Current Covid-19 Protocol

December 2022

Dhamma Mahavana is making every effort to offer safe Vipassana courses while Covid continues to circulate in the population.

All students, servers, teachers, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid, including a third dose, if eligible. If the primary dose is JJ, then only a second dose is required. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded during the online registration process.   

Testing:
  • Everyone must take a rapid antigen test 24hs before arriving at CVC, preferably on the same day of arrival. Bring a picture of the negative test result to show when checking-in at the start of the course.  
  • Students and Servers should bring a second rapid antigen test for self-administering during the course. More details will be given during the Orientation at the start of the course.
Masks:
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask in all common areas for the entire course. This includes while meditating in the meditation hall. Masks are not required while being outdoors, in one’s residence, Pagoda cell, or while seated in the dining hall when eating or drinking.  Please bring an adequate supply of N95 face masks. 
  • For Course Servers Only:  During the course, masks will become optional for Servers in the Kitchen only. Servers will continue to wear a mask in the Dhamma Hall and Students’ Dining Halls.
Local meditators who wish to come to the center should contact the Office beforehand.

We recognize that getting vaccinated is a personal choice and we respect every individual’s right to make their own choice. We are not here to force individuals to get vaccinated, or even encourage them to get vaccinated. To allow a maximum number of students to attend and benefit from each course, CVC has made the decision to only allow students/servers that have been fully vaccinated to attend courses. With this policy we can have 105 students. This is a temporary measure, and we hope that soon, as Covid gets more under control, we can offer courses to all students regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.