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Dhamma Manohara, Than-Phyu-Za-Yet, Mon, Myanmar
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Burmese / Mon

Dhamma Manohara, meaning Beautiful and Captivating in Dhamma (pleasing to the mind and inducing mental tranquility), is situated in Thanbyu-zayet, a town by the bank of Sanlween River, Mon State. It is 40 miles from Moulmein town and 15 miles from Kyaikhami Pagoda. Established in the year 2000, the Centre conducts yearly 10-day Vipassana courses and Anapana courses for children.
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

Dhamma Manohara Vipassana Center, Aung Tha Yar quarter, Anaw Ra Htar Road, Than Phyu Zayat, Mon state, Lower Myanmar

Email : [email protected] com, [email protected] com

Ph : 095115945, 09785115945, 09255865035 Fax : +95-1-510184

N0. 22, Shin Saw Pu Road, Sanchaung St, Yangon, Myanmar.

Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
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2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
23 Mar - 31 Mar 7 D Teenager Vipassana Course Completed Than-Phyu-Za-Yet 16-20 Year Old ( Female Only)
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
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2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Feb - 09 Feb 2 Day Adult Completed Than-Phyu-Za-Yet For old students
24 May 1 Day Adult Open Than-Phyu-Za-Yet For old students
21 Jun 1 Day Adult Applications accepted starting 21 Apr Than-Phyu-Za-Yet For old students
19 Jul 1 Day Adult Applications accepted starting 19 May Than-Phyu-Za-Yet For old students
25 Oct 1 D Adult Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Than-Phyu-Za-Yet For old students
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.
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2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10 Day Completed Than-Phyu-Za-Yet Saya Gyi U Ba Khin's Memorial Course
10 Apr - 21 Apr 10 Day Open Than-Phyu-Za-Yet 1382 Myanmar New Year ( Local people Only)
13 May - 24 May 10 Day Open Than-Phyu-Za-Yet
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10 Day Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Than-Phyu-Za-Yet
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10 Day Applications accepted starting 08 May Than-Phyu-Za-Yet
08 Aug - 17 Aug 8 D STP Applications accepted starting 08 Jun Than-Phyu-Za-Yet For old students
Maha Satipatthana Course
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10 Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jul Than-Phyu-Za-Yet GuruJi SN Goenka's Memorial Course
10 Oct - 21 Oct 10 Day Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Than-Phyu-Za-Yet

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.manohara.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.

This is 7 Days Vipassana course for Teenagers of age group 15 to 19 years old.

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.

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.