Dear Travelers on the Path of Dhamma, Be happy! Keep the torch of Dhamma alight! Let it shine brightly in your daily life. Always remember, Dhamma is not an escape. It is an art of living: living in peace and harmony with oneself and also with all others. Hence, try to live a Dhamma life. Don't miss your daily sittings each morning and evening. Whenever possible, attend weekly joint sittings with other Vipassana meditators. Do a ten-day course as an annual retreat.
This is essential to keep you going strong. With all confidence, face the spikes around you bravely and smilingly. Renounce hatred and aversion, ill will and animosity. Generate love and compassion, especially for those who do not understand Dhamma and are living an unhappy life. May your Dhamma behavior show them the path of peace and harmony. May the glow of Dhamma on your faces attract more and more suffering people to this path of real happiness. May all beings be happy, peaceful, liberated. With all my metta, - S. N. Goenka
Guidelines 3-Day Courses 10-Day Courses Guidelines
A Vipassana course is truly valuable only if it makes a change in your life, and a change will come only if you keep practicing the technique on a daily basis. The following outline of what you have learned is offered with best wishes for your continued success in meditation: Practice Guidelines*.
All old students are eligible to sit and serve whole or partial 10-day courses. Old students are also eligible for sitting and serving 1-day and 3-day courses, which are periodically held at Dhamma Vahini and other centers. For information on courses around the world please check the Old Student Global Schedules* on the International website www.dhamma.org.
In addition, as old students continue to progress in their practice of Dhamma, they become eligible for certain special courses e.g. Sattipathana, Self and Long Courses. For details on requirements for various courses visit Special Courses Prerequisites*. 3-Day Courses All 3-day old student courses begin the evening of the first day and end early morning of the last day. All students taking a full 3-day course are expected to remain until the end of that course. 10-Day Courses All ten day courses begin the evening of the first day and end early morning of the last day.