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Sarana
Dhamma Saraṇa, Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo, Brazil
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Portuguese

Dhamma Sarana is located in Santana de Parnaíba, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from downtown São Paulo. The property covers a total of 196 hectares (484 acres). Environmental legislation protects most of this land from development, leaving around five hectares (12 acres) available for construction. The protected land helps to make the center a true refuge.
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

Associação Vipassana de São Paulo

Physical Address: Rua Nhambu s/n, Fazenda Santa Helena, Rancho Tucsons, Santana de Parnaíba- São Paulo- CEP 06511-050

Postal Address: Caixa Postal, 54 - - Santana de Parnaíba - São Paulo, Brasil

e-mail: [email protected] / www.sarana.dhamma.org
Phone/whatsapp: [+55] (19) 98190-3715 ou [+55] (11) 97143-4118 ou [+55] (19) 98176-5198

All Brazil Courses Minas Gerais Nordeste Parana Planalto Central (Brasilia) Dhamma Santi

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.
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.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day In Progress Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
Apply 02 Jun - 04 Jun Work Period Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Wait List Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
Apply 16 Jun - 18 Jun Work Period Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
30 Jun - 02 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 30 May Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Closed Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
14 Jul - 16 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 14 Jun Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Closed Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
28 Jul - 30 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 28 Jun Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
31 Jul - 08 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 31 May Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
The course ends around 5 p.m. of the last day.
09 Aug - 16 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
Apply 17 Aug - 07 Sep 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
07 Sep - 10 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 07 Aug Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jul Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo
22 Sep - 24 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Aug Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo For old students
 
 

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

20-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.

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.