Other Courses

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    Old Student Short Courses (1-3 days)

    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.

    10-day Courses

    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 ends the morning of the 11th day by 7:30 am.

    Children’s Courses

    1-day seminars, held at various places in the UAE and open for all children aged 8-12 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.

    Satipatthana Sutta Courses

    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 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 their meditation practice and the five precepts in their daily lives, at the very minimum from the time of applying to the course.

    Open Houses

    Held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Center.

    Service Periods

    Set aside to work on a variety of centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.