in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Portuguese
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 as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. 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. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
- Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
- Please carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course.
- Fully and completely fill out all the sections of application form and submit it. An application is required to register for all courses.
- 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.
- If your application is accepted then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.
Address: Centro de Meditação Vipassana - Dhamma Santi
Email: [email protected]
Mobile:  (21) 98112-3089
|All Brazil Courses||Minas Gerais||Nordeste||Parana||Planalto Central (Brasilia)||Dhamma Sarana
Committed to protecting our students during the Covid 19 pandemic, we have suspended all courses and no applications are being accepted. Any new information will be published on this page. Those enrolled in canceled courses will have priority to reschedule their participation.
We hope to resume our activities as soon as possible.
We wish you all peace and health,
Students of 10-Day courses and Satipatthana Sutta courses (excluding servers): A student may only apply to SIT ONE COURSE at a time regardless of the center location in Latin America, course dates or waiting list status. Additional applications will not be processed.
Students of 10-Day courses (non servers): priority granted to new students and old students who haven’t sat recently.
Opening inscriptions schedule: on the stipulated date, approximately at 5 a.m. local time.
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|Attend / Serve||Dates||Course Type||Status||Location||Comments|
|21 Nov||1-Day||CANCELLED||Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro||
For old students
|28 Nov - 29 Nov||Gardening services||CANCELLED||Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro||
For old students
|09 Dec - 20 Dec||10-Day||CANCELLED||Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro|
|20 Dec - 29 Dec||Work Period||Applications accepted starting 01 Dec||Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro||
For old students
|30 December, 2020 - 10 January, 2021||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 30 Nov||Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro||
1. Due to the Covid-19 this course may still be cancelled.
2. All applicants will be inicially waitlisted.
3. No public transportation or lifts to the course will be permitted.
4. Only local students from the State of Rio de Janeiro will be accepted to the course.
To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://santi.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.
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.