Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Udaya
Dhammodaya, Taichung, Taiwan
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Mandarin

Dhammodaya, meaning the 'Rising of Dhamma', was established in June l999 under the official name of 'Taiwan Vipassana Meditation Foundation'. It is situated on a plateau at an elevation of 450 meters, adjacent to Taichung City, the third largest city in Taiwan in the middle part of the island. The Centre covers an area of 10,000 square meters. Dhammodaya uesed to be a busy Centre that run about 25 to 30 courses annually for more than 20 years. To improve its facilities, the campus has been put into reconstrution from October, 2019. As an alternative venue to Dhammoday, Chiayi Non-Center started to offer ten-day courses and three-day courses from September, 2019. Visit https://tw.dhamma.org/en/chiayi-non-center/ for more information about Chiayi Non-Center.
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
Taiwan Vipassana Centre - Dhammodaya & Chiayi Non-Center

Location: 35, Lane 280, Section 2, Zhonghe Street, Xinshe District, Taichung City 426, Taiwan
Address: 268, Wu-Feng South Road, East District, Chiayi City 600, Taiwan ( Chiayi Non-Center)
 Tel: [886] (5) 2279-656
 Tel: [886] 7010-185260
 Fax: [886] (4) 2279-526
 Email: [email protected]
Note for applicants:
Please apply to sit only one 10-Day course at a time, even if the other course is at another venue or is a waitlisted enrollment.
Please check your SPAM/JUNK or you may miss our replies.
There must be a gap of at least 10 days between courses except 1- and 3-day courses and service.
 
 
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Jan - 17 Jan 3-Day Open Chiayi For old students
Female Only
19 Jan - 22 Jan 3-Day Open Chiayi For old students
Mandarin Speaker ,Male Only
 
Chiayi Non-Center Courses
Please note the courses at this venue are single-sex, alternatively male or female. 
See Comments for any other special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Dhammodaya Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day In Progress Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
18 Dec - 29 Dec 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
30 December, 2019 - 10 January, 2020 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Mandarin. Female Only
2020 Dhammodaya Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Jan - 17 Jan 3-Day Open Chiayi For old students
Female Only
19 Jan - 22 Jan 3-Day Open Chiayi For old students
Mandarin Speaker ,Male Only
25 Jan - 05 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
07 Feb - 18 Feb 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
20 Feb - 02 Mar 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
Apply* 04 Mar - 15 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
15 Mar Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
Apply* 18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
26 Apr Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 26 Feb Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
29 Apr - 10 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jan Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
13 May - 24 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Feb Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Feb Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
07 Jun Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 08 Apr Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Chiayi English/ Mandarin ,Female only
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
19 Jul Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 20 May Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 May Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 May Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
30 Aug Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
11 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
22 Nov Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
23 Nov - 04 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Sep Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
 
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
15 Mar Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
26 Apr Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 26 Feb Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
07 Jun Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 08 Apr Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
19 Jul Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 20 May Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
30 Aug Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
11 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
22 Nov Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 17
 
 

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://www.udaya.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.

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.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana meditators.

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.