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Vipassana Meditation Centre 4.5 (11 reviews)
Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh 4215 Views
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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Vipassana Meditation Centre 5.0 (8 reviews)
Bengaluru Karnataka 3951 Views
Dhamma Paphulla Dhamma Paphulla is one of the many centres around the world dedicated to the practice of Vipassana meditationas taught by S. N. Goenka. It is situated in Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnat...

Dhamma Paphulla Vipassana Meditation Centre

Dhamma Paphulla

Dhamma Paphulla is one of the many centres around the world dedicated to the practice of Vipassana meditationas taught by S. N. Goenka. It is situated in Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka in the southern part of. Residential meditation courses are held here throughout the year. Ten-day courses usually start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana means "to see things as they really are". It is a process of self-purification by self-observation. While taught by the Buddha in 2500 years ago, it is not connected with any specific religion and can be practiced by anyone without conflict with existing religious beliefs or absence of beliefs. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation we recommend visiting the International Vipassana Website for an introduction.

Applying for a Course

Vipassana meditation is taught during ten-day residential courses. This period has been found to be the minimum necessary for new students to understand the technique and its benefits through their own experience. To apply for a course please read the Code of Discipline and then find a convenient date in the Course Schedule, and submit an online application form by clicking on the date. Course Finances There is no fee charged for the course.  All expenses, including the cost of food and accommodation, are met by voluntary donations from those who have already completed courses, experienced the benefits of Vipassana and wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and others who serve on the courses volunteer their time and efforts. A main Dhamma Hall that can accommodate about 100 meditators. Two mini Dhamma Hall that can seat 30 meditators each. A Female Residential block with single/twin occupancy rooms and attached toilets. Cubicle style of accommodation with common bathrooms for males. A Male Residential block with single/twin occupancy rooms and attached toilets is under construction. Residence for the Assistant Teachers. Hot water facility in the bathrooms. Separate walking area for male and female meditators. Separate dining halls for males and females. Kitchen facilities to provide sufficient wholesome vegetarian food for the meditators. Purified drinking water is made available in dining halls and outside the dormitories. (Bottled mineral water can also be purchased for meditators on request during courses). Facility for safekeeping of valuables.

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Vipassana Meditation Centre 3.5 (3 reviews)

Vipassana Meditation Centre Palghar

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Palghar Maharashtra 3756 Views
Palghar Vipassana Centre for Meditation located near Mumbai. Provides free Vipassana meditation classes, courses & retreats for men and women near Mumbai. Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Go...

Vipassana Meditation Centre Palghar

Palghar Vipassana Centre for Meditation located near Mumbai. Provides free Vipassana meditation classes, courses & retreats for men and women near Mumbai. Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Palghar Vipassana Centre offers 10 days Vipassana Meditation course for men and 10 days Vipassana Meditation course for women. Course fee is based on donation.

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 is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results.

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Vipassana Meditation Centre 5.0 (16 reviews)
Mumbai Maharashtra 3520 Views
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...

Dhamma Pattana Vipassana Meditation Centre

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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Vipassana Meditation Centre 5.0 (3 reviews)
Aurangabad Maharashtra 3418 Views
Dhamma Ajanta is situated in vicinity of outskirt of city of Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India. It is well connected by Airways, Railways and Roads. The distance from Airport to center is 25 Km; fr...

Dhamma Ajanta Vipassana Meditation Centre

Dhamma Ajanta is situated in vicinity of outskirt of city of Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India. It is well connected by Airways, Railways and Roads. The distance from Airport to center is 25 Km; from Railway Station its 20 Km and from Central Bus Station its 20 km.

The Centre started functioning in the year 1995 in the premises of not its own.However in the year 2012 the trust purchased the 15 acres land 20km away from Aurangabad city on Vaijapur /Nasik Road located at in village Rampuri area one km inside the main road having Sulibhanjan Hills at the back drop and Deogiri Fort on eastern side with greenery all around.The construction started soon after purchase of land. The master plan of construction of center was prepared for 200 students meditation facility having an independent self contained residential unit for each one of them ,one Dhamma hall each for 100 male students , 100 female students. Two mini dhamma halls each for male and female students. Pagoda having 188 cells. Separate dining hall for male and females.The care istaken whilePlanning to make the stay of students during course as comfortable as possible so the meditation can be practiced peacefully. However as of now except construction of 50 male and 50 female students residential units and Second Dhamma hall, rest of all buildings and facilities are complete and over. The excavation of Pagoda building has recently started. Final finishing things are underway.

About Vipassana

Vipassana meditation is the personal purification of the mind. It is the highest form of awareness—the total perception of the mind-matter phenomena in its true nature. It is the choiceless observation of things as they are.

Vipassana is the meditation the Buddha practiced after trying all other forms of bodily mortification and mind control and finding them inadequate to free him from the seemingly endless round of birth and death, pain and sorrow.

It is a technique so valuable that in Burma it was preserved in its pristine purity for more than 2,500 years.

Vipassana meditation has nothing to do with the development of supernormal, mystical, or special powers, even though they may be awakened. Nothing magical happens. The process of purification that occurs is simply an elimination of negativities, complexes, knots, and habits that have clouded pure consciousness and blocked the flow of mankind’s highest qualities—pure love (metta), compassion (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita), and equanimity (upekkha). There is no mysticism in Vipassana. It is a science of the mind that goes beyond psychology by not only understanding, but also purifying, the mental process.

 The practice is an Art of Living which manifests its profound practical value in our lives — lessening and then eliminating the greed, anger, and ignorance that corrupt all relationships, from the family level to international politics. Vipassana spells an end to daydreaming, illusion, fantasy—the mirage of the apparent truth.

Like the sizzling explosion of cold water being thrown on a red-hot stove, the reactions after bringing the mind out of its hedonistic tendencies into the here and now are often dramatic and painful. Yet there is an equally profound feeling of release from tensions and complexes that have for so long held sway in the depths of the unconscious mind.

Through Vipassana anyone, irrespective of race, caste, or creed, can eliminate finally those tendencies that have woven so much anger, passion, and fear into our lives. During the training a student concentrates on only one task — the battle with his own ignorance. There is no guru worship or competition among students. The teacher is simply a well-wisher pointing the way he has charted through his own long practical experience.

With continuity of practice, the meditation will quiet the mind, increase concentration, arouse acute mindfulness, and open the mind to the supramundane consciousness—the "peace of nibbana (freedom from all suffering) within."

As in the Buddha’s enlightenment, a student simply goes deep inside himself, disintegrating the apparent reality until in the depths he can penetrate even beyond subatomic particles into the absolute.

There is no dependence on books, theories, or intellectual games in Vipassana. The truth of impermanence (anicca), suffering (dukkha), and egolessness (anatta) are grasped directly with all the enormous power of the mind rather than the crutch of the intellect. The illusion of a "self," binding the mental and physical functions together, is gradually broken. The madness of cravings and aversions, the futile grasping of "I, me, mine," the endless chatter and conditioned thinking, the reaction of blind impulse—these gradually lose their strength. By his own efforts the student develops wisdom and purifies his mind.

The foundation of Vipassana meditation is sila—moral conduct. The practice is strengthened through samadhi—concentration of the mind. And the purification of the mental processes is achieved through panna—the wisdom of insight. We learn how to observe the interplay of the four physical elements within ourselves with perfect equanimity, and find how valuable this ability is in our daily lives.

We smile in good times, and are equally unperturbed when difficulties arise all around us, in the certain knowledge that we, like our troubles, are nothing but a flux, waves of becoming arising with incredible speed, only to pass away with equal rapidity.

A Non-sectarian Technique: Although Vipassana meditation was developed by the Buddha, its practice is not limited to Buddhists. There is no question of conversion—the technique works on the simple basis that all human beings share the same problems, and a technique that can eradicate these problems will have a universal application.

Hindus, Jains, Muslims, Sikhs, Jews, Roman Catholics, and other Christian sects have all practised Vipassana meditation, and have reported a dramatic lessening of those tensions and complexes that affect all mankind. There is a feeling of gratefulness to Gotama, the historical Buddha, who showed the way to the cessation of suffering, but there is absolutely no blind devotion.

The Buddha repeatedly discouraged any excessive veneration paid to him personally. He said, "What will it profit you to see this impure body? Who sees the teaching—the Dhamma—sees me."

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Vipassana Meditation Centre 5.0 (14 reviews)
Kolhapur Maharashtra 3407 Views
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...

Dhammalaya Vipassana Meditation Centre

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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Vipassana Meditation Centre 5.0 (2 reviews)
Bhilai Chhattisgarh 2875 Views
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...

Dhamma Ketu Vipassana Meditation Center

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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Vipassana Meditation Centre 5.0 (3 reviews)
Chennai 2770 Views

Dhamma Setu Vipassana Meditation Centre

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Vipassana Meditation Centre 5.0 (6 reviews)
Madurai 2735 Views
Dhamma Madhura, meaning ‘Sweetness of Dhamma’, is one of the many centres committed to teach Vipassana Meditation, an ancient technique of self-introspection, as taught by Ven.S.N.Goenka u...

Dhamma Madhura Vipassana Meditation Centre

Dhamma Madhura, meaning ‘Sweetness of Dhamma’, is one of the many centres committed to teach Vipassana Meditation, an ancient technique of self-introspection, as taught by Ven.S.N.Goenka under the tradition of Ven. Sayaji U Ba Khin.

Dhamma centre is surrounded by the hill on one side, the road on another and a canal of natural water, streaming down the hill during rainy seasons, on the third side. The centre is located 10 km from Dindigul City, 160 km from Coimbatore, 100 km from Tiruchirapalli, 64 km from Madurai, 75 km from Karur and 84 km from Kodaikanal hills. Dhamma Madhurā is able to comfortably accommodate 100 students for Vipassana courses.

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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Vipassana Meditation Centre 0.5 (8 reviews)
Kolkata West Bengal 2560 Views
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...

Dhamma Ganga Vipassana Meditation Center

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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Vipassana Meditation Centre 5.0 (19 reviews)
Gurgaon Haryana 2352 Views
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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Vipassana Meditation Centre 0.0 (No review)
Mumbai Maharashtra 2365 Views
Dhammasarita - The River of Dhamma, is a Vipassana Meditation Center, in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, as taught by Shri S.N Goenka.Dhammasarita was established in the year 1999, at the ban...

Dhamma Saritā Vipassana Meditation Center

Dhammasarita - The River of Dhamma, is a Vipassana Meditation Center, 
in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, as taught by Shri S.N Goenka.

Dhammasarita was established in the year 1999, at the banks of River Bhatsa and since then it has been offering regular Anapana and Vipassana meditation courses for Adults, Teenagers and Children.

Spread across 2.5 acres of land and abundant in nature, this meditation center offers a nurturing environment for growth in Dhamma.

Dhammasarita is located near Kalyan, Thane and is just about 1.5 hours away from Mumbai, the financial hub of India. It is also very close to Dhammagiri, Igatpuri (1.5 hours away), where the Vipassana International Academy and Vipassana Research Institute are located.