Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Sīmanta, Lamphun, Thailand
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Thai

Dhamma Sīmanta, Boundary of Dhamma, is the 6th Vipassana center to be established in this tradition in Thailand, opening in December 2009.  It is located in the Makok district, Amphur Pa Sang, Lamphun province, 40 kilometers southwest of the city of Chiang Mai, and  approximately 650 kilometers north of Bangkok. Surrounded by hills and adjoining fruit orchards and vegetable farms, the area is serene and quiet and most suitable for meditation practice.
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
Thailand Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Sīmanta
200 Moo 1 Baan Nongsroi, Tumbon Makok,
Aumphur Parsang, Lamphun Province, 51120

Tel: [66] (080) 452 3559 Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00 (GMT+7)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.simanta.dhamma.org

For Thai speakers please go to: www.thai.dhamma.org
or contact tel: [66](086) 423 4938

For long courses at Dhamma Sīmanta, please contact
Email: [email protected]

A student may apply to only one course at a time in Thailand regardless of the center location or waiting list status.
Ten Day & Other 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 Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day Completed Lamphun
03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Completed Lamphun
17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Completed Lamphun
03 Aug - 24 Aug 20-Day Completed Lamphun For old students
28 Aug - 08 Sep 10-Day Completed Lamphun
11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day In Progress Lamphun
25 Sep - 06 Oct 10-Day Closed Lamphun Thai speakers only
06 Oct 1-Day Closed Lamphun For old students
Thai speakers only
Apply 09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Lamphun
Apply 23 Oct - 03 Nov 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Lamphun
Apply 06 Nov - 17 Nov 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Lamphun
Apply 20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Lamphun
Apply 04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Lamphun
Apply 18 Dec - 29 Dec 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Lamphun

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.simanta.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.

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.

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.