in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Spanish / English
Dhamma Makaranda, Nectar of the Flower of Dhamma, is the Pali name given by Mr. Goenka to the new Vipassana center in Mexico. The first Vipassana meditation center built in Latin America, Dhamma Makaranda is located near Valle de Bravo, a beautiful colonial town beside a large lake, in the highlands of central Mexico. The center is west of Mexico City, and is a pleasant, 2 hour drive from the capital.
- Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
- Please carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course.
- Fully and completely fill out all the sections of application form and submit it. An application is required to register for all courses.
- Await notification. All correspondence will be through e-mail if you give an e-mail address in your application. Due to the large volume of applications, it may take up to two weeks before receiving notification.
- If your application is accepted then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.
Address: Centro de Meditacion Vipassana -- Dhamma Makaranda
San Bartolo Amanalco, Edo. de México
Registro Vipassana: de Lunes a Viernes de 10:00 AM a 5:00 PM
Phone:  (55) 5660-9970
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
|Attend / Serve||Dates||Course Type||Status||Location||Comments|
|30 Oct - 10 Nov||10-Day||Completed||Valle de Bravo|
|13 Nov - 24 Nov||10-Day||Completed||Valle de Bravo|
|Apply||11 Dec - 22 Dec||10-Day||Course Full||Valle de Bravo|
|Apply||26 December, 2013 - 06 January, 2014||10-Day||Course Full||Valle de Bravo|
|Attend / Serve||Dates||Course Type||Status||Location||Comments|
|09 Apr - 20 Apr||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 08 Feb||Valle de Bravo||Debido a la construcción de la nueva sala de meditación y las celdas, aun no es seguro si este curso se realizará en Dhamma Makaranda o en un sitio rentado relativamente cerca del área. Lo confirmaremos en su momento. / Due to construction works (new Dhamma hall and cells), it is not yet certain if this course will take place at the Center or in a rented site. We´ll confirm in time!|
|23 Apr - 04 May||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 08 Feb||Valle de Bravo||
Debido a la construcción de la nueva sala de meditación y las celdas, aun no es seguro si este curso se realizará en Dhamma Makaranda o en un sitio rentado relativamente cerca del área. Lo confirmaremos en su momento. / Due to construction works (new Dhamma hall and cells), it is not yet certain if this course will take place at the Center or in a rented site. We´ll confirm in time!
|02 Jul - 13 Jul||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 03 May||Valle de Bravo|
|16 Jul - 27 Jul||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 03 May||Valle de Bravo|
|30 Jul - 10 Aug||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 03 May||Valle de Bravo|
|13 Aug - 24 Aug||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 14 Jun||Valle de Bravo|
|27 Aug - 07 Sep||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 14 Jun||Valle de Bravo|
|10 Sep - 21 Sep||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 14 Jun||Valle de Bravo|
|25 Sep - 28 Sep||3-Day||Applications accepted starting 14 Jun||Valle de Bravo||For old students|
|02 Oct - 11 Oct||Satipatthana Sutta||Applications accepted starting 12 Jul||Valle de Bravo||For old students|
|14 Oct - 04 Nov||20-Day||Applications accepted starting 10 May||Valle de Bravo||For old students|
|12 Nov - 23 Nov||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 09 Aug||Valle de Bravo|
|26 Nov - 07 Dec||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 09 Aug||Valle de Bravo|
|10 Dec - 21 Dec||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 13 Sep||Valle de Bravo|
|26 December, 2014 - 06 January, 2015||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 13 Sep||Valle de Bravo|
The online application form encrypts your information before it is sent from your computer to our application server. However, it may not be totally secure even though encryption is used. If you are concerned about the possibility of security risks of your confidential information while it is on the Internet, do not use this form and instead download an application. Print and complete it. Then please send the form to the course organizers. By faxing or posting your application form it may delay the registration process by one to two weeks.
To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.makaranda.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.
Questions may be addressed to Email: email@example.com
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.
Old students have the opportunity to provide Dhamma Service at the courses listed above.
Meditation courses are held at both center and non-center locations. Meditation centers are dedicated facilities where courses are held regularly throughout the year. Before meditation centers were established in this tradition, all courses were held at temporary sites, such as campgrounds, religious retreat centers, churches and the like. Today, in regions where centers have not yet been established by local students of Vipassana who live in the area, 10 Day meditation courses are held at non-center course sites.
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.
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.
Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.
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.