Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Mutta
Vipassana Hong Kong, Tung Wan, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Cantonese

Dhamma M​uttā, meaning​ the “Pearl of Dhamma”, ​is located in the leafy valley of Tung Wan of South Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Having Shek Pik Reservoir and Tung Wan Beach in its vicinity and being 22km away from the Hong Kong International Airport, this permanent centre is secluded from the city and yet is a convenient location offering a tranquil environment ideal for meditation. With the first two phases of facilities in operation and a capacity of over 80 students, Dhamma M​uttā is the main venue in Hong Kong for 10-day courses.

Hang Tau non-permanent centre has been the first place in the territory dedicated exclusively to the teaching of Vipassana meditation since 1999. Originally farmland, it is located in a quiet village of Hang Tau in Sheung Shui. It is accessible by public transportation with basic facilities of living quarters accommodating about 50 students. Short courses are held all year round with occasional 10-day courses.

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 read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline carefully, 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, notifications may take up to two weeks.
  5. If your application is accepted, we require you to confirm your attendance in order to secure your place in the course.

Waiting Lists: Those applying for courses marked as 'Wait List' will only be offered places as they become available due to cancellations. We have a reconfirmation process which typically elicits cancellations 2 to 3 weeks before the course starts. Places may become available up to the day of the course but there is no guarantee of this.

Additional information

Dhamma Muttā

Address: Lot 146 in D.D. 319, Tung Wan, Shek Pik, Lantau, Hong Kong
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 852-2671 7031
Fax: 852-8147 3312
Postal address: G.P.O. Box 5185, Hong Kong

Hang Tau Non-Permanent Centre​
Address: Ngai Yuen Sun Chuen, Hang Tau, Sheung Shui, N.T. Hong Kong
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 852-2671 7031
Fax: 852-8147 3312
Postal address: G.P.O. Box 5185, Hong Kong

Web: www.mutta.dhamma.org

New students, please go directly to the 10-day courses.

A student may apply to only one course at a time in Hong Kong. Any additional applications will not be processed. For those on the waiting list, you will be notified once a place is available, so please do not apply for other courses. If you want to change the course date, you will need to cancel your previous application, whether it is accepted or on the waiting list, and reapply the course of another date. You can only apply for future courses after the previous course has been completed.

 
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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
12 Sep - 15 Sep 3-Day Completed Hang Tau, Sheung Shui For old students
22 Sep 1-Day Completed Hang Tau, Sheung Shui For old students
04 Oct - 07 Oct 3-Day CANCELLED Hang Tau, Sheung Shui For old students
Apply* 20 Oct 1-Day Open Hang Tau, Sheung Shui For old students
Apply* 24 Oct - 27 Oct 3-Day Open Hang Tau, Sheung Shui For old students
Apply* 10 Nov 1-Day Open Hang Tau, Sheung Shui For old students
Apply* 14 Nov - 17 Nov 3-Day Open Hang Tau, Sheung Shui For old students
Apply* 28 Nov - 01 Dec 3-Day Open Hang Tau, Sheung Shui For old students
Apply* 12 Dec - 15 Dec 3-Day Open Hang Tau, Sheung Shui For old students
22 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Oct Hang Tau, Sheung Shui 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.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Completed Tung Wan, Lantau Island
22 Sep Trust Meeting Completed Tung Wan, Lantau Island Sit at 10AM. Trust meeting from 11AM. All old students are welcome
27 Sep - 06 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Completed Tung Wan, Lantau Island For old students
28 Sep Children's Course Dhamma Worker Workshop CANCELLED Hang Tau, Sheung Shui For old students
All old students are welcome to participate to learn how to serve children's and teens course
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Completed Hang Tau, Sheung Shui
06 Oct - 07 Oct Dhamma Server Workshop CANCELLED Tung Wan, Lantau Island For old students

All old students are welcome to participate to learn more about how to perform dhamma service
 tidy-up the camp.

Apply* 09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day In Progress Tung Wan, Lantau Island
20 Oct Trust Meeting Open Tung Wan, Lantau Island Sit at 10AM. Trust meeting from 11AM. All old students are welcome
Apply* 23 Oct - 03 Nov 10-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Tung Wan, Lantau Island
02 Nov - 03 Nov Cleaning & Maintenance camp CANCELLED Hang Tau, Sheung Shui For old students

Carry out simple maintenance & cleaning for the old centre at Sheung Shui. There will be 3 group sittings other than working. Dhamma video will be played at night time

Apply* 06 Nov - 17 Nov 10-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Open Servers - Open Tung Wan, Lantau Island
Apply* 20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Open Tung Wan, Lantau Island
01 Dec Trust Meeting Open Tung Wan, Lantau Island Sit at 10AM. Trust meeting from 11AM. All old students are welcome
Apply* 04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Open Tung Wan, Lantau Island
Apply* 18 Dec - 29 Dec 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Tung Wan, Lantau Island
Apply* 25 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Hang Tau, Sheung Shui
29 Dec Trust Meeting Open Tung Wan, Lantau Island Sit at 10AM. Trust meeting from 11AM. All old students are welcome
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
29 Sep Children
Cantonese
CANCELLED Hang Tau, Sheung Shui Age 8-12
Language - Cantonese
Apply* 23 Nov - 24 Nov 2-day Residential Camp
Cantonese
Girls - Closed Boys - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Hang Tau, Sheung Shui Boys Age 10-18
Language - Cantonese
Apply* 08 Dec Children
Cantonese
Open Hang Tau, Sheung Shui Age 8-12
Language - Cantonese
Apply* 15 Dec Teen
Cantonese
Open Tung Wan, Lantau Island Age 13-18
Language - Cantonese
 
 

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.mutta.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.

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.

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.

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.

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.