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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
27 Oct 1-Day Course for Teenage Women from 13 to 16 years old Applications accepted starting 27 Sep San Bartolo Amanalco, Edo. Mex

Place: Dhamma Makaranda, Amanalco, Estado de México.
Servers must arrive on Saturday 26th

07 Dec - 08 Dec Residential course for children from 8 to 12 years old. Applications accepted starting 07 Nov San Bartolo Amanalco, Edo. Mex

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

 
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
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day In Progress San Bartolo Amanalco
Apply 29 Sep - 05 Oct Work Period Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
Apply 05 Oct - 26 Oct 20-Day Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
We request servers, women and men.
Apply 26 Oct - 30 Oct Work Period Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
Apply 30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open San Bartolo Amanalco
Apply 10 Nov - 13 Nov Work Period Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
Apply 13 Nov - 17 Nov 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
Apply 17 Nov - 20 Nov Work Period Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
Apply 20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco
Apply 01 Dec - 11 Dec Work Period Servers - Open San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Oct San Bartolo Amanalco
22 Dec - 26 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Oct San Bartolo Amanalco For old students
26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 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.

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.