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Vikasa
Dhamma Vikāsa, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Mandarin

Dhamma Vikāsa, the second Vipassana center in Taiwan which was formally established in 2008, was given name by Goenkaji, meaning “Progress in Dhamma.” Goenkaji envisioned that Dhamma Vikasa would come to be a full-fledged long-course Vipassana center, offering courses for 20-days and above, open to students from all over the world. And It is in its progress towards a ideal long-course venue.
Dhamma Vikasa is surrounded by magnificent mountains and enjoys a peaceful and tranquil environment. Facilities comprise a large meditation hall, a dining hall, and dozens of double-room dormitories for male and female students. For now the center accommodates about 60 students and a dozen Dhamma servers. Aside from 10-day Vipassana courses, the center also offers 20-day courses, Satipatthana courses and 3-day courses each year. 
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 - Dhamma Vikasa

No. 1-1, Lane 100, Dingnong Road,
Liouguei District, Kaohsing City 844
Taiwan 

  Tel: [886] 7-688 1878 
 Fax: [886] 7-688 1879
 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
31 Jul - 03 Aug 3-Day Closed Kaohsiung For old students
Mandarin Speaker Course 
25 Sep - 28 Sep 3-Day Closed Kaohsiung For old students
Mandarin Speaker Course 
 
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
29 Sep - 20 Oct 20-Day Completed Kaohsiung For old students

Native Mandarin Speaker Only

Applications, only native Mandarin speakers, for this course are available as a PDF application form.

Online application are not available at this time.

23 Oct - 03 Nov 10-Day Completed Kaohsiung Female Mandarin Speaker Only
06 Nov - 17 Nov 10-Day Completed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
18 Dec - 29 Dec 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
30 December, 2019 - 10 January, 2020 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Jan - 23 Jan Satipttana Course Closed Kaohsiung For old students
Mandarin Speaker Course
25 Jan - 05 Feb 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Female ,Mandarin Speaker Only 
08 Feb - 29 Feb 20-Day Closed Kaohsiung For old students

Native Mandarin Speaker Only

Applications, only native Mandarin speakers, for this course are available as a PDF application form.

Online application are not available at this time.

04 Mar - 15 Mar 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Dec Kaohsiung Mandarin /English Speaker
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Female ,Mandarin Speaker Only 
29 Apr - 10 May 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
13 May - 24 May 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Male,Mandarin Speaker Only
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
21 Jul - 30 Jul Satipttana Course Closed Kaohsiung For old students
Mandarin Speaker Course
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Male,Mandarin Speaker Only
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
01 Sep - 22 Sep 20-Day Closed Kaohsiung For old students

Native Mandarin Speaker Only

Applications, only native Mandarin speakers, for this course are available as a PDF application form.

Online application are not available at this time.

30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Male,Mandarin Speaker Only
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Male/Mandarin Speaker Only
10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Mandarin Speaker Only
23 Nov - 04 Dec 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Male,Mandarin Speaker Only
06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Male,Mandarin Speaker Only
19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Closed Kaohsiung Female ,Mandarin Speaker Only 
 
 

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.vikasa.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.

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.