Apply* 26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Long Wait List Male Server - Short Wait List Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
2019 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Lutirano
13 Jan 1-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Dec Ljubljana New Course!!For old students
Apply* 23 Jan - 03 Feb 10-Day New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Filling Up New Men - Short Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Lutirano
Apply* 06 Feb - 10 Feb 3-Day Open Lutirano For old students
11 Feb - 25 Feb Work Period Open Lutirano For old students
Click here for further information (please use the old student web site username/password)
22 Feb - 24 Feb Children / Teens
Italian
Applications accepted starting 22 Dec Lutirano
26 Feb - 09 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Oct Lutirano
09 Mar - 10 Mar Trust Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
13 Mar - 24 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Nov Lutirano
27 Mar - 07 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Nov Lutirano
10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Dec Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
19 Apr - 30 Apr 10-Day
English / Slovenian
Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Pokljuka New Course!!
23 Apr - 26 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Dec Lutirano For old students
28 Apr - 06 May Work Period Open Lutirano For old students
Click here for further information (please use the old student web site username/password)
03 May - 05 May Children / Teens
Italian
Open Lutirano
07 May - 18 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Lutirano
18 May - 19 May Trust Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jan Lutirano
05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Feb Lutirano
19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Feb Lutirano
04 Jul - 13 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 06 Mar Lutirano For old students
N.B.: please, see the requirements for the participation at the bottom of this page.
13 Jul - 14 Jul Trust Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Mar Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Apr Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
28 Aug - 08 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Apr Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
10 Sep - 16 Sep Work Period Open Lutirano For old students
Click here for further information (please use the old student web site username/password)
13 Sep - 15 Sep Children / Teens
Italian
Open Lutirano
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May Lutirano
28 Sep - 29 Sep Trust Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
02 Oct - 06 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Lutirano For old students
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jun Lutirano
23 Oct - 03 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Jun Lutirano
06 Nov - 17 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Lutirano
20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jul Lutirano
04 Dec - 13 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Lutirano For old students
N.B.: please, see the requirements for the participation at the bottom of this page.
13 Dec - 14 Dec Trust Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
15 Dec - 18 Dec Work Period Open Lutirano For old students
Click here for further information (please use the old student web site username/password)
19 Dec - 23 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Aug Lutirano For old students
26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Aug Lutirano ITALIAN HOLIDAYS: FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 20%
 
 

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.atala.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.

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 Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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 Self Courses have the same timetable and discipline as a 10-day course. The difference is that there is no teacher in attendance. These courses are open to serious old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses, have not been practicing any other meditation techniques since their last 10-day course, have been practicing this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, and who are trying to maintain the five Precepts in their daily lives.

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.