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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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 10 Sep - 10 Dec Work Period In Progress Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
During this service period, constructions, maintenance, gardening, cleaning, etc. will be carried out. It is possible to serve part time. Please inform the dates on your application form.
Apply 22 Oct - 16 Dec Work Period In Progress Itacaré, Bahia For old students
During this service period, building, maintenance, painting, gardening, cleaning, etc. will be carried out. It is possible to serve part time. Please inform the dates on your application form.
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day In Progress Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
07 Dec 1 day course in S.João del Rei In Progress Minas Gerais For old students
Please send in your application by e-mail [email protected].
Apply 08 Dec 1-day course in Nova Lima-MG New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Minas Gerais For old students
Apply 08 Dec 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 Pirenópolis/GO - Dhamma Uyyana
Apply 08 Dec - 10 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Wait List Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day CANCELLED Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro course cancelled in order to finish construction work at the Meditation Center.
Apply 11 Dec - 25 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 14 Dec 1 Day Cavalcante/GO New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Closed Planalto Central For old students
1 Day Course Cavalcante/GO - Reserva Bacupari
Apply 22 Dec 1 Day Brasília/DF New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Closed Planalto Central For old students
1 Day Course Brasília/DF - Instituto Confúcio/UNB
Apply 22 Dec - 25 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10-Day Closed Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro Priority given to new students and old students who haven't sat a course in 2019
Apply 26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10-Day Closed Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
Apply 27 December, 2019 - 07 January, 2020 10-Day Closed Planalto Central 10Day Course in Brasília for New and Old Student.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 06 Jan - 07 Jan Work Period Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 06 Jan - 07 Jan Work Period Servers - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 08 Jan - 19 Jan At Retiro da Piedade in Caeté - MG Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Wait List Caeté, Minas Gerais Course for female students only
Apply 08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Closed Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Brasília/DF Closed Planalto Central 10-Day course in Brasília for old and new students.
Apply 08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Closed Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
Apply 11 Jan - 22 Jan 10-Day
Portuguese
Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Paraná Applications for female students only
19 Jan - 21 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
19 Jan - 21 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 20 Jan - 31 Jan At Retiro da Piedade in Caeté - MG Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Caeté, Minas Gerais Course for male students only
Apply 22 Jan - 02 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Closed Male Server - Wait List Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 22 Jan - 02 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
Apply 27 Jan - 07 Feb 10-Day Closed Recife, Pernambuco In Aldeia - Pernambuco
Apply 28 Jan - 08 Feb 10-Day
Portuguese
Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Paraná Applications for male students only
02 Feb - 04 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Jan Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
02 Feb - 04 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Jan Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Apply 05 Feb - 16 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
Apply 05 Feb - 16 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
15 Feb - 26 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Dec Itacaré, Bahia Only Male students
16 Feb - 18 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
16 Feb - 18 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
19 Feb - 01 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
19 Feb - 01 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
01 Mar - 03 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
01 Mar - 04 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
04 Mar - 15 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jan Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
05 Mar - 13 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Course ends at 5 p.m. of March 13th
14 Mar - 15 Mar Old Student Program Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
14 Mar - 17 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
15 Mar - 17 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jan Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jan Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
29 Mar - 31 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
29 Mar - 31 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Feb Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
01 Apr - 12 Apr Executive Course Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Itacaré, Bahia Only Female students
12 Apr - 14 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
12 Apr - 14 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
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
01 May - 01 Jun 30-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
04 May - 09 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
01 Jun - 09 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 May Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Apr 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 25 Jan Children / Teens
Portuguese
Open Paraná Anapana meditation course for children between 8 and 12 years old.
Apply 26 Jan Children / Teens
Portuguese
Open Paraná Anapana meditation course for teenagers between 13 and 15 years old
29 Feb Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 29 Dec 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 15 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.
 
 

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.

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.