Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Malaya
Malaysia Vipassana Meditation, Dhamma Malaya, Malaysia
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Mandarin

Dhamma Malaya provides private single rooms for 108 students and 24 servers. It is near the east coast, 3 hrs from Kuala Lumpur, on a breezy rise in a plantation. The two halls and 74 aircon cells have cool floors, high pyramid roofs and provide multi-language facilities.

Kulim is a non-centre site in Kedah, east of Penang, for about 40 people, with small dorms. Johor has non-centre courses several times a year at Saleng Eco Farm for about 50 students, with dorm rooms.

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
 Tel: [60] (016) 3414776 (English), [60] (012) 3390089 (Mandarin), [60] (010) 8166405 (Tamil)

 E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.malaya.dhamma.org
 

If you have not attended a course in this tradition, please only submit one 10-day course application.
Old students may apply to sit no more than two 10-day courses with at least a 10 day gap between courses.  Priority is given to those who have not sat a course in recent months.

Any additional applications will not be processed. 

Important message regarding COVID-19

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all activities at Dhamma Malaya, Saleng and Kulim are suspended until end of April at least. One-day courses and group sittings held at various locations are also cancelled.

For later courses, students and servers living outside of Malaysia are not accepted for courses until the situation stabilises. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

For Malaysia residents - If you have recently been or are going to an area where there is a significant outbreak of COVID-19, (for example, China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Spain, USA), please do not attend a Vipassana course in Malaysia unless you have returned to Malaysia for at least 14 days and have been symptom free for at least 14 days.

Schedule for Teenagers' and Children's Courses
 
Short Courses
1-Day and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students only.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Mar 1-Day Completed PJ, Sri Manja For old students
Course starts from 12:45 pm to 7 pm
01 Mar 1-Day Completed Kulim For old students
AT will conduct this course
Course starts from 11:30 am to 6 pm
08 Mar 1-Day Completed Melaka, Shore Residence For old students
Course starts from 11:30 am to 6 pm
22 Mar 1-Day CANCELLED Kajang, Taman Sri Langat For old students
Course starts from 12:30 pm to 7 pm
05 Apr 1-Day CANCELLED PJ, Sri Manja For old students
AT will conduct this course
Course starts from 12:45 pm to 7 pm
05 Apr 1-Day CANCELLED Melaka, Shore Residence For old students
Course starts from 11:30 am to 6 pm
12 Apr 1-Day CANCELLED Johor, Senibong Cove For old students
Course starts from 12:30 pm to 7 pm
12 Apr 1-Day CANCELLED Shah Alam, Kemuning Utama For old students
Course starts from 12:30 pm to 7 pm
26 Apr 1-Day CANCELLED Kajang, Taman Sri Langat For old students
Course starts from 12:30 pm to 7 pm
03 May 1-Day CANCELLED PJ, Sri Manja For old students
Course starts from 12:45 pm to 7 pm
07 May - 10 May 3-Day CANCELLED Kulim For old students
English - Mandarin
10 May 1-Day CANCELLED Melaka, Shore Residence For old students
Course starts from 11:30 am to 6 pm
24 May 1-Day CANCELLED Kajang, Taman Sri Langat For old students
Course starts from 12:30 pm to 7 pm
07 Jun 1-Day CANCELLED PJ, Sri Manja For old students
Course starts from 12:45 pm to 7 pm
07 Jun 1-Day CANCELLED Kulim For old students
AT will conduct this course
Course starts from 11:30 am to 6 pm
14 Jun 1-Day CANCELLED Johor, Senibong Cove For old students
Course starts from 12:30 pm to 7 pm
28 Jun 1-Day CANCELLED Kajang, Taman Sri Langat For old students
Course starts from 12:30 pm to 7 pm
05 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jun PJ, Sri Manja For old students
Course starts from 12:45 pm to 7 pm
02 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jul PJ, Sri Manja For old students
Course starts from 12:45 pm to 7 pm
03 Sep - 06 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Dhamma Malaya For old students
English - Mandarin
06 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jun PJ, Sri Manja For old students
AT will conduct this course
Course starts from 12:45 pm to 7 pm
13 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jun Johor, Senibong Cove For old students
Course starts from 12:30 pm to 7 pm
04 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jul PJ, Sri Manja For old students
Course starts from 12:45 pm to 7 pm
01 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Aug PJ, Sri Manja For old students
Course starts from 12:45 pm to 7 pm
 
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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Completed Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
08 Mar - 13 Mar Work Period Completed Dhamma Malaya For old students
14 Mar - 23 Mar Satipatthana Sutta CANCELLED Dhamma Malaya For old students
English - Mandarin
14 Mar - 25 Mar 10-Day CANCELLED Kulim English - Mandarin
24 Mar - 31 Mar Work Period CANCELLED Dhamma Malaya For old students
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Johor, Saleng Eco Farm English - Mandarin
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Kulim English - Mandarin
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
29 Apr - 10 May 10-Day CANCELLED Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
11 May - 19 May Work Period CANCELLED Dhamma Malaya For old students
20 May - 31 May 10-Day CANCELLED Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
20 May - 31 May 10-Day CANCELLED Kulim English - Mandarin
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day
English / Tamil
CANCELLED Dhamma Malaya English - Tamil
Priority is given to Tamil speakers
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Johor, Saleng Eco Farm English - Mandarin
17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Kulim English - Mandarin
Apply 04 Jul - 02 Aug 30-Day Women - Wait List Men - Filling Up Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Dhamma Malaya For old students
English - Mandarin
Students should arrive before 12 pm on 4th July for registration, orientation meeting at 3pm and course starts in meditation hall at 4 pm. Course ends on 2nd Aug at 9am.
Please apply online and do not email PDF form.
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Kulim English - Mandarin
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 May Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day
English / Tamil
Applications accepted starting 07 May Kulim English - Tamil
Priority is given to Tamil speakers
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 May Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Johor, Saleng Eco Farm English - Mandarin
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Kulim English - Mandarin
07 Sep - 15 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 14 Jun Dhamma Malaya For old students
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Johor, Saleng Eco Farm English - Mandarin
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Kulim English - Mandarin
02 Oct - 11 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 04 Jul Dhamma Malaya For old students
English - Mandarin
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Kulim English - Mandarin
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
11 Nov - 22 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Aug Kulim English - Mandarin
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Johor, Saleng Eco Farm English - Mandarin
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day
English / Tamil
Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Dhamma Malaya English - Tamil
Priority is given to Tamil speakers
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Kulim English - Mandarin
23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Johor, Saleng Eco Farm English - Mandarin
23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Dhamma Malaya English - Mandarin
For people living in Malaysia or Singapore
23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Kulim English - Mandarin
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Mar English Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
English
CANCELLED Sierramas English
12 Apr Mandarin Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
Mandarin
CANCELLED Dhamma Malaya Mandarin
24 May Mandarin Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
Mandarin
CANCELLED Sierramas Mandarin
14 Jun Tamil Children's and Teenagers' Course (Age 8-18 years)
Tamil
CANCELLED Dhamma Malaya Tamil
26 Jul English Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
English
Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Sierramas
16 Aug Mandarin Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
Mandarin
Applications accepted starting 18 May Dhamma Malaya Mandarin
08 Nov Mandarin Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
Mandarin
Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Dhamma Malaya Mandarin
22 Nov Mandarin Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
Mandarin
Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Johor, Saleng Eco Farm Mandarin
22 Nov Mandarin Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
Mandarin
Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Sierramas Mandarin
 
 

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.malaya.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.

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.

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.

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.