Wheel of Dhamma

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

Dhamma Joti (Light of Dhamma) was opened in October 1993. The centre is built on a 12 acres of land and has a pond around it. The Dhamma hall seats 200 students. The centre has 19 double rooms with attached bath for males and 20 single, 10 double rooms with attached bath for females. A new kitchen and two new dining rooms can cater over 400 students. The Centre now has a Pagoda with 48 cells underneath.
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 Joti Vipassana Center, Yangon
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda Road, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar. (phone: +95-1-546660, +95-1-549290)
c/0 Center Manager Dr Than U ([email protected]);
Tel: [+95] (949) 211449
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Website: http://www.joti.dhamma.org

Notice for all foreign students who intend to meditate at a Myanmar Centre: Please click here for further instructions.
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses

Children's Anapana courses are for 8-16 years old. (1-day Children's Anapana courses may begin at 8:00 a.m and end at about 4:30 p.m.) and (2-day or 3-day Children's Anapana courses may begin at 8:00 a.m of the first day and end at about 4:30 p.m of the last day.)

Teenagers' Vipassana 7-day courses are for 17-20 years old. (All teenagers' Vipassana 7-day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.)

2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Mar - 02 Apr 7 Day Vipassana Course Completed Yangon  Teenager Vipassana Course (for 16 to 20 year old Female Students Only)
05 May 1- day Completed Yangon Children's Anapana Course (for 8 - 12 years old only)
06 May 1- day Completed Yangon Children's Anapana Course (for 13 - 16 years old only)
27 Oct 1 Day Completed Yangon Children's Anapana Course (for 8 - 12 years old only)
28 Oct 1 Day Completed Yangon Children's Anapana Course (for 13 - 16 years old only)
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Apr - 09 Apr 7 D Teenager Vipassana Course Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Yangon 16-20 year old Female only
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
1-day Adult Vipassana Short courses may begin at 8:00 a.m and end at 5:00 p.m.
3-day Adult Vipassana Short courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the evening of the last day.
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
29 Apr 1 Day Adult Completed Yangon For old students
Full Moon Day of Ka Sone
06 Jul - 08 Jul 2 - Day Adult Completed Yangon For old students
26 Jul - 29 Jul 3 - Day Adult Completed Yangon For old students
14 Sep 1 -Day Adult Completed Yangon For old students
24 Oct - 26 Oct 2 Day Adult Completed Yangon For old students
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Mar 1 Day Adult Applications accepted starting 02 Jan Yangon For old students
20 Mar 1 Day Adult Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Yangon For old students
Full Moon Day
 
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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan - 02 Jan AT Meeting Completed Yangon 11th Myanmar Teachers' Annual Meeting
04 Jan Group Sitting Completed Yangon Matarji's Memorial Group Sitting (8 to 9 am)
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Days Course Completed Yangon

Sayagyi U Ba Khin Memorial 10-Day Course

22 Jan - 30 Jan 8-Days STP Course Completed Yangon For old students

Maha Satipatthana Course

02 Feb - 17 Feb 15-Days Course Completed Yangon GC Gratitude Course
20 Feb - 03 Mar 10-Days Course Completed Yangon
09 Mar - 20 Mar 10 day Completed Yangon
06 Apr - 17 Apr 10 Day Completed Yangon Local student only Myanmar New Year 1379 Water Festival Holidays
18 Apr - 29 Apr 10 Day Completed Yangon Vipassana Course for Sanghas
09 May - 18 May Other Completed Yangon Minor repair
18 May - 29 May 10- Day Completed Yangon
04 Jun - 15 Jun 10-Day Completed Yangon
20 Jun - 01 Jul 10 - Day Completed Yangon
10 Jul - 21 Jul 10 - Day Completed Yangon
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10 -Day Completed Yangon
17 Aug - 28 Aug 10 -Day Completed Yangon
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10 -Day Completed Yangon
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10 -Day Completed Yangon Guruji SN Goenka's Memorial Course
29 Sep - 09 Oct Other Completed Yangon Dhamma Yatra and 25th Anniversary
13 Oct - 24 Oct 10 -Day Completed Yangon
02 Nov - 13 Nov 10 Day Completed Yangon
13 Nov - 19 Nov Other In Progress Yangon Minor repair
Apply 20 Nov - 28 Nov 8 Day STP course Open Yangon For old students
Maha Satipatthana Course
Apply 29 Nov - 10 Dec 10 Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Course Full Yangon
12 Dec - 15 Dec Other Open Yangon 12th Myanmar Teachers' Annual Meeting
Apply 25 December, 2018 - 05 January, 2019 10 Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Yangon Matarji's Memorial Course
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 08 Jan - 19 Jan 10 Day Open Yangon Saya Gyi U Ba Khin's Memorial Course
22 Jan - 02 Feb 10 Day Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Yangon
06 Feb - 17 Feb 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting 06 Dec Yangon
20 Feb - 01 Mar Maha Satipatthana Course Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Yangon For old students
STP Course
05 Mar - 16 Mar 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting 05 Jan Yangon
 
 

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.joti.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.

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.

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.

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 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.