Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Malaya
Malaysia Vipassana Meditation, Dhamma Malaya, Malaysia
Centre Location: Website | Map
** 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

As the COVID-19 situation is getting improved in Malaysia, Dhamma Malaya will start to have 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
 
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
04 Oct 1-Day CANCELLED PJ, Sri Manja For old students
Course starts from 12:45 pm to 7 pm
01 Nov 1-Day CANCELLED 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
23 Sep - 14 Oct 20-Day Completed Dhamma Malaya New Course!!For old students

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).

30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day CANCELLED Johor, Saleng Eco Farm English - Mandarin
15 Oct - 18 Oct Work Period Completed Dhamma Malaya New Course!!For old students
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).

Apply* 19 Oct - 30 Oct 10-Day In Progress Dhamma Malaya New Course!!
For old students
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).

Apply* 01 Nov - 03 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Malaya New Course!!For old students
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).

Apply* 04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Filling Up Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Dhamma Malaya New Course!!
For old students
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).

Apply* 16 Nov - 18 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Malaya New Course!!For old students
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).

Apply* 19 Nov - 30 Nov 10-Day Open Dhamma Malaya New Course!!
For old students
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).

25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day CANCELLED Johor, Saleng Eco Farm English - Mandarin
02 Dec - 04 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Nov Dhamma Malaya For old students
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).

05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Nov Dhamma Malaya New Course!!
For old students
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).

17 Dec - 19 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 17 Nov Dhamma Malaya New Course!!For old students
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).

20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Nov Dhamma Malaya New Course!!
For old students
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).

23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day CANCELLED Johor, Saleng Eco Farm 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
08 Nov Mandarin Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
Mandarin
CANCELLED Dhamma Malaya Mandarin
Apply* 22 Nov Mandarin Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
Mandarin
Open Sierramas Mandarin
22 Nov Mandarin Children and Teenager's Course (Age 8-18 years)
Mandarin
CANCELLED Johor, Saleng Eco Farm Mandarin
 
 

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.


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.

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.

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.