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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
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
19 Jul - 21 Jul Work Period CANCELLED Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
19 Jul - 21 Jul Work Period CANCELLED Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
20 Jul - 31 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Itacaré, Bahia Female students only
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
02 Aug - 04 Aug Work Period CANCELLED Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
02 Aug - 06 Aug Work Period CANCELLED Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro This course still may be cancelled.
06 Aug - 15 Aug Satipatthana Sutta CANCELLED Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
15 Aug - 17 Aug Work Period CANCELLED Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
16 Aug - 18 Aug Work Period CANCELLED Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
18 Aug - 08 Sep 20-Day CANCELLED Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED 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 Aug Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
09 Sep - 20 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Aug 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 Gardening services Applications accepted starting 28 Oct Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Gardening services
01 Dec - 05 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
The 3-day course ends about 7:30 a.m. of the 4th day.
05 Dec - 08 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 05 Nov Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Oct Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
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 Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
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 30 Oct Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
30 December, 2020 - 10 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro Applications opened incorrectly on the 3rd of July. Our apologies.
 
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
27 Sep Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo Children course - between 8 and 12 years old
06 Dec Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 06 Oct Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
 
 

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.

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.

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.

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.