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Ambika
Dhamma Ambika, Dist Navsari, Gujarat, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / Gujarati / English

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. There are courses all over the world. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
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

Dhamma Ambika
National Highway no.8 (Mumbai to Ahemedabad)
2 KM west of Boriyach tollnaka, Village Vagalwad, Tal gandevi
Dist Navsari South Gujarat, INDIA.

Phone: -02634- 291100/292521

Email: info@ambika.dhamma.org

 
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.
2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Jan - 12 Jan 3-Day Completed Dist Navsari New Course!!For old students
30 Jan - 02 Feb 3-Day Completed Dist Navsari For old students
20 Mar - 22 Mar 2-Day Completed Dist Navsari For old students
25 Jun - 28 Jun 3-Day Completed Dist Navsari For old students
Apply 01 Oct - 04 Oct 3-Day Open Dist Navsari For old students
20 Nov - 23 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Dist Navsari New Course!!For old students
25 Dec - 28 Dec 3-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari For old students
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
29 Jan - 01 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Dist Navsari 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.
2013 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 December, 2013 - 05 January, 2014 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari Note: New Dates!
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Jan - 26 Jan 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari
05 Feb - 16 Feb 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari
19 Feb - 02 Mar 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari
05 Mar - 16 Mar 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari
26 Mar - 06 Apr 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari
07 Apr - 15 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Completed Dist Navsari Note: New Dates!For old students
Course Start one day prior to previous date
16 Apr - 27 Apr 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari New Course!!

NEW Course!

28 Apr - 30 Apr Residential Anapana Course for  Girls (Age-12 to 18 years) Completed Dist Navsari Note: New Dates!
Date Change: postponed for two day  from previous date. Residential Anapana Course for  Girls (Age-12 to 18 years)
01 May - 03 May Residential Anapana Course for  Boys (Age-12 to 18 years) Completed Dist Navsari Residential Anapana Course for  Boys (Age-12 to 18 years)
06 May - 14 May Teenagers Course for Boys (Age 16 to 19 years) Completed Dist Navsari Teenagers Course for Boys (Age 16 to 19 years)
16 May - 24 May Teenagers Course for Girls (Age 16 to 19 years) Completed Dist Navsari Teenagers Course for Girls (Age 16 to 19 years)
27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari
11 Jun - 22 Jun 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari
02 Jul - 13 Jul 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari
16 Jul - 27 Jul 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day In Progress Dist Navsari
Apply 11 Aug - 19 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Open Dist Navsari For old students
Apply 20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day Open Dist Navsari
Apply 03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Open Dist Navsari
Apply 17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Open Dist Navsari
Apply 08 Oct - 19 Oct 10-Day Open Dist Navsari
Apply 20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Open Dist Navsari Note: New Dates!
01 Nov - 16 Nov Teacher's Self Course Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Dist Navsari For old students
Only for Old Students Who had taken Minimum three 10days courses and one Satipathhan course and regulary practicing meditation for two hour since last one year.
03 Nov - 05 Nov Other CANCELLED Dist Navsari Residential Anapana Course for Boys (Age 12 to 18 years) is Cancelled
05 Nov - 16 Nov 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
06 Nov - 08 Nov Other CANCELLED Dist Navsari Residential Anapana Course for Girls (Age 12 to 18 years) is cancelled
12 Nov - 23 Nov 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
26 Nov - 07 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Dist Navsari
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Dist Navsari Note: New Dates!
New Date!!
21 December, 2014 - 01 January, 2015 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Dist Navsari New Course!!
25 Dec - 27 Dec Other CANCELLED Dist Navsari Residential Anapana Course for Boys (Age 12 to 18 years)is cancelled
28 Dec - 30 Dec Other CANCELLED Dist Navsari Residential Anapana Course for Girls (Age 12 to 18 years) is cancelled
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 Jan - 14 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Dist Navsari Note: New Dates!
New Date!!
Apply 16 Jan - 27 Jan 10-Day Open Dist Navsari Note: New Dates!
New Date!
 
 

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

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@ambika.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.

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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