Course Checklist

Information for those who have been accepted at a meditation course in Virginia:

  1. IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTICE
  2. ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE INFORMATION
  3. ITEMS TO BRING TO YOUR COURSE
  4. DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO GET TO COURSE SITE & RIDE SHARING INFORMATION


1.   IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTICE  [Top]

As accommodation is limited, we often have waiting lists for our courses. It is your responsibility to confirm your registration 3-4 weeks before the course begins. If you are unable to attend, please inform us as soon as possible so that another on the waiting list can attend.

IF YOU HAVE NOT RECONFIRMED BY THE 14TH DAY (TWO WEEKS) BEFORE YOUR COURSE STARTS, YOUR SPACE WILL BE GIVEN TO SOMEONE ON THE WAITING LIST.

Thank you for your cooperation.


2.   ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE INFORMATION  [Top]

All students are asked to arrive between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. on the day the course begins. After registration is completed, a light meal and orientation will precede the start of the course.  The course will end at approximately 7:30 a.m. on the last day, day 11 of the course. All new students, as well as old (returning) students taking a full course, are required to remain until the very end of the course. Part-time old students will not be permitted to leave on Metta day, the tenth full day, except in case of emergency or by prior arrangement with the assistant teacher(s).


3.   ITEMS TO BRING TO YOUR COURSE  [Top]

PLEASE NOTE: Students are asked not to bring to the course any personal food, cell phones, pagers, laptop computers, palm pilots, reading materials, or journals to write in.

BEDDING
  • Your own warm blankets or sleeping bag
  • Pillow (not the same as your meditation cushion)
  • A pillow case
  • 2 sheets (one bottom sheet to keep mattress clean)
MEDITATION CUSHIONS
  • Please try to bring your own cushions if possible, as meditation cushions at the site are limited. Meditation floor mats will be supplied for each student.
  • Students may also wish to bring a shawl or blanket to use in the meditation hall that is separate from their sleeping blankets.
CLOTHING

Clothing for the duration of your stay. All students should observe the rules for modest dress as outlined in the Code of Discipline. Shorts, tank tops, transparent, tight or revealing clothing, etc. are not permitted. Tights or leggings should be worn only under a knee length top or skirt/dress.

  • Jacket
  • Raincoat
  • Warm hat
  • Umbrella
  • Warm socks
  • Boots
  • House slippers and/or quiet slip-on shoes are useful inside
  • Note: Depending on the part of the year, please bring additional warm clothes.
TOILETRIES

For the comfort of the other students, please do not bring any perfumes or scented creams, powders, shaving lotions, etc.

  • Towel
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Bath soap
  • Unscented deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving/Sanitary supplies
OTHER ARTICLES

For the comfort of the other students, please do not bring any perfumes or scented creams, powders, shaving lotions, etc.

  • Unscented mosquito repellent
  • Small travel alarm clock
  • Water Bottle
  • Liquid laundry soap

4.   DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO GET TO COURSE SITE & RIDE SHARING                            INFORMATION  [Top]

For directions on how to get to the Course visit:

Directions to Mid-Atlantic Vipassana Meditation Center- Dhamma Delaware
Directions to Blue Ridge Virginia Course location
Directions to Harrisonburg Virginia Course location
Directions to Chestertown (MD) Course location
Directions to Darlington (MD) Course location

Rideshare Board (for all locations)


If you have any further questions regarding the course, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Tel. [1] 202-556-3882 (202-55-METTA), [1](302) 798-1086 or E-mail: Registration

We look forward to hearing from you 3 weeks or so before your course begins.