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Anakula
Dhamma Anākula, Akola, Maharashtra, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / Marathi

Surrounded by long stretches of fertile agricultural fields, and being about 5 km away from 'Telhara' town, Dhamma Anakula’s rural calm is an ideal setting for serious meditation. The simple 6-acre centre with its plenty of trees and well-kept gardens can currently accommodate about 40 students in cottages to put the Vipassana teachings into practice through 10-day courses. Meditators and servers, short or long term, are always welcome.
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
Akola Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Anakula
Khaperkhed Fata, Telhara-444108
Dist-Akola, Maharashtra

Contact: Vipassana Charitable Trust
C/o Apna Bazar, Main Road, Shegaon
Dist. Buldhana 444203 

 Mobile: [91] 94221-81996
 Mobile: [91] 98812-04125
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 Jun 1-day for Boys & Girls Completed Akola Boys & Girls(age:12 to 16)
12 Jul 1-day for Boys & Girls Completed Akola Boys & Girls(age:12 to 16)
30 Aug 1-day for Boys & Girls Completed Akola Boys & Girls(age:12 to 16)
13 Sep 1-day for Boys & Girls Open Akola Boys & Girls(age:12 to 16)
 
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
14 Jun 1-day for Male & Female Completed Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
Apply 27 Sep 1-day for Male & Female New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
Apply 24 Oct - 26 Oct 2-day for Male & Female New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
Apply 08 Nov 1-day for Male & Female New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
24 Dec - 27 Dec 3-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
 
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.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-day for Female only Completed Akola For Female student only
17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-day for Male only Completed Akola For Male student only
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-day for Female only Completed Akola For Female student only
17 Jul - 19 Jul 2-day for Male & Female Completed Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
21 Jul - 01 Aug 10-day for Male only Completed Akola For Male student only
02 Aug - 13 Aug 10-day for Female only Completed Akola For Female student only
15 Aug - 18 Aug DhammaSevak Workshop Completed Akola For old students only- Male & Female
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-day for Male only Completed Akola For Male student only
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-day for Female only In Progress Akola For Female student only
Apply 16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-day for Male only Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Akola For Male student only
Apply 02 Oct - 10 Oct STP for both Male & Female New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Akola For old students
- Male & Female
Apply 11 Oct - 22 Oct 10-day for Female only Women - Open Men - Closed Servers - Open Akola For Female student only
Apply 28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-day for Male only Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Akola For Male student only
Apply 15 Nov - 26 Nov 10-day for Female only Women - Open Men - Closed Servers - Open Akola For Female student only
Apply 29 Nov - 10 Dec 10-day for Male only Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Akola For Male student only
12 Dec - 23 Dec 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Akola For Female student only
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Akola For Male student only
13 Jan - 24 Jan 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Akola For Female student only
27 Jan - 07 Feb 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Akola For Male students only
10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Akola For Female student only
24 Feb - 06 Mar 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Akola For Male student only
09 Mar - 20 Mar 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Akola For Male student only
 
 

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

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

Open Days are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Centre.

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.

Work Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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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