Wheel of Dhamma

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Venuvana
Dhamma Veṇuvana, Cerca de Victoria, Aragua, Venezuela
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Spanish

Vipassana Meditation Center with easy access for Venezuelan and Latinoamerican students.

Please, see the full schedule of courses offered in English and Spanish languages.

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: Dhamma Venuvana, Centro de Meditación Vipassana
Sector Los Naranjos de Tasajera, Via Sabaneta, Cerca de La Victoria, Estado Aragua, Venezuela.
For information and registration:  Tel:  [58] (412) 973.5141  /  (412) 933.8768  /  (412) 639.9846
Email: [email protected]     Website: www.venuvana.dhamma.org

 

10-day course and Satipatthana Sutta course students (not servers): only ONE APPLICATION will be processed regardless of the location in Latin America, course dates or waiting list status.

10-day course students (not servers): priority is given to new students and to old students who have not sat recently.

Registration opening time: early morning on the day registration starts (approx. 5 a.m. local time).

Always check SPAM or you may miss important email communications.

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 24 Nov Course for Boys and Girls from 8 to 12 years old Open Caracas Servers must arrive to the Center one day before (Saturday).
For further information call to 04148419400 or 04128670112
 
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
02 Nov - 23 Nov 20-Day CANCELLED Cerca de Victoria For old students
Apply 23 Nov - 07 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Cerca de Victoria For old students
Part-time serveres are accepted
Apply 07 Dec - 18 Dec 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Cerca de Victoria
Apply 27 December, 2019 - 07 January, 2020 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Wait List Cerca de Victoria
Apply 28 December, 2019 - 08 January, 2020 10-Day Wait List Mérida
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Open Cerca de Victoria
Apply 19 Jan - 20 Feb Work Period Servers - Open Cerca de Victoria For old students
21 Feb - 25 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Dec Cerca de Victoria For old students
Apply 29 Feb - 21 Mar 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Cerca de Victoria For old students
15 Mar - 18 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 04 Jan Cerca de Victoria For old students
22 Mar - 30 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Jan Cerca de Victoria For old students
31 Mar - 11 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Jan Cerca de Victoria
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Cerca de Victoria
28 Apr - 09 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Cerca de Victoria
09 May - 14 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Cerca de Victoria For old students
05 Jul - 15 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 May Cerca de Victoria For old students
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 May Cerca de Victoria
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 May Cerca de Victoria
11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jun Cerca de Victoria
28 Aug - 06 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Cerca de Victoria For old students
08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jul Cerca de Victoria
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jul Cerca de Victoria
04 Oct - 07 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 08 Aug Cerca de Victoria For old students
08 Oct - 12 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Aug Cerca de Victoria For old students
12 Oct - 03 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 Aug Cerca de Victoria For old students
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Sep Cerca de Victoria
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Cerca de Victoria
28 Nov - 08 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Cerca de Victoria For old students
08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Oct Cerca de Victoria
27 December, 2020 - 07 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Oct Cerca de Victoria
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Nov Cerca de Victoria
 
 

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

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.

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.

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.