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Nandanavana
Dhamma Nandanavana, San Antonio del Tequendama, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Spanish

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago. The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are courses all over the world.
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 Nandanavana

San Antonio del Tequendama, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Coordinates: 4°36'46.0"N 74°20'46.8"W

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.nandanavana.dhamma.org

All Colombia Courses Dhamma Nandanavana (Cundinamarca) Dhamma Gutti (Medellin) / San Antonio de Pereira (Rionegro) / Cali / Pereira

As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all applications will be initially waitlisted.

Before applying, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • Students will only be accepted from Bogotá area and its surroundings.
  • If you have been out of Bogotá area and its surroundings days leading up to the course you will  not be accepted.
  • No public transportation to the Center is permitted. Only allowed to get to the center by private vehicle or shared transport. 
  • You have a sure way to leave the Centre if you become sick during the course and go back home safely.
  • You agree to adhere to the safety protocols while at the Centre.
  • In the 14 days leading up to the course, you agree to cancel your application if:
    • You have tested positive for covid-19.
    • You have been asked to quarantine. 
    • You have experienced symptoms related to covid-19.
  • Will not be accepted students who days before the course have symptoms of COVID or who have been in contact with someone with symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID.
  • If you are older than 65 years or if you have any comorbidities or health-compromised conditions that put you at greater risk, you could seriously consider not attending the course at this time.

10-day course and Satipatthana Sutta course students (not servers): only ONE APPLICATION will be processed regardless of the location in Latin America, course dates or waiting list status.

10-day course students (not servers): priority is given to new students, to old students who have not sat recently and to those who reside in this country.

Registration opening time: early morning on the day registration starts (approx. 5 a.m. local time). 

 
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.
 
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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2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day In Progress Tequendama, Cundinamarca
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
Apply 12 Aug - 02 Sep Work Period Servers - Wait List Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
Apply 13 Aug - 16 Aug 3-Day New Women - Wait List Old Women - Closed New Men - Wait List Old Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Sasaima Cundinamarca For old students
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
  • Course ends August 16th at 17:00hrs
Apply 03 Sep - 12 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Wait List Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
12 Sep - 30 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Tequendama, Cundinamarca Note: New Dates!
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
12 Oct - 31 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Oct Tequendama, Cundinamarca
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
12 Nov - 30 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Tequendama, Cundinamarca
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
12 Dec - 21 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Nov Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
22 December, 2021 - 02 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Tequendama, Cundinamarca
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
2022 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Jan - 09 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 03 Dec Tequendama, Cundinamarca For old students
10 Jan - 21 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Dec Tequendama, Cundinamarca
  • As a part of our Coronavirus screening process, all student applications will be initially waitlisted.
 
 

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

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.

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.