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Vaishali.in
Vipassana Meditation Centre, Vaishali, Bihar, India
Non-Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English / Vietnamese

The centre is currently located at Vietnam Mahaprajapati Nunnery, which is situated on the well known Vishwa Shanti Pagoda Road at Vaishali.  It can accommodate about 70 male and 50 female students and courses are offered in all major foreign languages.

Mahaprajapati Gautami and her five hundred companions entered the monastic life and established the first Bikkhuni Sangha at Vaishali. The Buddha recited the Ratan sutta here. At the time of leaving Vaishali after his last rain retreat, the Buddha, on his way, turned around and gave the profound metta to Vaishali.

How to reach
Air:  The nearest airport is Patna – 70 km
 
Rail:  Patna Railway Station – 63 km, Hajipur Railway station – 35 km, Muzaffarpur Railway station – 40 km

Road:  Vaishali is well connected by road to Patna, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Motihari etc. Buses and taxies are available at all the locations.

Climate Information    
The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till June. Temperature ranges between 22 to 44 degree celsius during these months.  Vaishali experiences monsoon between the months of July to September. The month of November marks the start of winter season. Temperature drops down in between 4 to 28 degree celsius. Winter lasts till February in Vaishali

How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course
  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. 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.
Additional information

Vipassana Meditation Centre, Vaishali
Vietnam Mahaprajapati nunnery
Vishwa Shanti Pagoda Road, Vaishali – 844128, Bihar, India

Email: [email protected]
Website:  http://www.vaishali.in.dhamma.org

Mobile: 91-8935963703 / 91-9431245971

 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 27 Jul 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Vaishali For old students
Guru Purnima
Apply 12 Aug 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Vaishali For old students
Apply 26 Aug 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Vaishali For old students
Apply 09 Sep 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Vaishali For old students
Apply 14 Sep 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Vaishali For old students
11 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Vaishali For old students
25 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Vaishali For old students
08 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Vaishali For old students
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day Completed Vaishali
30 Apr - 11 May 10-Day Completed Vaishali
14 May - 25 May 10-Day Completed Vaishali
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Completed Vaishali
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day In Progress Vaishali
Apply 28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day Open Vaishali
Apply 14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Vaishali
Apply 28 Aug - 08 Sep 10-Day Open Vaishali
Apply 14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Vaishali
Apply 28 Sep - 09 Oct 10-Day Open Vaishali
Apply 14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Open Vaishali
Apply 28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Open Vaishali
Apply 14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Open Vaishali
Apply 28 Nov - 09 Dec 10-Day Open Vaishali
Apply 14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day Open Vaishali
28 December, 2018 - 08 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Vaishali
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Jan - 15 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Oct Vaishali
18 Jan - 29 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Vaishali
04 Feb - 15 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Nov Vaishali
18 Feb - 01 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Nov Vaishali
04 Mar - 15 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Vaishali
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Dec Vaishali
04 Apr - 15 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jan Vaishali
18 Apr - 29 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jan Vaishali
04 May - 15 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Feb Vaishali
18 May - 29 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Feb Vaishali
04 Jun - 15 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Mar Vaishali
18 Jun - 29 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Vaishali
04 Jul - 15 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Apr Vaishali
18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Apr Vaishali
04 Aug - 15 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 May Vaishali
18 Aug - 29 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May Vaishali
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jun Vaishali
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Vaishali
04 Oct - 15 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Vaishali
18 Oct - 29 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Vaishali
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Vaishali
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Aug Vaishali
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Sep Vaishali
18 Dec - 29 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Sep Vaishali
 
 

The online application form encrypts your information before it is sent from your computer to our application server. However, it may not be totally secure even though encryption is used. If you are concerned about the possibility of security risks of your confidential information while it is on the Internet, do not use this form and instead download an application. Print and complete it. Then please send the form to the course organizers. By faxing or posting your application form it may delay the registration process by one to two weeks.


To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.vaishali.in.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: [email protected]

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.

Old Student Short Courses (1-3 days) are for any student who has completed the 10-day course with S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers. All old students are welcome to apply to attend these courses, including those where it has been some time since their last course.

 
 

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