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Vipassana in Brazil
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Portuguese

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are courses all over the world. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
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: Centro de Meditação Vipassana - Dhamma Santi

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: [55] (21) 98112-3089

 
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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Feb - 26 Feb 10-Day In Progress Itacaré, Bahia Only Male students
Apply 16 Feb - 18 Feb Work Period In Progress Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
16 Feb - 18 Feb Work Period In Progress Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 19 Feb - 01 Mar 10-Day Closed Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
Apply 19 Feb - 01 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 23 Feb 1Day Brasília/DF New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Closed Planalto Central For old students
1 Day course - Instituto Confúcio - Brasília/DF
Apply 01 Mar 1 Day Taguatinga/DF New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Closed Planalto Central For old students
1 Day Course - Sitio Geranium - Taguatinga/DF
Apply 01 Mar - 03 Mar Work Period Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 01 Mar - 04 Mar Work Period Servers - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 04 Mar - 15 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
Apply 05 Mar - 13 Mar Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Course ends at 5 p.m. of March 13th
Apply 08 Mar 1 Day Pirenópolis/GO New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Closed Planalto Central For old students
1 Day Course - Dhamma Uyyana - Pirenópolis/GO
Apply 14 Mar - 15 Mar Old Student Program New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 14 Mar - 17 Mar Work Period Servers - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 15 Mar - 31 Mar Work Period Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Long service period
Apply 18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
21 Mar 1-day course in São João del Rei-MG Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Minas Gerais For old students
Please confirm your attendance by e-mail: [email protected] informing your full name and dates of you last 10 day course.
22 Mar 1-day course in Nova Lima-MG Applications accepted starting 22 Feb Minas Gerais For old students
29 Mar 1 Day Cavalcante/GO Applications accepted starting 29 Feb Planalto Central - Cavalcante/GO For old students
1 Day Course - Reserva Bacupari - Cavalcante/GO
29 Mar 1-day course in Mariana- MG Applications accepted starting 29 Feb Minas Gerais For old students
Please confirm your attendance by e-mail: [email protected] informing your full name, location and dates of the last 10 day course
29 Mar 1 Day Brasília/DF Applications accepted starting 29 Feb Planalto Central For old students
1 Day Course - Instituto Confúcio - Brasília/DF
29 Mar - 31 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Feb Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 01 Apr - 12 Apr Executive course Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo This introductory 10 day Course is specifically for government, professional, and business organizations. Leaders in smaller organizations are welcome to apply and acceptance to the course will be offered as space permits.
Apply 01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Itacaré, Bahia Only Female students
05 Apr 1 Day Taguatinga/DF. Applications accepted starting 04 Mar Planalto Central - Taguatinga/DF For old students
1 Day course - Sitio Geranium - Taguatinga/DF.
12 Apr 1 Day Pirenópolis/GO. Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Planalto Central - Pirenópolis/GO For old students
1 Day Course - Dhamma Uyyana - Pirenópolis/GO.
12 Apr - 14 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
12 Apr - 14 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
18 Apr 1 Day Cavalcante/GO. Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Planalto Central - Cavalcante/GO For old students
1 Day Course - Reserva Bacupari - Cavalcante/GO.
25 Apr 1-day course in São João del Rei-MG Applications accepted starting 25 Mar Minas Gerais For old students
Please confirm your participation by e-mail: [email protected].org informing you full name, location and dates of you last 10 day course.
26 Apr 1 Day Brasília/DF. Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Planalto Central For old students
1 Day course - Instituto Confúcio - UNB Brasília/DF.
26 Apr 1 day course in Mariana-MG Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Minas Gerais For old students
Please confirm your attendance by e-mail [email protected] informing your full name, location and datas of your last 10 day course.
26 Apr - 27 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
26 Apr - 30 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
28 Apr - 02 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 01 May - 01 Jun 30-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
03 May 1 Day Taguatinga/DF Applications accepted starting 03 Apr Planalto Central - Taguatinga/DF For old students
1 Day Course - Sítio Geranium - Taguatinga/DF
04 May - 09 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Long service períod for maintenance, gardening, cleaning, etc.
09 May 1 Day Pirenópolis/GO Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Planalto Central - Pirenópolis/GO For old students
1 Day Course - Dhamma Uyyana - Pirenópolis/GO
16 May 1 Day Cavalcante/GO. Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Planalto Central - Cavalcante/GO For old students
1 Day Course - Reserva Bacupari - Cavalcante/GO.
23 May 1-day course in São João del Rei-MG Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Minas Gerais For old students
Please confirm your attendance by e-mail: [email protected], informing your full name, location and dates of your last 10 day course.
24 May 1-day course in Nova Lima-MG Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Minas Gerais For old students
1-day course in Nova Lima-MG
24 May 1 Day Brasília/DF. Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Planalto Central For old students
1 Day course - Instituto Confúcio - UNB Brasília/DF.
31 May 1-day course in Mariana-MG Applications accepted starting 30 Apr Minas Gerais For old students
Please confirm your attendance by e-mail [email protected] informing your full name, location and dates of your last 10-day course
01 Jun - 09 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 May Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
07 Jun 1 Day Taguatinga/DF. Applications accepted starting 07 May Planalto Central - Taguatinga/DF For old students
1 Day course - Sitio Geranium - Taguatinga/DF.
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
14 Jun 1 Day Pirenópolis/GO. Applications accepted starting 14 May Planalto Central - Pirenópolis/GO For old students
1 Day Course - Dhamma Uyyana - Pirenópolis/GO.
20 Jun 1 Day Cavalcante/GO. Applications accepted starting 20 May Planalto Central - Cavalcante/GO For old students
1 Day Course - Reserva Bacupari - Cavalcante/GO.
20 Jun 1-day course in São João del Rei-MG Applications accepted starting 20 May Minas Gerais For old students
Please confirm your attendance by e-mail: [email protected] informing your full name, location and dates of you last 10 day course.
21 Jun - 23 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 21 May Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
21 Jun - 23 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 21 May Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo Course Cancelled
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10 Days Pirenópolis/GO - Only women Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Planalto Central - Pirenópolis/GO 10 Days Course only for women - Espaço Azul - Pirenópolis/GO
28 Jun 1-day course in Mariana-MG Applications accepted starting 28 May Minas Gerais For old students
Please confirm your attandance by e-mail [email protected] informing your full name, location and dates of your last 10 day course
28 Jun 1 Day Brasília/DF. Applications accepted starting 28 May Planalto Central For old students
1 Day course - Instituto Confúcio - UNB Brasília/DF.
29 Jun - 10 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Recife, Pernambuco 10-day course in Aldeia Camaragibe - Pernambuco
05 Jul - 07 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
05 Jul - 07 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10 Days Pirenópolis/GO - Only men Applications accepted starting 06 May Planalto Central - Pirenópolis/GO 10 Days Course only for men - Espaço Azul - Pirenópolis/GO
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 May Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 May Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
19 Jul - 21 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Jun Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
19 Jul - 21 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Jun Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 May Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 May Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
02 Aug - 04 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
02 Aug - 06 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
06 Aug - 15 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 06 Jun Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
15 Aug - 17 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
16 Aug - 18 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
18 Aug - 08 Sep 20-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Apr Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jun Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
30 Aug - 01 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
09 Sep - 20 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
13 Sep - 08 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Long service period for building, maintenance, gardening and other services. You may apply part time. Please indicate the period you will be serving in your application form.
19 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
20 Sep - 01 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 Aug Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Long service period for building, maintenance, gardening and other services. You may apply part time. Please indicate the period you will be serving in your application form.
17 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Sep Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
21 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Oct Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
28 Nov - 29 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 28 Oct Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Gardening services
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Oct Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
20 Dec - 29 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 Nov Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
30 December, 2020 - 10 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jul Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 29 Feb Children / Teens Open Itacaré, Bahia Anapana course for children between 8 and 12 years old
03 May Teenagers Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo Anapana meditation course for teenagers between 13 and 17 years old.
17 May Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 17 Mar Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo Anapana meditation course for children between 8 and 12 years old.
07 Jun Children Applications accepted starting 07 Apr Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro Anapana meditation course for children between 8 and 12 years old.
27 Sep Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo Children course - between 8 and 12 years old
 
 

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

10-day Executive Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation especially for business executives and government officials where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. For more information please visit the Executive course website. 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 7:30am.

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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.

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.

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.