Vipassana Meditation Course Application
Dhamma Dipa - One Day Course - 08/02/2020

Select Yes if you are an old student in this tradition

The Gratitude Event is a special opportunity for old students to meditate together in a one-day course as an expression of gratitude and respect to Goenkaji and the chain of Vipassana Teachers, back to the Buddha, who preserved and distributed the technique through the centuries. Following the one-day course there will be a variety of informative presentations and films giving recollections of Goenkaji and historical information about this tradition of Vipassana meditation.
The event will run from 9.00 am Saturday 8th February to 12.00 midday Sunday 9th February. Participants are welcome to arrive on Friday evening. If you intend to arrive on Friday, please indicate this at the end of your application, under Is there anything you wish to add?, giving your estimated time of arrival.
Any old student who has completed a 10-day course with Goenkaji or one of his assistant teachers, is trying to observe the precepts in daily life to the best of one’s ability, and who has not practised any other techniques since their last course, is eligible to sit or serve.

The timetable for the event is as follows:

Friday 7th Feb.          Arrive (optional)
Saturday 8th Feb.     8.00                 Arrive and Registration
                                   9.00 – 5.00     One-day course

                                   5.00                 Tea and rest

                                   7.00 – 9.00       Presentation / Film
Sunday 9th Feb.       6.00 – 6.30       Morning Chanting

                                  6.30 – 8.00        Breakfast

                                  8.00 – 9.00        Group sitting

                                  9.15 – 10.30      Presentation / Film

                                 10.30 - 10.50      Break

                                 10.50 – 12.00      Presentation / Film

                                 12.00                   Lunch and departure

For the one-day course, all the rules for a 10-day course, including Noble Silence, apply. Please remind yourself by reading the Code of Discipline

What to bring? 

We have cushions and meditations shawl at the centre but you can bring your own ones if you wish.

Please register for the Gratitude Event by completing the following form.

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