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Dhamma Manorama, Ma-U-Bin, Ayeyarwady, Myanmar
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Burmese

Dhamma Manorama, meaning ‘Pleasant Delightful Environment of Dhamma’, is on the west bank of Toe river, the tributary of River Ayeyarwaddy in MaUBin Township, 46 miles north-west of Yangon and situated on the corner of 3rd Street and Yangon-MaUBin highway road. It is also 3/8 miles away from MaUBin jetty. Two storied building (42'x80') consists of Dhamma Hall on the upper floor and dormitory for male and female student in the ground floor. The dinning room (30'x50') and kitchen (20'x20') are also provided beside the main building.


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

Dhamma Manorama Vipassana Center

Yangon-MaUBin Highway Road and 3rd Street, Ma-U-Bin, Ayeyarwaddy Division, Lower Myanmar.

Phone : +95 945 4441478. (to contact : [email protected]), Daw Nyo Nyo Win (SAT-2011)

75, Khine Shwe Wah Lane(1), 2nd Ward, MaUBin Tsp, Ayeyarwaddy Division, Lower Myanmar.

Teenagers' and Children's Courses

Children's Anapana courses are for 8-16 years old. (1-day Children's Anapana courses may begin at 8:00 a.m and end at about 4:30 p.m.) and (2-day or 3-day Children's Anapana courses may begin at 8:00 a.m of the first day and end at about 4:30 p.m of the last day.)

Teenagers' Vipassana 7-day courses are for 17-20 years old. (All teenagers' Vipassana 7-day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.)

2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Mar - 29 Mar 7 Day Teenager Vippasana Course Completed Ma-U-Bin 16-20 Year Old Male Only
29 Mar - 06 Apr 7 Day Teenager Vippasana Course Completed Ma-U-Bin 16-20 Year Old Female Only
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
1-day Adult Vipassana Short courses may begin at 8:00 a.m and end at 5:00 p.m.
3-day Adult Vipassana Short courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the evening of the last day.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Jul - 16 Jul 3 Day Completed Ma-U-Bin For old students
13 Oct 1 Day Completed Ma-U-Bin For old students
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
12 Apr - 23 Apr 10 Day Completed Ma-U-Bin Myanmar New Year 1381 Water Festival Holidays ( Local Students Only)
04 May - 13 May  STP Completed Ma-U-Bin For old students
Maha Satipatthana Course
23 Jul - 03 Aug 10 Day Completed Ma-U-Bin
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.

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.manorama.dhamma.org/os. 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.

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.

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.