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Vipassana in Spain
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Spanish

In Spain, the Vipassana Foundation, a non-profit organisation, was founded in 1998, with the aim of spreading Vipassana meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. At present the Foundation has two centres exclusively dedicated to this purpose: Dhamma Neru in Santa Maria de Palutordera (Barcelona Province) and Dhamma Sacca in Candeleda (Avila Province).

How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course
  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
  2. Please carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course.
  3. Fully and completely fill out all the sections of application form and submit it. An application is required to register for all courses.
  4. 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.
  5. If your application is accepted then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.
Additional information

Fundación Privada Vipassana
Els Bruguers 
Apartado Postal 29 
08460 Santa Maria de Palautordera 
Barcelona, ​​España

Tel: (34) 93 848 26 95 
Email: [email protected]
web: www.es.dhamma.org

 

Courses and activities programmed in the areas and centres of Spain

 

Registration for the courses will open at 8 am in the summer time (from the last Sunday of March to the last Sunday of October) and at 7 am in the winter time.

 

 

IMPORTANT:

  • The actual opening time could be a few minutes after the indicated time.
  • If when you enter the registration the course is not yet open, you must close the web page and reopen it (refresh the system), otherwise you will not be able to see that the course opens.
  • Most courses run out of the places in a few minutes.
  • fill out the application to participate in the course in the most detailed way possible.
  • The system reserves the place from the moment one starts to fill out the application for a period of 30 minutes, and the countdown starts again each time the page is passed in the application form. This gives more than enough time to fill all the necessary information without any hurry.
  • Old students can sit for up to three courses in one year. The third course can not be held in the months of July, August, or in courses that coincide with Christmas or Easter dates. To sit two courses back to back needs the final approval from the teacher at the completion of the first course.
  • Please add [email protected] to your list of allowed mail otherwise the confirmation letter may end up in your spam folder.
  • Please apply ONLY IF YOU ARE SURE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN THE COURSE. Last minute cancellations prevent us from using the maximum capacity of the centre by not leaving us enough time to process new applications.  

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Teenagers' and children's courses can be found at the end of the list. 

Short courses (4 hours / 1 day) taking place at different locations can be found at the end of the courses calendar, under the headings "North and East Area" or "West, Centre and South Area". They are also accessible by clicking on these links above.

Areas Map

Spain Areas

Group sittings:
NORTH AND EAST
Group Sittings: 
WEST, CENTRE AND SOUTH
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
2019 Dhamma Neru Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 18 Sep - 29 Sep 10 days meditation course In Progress Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
Apply* 02 Oct - 13 Oct 10 days meditation course Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
Apply* 14 Oct - 18 Oct Work Period Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
Apply* 19 Oct 1-Day Group Sitting Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Apply* 23 Oct - 03 Nov 10 days meditation course Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
Apply* 06 Nov - 17 Nov 10 days meditation course Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
Apply* 18 Nov - 21 Nov Work Period Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
Apply* 22 Nov - 24 Nov 2 Day Course / Self-Course Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction. Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served.
Apply* 25 Nov - 27 Nov Work Period Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
Apply* 28 Nov - 07 Dec Satipatthana Course Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
07 Dec Local Meeting of the Committees of Dhamma Neru Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona All old students are welcome
08 Dec Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona All old students are welcome
Apply* 09 Dec - 14 Dec Work Period Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
Apply* 16 Dec - 21 Dec Work Period Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
22 Dec 1-Day Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona For old students
26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona
2019 Dhamma Sacca Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 11 Sep - 22 Sep 10 days meditation course In Progress Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
22 Sep Local Meeting of the Committees of Dhamma Sacca Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
Apply* 25 Sep - 06 Oct 10 days meditation course Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
06 Oct Trust meeting Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
Apply* 07 Oct - 10 Oct Work Period Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
Apply* 11 Oct - 13 Oct 2 Day Course / Self-Course Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction.
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served.
Apply* 16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day
English / Portuguese
Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila This course will be held in Dhamma Sacca, Spain
Apply* 30 Oct - 10 Nov 10 days meditation course Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
Apply* 13 Nov - 24 Nov 10 days meditation course Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
Apply* 25 Nov - 29 Nov Work Period Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
01 Dec Local Meeting of the Committees of Dhamma Sacca Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
Apply* 04 Dec - 15 Dec 10 days meditation course Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
Apply* 16 Dec - 18 Dec Work Period Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Requirements: completed 2 courses of 10 days or one course sat and one served
Apply* 19 Dec - 22 Dec 3 Day Course / Self-Course Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila For old students
Self-courses are without teacher, no interviews, and with only some minimal instruction. Requirements: completed 3 courses of 10 days or 2 course sat and 1 served.
26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10 days meditation course Applications accepted starting 25 Sep Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
2019 North and East Area Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 22 Sep 4 hours Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Rubi For old students
Apply* 22 Sep 4h Self-course Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Manacor For old students
Apply* 28 Sep 4h Self-course Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed BCN .Ronda Sant Pere For old students
Apply* 06 Oct 4 hours self-course Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Ibiza For old students
Apply* 06 Oct 4 hours Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Elche For old students
Apply* 06 Oct 4 hour selfcourse Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Vic For old students
Bring your own blanket to meditate.
20 Oct 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Rubi For old students
20 Oct 4h Self-course Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Manacor For old students
26 Oct 4h Self-course Applications accepted starting 26 Sep BCN .Ronda Sant Pere For old students
03 Nov 4 hour selfcourse Applications accepted starting 04 Oct Vic For old students
Bring your own blanket to meditate.
03 Nov 4 hours self-course Applications accepted starting 04 Oct Ibiza For old students
10 Nov 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 11 Oct Elche For old students
17 Nov 4h Self-course Applications accepted starting 18 Oct Manacor For old students
17 Nov 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 18 Oct Rubi For old students
23 Nov 4h Self-course Applications accepted starting 24 Oct BCN .Ronda Sant Pere For old students
01 Dec 4 hours self-course Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Ibiza For old students
01 Dec 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Elche For old students
01 Dec 4 hour selfcourse Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Vic For old students
Bring your own blanket to meditate.
15 Dec 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 15 Nov Rubi For old students
15 Dec 4h Self-course Applications accepted starting 15 Nov Manacor For old students
2020 North and East Area Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 Jan 4h Self-course Applications accepted starting 27 Dec Manacor For old students
23 Feb 4h Self-course Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Manacor For old students
22 Mar 4h Self-course Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Manacor For old students
19 Apr 4h Self-course Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Manacor For old students
17 May 4h Self-course Applications accepted starting 17 Apr Manacor For old students
14 Jun 4h Self-course Applications accepted starting 15 May Manacor For old students
2019 West, Center and South Area Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 22 Sep 4 hour selfcourse Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Segovia For old students
Apply* 22 Sep 4 hours self-course Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Santiago de Compostela For old students
Apply* 28 Sep 1-Day Group Sitting Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Piedralaves For old students
Apply* 05 Oct 4 hours Selfcourse Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Arroyo de la Miel, Málaga For old students
Apply* 20 Oct 4 hour selfcourse Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Segovia For old students
20 Oct 1 Day Selfcourse Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Lanzarote For old students
The course will take place in "Casa Nazaret", town of Nazaret (Teguise).
20 Oct 4 hours self-course Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Santiago de Compostela For old students
20 Oct 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 20 Sep A Coruña For old students
26 Oct 1-Day Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Piedralaves For old students
02 Nov 4 hours Selfcourse Applications accepted starting 03 Oct Arroyo de la Miel, Málaga For old students
17 Nov 4 hours self-course Applications accepted starting 18 Oct Santiago de Compostela For old students
Apply* 17 Nov 4 hour selfcourse Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Segovia For old students
17 Nov 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 18 Oct A Coruña For old students
17 Nov 1 Day Selfcourse Applications accepted starting 18 Oct Lanzarote For old students
The course will take place in "Casa Nazaret", town of Nazaret (Teguise).
30 Nov 1-Day Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 31 Oct Piedralaves For old students
07 Dec 4 hours Selfcourse Applications accepted starting 07 Nov Arroyo de la Miel, Málaga For old students
15 Dec 1 Day Selfcourse Applications accepted starting 15 Nov Lanzarote For old students
The course will take place in "Casa Nazaret", town of Nazaret (Teguise).
15 Dec 4 hours self-course Applications accepted starting 15 Nov Santiago de Compostela For old students
15 Dec 4 hours Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 15 Nov A Coruña For old students
21 Dec 1-Day Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Piedralaves For old students
Apply* 22 Dec 4 hour selfcourse Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Segovia For old students
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 30 Nov Child one day course (From 8 to 12 years old) Open Dhamma Sacca, Candeleda - Ávila
Apply* 14 Dec - 15 Dec Teenagers course (13 to 18 years old) Open Dhamma Neru, Santa Maria Palautordera - Barcelona Teenagers course with overnight at the center
 
 

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.es.dhamma.org/index.php?id=3053&L=0. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: [email protected]

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 are those who have completed a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course with S.N. Goenka or his Assistant Teachers. Old students have the opportunity to provide Dhamma Service at the courses listed.

Bilingual courses are courses which are taught in two languages. All students will hear daily meditation instructions in both languages. The evening discourses will be heard separately.

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.

Children's 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.

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.

Work Periods have been 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.

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.

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.