Vipassana Meditation Centre

Vipassana Meditation Centre

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Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal il...

Vipassana Meditation Centre Dhamma Sikhara Dharamsala

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living.

The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit.

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Dhamma Sota Vipassana Meditation Centre is located in Sohna, Harayana. This Dhamma Meditation Centre in Sohna offers free meditation classes, courses & retreats for men and women in Harayana. Medi...

Dhamma Sota Vipassana Meditation Centre

Dhamma Sota Vipassana Meditation Centre is located in Sohna, Harayana. This Dhamma Meditation Centre in Sohna offers free meditation classes, courses & retreats for men and women in Harayana. Meditation courses & classes are taught according to S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Dhamma Sota Vipassana course schedule has 10 days Vipassana Meditation course for men and 10 days Vipassana Meditation course for women in Sohna. The meditation courses are free of cost at this meditation Centre in Harayana, Delhi, students are welcome to donate to the centre. Students are advised to check the schedule online and book well in advance in order to confirm their seat.

Dhamma Sota means“Stream of Dhamma” .

It is situated at Village Rahaka, Sohna (Haryana) almost 70 Kms. from New Delhi Railway Station. Established in the year 2000, the centre is in 16 acres of land surrounded by the deep green valley of Aravali Hills.

Facilities comprise: A pagoda with individual meditation cells, a meditation hall for 100 students, three smaller halls for 40 people, a commercial-size kitchen, two dining rooms. The accommodation available at the centre is sufficient for 120 meditators (72 males and 48 females). All rooms are for single occupancy and have attached bathrooms. A simple vegetarian menu, developed to satisfy the needs of most students, is offered at all courses.

Ten-day courses are held twice every month for new and old students.  These courses start on every 1rst and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Language used: Courses are conducted in bilingual language (Hindi and English).

Vipassana

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living.

The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit.

How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course

  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course (https://www.dhamma.org/en/schedules/schsota). 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.

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.

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Dhamma Mahimar meditation centre regularly runs 10-day retreats in the Sayagyi U Goenka meditation tradition. The name of the centre translates to “The Excellence of Dhamma,” and was estab...

Dhamma Mahimar Vipassana Meditation Center

Dhamma Mahimar meditation centre regularly runs 10-day retreats in the Sayagyi U Goenka meditation tradition. The name of the centre translates to “The Excellence of Dhamma,” and was established in 2002. This centre does not have a pagoda yet, the small and friendly confines make for a very pleasant and peaceful course experience, particularly during the summer. The centre can accommodate a maximum of 100 yogis. It is located on Shou Road, just off to the right as one heads out towards Mandalay.

Significantly, Pyin Oo Lwin played a special role in the biography of the center’s primary teacher, Sayagyi U Goenka. In this youth, he travelled to Mandalay from his nearby hometown, and he was fascinated by “the enchanting mountains and plateaus of the region.”

As a meditation pupil of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, his teacher asked U Goenka to accompany him to Pyin Oo Lwin to assist in giving a retreat. This was the first time U Goenka would do so outside of the near-perfect conditions of IMC, and he realized that he “was being given a preview of what I should soon have to face and deal with”… that is, when U Goenka would start leading courses on his own across India.

About Vipassana

Vipassana meditation has three practical aspects to develop. Firstly, throughout the 10 days you will follow Sīla, a code of conduct whereby you refrain from speech and actions that are harmful to yourself and others. Secondly, for the first three and a half days you will practise Anapana Meditation, the observation of the breath, to help calm down and concentrate the mind. And thirdly, from Day 4 onward, you will practise Vipassana, the meditation of mental purification by insight.

You will be given instructions regularly every day. As well, the teachers will meet with you in small groups to see that you are practising correctly. There will be other opportunities to meet with them on your own if you wish. Every evening you will hear a talk of about one hour on the practise by our late teacher, S.N. Goenka.

On Day 10 you will learn a new meditation of Mettā, loving-kindness, and then the rule of silence will end. You will then have time to talk to those with whom you have spent the last 9 nine days in silence.

At about 6:40 am on Day 11, after the final talk, the course is officially over. Breakfast is offered and students take the time to clean their rooms and help prepare the centre for the next group of students. Since the centre is maintained by volunteers, this helps you give at the end of the course is very much appreciated. Most of you will have left by 9:30 am.

This course of meditation is a very serious undertaking. If you feel you are really ready to take this course, to work diligently on the course and to follow the instructions carefully, you will gain a great gift of wisdom. If you maintain your practice of meditation it will be a jewel and a refuge to you for the rest of your life.

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Dhamma Nanadhaja, meaning ‘Flying Flag of Wisdom in Dhamma’ (named after Ledi Sayadaw), will be situated on The Shwe Taung Oo Hill, on the west bank of Chindwin River, seven miles away fro...

Dhamma Anadhaja Vipassana Meditation Center

Dhamma Nanadhaja, meaning ‘Flying Flag of Wisdom in Dhamma’ (named after Ledi Sayadaw), will be situated on The Shwe Taung Oo Hill, on the west bank of Chindwin River, seven miles away from Monywa, Yinmabin Township, Monywa District, Sagaing Division, near the Chindwin Bridge. There is a cave on that hill where Ledi Sayadaw, practiced Vipasasna and wrote the Manuals of Dhamma. At present Ledi Sayadaw's statue is located there and seems to be benevolently looking down where the Centre is to be constructed. In 2004, the local government had granted six acres to establish this Vipassana centre. Since 1996, off-centre courses had been held in Dhamma Yeik hall, Su Taung Pyae Pogada, in Monywa. Provisional accomodation for 50-male and 100-female students is set. Guruji SNGoenka first visit the center in Jan 2000 and second in Jan 2003.

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Dhamma Kañcana Center is located in the village of Wang Kayai on 8.8 hectares (55 Rai) of land in Sangkhlaburi district, Kanchanaburi bordering to Myanmar. The distance from the center to...

Dhamma Kañcana Vipassana Meditation Center

Dhamma Kañcana Center is located in the village of Wang Kayai on 8.8 hectares (55 Rai) of land in Sangkhlaburi district, Kanchanaburi bordering to Myanmar. The distance from the center to Bangkok is about 330 km and 180 km to Muang Kanchanaburi. The center is located on a hill near Mount SamYod in the Ta Now Sri Mountain Range, with an altitude of 193.5 meters above sea level surrounded by nature such as Kreng Kra Wia waterfalls in Kao Laem National Park, Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, and Vajiralongkorn Dam.

The name “Dhamma Kañcana” means “Gold of Dhamma”.

The center is the 5th Vipassana meditation center of the country by receiving a land donation from a couple of alumni. The first 10-day course was conducted in November 2006. The center atmosphere is surrounded by tropical rain forest and decorative gardens. The main meditation hall and accommodations were built on a hill. Some of the accommodations have a cottage look built on the hillside.

 

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The Indian government is developing a Buddha Park on 285 acres of land in Nagarjuna Sagar. In July 2004 on one side of their project on the edge of the hill they allocated 35 acres of land for the dev...

Dhamma Nagajjuna Vipassana Meditation Centre

The Indian government is developing a Buddha Park on 285 acres of land in Nagarjuna Sagar. In July 2004 on one side of their project on the edge of the hill they allocated 35 acres of land for the development of a Vipassana center. Goenkaji has named this centre Dhamma Nāgājjuna after the great scholar Acharya Nagarjuna who was the chief abbot of Nalanda University. The centre enjoys a beautiful view of the reservoir and the surrounding hills. Dhamma Nāgājjuna is 160 kms from Hyderabad. From Hyderabad one can go by car (2.5 hour journey) or bus (3.5 hour journey).

By feb 2005, a Mini Dhamma Hall to seat 50 to 70 students, Office, Kitchen, Male and Female dormitory and toilets were constructed. The first 10 day course was held here in August 2005 after an additional dormitory and two single rooms with attached toilets were constructed on both sides. In 2006 construction started in the main course area. Since the environment here is ideal for long courses, it was decided to build individual rooms of 10’x10’ each having its own veranda and toilet. 18 such rooms were built of which 12 were used for males and 6 for females. A circular Mini Dhamma Hall for 50 students was also built by July 2007 and the first 10 day course was held here. Later 6 more rooms were added to the female side. A Pagoda with 64 cells was constructed in 2010 and it can be extended up to 200 cells. In 2014 twenty new rooms were constructed on the male side. The rooms are big enough to accommodate 2 people so 86 students can be accommodated. Every month two 10 day courses are conducted and Childrens’ courses on the last day of 10 day courses, teenagers courses, Satipattana courses and 10 day special are held. The first 20 day course was held in 2011. The first 30 day course was held on 30th of April 2014. The first 45 day course was held in January, 2015.

Developments:

Now in its second decade Dhamma Nāgājjuna has been evolving to meet the growing demand of students who want to attend courses. The completion of Kitchen, Dining Hall and Pagoda is a major accomplishment. These 3 projects have costed the center around 1.5 crores. Huge plantation has taken place in the first decade and now the trees stand tall having grown enough to give the barren land a vibrant lush-green look. Trees of Neem, Lemon, Amla, Mango and Kanuga trees occupy the garden. The garden is producing enough lemon and amla for the students.

Recent additions include Solar Water Heaters, Wood Stove and a Bio Gas plant to utilise the fire wood and food waste. Please click here to see photos

Future Projects:

1. Dhamma Nāgājjuna 2: In order to conduct workshops, 1 to 3 day courses for adults, teenage and children courses along with 10 day courses, the original old center is being converted so that the Dhamma hall can seat 70 students and dormitories are being added.

2. Main Dhamma Hall: Around 100 people are taking courses every month and 1200 people a year. The management feels that this is the time to build the Main Dhamma Hall with the capacity of up to 150 people. So that, we meet the growing demand of students.

3. Male and Female Residences:
Need to increase the accommodation facility from 86 to 150 people. At least, 40 more rooms need to be built.

4. Expansion of Pagoda:
There are 64 cells at the moment and they need to be increased to 150. In the second phase, 48 more cells need to be built, the foundation which already exisits. In the third phase, 38 more cells will be added.

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Dhamma Canda Pabhā means “The Glowing Moon of Dhamma”. Dhamma Canda Pabhā is the 9th center in Thailand. The first 10-Day course was offered in April 2013.Dhamma Canda Pabhā was bu...

Dhamma Canda Pabha Vipassana Meditation Center

Dhamma Canda Pabhā means “The Glowing Moon of Dhamma”. Dhamma Canda Pabhā is the 9th center in Thailand. The first 10-Day course was offered in April 2013.

Dhamma Canda Pabhā was built on 3.6 acres of land in Amphur “Pong Nam-Ron”, Chantaburi Province. It is situated approximately 220 meters above sea level. The center is surrounded by small hills and mountains. Chantaburi Province is in the Eastern Region of Thailand; the province is renowned for various tropical fruit plantations. The famous “Soi-Dao” mountain is to the north-west of the center and the “Kitcha-Kood” mountain is to the south-west of the center. There is a medium to strong breeze passing through the center all year round.

The Dhamma Canda Pabhā Center

 1. The Dhamma Hall building is environmental friendly with energy-efficient cooling and thermal protection. With a total area of 333.38 square meters inside the hall and 64.8 square meters of surrounding area, the hall can accommodate up to 100 meditators.
 2. The Multi-purpose Building has an area of 241.92 square meters. The hall is served as a dining, registration, and orientation hall.
 3. There are 2 separate residences for male and female ATs (Assistant Teachers).
 4. Meditator residences for male and female are separated on each side of the dhamma hall. Each meditator will have a private, single room with attached shower & toilet including a small balcony. Male residence comprises four rows of long buildings; 22 rooms in total. Female residence comprises seven rows of long buildings; 48 rooms in total. All rooms do not have air-conditioning.
 5. The center office and kitchen are located outside the meditation area to ensure absolute silence within the meditation area.

Dhamma Canda Pabhā Vipassana Center accommodates up to 70 students: 22 males and 48 females. The accommodation is simple - private single rooms with ensuite bathrooms (no air-conditioning).

 

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Dhamma Manohara Vipassana Meditation Center

Dhamma Manohara, meaning Beautiful and Captivating in Dhamma (pleasing to the mind and inducing mental tranquility), is situated in Thanbyu-zayet, a town by the bank of Sanlween River, Mon State. It is 40 miles from Moulmein town and 15 miles from Kyaikhami Pagoda. Established in the year 2000, the Centre conducts yearly 10-day Vipassana courses and Anapana courses for children. The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit.

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Dhamma Kota (also known as Rajkot Vipassana Meditation Centre) is run by Saurashtra Vipassana Research Centre. Dhamma Kota means the Kota of dhamma in Pali Language. It is one of the numerous worldwide Centres dedicated to the teaching of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.

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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.

 

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The center, located in Kaeng Sopha in the Wang Thong district of Phitsanulok, is approximately 427 kilometers north of Bangkok and about 462 kilometers southeast of Chiang Mai. The terrain of the Kaeng Sopha sub-district consists of a high plateau and mountain ranges. National reserve forests cover 70% of the area. Kaeng Sopha is situated in a traditional, rural farming area and is well-known for its abundant produce and natural beauty. The nearby village, Ban Sap Phrai Wan, has a vibrant market.

Dhamma Ābhā, 
“Radiance of Dhamma“, founded in 1999, was the second Vipassana center in Thailand. The land, originally a tamarind farm, was donated by meditators and is situated on a lush green plateau. In the background, towering up in the east is the Nok Krayang Range, part of Khao Krayang National Reserve Forest. The center itself, located in the central part of the 50-acre property, was built in modern Thai-style architecture. Flowering shrubs, trees, and a small lake surround the center and create a peaceful and pleasant environment for meditation.

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