Wheel of Dhamma

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Anuradha
Dhamma Anurādha, Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura, Sri Lanka
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): 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
Vipassana Meditation Center - Dhamma Anuradha
Ichchankulama Wewa Roadi, Kalattewa
Kurundankulama, Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka.

  Phone: [025](222) 6959
  Mobile: [071]4182094
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Feb Children Completed Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura
16 Mar Children Completed Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura
14 Apr Children Completed Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura
14 May Children Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura
12 Jun Children Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura
12 Jul Children Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura
10 Aug Children Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura
08 Sep Children Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura
08 Oct Children Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura
06 Nov Children Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura
06 Dec Children Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura
 
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
07 Feb - 10 Feb 3-Day Completed Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
14 Feb 1-Day Completed Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
16 Mar 1-Day Completed Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
03 Apr - 07 Apr 3-Day Completed Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
14 Apr 1-Day Completed Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
Apply 01 May - 04 May 3-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
Apply 14 May 1-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
Apply 12 Jun 1-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
Apply 12 Jul 1-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
Apply 10 Aug 1-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
Apply 08 Sep 1-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
Apply 08 Oct 1-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
Apply 31 Oct - 03 Nov 3-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
Apply 06 Nov 1-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
Apply 06 Dec 1-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
 
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.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
18 Jan - 29 Jan 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura

Sinhala / English. There are no further vacancies on the Male side. Please apply if you would like to be waitlisted.

29 Jan - 07 Feb Work Period Completed Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Rendering free service.
15 Feb - 26 Feb 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English
01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English. SL Army members and Males only.
19 Mar - 30 Mar 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English
19 Apr - 30 Apr 10-Day In Progress Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English. There are no further vacancies. Please apply by email if you would like to be waitlisted.
Apply 06 May - 17 May 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English
Apply 20 May - 31 May 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English. SL Army members and Males only.
Apply 31 May - 07 Jun Work Period Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Rendering free service.
Apply 07 Jun - 15 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
Apply 18 Jun - 29 Jun 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English
Apply 03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English. SL Army members and Males only.
Apply 19 Jul - 30 Jul 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English
Apply 02 Aug - 13 Aug 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English. This course has been cancelled. If you have already applied, please contact the centre by email. 
Apply 03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English. SL Army members and Males only.
Apply 17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English
Apply 01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English
Apply 18 Oct - 29 Oct 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English
Apply 05 Nov - 16 Nov 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English
Apply 19 Nov - 30 Nov 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English. Bikkhu Only.
Apply 05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English
Apply 20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Open Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura Sinhala / English
 
 

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

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

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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