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Gutti
Dhamma Gutti, Medellín / San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro) / Cali / Pereira, Colombia
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Spanish

Dhamma Gutti: Two meditation campuses located in the Medellin/ Antioquia outskirts and courses in rented headquarters in the cities of Cali and Pereira.

Guarne campus: Beautiful farm of traditional architecture, adapted as meditation campus with a capacity for 60 students, It is located 17 km far from the International airport José María Córdoba, offers 10 and 20-days courses.

San Antonio campus: Modern structure which a catholic monastery worked before. It is adapted for offering 10-days courses to 40 students and it is located 19 km far from the airport.

Regions: From Dhamma Gutti are projected and coordinated courses in rented locations of Pereira and Cali cities.

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

Dhamma Gutti / San Antonio de Pereira / Cali / Pereira

Email: [email protected]

Phones: 3014098081 and 3005975842

All Colombia Courses Dhamma Nandanavana (Cundinamarca) Dhamma Gutti (Medellin) / San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro) / Cali / Pereira

As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all applications will be initially waitlisted.

Before applying, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • Students will only be accepted from Colombia and foreigners living in the country for at least one year.
  • If you have been out of Colombia 14 days leading up to the course you will not be accepted.
  • No public transportation to the Center is permitted. Only allowed to get to the center by private vehicle or shared transport. 
  • You have a sure way to leave the Centre if you become sick during the course and go back home safely.
  • You agree to adhere to the safety protocols while at the Centre.
  • In the 14 days leading up to the course, you agree to cancel your application if:
    • You have tested positive for covid-19.
    • You have been asked to quarantine. 
    • You have experienced symptoms related to covid-19.
  • Will not be accepted students who days before the course have symptoms of COVID or who have been in contact with someone with symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID.
  • If you are older than 65 years or if you have any comorbidities or health-compromised conditions that put you at greater risk, you could seriously consider not attending the course at this time.

    10-day course and Satipatthana Sutta course students (not servers): only ONE APPLICATION will be processed regardless of the location in Latin America, course dates or waiting list status.

    10-day course students (not servers): priority is given to new students, to old students who have not sat recently and to those who reside in this country.

     

    Registration opening time: early morning on the day registration starts (approx. 5 a.m. local time).

     
    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.
     
    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.
    2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
    Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
    01 May - 12 May 10-Day In Progress San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
    08 May - 19 May 10-Day In Progress Guarne, Antioquia
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
    Apply 16 May - 27 May 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
    Apply 28 May - 30 May 2-Day Wait List Guarne, Antioquia For old students
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
    16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 May San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
    01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jun San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
    16 Jul - 27 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
    01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jul San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
    16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jul San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
    18 Aug - 29 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jul Pereira
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
    01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Aug San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
    01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
    16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Sep San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initiaolly waitlisted.
    01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Oct San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
    16 Nov - 25 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 17 Oct San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia) For old students
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
    01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Nov San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
    27 December, 2021 - 07 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Nov San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro, Antioquia)
    • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
     
     

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

    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.

    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.