Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
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.)

2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Mar - 29 Mar 7 D Teenager Vipassana course In Progress Yangon 16-20 year old Male only
01 Apr - 09 Apr 7 D Teenager Vipassana Course Open Yangon 16-20 year old Female only
Apply 27 Apr 1 Day Child Course Open Yangon Anapana Course (8-12) Year Old Children
Apply 28 Apr 1 Day Child Course Open Yangon Anapana Course(13-16) Year Old Children
02 Nov 1 Day Child Course Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Yangon Anapana Course (8-12) Years Old Children
03 Nov 1 Day (13-16) Years Old Children Course Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Yangon Anapana Children Course
 
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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Mar 1 Day Adult Completed Yangon For old students
20 Mar 1 Day Adult Completed Yangon For old students
Full Moon Day
Apply 17 May - 19 May 2 Days Course Open Yangon For old students
13 Jul - 16 Jul 3 Days Course Applications accepted starting 13 May Yangon For old students
11 Oct - 14 Oct 3 Days Course Applications accepted starting 11 Aug Yangon For old students
09 Nov - 11 Nov 2 Day Adult Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Yangon For old students
 
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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10 Day Completed Yangon Saya Gyi U Ba Khin's Memorial Course
22 Jan - 02 Feb 10 Day Completed Yangon
06 Feb - 17 Feb 10 Day Course Completed Yangon
20 Feb - 01 Mar Maha Satipatthana Course Completed Yangon For old students
STP Course
05 Mar - 16 Mar 10 Day Course Completed Yangon
12 Apr - 23 Apr 10 Days Course (Myanmar New Year) Open Yangon Local People Only
Apply 04 May - 15 May 10 Days Course Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Yangon
27 May - 07 Jun 10 Days Course Applications accepted starting 27 Mar Yangon
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10 Days Course Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Yangon
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10 Days Course Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Yangon
20 Jul - 31 Jul 10 Days Course Applications accepted starting 20 May Yangon
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10 Days Course Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Yangon
20 Aug - 31 Aug 10 Days Course Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Yangon
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10 Days Course Applications accepted starting 04 Jul Yangon
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10 Days Course Applications accepted starting 18 Jul Yangon Guruji SN Goenka's Memorial Course
01 Oct - 10 Oct Maha Satipatthana Course Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Yangon For old students
STP Course
19 Oct - 30 Oct 10 Days Course Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Yangon
14 Nov - 25 Nov 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting 14 Sep Yangon
28 Nov - 09 Dec 10 Days Course Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Yangon
12 Dec - 15 Dec 13th AT and Trustee Annual Meeting Applications accepted starting 14 Aug 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.