Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Mahi
Vipassana in France, Champignelles, Bourgogne, France
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / French

There is a permanent centre in France that offers 10-day courses for old and new students: Dhamma Mahi in Burgundy. Occasionally, other locations also offer 10-day courses, in the South-East and South-West. Short courses are also organized for old students and children. You will find the complete list below. For an overview of courses by geographic area, please use the menu below.

  1. Access the application form by clicking on "Apply*" in the left hand column.
  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 email if you give an email 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.
  6. The registration starts around 6h in the morning on the opening day of the course. Please note that for new students we proceed with an electronic lucky draw. See an explanatory note under the heading  '10 day courses and other courses for adults'  below.
Additional information

Centre Vipassana Dhamma Mahi
Le Bois Planté
89350 Champignelles
France

Tel : +33 (0) 3.86.45.75.14
Fax : +33 (0) 3.86.45.76.20
E-mail : [email protected]

All France Courses Dhamma Mahi Dhamma Nilaya North West Paris Area South East South West Children and Teenagers

ÉTUDIANTS FRANCOPHONES : Merci de remplir le formulaire en français, cela facilitera les échanges avec les chargés de cours et les enseignants. Pour cela, cliquez sur le lien "S'inscrire" à partir de la page en français à laquelle vous accéderez en sélectionnant 'Français' dans le menu 'languages" en haut à droite de cette page. Merci.

 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

All ten day courses and Satipatthana courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day. 3 days courses begin on the evening of the first day and end late after noon of the last day.

Registration procedure specific to Dhamma Mahi for people who are attending a 10 day course for the first time.

- 3 months before the start of the course, registration will be open from 6:00 am, all day long, after which the course will be closed (for registration).

- An electronic random selection will then be made to allocate available places for the course and to establish a waiting list.

- In the 7 days that follow, students who were not allocated a place on the course will be notified.

- Please note it is imperative to send only one registration form per person and per course, otherwise none of the forms will be taken into account.

*Due to the increasing number of applications, we can only take into consideration one application per person for the same period (4 months) throughout the European region. This is also the case for the wait lists which number of applications is limited.

 

Registration procedure for old students (people having previously done a 10 day course)   and for people who are attending a non center 10 day course for the first time or a Khmer language course for the first time.

- Applications are accepted from 6 a.m. (06:00 hrs) on the day courses open for registration.

- Due to the number of application, please be kind to others and wait 4 months between courses. ( This restriction apply for ten day courses and satipatthana courses only). We therefore can only take into consideration one application per person for the same period (4 months) throughout the European region. This is also the case for the wait lists which number of applications is limited.

 

Thank you to mention when applying if you are the object of a particular diet. Diets without lactose and without gluten may be provided by the kitchen at the centre. Other specific dietery requests can only be provided for in response to specific medically diagnosed conditions. Please inform us of those on application.

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2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 27 Nov - 08 Dec 10 Day In Progress Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
08 Dec 1 Day Open La Canourgue For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
Apply* 11 Dec - 22 Dec 10 Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Short Wait List Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
15 Dec 1 Day Open Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
15 Dec 1 Day Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
15 Dec 1 Day Open Toulouse For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
Apply* 25 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 10 Day Closed Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Jan 1 Day
English / Khmer
Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
05 Jan 1 Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
05 Jan 1 Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
Apply* 08 Jan - 19 Jan 10 Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Wait List Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
12 Jan 1 Day Open Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
12 Jan 1 Day Open Toulouse For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
19 Jan 1 Day Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
Apply* 22 Jan - 02 Feb 10 Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
02 Feb 1 Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
02 Feb 1 Day Open Toulouse For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
02 Feb 1 Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
02 Feb 1 Day
English / Khmer
Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
Apply* 04 Feb - 15 Feb 10 Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
09 Feb 1 Day Open Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
15 Feb - 16 Feb TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) Saturday: committees' meetings.
Sunday at 9:15: trust meeting.
All old students are welcome.
16 Feb 1 Day Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
Apply* 19 Feb - 01 Mar 10 Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
23 Feb GA & TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) GA & Trust Meeting 9am-5pm
Apply* 24 Feb - 06 Mar 10 Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Tonneins Priority for the following departments: 09 - 11 - 12 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 19 - 23 - 24 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 40 - 46 - 47 - 63 - 64 - 65 - 66 - 81 - 82 - 87 up to 10 days prior to the start of the course.
01 Mar 1 Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
01 Mar 1 Day
English / Khmer
Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
Apply* 04 Mar - 15 Mar 10 Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Filling Up Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
08 Mar 1 Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
15 Mar 1 Day Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
15 Mar 1 Day Open Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
15 Mar 1 Day Open Toulouse For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
19 Mar - 22 Mar 3 Day Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) For old students
24 Mar - 04 Apr 10 Day Applications accepted starting 25 Dec Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
31 Mar - 11 Apr 10 Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Luc-en-Diois Priority for the following departments: 01 - 05 - 04 - 06 - 07 - 13 - 2A - 2B - 26 - 30 - 34 - 38 - 39 - 42 - 43 - 48 - 66 - 69 - 73 - 74 - 83 - 84 up to 10 days prior to the start of the course.
04 Apr - 05 Apr TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) Saturday : comitee meeting.
Sunday at 9h15 : trust meeting & General Assembly.
All old students are welcome.
05 Apr 1 Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
05 Apr 1 Day
English / Khmer
Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
05 Apr 1 Day Open Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
19 Apr 1 Day Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
20 Apr - 05 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 21 Jan Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) For old students
26 Apr Service period Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
Work and centre's maintenance from 9am to 5pm
26 Apr 1 Day Open Toulouse For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
03 May 1 Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
03 May 1 Day
English / Khmer
Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
06 May - 17 May 10 Day Applications accepted starting 06 Feb Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
10 May TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) Trust Meeting 9am-5pm
10 May 1 Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
17 May 1 Day Open Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
17 May 1 Day Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
17 May 1 Day Open Toulouse For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
20 May - 31 May 10 Day Applications accepted starting 20 Feb Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
24 May Service period Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
Work and centre's maintenance from 9am to 5pm
31 May - 06 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Mar Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) For old students
07 Jun 1 Day Open Aix en Provence For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
07 Jun 1 Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
07 Jun 1 Day
English / Khmer
Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
07 Jun OPEN DAY Open Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
09 Jun - 20 Jun 10 Day Applications accepted starting 11 Mar Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
14 Jun 1 Day Open Dax For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
20 Jun - 21 Jun TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) Saturday: committees' meetings.
Sunday at 9:15: trust meeting.
All old students are welcome.
21 Jun 1 Day Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
21 Jun 1 Day Open Toulouse For old students
(having completed one 10day course)
Contact & info
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10 Day Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
28 Jun Service period Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
Work and centre's maintenance from 9am to 5pm
05 Jul 1 Day
English / Khmer
Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
05 Jul 1 Day Open Paris For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10 Day Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) For this summer course, priority is given to people having professional constraints at this period of the year. Please justify briefly when registrating.
12 Jul Service period Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
Work and centre's maintenance from 9am to 5pm
19 Jul 1 Day Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10 Day Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Tonneins Priority for the following departments: 09 - 11 - 12 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 19 - 23 - 24 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 40 - 46 - 47 - 63 - 64 - 65 - 66 - 81 - 82 - 87 up to 10 days prior to the start of the course.
24 Jul - 02 Aug Satipatthana Applications accepted starting 25 Apr Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) For old students
26 Jul Service period Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
Work and centre's maintenance from 9am to 5pm
02 Aug 1 Day
English / Khmer
Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10 Day Applications accepted starting 07 May Tonneins Priority for the following departments: 09 - 11 - 12 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 19 - 23 - 24 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 40 - 46 - 47 - 63 - 64 - 65 - 66 - 81 - 82 - 87 up to 10 days prior to the start of the course.
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10 Day Applications accepted starting 07 May Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) For this summer course, priority is given to people having professional constraints at this period of the year. Please justify briefly when registrating.
09 Aug TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) Trust Meeting 9am-5pm
16 Aug 1 Day Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10 Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 19 May Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) English/Khmer languages only. Khmer-speakers have priority until one month before the start of the course. English-speakers will be put on wait list.
03 Sep - 06 Sep 3 Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) For old students
06 Sep 1 Day
English / Khmer
Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
07 Sep - 14 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 Jun Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) For old students
15 Sep - 26 Sep 10 Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
20 Sep 1 Day Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
26 Sep - 27 Sep TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) Saturday : comitee meeting.
Sunday at 9h15 : trust meeting & General Assembly.
All old students are welcome.
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10 Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
04 Oct 1 Day
English / Khmer
Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
15 Oct - 18 Oct 3 Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jul Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) For old students
18 Oct 1 Day Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
18 Oct - 29 Oct 10 Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Luc-en-Diois Priority for the following departments: 01 - 05 - 04 - 06 - 07 - 13 - 2A - 2B - 26 - 30 - 34 - 38 - 39 - 42 - 43 - 48 - 66 - 69 - 73 - 74 - 83 - 84 up to 10 days prior to the start of the course.
30 Oct - 02 Nov 3 Day Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Luc-en-Diois For old students
All regions.
31 Oct - 21 Nov 20 Day Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) For old students
01 Nov 1 Day
English / Khmer
Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10 Day Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Luc-en-Diois Priority for the following departments: 01 - 05 - 04 - 06 - 07 - 13 - 2A - 2B - 26 - 30 - 34 - 38 - 39 - 42 - 43 - 48 - 66 - 69 - 73 - 74 - 83 - 84 up to 10 days prior to the start of the course.
08 Nov TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) Trust Meeting 9am-5pm
15 Nov 1 Day Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
21 Nov - 22 Nov TRUST MEETING Open Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) Saturday: committees' meetings.
Sunday at 9:15: trust meeting.
All old students are welcome.
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10 Day Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
06 Dec 1 Day
English / Khmer
Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
having completed a 10 day course)
khmer/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10 Day Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
20 Dec 1 Day Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) For old students
(having completed a 10 day course)
french/english  Contact & info
No pre-registration required.
23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10 Day Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Dhamma Mahi (Yonne)
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
For more information on children courses, click here.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Dec Teanager's course (8-15 years) - French only
French
Open St Gaudens Course language: French only.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Mar Youths' course (8-18 years) - In French only. Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) Course language: French only.
15 Mar Teanager's course (8-15 years) - French only Open Le Vésinet Course language: French only.
10 Apr - 13 Apr Teen's course (12-18 years) - In French only Applications accepted starting 11 Jan Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) Course language: in French only.
16 Apr - 19 Apr Children's course (8-11 years) - French only Applications accepted starting 17 Jan Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) Course language: in French only.
26 Apr Teanager's course (8-15 years) - French only
French
Open Montpezat Sous Bauzon Course language: French only.
10 May Teanager's course (8-15 years) - French only
French
Open St Gaudens Course language: French only.
24 May Teanager's course (8-15 years) - French only
French
Open Castelsarrasin Course language: French only.
03 Jul - 06 Jul Children's course (8-11 years) - French only
French
Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Prads Haute Bléone Course language: in French only.
20 Sep Teanager's course (8-15 years) - French only
French
Open Le Vésinet Course language: French only.
11 Oct Youths' course (8-18 years) - In French only. Open Dhamma Nilaya (Seine et Marne) Course language: French only.
20 Oct - 23 Oct Teen's course (12-18 years) - In French only Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) Course language: in French only.
25 Oct - 28 Oct Children's course (8-11 years) - French only Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Dhamma Mahi (Yonne) Course language: in French only.
06 Dec Teanager's course (8-15 years) - French only
French
Open St Gaudens Course language: French only.
 
 

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 https://www.fr.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.

Open Days are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Centre.

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.