Dhamma Setu

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Vipassana Meditation Centre - Dhamma Setu 533 Pazhan Thandalam Road, Thiruneermalai Via, Thirumudivakkam - 600 132
India | Tamil Nadu | Chennai
Phone: +917550034777 , 9444021622, 9444280952

Course Year 2024
Apply Dates Course Type Status Comments
10 Jul - 21 Jul 10 Day Course
In Progress
Male New & Female Old & New Course is full and closed.
21 Jul - 21 Jul 1 Day Course
Old Male - Open
Old Female - Open
New Male - N/A
New Female - N/A
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
21 Jul - 21 Jul Children Course
Cancelled
24 Jul - 4 Aug 10 Day Course
Old Male - Course Full
Old Female - Course Full
New Male - Course Full
New Female - Course Full
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
Male & Female Old & New Applicants are full and closed.
4 Aug - 4 Aug Children Course
Open
7 Aug - 18 Aug 10 Day Course
Old Male - Course Full
Old Female - Open
New Male - Course Full
New Female - Open
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
Male Old & New course is full and closed.
18 Aug - 18 Aug 1 Day Course
Old Male - Open
Old Female - Open
New Male - N/A
New Female - N/A
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
21 Aug - 1 Sep 10 Day Course
Open
1 Sep - 1 Sep Children Course
Open
4 Sep - 15 Sep 10 Day Course
Open
15 Sep - 15 Sep 1 Day Course
Old Male - Open
Old Female - Open
New Male - N/A
New Female - N/A
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10 Day Course
Open
29 Sep - 29 Sep Children Course
Open
5 Oct - 13 Oct STP Course
Old Male - Open
Old Female - Open
New Male - N/A
New Female - N/A
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
10 Oct - 13 Oct 3 Day Course
Old Male - Open
Old Female - Open
New Male - N/A
New Female - N/A
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10 Day Course
Open
27 Oct - 27 Oct 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 29
28 Oct - 31 Oct 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 30
3 Nov - 3 Nov Children Course
Applications accepted starting Aug 5
6 Nov - 17 Nov 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Aug 8
17 Nov - 17 Nov 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Aug 19
20 Nov - 1 Dec 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Aug 22
1 Dec - 1 Dec 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 2
4 Dec - 15 Dec 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 5
15 Dec - 23 Dec Teenager Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 16
This course is only for Boys.
19 Dec - 22 Dec 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 20
23 Dec - 31 Dec Teenager Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 24
This is only a Girls course.
26 Dec - 29 Dec 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 27
Course Year 2025
Apply Dates Course Type Status Comments
1 Jan - 12 Jan 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Oct 3
12 Jan - 12 Jan 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Oct 14
16 Jan - 19 Jan 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Oct 18
19 Jan - 19 Jan Children Course
Applications accepted starting Oct 21
Children Course - Age: 10 to 19 Years Old & Awareness Course for General Publick and Parents.
22 Jan - 2 Feb 10 Day Special Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 22
Old Students Course
22 Jan - 12 Feb 20 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 22
Old Students Only
22 Jan - 22 Feb 30 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 22
Old Students Only
23 Feb - 23 Feb 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Nov 25
Old Students Only
26 Feb - 9 Mar 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Nov 28
9 Mar - 9 Mar 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Dec 9
Old Students Only
12 Mar - 23 Mar 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Dec 12
23 Mar - 23 Mar Children Course
Applications accepted starting Dec 23
Children Course Age: 10 to 19 Years Old & Awareness course for General Publick & Parents
29 Mar - 6 Apr STP Course
Applications accepted starting Dec 29
Old Students Only
6 Apr - 6 Apr 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jan 6
Old Students Only
9 Apr - 20 Apr 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jan 9
20 Apr - 20 Apr Children Course
Applications accepted starting Jan 20
Children Course Age: 10 to 19 Years Old & Awareness course for General Publick & Parents
24 Apr - 27 Apr 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jan 24
Old Students Only
30 Apr - 11 May 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jan 30
11 May - 11 May 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Feb 10
Old Students Only
14 May - 22 May Teenager Course
Applications accepted starting Feb 13
Applicants Age: 15 to 19 Years Old only.
22 May - 25 May 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Feb 21
Old Students Only
25 May - 25 May Children Course
Applications accepted starting Feb 24
Children Course Age: 10 to 19 Years Old & Awareness course for General Publick & Parents
28 May - 8 Jun 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Feb 27
8 Jun - 8 Jun 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Mar 10
Old Students Only
11 Jun - 22 Jun 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Mar 13
22 Jun - 22 Jun Other
Applications accepted starting Mar 24
Dhamma Servers Workshop
29 Jun - 29 Jun Children Course
Applications accepted starting Mar 31
Children Course Age: 10 to 19 Years Old & Awareness course for General Publick & Parents
2 Jul - 13 Jul 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Apr 3
13 Jul - 13 Jul Guru Poornima.
Applications accepted starting Apr 14
Only for Old Students
19 Jul - 27 Jul STP Course
Applications accepted starting Apr 20
Only for Old Students
27 Jul - 27 Jul Children Course
Applications accepted starting Apr 28
30 Jul - 10 Aug 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting May 1
10 Aug - 10 Aug 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting May 12
Only for Old Students
13 Aug - 21 Aug Teenager Course
Applications accepted starting May 15
Only for Boys, Age from 15 to 19 Years old only.
23 Aug - 24 Aug Other
Applications accepted starting May 25
CCT Workshop
28 Aug - 31 Aug 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting May 30
Only for Old Students
3 Sep - 14 Sep 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jun 5
14 Sep - 14 Sep 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jun 16
Only for Old Students
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jun 19
28 Sep - 28 Sep Children Course
Applications accepted starting Jun 30
Children's Course.
1 Oct - 12 Oct 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 3
12 Oct - 12 Oct 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 14
16 Oct - 19 Oct 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 18
Only for Old Students
25 Oct - 2 Nov STP Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 27
Only for Old Students
5 Nov - 16 Nov 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Aug 7
16 Nov - 16 Nov 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Aug 18
Only for Old Students
19 Nov - 30 Nov 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Aug 21
30 Nov - 30 Nov Children Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 1
Children Course
3 Dec - 14 Dec 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 4
14 Dec - 14 Dec 1 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 15
Only for Old Students
17 Dec - 28 Dec 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 18
28 Dec - 28 Dec Children Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 29
Children Course

 

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.


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.


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.


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.

Teenager's  Courses are open for all teenagers aged 13-18 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.


Old Student Short Courses (1, 2 or 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.


Special 10-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.

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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three years.

60-day Courses are reserved for:

  • Active ATs who have sat at least two 45-day courses and conduct at least four 10-day courses annually.
  • Those who are enrolled in or about to enter AT Training, have sat two 45-day courses, have served at least four 10-day courses in the past 12 months and/or are deeply involved in daily Dhamma service.
  • In some areas, non-ATs may be accepted as rare exceptions if they have completed at least two 45-day courses, served at least four 10-day courses annually and/or are deeply involved in daily Dhamma service.

Teacher's Self-Course-TSC (Gratitude Course) Each year Principal Teachers S N Goenka and Mrs Goenka (Mataji) sat their own course in India. This was traditionally called the Teacher's Self Course (TSC). Now some centres are organizing commemorative courses with this or other names. Requirements should be the same as for the TSC. Following are TSC Requirements:

  • Must be a serious old student who is making a significant contribution to the spread of Dhamma.
  • Must be practising Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques).
  • Must have sat at least one Satipatthana Sutta Course.
  • Must have local Teachers' recommendation.
  • Priority will be given to those who have not sat a TSC before.
  • Must be keeping sila from the time of application.

Note:

  • 6 months interval is must between any two long(20/30/45/60 day) courses.
  • 10 days interval is must between any long(20/30/45/60 day) course and 10-day/STP/SPL/Gratitude course.
  • These restriction is not applicable for serving the courses.