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

 

We are reopening courses to a limited number of students who meet certain requirements:

- they must either have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid or have a negative Covid test within 48 hours before arrival at the centre.

- they must follow and apply governmental instructions regarding how to enter Italy from the country of origin.

- they must be able to arrive and leave the centre with their own means of  transport or be able to leave by way of a contact who is available to pick you up on the same day in case they develop symptoms.

Each participant will be asked to carefully read the health protocol in force at the centre and to complete and carry a self-certification form with them; acceptance of these requirements will be essential in order to continue the registration process.

In addition, those who are confirmed on the course must bring sheets and masks.

In case of cancellation of the course, always a possibility should the situation worsen, students and servers will be informed by e-mail.

In this case, we will not be able to offer a replacement or alternative course.

We thank you for your  understanding.

 

 


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 Adult Courses
*Due to the increasing number of applications, we can only take into consideration one application per person for the same period (12 months) throughout the European region. This is also the case for the wait lists which number of applications is limited.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day In Progress Lutirano

Only candidates  meet the requirements described at the top of the page.

 

Apply* 11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Short Wait List Lutirano

Only candidates  meet the requirements described at the top of the page.

Apply* 25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Lutirano

FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 12%

the traffic lights are not representative of the quota reserved for foreigners

Only candidates  meet the requirements described at the top of the page.

Please note that the shuttle service on the first and last day of the course is SUSPENDED and that the mask should also be worn in the meditation room.

Apply* 14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Lutirano

FOREIGNERS' QUOTA LIMITED TO 12%

the traffic lights are not representative of the quota reserved for foreigners

Only candidates who meet the requirements described at the top of the page.

Please note that the shuttle service on the first and last day of the course is SUSPENDED and that the mask should also be worn in the meditation room.

25 Sep - 26 Sep Association Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
28 Sep - 02 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Lutirano For old students

Only candidates  meet the requirements described at the top of the page.

06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Aug Lutirano

Only candidates  meet the requirements described at the top of the page.

20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Sep Lutirano

Only candidates  meet the requirements described at the top of the page.

03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Sep Lutirano

Only candidates  meet the requirements described at the top of the page.

17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Oct Lutirano

Only candidates  meet the requirements described at the top of the page.

01 Dec - 05 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Oct Lutirano For old students

Only candidates  meet the requirements described at the top of the page.

07 Dec - 18 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Oct Lutirano

Only candidates  meet the requirements described at the top of the page.

18 Dec - 19 Dec Association Meeting Open Lutirano For old students
20 Dec - 24 Dec Work Period Open Lutirano For old students

Click here for further information (please use the old student web site username/password)

26 December, 2021 - 06 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Nov Lutirano

Only candidates  meet the requirements described at the top of the page.

 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2021 Fundacija Vipassana Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Jul - 05 Aug 10-Day In Progress Maribor ZAMS Please note - your application will be processed after all fields of the COVID questionnaire have been completed.
Apply* 06 Aug - 17 Aug 10-Day Women - Wait List New Men - Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Maribor ZAMS Please note - your application will be processed after all fields of the COVID questionnaire have been completed.
12 Sep 1-Day
English
Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Jesenice For old students
10 Oct 1-Day
English
Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Ajdovščina For old students
12 Dec 1-Day
English
Applications accepted starting 28 Nov Ljubljana For old students
 
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.
 
 

As a privacy measure, the online application form encrypts the information you provide us with before it is sent from your computer to our application server.


To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://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.

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.

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.