Wheel of Dhamma

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Santi
Dhamma Santi, Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Centre Location: Website | Map
** 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.
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

Address: Centro de Meditação Vipassana - Dhamma Santi

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: [55] (21) 98112-3089

All Brazil Courses Minas Gerais Nordeste Parana Planalto Central (Brasilia) Dhamma Sarana
(São Paulo)

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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Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Jun Children Applications accepted starting 07 May Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro Anapana meditation course for children between 8 and 12 years old.
 
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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day CANCELLED Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro CANCELLED
29 Mar - 31 Mar Work Period CANCELLED Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro CANCELLED
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro CANCELLED
01 May - 01 Jun 30-Day CANCELLED Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
CANCELLED
01 Jun - 09 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 May Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 May Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
21 Jun - 23 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 21 May Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
05 Jul - 07 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 May Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
19 Jul - 21 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Jun Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 May Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
02 Aug - 04 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
16 Aug - 18 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jun Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
30 Aug - 01 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
13 Sep - 08 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Long service period for building, maintenance, gardening and other services. You may apply part time. Please indicate the period you will be serving in your application form.
19 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
17 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Sep Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
21 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Oct Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
28 Nov - 29 Nov Gardening services Applications accepted starting 28 Oct Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
Gardening services
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Oct Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
20 Dec - 29 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 Nov Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro For old students
30 December, 2020 - 10 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jul Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin, Rio de Janeiro
 
 

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

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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.

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.

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.