Vipassana Meditation in South Africa
Offering courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka
in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
|All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day. Please click on a convenient date in the course schedule below.|
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day
and end on the early morning of the last day.
To apply for a course, please click on a convenient date in the course schedule below.
At this time no courses are scheduled for this area. As soon as courses are scheduled they will be posted on this page.
Vacancies are currently available for courses at Dhamma Pataka Vipassana Meditation Centre.
To access the Old Student Regional Site please click here. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.
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.
- Those who have completed a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course with S.N. Goenka
or his Assistant Teachers.
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 7:30am.
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.
Satipatthana 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 practising any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practising this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives, and trying to maintain daily practice.
Teenagers' Anapana Courses
are available for teens in different age ranges
from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have
to be Vipassana meditators.
For further information and age ranges for children click
Children's Anapana 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.