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Dhamma Ālaya (Dhammālaya), Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

DhammĀlaya, meaning 'Abode of Dhamma', is serenely set in 22 acres of State Park Zone land, with a view of blue hills, green fields and sounds of mewing of peacocks and other bird song. The Centre is 5 kms from Hatkanangale bus station and 6.5 kms from Hatkananglale Railway station where all trains from Mumbai and Pune halt.  The centre consists of a fan shaped Dhamma Hall that can comfortably accommodate 250 students, and a pagoda with 153 cells.
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

Address: Deccan Vipassana Research Centre -- Dhammalaya
Ramling Road, Alte Park, Alate,Tal.; Hatkangale
Dist.Kolhapur 416 123 Maharashtra, India

Email: info@alaya.dhamma.org

Phone: [91](0230) 248-7383, 248-7382, 248-7167

Fax: [91](0230) 248-7167

Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 May - 16 May Teenage Course for Girls Only Open Kolhapur
18 May - 26 May Teenage Course for Boys Only Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Kolhapur
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
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2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
06 Nov - 08 Nov 2 Day Completed Kolhapur 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.
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2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Oct - 05 Nov 10 Day Completed Kolhapur Course is Full for Male Students. Female Students Can Only Apply
14 Nov - 29 Nov TSC -14 Days Completed Kolhapur For old students
To Apply for This Course, Kindly Download The Attached File and Fill All the Fields---->Save The Form----> Print and Get Sighned from Area Teacher. And Send to Dhammalaya Centre. To Download Form Click Here
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10 Day Completed Kolhapur Course is Full.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 Jan - 14 Jan 10 Day Completed Kolhapur COURSE IS FULL.
17 Jan - 28 Jan 10 Day Completed Kolhapur COURSE IS FULL.
31 Jan - 11 Feb 10 Day In Progress Kolhapur COURSE IS FULL .
Apply 14 Feb - 25 Feb 10 Day Open Kolhapur
Apply 28 Feb - 10 Mar 10 Day Open Kolhapur
Apply 13 Mar - 24 Mar 10 Day Open Kolhapur
Apply 27 Mar - 07 Apr 10 Day Open Kolhapur
Apply 10 Apr - 21 Apr 10 Day Open Kolhapur
Apply 12 Apr - 20 Apr Sitipatthana For Old Students Open Kolhapur For old students
Apply 24 Apr - 05 May 10 Day Open Kolhapur

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.alaya.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@alaya.dhamma.org

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.

Children's Courses are open for all children aged 8-12 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana meditators.

Satipatthana Sutta Courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. The difference is that in the taped evening discourses the Satipatthana Sutta is carefully examined. This is the principal text in which the technique of Vipassana is systematically explained. These courses are open to serious old students who have sat (not including courses served) at least three 10-day courses, have not been practising any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practising this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, and who are trying to maintain their meditation practice and the five precepts in their daily lives, at the very minimum from the time of applying to the course.

Teacher's Self-Courses are open only to serious Old Students playing or likely to play an important role in the spread of Dhamma who are practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques), maintaining a daily practice of two hours per day, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability. These requirements may change annually and admission subject to the discretion of S.N. Goenka.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

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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