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Modana
Dhamma Modana, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Vancouver Island is situated off the west coast of British Columbia, north of Seattle and west of Vancouver. In September 2018, the Dhamma Modana moved to a lovely 12,000 sq ft building nestled on 13.5 acres near the city of Duncan, a 45 min drive from Victoria BC. The first  3-day and 10-day took place at the new Centre in October 2018. 
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

Vancouver Island Vipassana Center -- Dhamma Modana
2359 Calais Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 5V5

Registration Voicemail: 778-974-8482
Registration Fax: 778-974-8483
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://modana.dhamma.org

Under BC's Phase 3 - Reopening Guidelines we are now able to run courses for very small numbers of students. 

Dhamma Surabhi is also offering courses for a small number of students, see  https://www.dhamma.org/en/schedules/schsurabhi

Courses open for applications on a Sunday, at about 8:00 AM,  31 days before the start of the course. 

Courses will be cancelled or curtailed, at short notice, if BC reverts to Phase 2 guidelines.

Before applying, please note the following changes in procedures that will be in place for these courses.

  • The menu choices will be far fewer than previously and we cannot accommodate special diet needs.
  • We can only accept applications from people who have been in British Columbia/Yukon  for 14 days before the start of the course.
  • Ride sharing is not encouraged, so the RideBoard will NOT be available.
  • Students and servers will be required to wear face masks.
  • We can only accommodate a small number of students and waitlists will also be short. 
  • All acceptances are provisional until students complete an on-line Covid-19 Screening Form three days before the start of the course.
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day (known as Day 0) 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
Apply 16 Oct - 21 Oct Work Period In Progress Duncan For old students
Applications welcome for Part Time Service. Please show arrival and departure dates in your application. See the "arriving late" question.
Apply 21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Duncan NOTE: This course could be cancelled, or curtailed, at short notice, if BC returns to Covid-19 Phase 2 Guidelines
Apply 04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Duncan NOTE: This course could be cancelled, or curtailed, at short notice, if BC returns to Covid-19 Phase 2 Guidelines
Apply 18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Duncan NOTE: This course could be cancelled, or curtailed, at short notice, if BC returns to Covid-19 Phase 2 Guidelines
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Duncan NOTE: This course could be cancelled, or curtailed, at short notice, if BC returns to Covid-19 Phase 2 Guidelines
16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Nov Duncan NOTE: This course could be cancelled, or curtailed, at short notice, if BC returns to Covid-19 Phase 2 Guidelines
30 December, 2020 - 10 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Nov Duncan NOTE: This course could be cancelled, or curtailed, at short notice, if BC returns to Covid-19 Phase 2 Guidelines
 
 

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://modana.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.

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.