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Dhamma Hita Sukha Geha, Insein, Yangon, Myanmar
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Hita Sukkha Gayha, meaning the 'House of Dhamma for the benefit and bliss for all', is the first permanent vipassana centre for prisoners in Myanmar. It was established on 16 July 2008 in Insein Central Prison, Yangon, which is the largest prison in Myanmar built since British colonial era, Dhamma Hall for 100 inmate students.
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 Hitasukha Geha Center,
In Insein Central Prison, Yangon Region.

C/O Dhamma Joti Center:
Phone: +951546660, +951549290.
Email: [email protected]
Ten Day & Other 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 Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Apr - 05 May 10 Day Open Insein Male Only
15 May - 26 May 10 Day Open Insein Male Only
06 Jun - 15 Jun 8 D STP Open Insein For old students
Maha Satipatthana Course ( Male Only)
25 Jun - 06 Jul 10 Day Applications accepted starting 25 Apr Insein Male Only
16 Jul - 27 Jul 10 Day Applications accepted starting 16 May Insein Male Only
07 Aug - 18 Aug 10 Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jun Insein Male Only
28 Aug - 08 Sep 10 Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jun Insein Female Only
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10 Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jul Insein Guruji SN Goenka's Memorial Course ( Male Only)
10 Oct - 21 Oct 10 Day Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Insein Male Only
02 Nov - 10 Nov 7 Day Teenager Course Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Insein Vipassana Teenager Course
23 Nov - 04 Dec 10 Day Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Insein Male Only
13 Dec - 24 Dec 10 Day Applications accepted starting 14 Oct Insein Male 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 http://www.hitasukhageha.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.

This is 7 Days Vipassana course for Teenagers of age group 15 to 19 years old.

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.