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 COVID-19 situation in Malaysia, Dhamma Malaya is holding small courses. Courses at Kulim and Saleng are suspended until further notice. One-day courses and group sittings held at various locations are also cancelled.

At present, non Malaysians are not accepted for courses until the situation stabilises. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

For Malaysians - If you have slightest Covid-19 symptom, or have recently been or are going to an area where there is a significant outbreak of Covid-19, or have been in close contact with such person, please do not apply for a course unless you have returned to Malaysia for at least 14 days and have been symptom free for at least 14 days.

Please read Comments on the right of a course for course specific requirements.

Schedule for Teenagers' and Children's Courses
 
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
Apply 29 Oct - 29 Nov 30-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Open Servers - Open Dhamma Malaya For old students

Important! This course has been postponed and the course date will be announced after the interstate travel is permitted.

English - Mandarin
Small course. May be cancelled at short notice
For Malaysian old students age 70 and below
Limited to old students who arrive by car, either driving themselves or with a family member/friend (no public transport).
* Priority is given to 1st time 30 day applicants, then to 2nd time 30 day applicants. If there are places left, they will be offered to other 30 day or 45 day course students. If all places are taken up by 30-day course students, then there will not be a 45 Day course.
** Please submit only one application either 30-Day or 45-Day course.

Apply 29 Oct - 14 Dec 45-Day Open Dhamma Malaya For old students

Important! This course has been postponed and the course date will be announced after the interstate travel is permitted.

English - Mandarin
Small course. May be cancelled at short notice
For Malaysian old students age 70 and below
Limited to old students who arrive by car, either driving themselves or with a family member/friend (no public transport).
* Priority is given to 1st time 30 day applicants, then to 2nd time 30 day applicants. If there are places left, they will be offered to other 30 day or 45 day course students. If all places are taken up by 30-day course students, then there will not be a 45 Day course.
** Please submit only one application either 30-Day or 45-Day course.

 
 

As a privacy measure, the online application form encrypts the information you provide us with before it is sent from your computer to our application server.


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


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.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three 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.