Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Korea, Jinan-gun, Chǒllabuk-do, South Korea
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Korean

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. To those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation we recommend visiting the International Vipassana website for an introduction. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
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

Vipassana Meditation Courses in South Korea - Dhamma Korea
Dhamma Korea Vipassana Center
520-5 Deokcheon-ri, Maryeong-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

Email: [email protected]
Website: http://korea.dhamma.org

Registration procedure specific to Dhamma Korea for people who are attending a 10 day course.

- 3 months before the start of the course, registration will be open from 6:00 am, all day long, after which the course will be closed (for registration). During COVID-19 outbreak, registeration will open about 2 weeks before.

- An electronic random selection will then be made to allocate available places for the course and to establish a waiting list.

- In the 7 days that follow, students who were not allocated a place on the course will be notified.

- Please note it is imperative to send only one registration form per person and per course, otherwise none of the forms will be taken into account.

*Due to the increasing number of applications, we can only take into consideration one application per person for the same period (3 months). This is also the case for the wait lists which number of applications is limited.

Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Jun - 13 Jun 3-Day Completed Jinan-gun For old students
03 Nov - 07 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Oct Jinan-gun 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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 May - 06 Jun 10-Day Completed Jinan-gun
13 Jun - 15 Jun Work Period Completed Jinan-gun New Course!!For old students
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Completed Jinan-gun
30 Jun - 11 Jul 10-Day Completed Jinan-gun
11 Jul - 14 Jul Work Period Completed Jinan-gun New Course!!For old students
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Completed Jinan-gun
Apply* 28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day In Progress Jinan-gun
Apply* 10 Aug - 19 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Women - Long Wait List Men - Open Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Jinan-gun For old students
Apply* 22 Aug - 02 Sep 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Jinan-gun
Apply* 04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Jinan-gun
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Jinan-gun
30 Sep - 03 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 30 Aug Jinan-gun For old students
06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Sep Jinan-gun
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Jinan-gun
10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Oct Jinan-gun
24 Nov - 05 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Oct Jinan-gun
08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Nov Jinan-gun
22 December, 2021 - 02 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Jinan-gun
2022 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Jan - 05 Feb 30-Day
Applications accepted starting 05 Oct Jinan-gun For old students
For those living in Korea 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://korea.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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

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.

Work Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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.