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One-Day Course Information

One-day courses are held throughout Southern California for old students who have completed at least one ten-day course with S.N. Goenka or his assistant teachers. One-day courses are an ideal way to refresh your practice. One-day courses are often conducted by an assistant teacher who is available to answer meditator's questions during lunch interviews. When an assistant teacher is not available to conduct the course, an authorized old student will play one-day course instructions and there are no interviews  to clarify meditators' questions. 

As with all Vipassana courses, donations are the only source of funding.

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Sample Schedule (Timing can vary slightly)
08:45 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:50
Course Opening - Anapana Instructions (if Assistant Teacher present)
09:50 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:00
Group Sitting
11:00 - 11:10
11:10 - 12:00
Vipassana Instructions (if Assistant Teacher present)
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch Break & Interviews (if Assistant Teacher present)
13:00 - 14:20
Meditation Period
14:20 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:30
Group Sitting
15:30 - 15:40
15:40 - 16:05
Discourse & Metta - Course Closing
16:05 - 16:30
  • No pre-registration is required to attend one-day courses.
  • Bring a cushion and non-perishable vegetarian lunch for yourself.
  • If possible, please arrive on time.
  • If you arrive during a mediation period, please enter quietly so that you do not disturb others.
  • You may leave early if needed, but please wait until a break period. 
  • Out of respect for others, please refrain from wearing fragrances on the
    one-day course.


Please read this page carefully. If you have any questions, please contact

Dhamma Service

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