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Sacca
Dhamma Sacca, Spain
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Spanish

Dhamma Sacca is a meditation centre located in Candeleda town (Avila) on Sierra de Gredos south side, offering a quiet environment, ideal for meditation practice. Since 2016 the centre offers 10-day meditation courses for 130 new and old students, as well as courses for children and teenagers. Dhamma Sacca also offers courses for experienced (old) students of 1,2 and 3 days, as well as courses of Satipatthana. This page contains all the opportunities to sit and serve in the centre. Dhamma Sacca means the truth of the Dhamma. .
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

Vipassana Meditation Center Dhamma Sacca
CL - 501 Km. 85,6
05480 Candeleda, Ávila

Tel: [34] 695 900 531 

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

 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Registration for the courses will open at 8 am in the summer time (from the last Sunday of March to the last Sunday of October) and at 7 am in the winter time.

 

IMPORTANT:

  • The actual opening time could be a few minutes after the indicated time.
  • If when you enter the registration the course is not yet open, you must close the web page and reopen it (refresh the system), otherwise you will not be able to see that the course opens.
  • Most courses run out of the places in a few minutes.
  • fill out the application to participate in the course in the most detailed way possible. Please register with the exact name you have in your passport or national ID (DNI/NIE).
  • The system reserves the place from the moment one starts to fill out the application for a period of 30 minutes, and the countdown starts again each time the page is passed in the application form. This gives more than enough time to fill all the necessary information without any hurry.
  • Old students can sit for up to two courses in one year. The third course can not be held in the months of July, August, or in courses that coincide with Christmas or Easter dates. To sit two courses back to back needs the final approval from the teacher at the completion of the first course.
  • Please add [email protected] to your list of allowed mail otherwise the confirmation letter may end up in your spam folder.
  • Please apply ONLY IF YOU ARE SURE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN THE COURSE. Last minute cancellations prevent us from using the maximum capacity of the centre by not leaving us enough time to process new applications.  

     

COVID-19

Our activities will be gradually resuming at the end of June. 

Concerning the courses already opened, the participants will be regularly informed of course conditions. In particular, for the moment:

  • only students who can travel to the center as established by the authorities are allowed.
     
  • please don't go to the center if in the previous 14 days you have had symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with people infected by Covid-19.
     
  • all participants must keep the 2 meters safety distance everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
     
  • please bring masks for the entire course. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Areas Map

Spain Areas 

 
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 28 Oct - 08 Nov 10 days meditation course New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Short Wait List Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
08 Nov Committees Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
09 Nov - 17 Nov Work Period CANCELLED Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
Apply* 11 Nov - 22 Nov 10 days meditation course New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
12 Nov - 15 Nov 3 Day Course / Self-Course CANCELLED Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction. Requirements: completed 3 courses of 10 days sat.
Apply* 25 Nov - 06 Dec 10 days meditation course New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
06 Dec Committees Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 08 Nov Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
20 Dec Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
21 Dec - 24 Dec 3 Day Course / Self-Course CANCELLED Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction. Requirements: completed 3 courses of 10 days or 2 course sat and 1 served.
21 Dec - 26 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 06 Nov Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
27 December, 2020 - 07 January, 2021 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 26 Nov Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Jan - 12 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 24 Nov Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
13 Jan - 24 Jan 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 13 Dec Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
25 Jan - 03 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 11 Dec Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
04 Feb - 07 Feb 3 Day Course / Self-Course Applications accepted starting 04 Jan Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction. Requirements: completed 3 courses of 10 days sat.
08 Feb - 09 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 10 Nov Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
10 Feb - 21 Feb 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 11 Jan Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
22 Feb - 26 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 08 Jan Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
27 Feb Committes local Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
28 Feb Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
01 Mar - 02 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day Old Students Applications accepted starting 31 Jan Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students

Only for 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. It is not necessary to have sat in a Satipatthana course.

15 Mar - 16 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Jan Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
17 Mar - 28 Mar 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
29 Mar - 30 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Feb Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
31 Mar - 11 Apr 10-Day
English / Portuguese
Applications accepted starting 31 Dec Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila This course will be held in Dhamma Sacca, Spain
11 Apr Committees Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
12 Apr - 13 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
26 Apr - 04 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Jan Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
05 May - 16 May 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 02 Feb Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
16 May Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
17 May - 18 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 Feb Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
19 May - 30 May 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 16 Feb Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
31 May - 01 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Mar Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
02 Jun - 13 Jun 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 02 Mar Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
14 Jun - 15 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 Mar Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 16 Mar Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
27 Jun Committees Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
30 Jun - 01 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
02 Jul - 13 Jul 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
14 Jul - 15 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Apr Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
16 Jul - 25 Jul Satipatthana Course Applications accepted starting 15 Apr Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
26 Jul - 01 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
02 Aug - 05 Aug 3 Day Course / Self-Course Applications accepted starting 02 May Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction. Requirements: completed 3 courses of 10 days or 2 course sat and 1 served.
06 Aug - 07 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 08 May Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
08 Aug - 19 Aug 10-Day
English / Portuguese
Applications accepted starting 10 May Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila This course will be held in Dhamma Sacca, Spain
20 Aug - 21 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 May Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
22 Aug Committees Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
23 Aug - 03 Sep 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 23 May Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
29 Aug Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
07 Sep - 14 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 Jun Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
12 Sep Open House Applications accepted starting 14 Jun Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila Only the old students who want to participate as servers must register. registration is not necessary for the other participants.
15 Sep - 26 Sep 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 15 Jun Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
27 Sep - 28 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
29 Sep - 10 Oct 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
11 Oct - 12 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 13 Jul Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
24 Oct Committees Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
25 Oct - 26 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
27 Oct - 07 Nov 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
27 Oct - 07 Nov 10-Day
English / Portuguese
Applications accepted starting 26 Jul Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila This course will be held in Dhamma Sacca, Spain
08 Nov - 09 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
10 Nov - 21 Nov 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
22 Nov - 24 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
25 Nov - 28 Nov 3 Day Course / Self-Course Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction. Requirements: completed 3 courses of 10 days or 2 course sat and 1 served.
29 Nov - 30 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 31 Aug Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 31 Aug Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
13 Dec - 17 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 14 Sep Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
18 Dec Committees Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
19 Dec Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
20 Dec - 23 Dec 3 Day Course / Self-Course Applications accepted starting 19 Sep Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction. Requirements: completed 3 courses of 10 days or 2 course sat and 1 served.
24 Dec - 26 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 25 Sep Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
27 December, 2021 - 07 January, 2022 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
 
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.
 
 

As a privacy measure, the online application form encrypts the information you provide us with before it is sent from your device to our application server.


To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://es.dhamma.org/index.php?id=979&L=0. 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.

10-day Courses for Old Students have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. These courses are open to serious old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses and one Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta course, 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, are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives, and trying to maintain daily practice.

Open Days are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Centre.

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.