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Makaranda
Dhamma Makaranda, San Bartolo Amanalco, México, Mexico
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Spanish

Dhamma Makaranda, Nectar of the Flower of Dhamma, is the Pali name given by Mr. Goenka to the new Vipassana center in Mexico. The first Vipassana meditation center built in Latin America, Dhamma Makaranda is located near Valle de Bravo, a beautiful colonial town beside a large lake, in the highlands of central Mexico. The center is west of Mexico City, and is a pleasant, 2 hour drive from the capital.
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

Address: Centro de Meditacion Vipassana Dhamma Makaranda, San Bartolo Amanalco, Estado de México 

Email: [email protected]

10-day course and Satipatthana Sutta course students (not servers): only ONE APPLICATION will be processed regardless of the location in Latin America, course dates or waiting list status.

10-day course students (not servers): priority is given to new students and to old students who have not sat recently.

Registration opening time: early morning on the day registration starts (approx. 5 a.m. local time).

Always check SPAM or you may miss important email communications.

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Dec - 08 Dec Residential course for children from 8 to 12 years old. In Progress San Bartolo Amanalco, Edo. Mex

Place: Dhamma Makaranda, Amanalco, Estado de México.
Servers for this course must be at the Center on friday 6th

2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Mar - 16 Mar Residential course for children from 8 to 12 years old. Applications accepted starting 16 Feb San Bartolo Amanalco, Edo. Mex

Place: Dhamma Makaranda, Amanalco, Estado de México.
Servers for this course must be at the Center on Sunday 15th

10 Jul - 12 Jul Residential course for children from 8 to 12 years old. Applications accepted starting 12 Jun San Bartolo Amanalco, Edo. Mex

Place: Dhamma Makaranda, Amanalco, Estado de México.
Servers for this course must be at the Center on Friday 10th.

06 Sep Residential course for children from 8 to 12 years old. Applications accepted starting 06 Aug San Bartolo Amanalco, Edo. Mex

Place: Dhamma Makaranda, Amanalco, Estado de México.

02 Nov Residential course for children from 8 to 12 years old. Applications accepted starting 02 Oct San Bartolo Amanalco, Edo. Mex

Place: Dhamma Makaranda, Amanalco, Estado de México.

15 Nov - 16 Nov Residential course for children from 8 to 12 years old. Applications accepted starting 15 Oct San Bartolo Amanalco, Edo. Mex

Place: Dhamma Makaranda, Amanalco, Estado de México.
Servers for this course must be at the Center on Sunday 15th

 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end at 8:30 a.m. on 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
Apply 01 Dec - 11 Dec Work Period In Progress San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
Apply 11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List San Bartolo Amanalco
Apply 22 Dec - 26 Dec Work Period Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
Apply 26 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 9-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Wait List San Bartolo Amanalco Note: New Dates!
Priority will be given to new students and old students who have not sat a course in 2019.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 06 Jan - 08 Jan Work Period Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
Apply 08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List San Bartolo Amanalco
Apply 19 Jan - 22 Jan Work Period Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
Apply 22 Jan - 26 Jan 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
Apply 26 Jan - 29 Jan Work Period Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
Apply 29 Jan - 09 Feb 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco
Apply 09 Feb - 12 Feb Work Period Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
12 Feb - 23 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Dec San Bartolo Amanalco
23 Feb - 26 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 14 Dec San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
26 Feb - 01 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Dec San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
01 Mar - 04 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 28 Dec San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
04 Mar - 15 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jan San Bartolo Amanalco
15 Mar - 18 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 04 Jan San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jan San Bartolo Amanalco
29 Mar - 03 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 18 Jan San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
03 Apr - 12 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 03 Feb San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
12 Apr - 15 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 03 Feb San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb San Bartolo Amanalco
26 Apr - 29 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Feb San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
29 Apr - 10 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Feb San Bartolo Amanalco
10 May - 13 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Feb San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
13 May - 17 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Mar San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
17 May - 20 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 14 Mar San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
20 May - 31 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Mar San Bartolo Amanalco
31 May - 03 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 21 Mar San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Apr San Bartolo Amanalco
14 Jun - 17 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 04 Apr San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Apr San Bartolo Amanalco
28 Jun - 01 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 18 Apr San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
01 Jul - 05 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 02 May San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
05 Jul - 15 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 May San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 May San Bartolo Amanalco
26 Jul - 29 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 May San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 May San Bartolo Amanalco
09 Aug - 15 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 30 May San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
15 Aug - 05 Sep 20-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Apr San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
05 Sep - 09 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 11 Jul San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
09 Sep - 20 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jul San Bartolo Amanalco
20 Sep - 23 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 11 Jul San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
23 Sep - 04 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Jul San Bartolo Amanalco
04 Oct - 07 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 25 Jul San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Aug San Bartolo Amanalco
18 Oct - 23 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 08 Aug San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
23 Oct - 01 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 24 Aug San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
01 Nov - 04 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 24 Aug San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Sep San Bartolo Amanalco
15 Nov - 18 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 05 Sep San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
18 Nov - 22 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Sep San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
22 Nov - 25 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Sep San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Sep San Bartolo Amanalco
06 Dec - 09 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Sep San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Oct San Bartolo Amanalco
20 Dec - 26 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 10 Oct San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Oct San Bartolo Amanalco
 
 

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.makaranda.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.

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day 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.

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.

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.