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:
Applications for all courses will open around 9:00am Taipei Time (UTC/GMT+8) on the scheduled open date.
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.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
27 Dec - 30 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Chiayi For old students
For Male,
 
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.
2020 Dhammodaya Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi English/Mandarin Speaker ,Female Only
Apply* 10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
Apply* 22 Nov Children / Teens Open Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17
Apply* 23 Nov - 04 Dec 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
Apply* 06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
Apply* 19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Open Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
2021 Dhammodaya Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
Apply* 14 Jan - 25 Jan 10-Day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Filling Up Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
28 Jan - 08 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
12 Feb - 23 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Nov Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
24 Feb - 07 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Nov Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
10 Mar - 21 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Dec Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
21 Mar Children Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12.
24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Dec Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
07 Apr - 18 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jan Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
02 May Teen Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17.
05 May - 16 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Feb Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Mar Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
13 Jun Children Applications accepted starting 14 Apr Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12.
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
30 Jun - 11 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Apr Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
25 Jul Teen Applications accepted starting 26 May Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17.
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Chiayi English/Mandarin. Female Only
11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 May Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Chiayi Male Mandarin Speakers Only
05 Sep Children Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12.
08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jun Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jun Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
17 Oct Teen Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17.
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Chiayi English/Mandarin. Male Only
28 Nov Children Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12.
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Chiayi Female Mandarin speakers Only
27 Dec - 30 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Chiayi For old students
For Male,
30 Dec Teen Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17.
 
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
Apply* 22 Nov Children / Teens Open Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17
2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Mar Children Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12.
02 May Teen Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17.
13 Jun Children Applications accepted starting 14 Apr Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12.
25 Jul Teen Applications accepted starting 26 May Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17.
05 Sep Children Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12.
17 Oct Teen Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Chiayi For young friends aged 13 to 17.
28 Nov Children Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Chiayi For young friends aged 8 to 12.
30 Dec Teen Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Chiayi For young friends aged 13 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://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.