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Puneti
Dhamma Puneti, Udon Thani, Thailand
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Thai

Dhamma Puneti means Re-experiencing the Dhamma. It is one of the nine Thailand Vipassana centers that offers courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.  The first ten-day course was held in June 2016. The center is situated on an area of 40 acres, at 161 Ban Na Somboon in Tambol Kok Sa-ard, Amphur Muang, UdonThani province. Rolling hills surround the center. The land itself is lush with forests, and is surrounded with rubber and sugar cane plantations. With its location being further away from immediate neighbors, and shades provided by surrounding forests, the center enjoys peace and tranquility, most conducive to practicing Vipassana Mediation. Its master plan is to construct buildings to cater for 120 mediators. The buildings include accommodation for ATs and students, office, kitchen, dining hall, and its infrastructure amenities.
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

Thailand Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Puneti

161 Ban Na Somboon, Tambol Kok Sa-ard,
Amphur Muang, Udonthani 41000
Thailand

Email: [email protected]
Website: http://puneti.dhamma.org

For long courses at Dhamma Puneti , please contact
Email: [email protected]


Thai student please submit the application via www.thai.dhamma.org only.

At present, the center does not have facility to accommodate non-Thai speaking students.

Thai student please submit the application via www.thai.dhamma.org only.

 
Ten Day & Other 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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
22 Apr - 25 Apr 3-Day CANCELLED Udon Thani For old students
Thai speakers only
30 Apr - 09 May Satipatthana Sutta CANCELLED Udon Thani For old students
Thai speakers only
26 May - 06 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Udon Thani Thai speakers only
09 Jun - 20 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Udon Thani Thai speakers only
25 Jun - 04 Jul Satipatthana Sutta CANCELLED Udon Thani For old students
Thai speakers only
07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Completed Udon Thani Thai speakers only
21 Jul - 01 Aug 10-Day In Progress Udon Thani Thai speakers only
05 Aug - 08 Aug 3-Day Closed Udon Thani For old students
Thai speakers only
12 Aug 1-Day Closed Udon Thani For old students
Thai speakers only
12 Aug - 15 Aug 3-Day Closed Udon Thani For old students
Thai speakers only
18 Aug - 29 Aug 10-Day Closed Udon Thani Thai speakers only
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Closed Udon Thani Thai speakers only
15 Sep - 26 Sep Special 10-Day Closed Udon Thani For old students
Thai speakers only
29 Sep - 10 Oct 10-Day Closed Udon Thani Thai speakers only
14 Oct - 17 Oct 3-Day Closed Udon Thani For old students
Thai speakers only
22 Oct - 31 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Closed Udon Thani For old students
Thai speakers only
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Closed Udon Thani Thai speakers only
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Closed Udon Thani Thai speakers only
03 Dec - 06 Dec 3-Day Closed Udon Thani For old students
Thai speakers only
08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day Closed Udon Thani Thai speakers only
22 December, 2021 - 02 January, 2022 10-Day Closed Udon Thani Thai speakers only
 
 

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://puneti.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.

Special 10-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.

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.