Short courses

There are 1 day and 3 day courses are for any student who has completed a 10-day course with S. N. Goenka and his assistant teachers. We encourage you to apply if it has been some time since your last course. One day courses are from 8am-5pm, longer courses begin at 2-4 PM the first day and end by 7:30am or 5 PM the last day. Please review the Code of Discipline, and then complete an application form.

Satipatthana Sutta

Sattipatthana Sutta courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day course. 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 completed at least three 10-day courses, have not been practicing any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practicing this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, and who are trying to maintain the five Precepts in their daily lives. Please review the Code of Discipline, and then complete an application form.

Long and Special

Long and Special courses are open only to serious students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses and one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years. The 20-day course is a requirement for the 30-day course. The 45-day course and the Teacher’s self-course require at least two courses of 30 days. Applicants who speak languages other than English may apply for this course; but acceptance will be decided by the teacher conducting the course. A long course application, necessary for these courses, is available at all centers and on the old student web page. Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time.

Dhamma Service Periods

Dhamma Service periods are scheduled twice a year to focus on the repair, maintenance and up-keep of the center. Participants work together on different tasks which meet their skill level and interest. Along with giving Dhamma service, participants will meditate the three group sittings daily, have an opportunity to have interviews with assistant teachers and listen to special evening discourses. Students who have completed at least one 10-day course in this tradition are welcome to apply for any length of time during the period. To apply send in a Dhamma Service Application Form

  • S.N Goenka about the meaning of Pamoda