Wheel of Dhamma

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Dhamma Kañcana, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Thai

Dhamma Kañcana means Gold of Dhamma. It is the fifth Thailand Vipassana center to offer courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.  The first ten-day course has commenced in November 2006. The center is situated on an area of 22 acres, in Amphur Sangklaburi, Kanchanaburi province, a western  border province between Myanmar and Thailand, about  330 kilometers from Bangkok, 5-6 hours drive.  The center is located on highlands, close to Sam-Yod Mountain – along the Tanowsri Range, about  228 meters above sea level.  It is surrounded by lush forests (Khao-Laem National Park and Naresuan Wild-Life Sanctuary) and Vachiralongkorn Dam.
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
Thailand Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Kañcana
20/6 Moo 2  Wang Kayai, Tambon Prangpley, Sangklaburi District
Kanchanaburi Province, 71240

Tel: [66](089) 742 8490 Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00 (GMT+7)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.kancana.dhamma.org

For Thai speakers please go to: www.thai.dhamma.org
or contact tel: [66](081) 811 6447
For long courses at Dhamma Kañcana , please contact
Email: [email protected]
A student may apply to only one course at a time in Thailand regardless of the center location or waiting list status.
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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Sep - 16 Sep 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi
19 Sep - 30 Sep 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi Thai speakers only
03 Oct - 14 Oct 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi
17 Oct - 28 Oct 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi
31 Oct - 11 Nov 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi Thai speakers only
14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi Thai speakers only
28 Nov - 09 Dec 10-Day Completed Kanchanaburi
12 Dec - 23 Dec 10-Day In Progress Kanchanaburi
26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Course Full Kanchanaburi
2019 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day Course Full Kanchanaburi
23 Jan - 03 Feb 10-Day Course Full Kanchanaburi
06 Feb - 17 Feb 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Thai speakers only
20 Feb - 03 Mar 10-Day Course Full Kanchanaburi
06 Mar - 17 Mar 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Thai speakers only
20 Mar - 31 Mar 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Thai speakers only
Apply 03 Apr - 14 Apr 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Kanchanaburi
17 Apr - 28 Apr 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Thai speakers only
08 May - 19 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jan Kanchanaburi
22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jan Kanchanaburi
05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Feb Kanchanaburi
19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Feb Kanchanaburi
03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Thai speakers only
16 Jul - 25 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Kanchanaburi For old students
31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Thai speakers only
21 Aug - 01 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Kanchanaburi
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 May Kanchanaburi
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Thai speakers only
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Thai speakers only
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Kanchanaburi
30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Kanchanaburi
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Kanchanaburi
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Closed Kanchanaburi Thai speakers only
11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Kanchanaburi
25 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Kanchanaburi

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.kancana.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.