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Anuradha
Dhamma Anurādha, Anuradhapura, Anurādhapura, Sri Lanka
Centre Location: Website | Map
** 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.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Oct Children / Teens Completed Anuradhapura
03 Nov Children / Teens Completed Anuradhapura
03 Dec Children / Teens Completed Anuradhapura
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura This programme will be held from 8.00am to 2.30pm for children aged 8-12 and 13-18.
31 Jan Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura This programme will be held from 8.00am to 2.30pm for children aged 8-12 and 13-18.
01 Mar Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura This programme will be held from 8.00am to 2.30pm for children aged 8-12 and 13-18.
31 Mar Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura This programme will be held from 8.00am to 2.30pm for children aged 8-12 and 13-18.
29 Apr Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura This programme will be held from 8.00am to 2.30pm for children aged 8-12 and 13-18.
29 May Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura This programme will be held from 8.00am to 2.30pm for children aged 8-12 and 13-18.
27 Jun Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura This programme will be held from 8.00am to 2.30pm for children aged 8-12 and 13-18.
27 Jul Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura This programme will be held from 8.00am to 2.30pm for children aged 8-12 and 13-18.
25 Aug Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura This programme will be held from 8.00am to 2.30pm for children aged 8-12 and 13-18.
24 Sep Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura This programme will be held from 8.00am to 2.30pm for children aged 8-12 and 13-18.
29 Sep Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura Goenkaji Memorial Programme
24 Oct Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura This programme will be held from 8.00am to 2.30pm for children aged 8-12 and 13-18.
22 Nov Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura This programme will be held from 8.00am to 2.30pm for children aged 8-12 and 13-18.
22 Dec Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura This programme will be held from 8.00am to 2.30pm for children aged 8-12 and 13-18.
 
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.
2017 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Oct 1-Day Completed Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
03 Nov 1-Day Completed Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
03 Dec 1-Day Completed Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
31 Jan 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
Apply 02 Feb - 05 Feb 3-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
01 Mar 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
31 Mar 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
29 Apr 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
29 May 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
27 Jun 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
26 Jul - 29 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Jan Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
27 Jul 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
25 Aug 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
24 Sep 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
29 Sep 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
Goenkaji Memorial - open to all Old Students.
24 Oct 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
22 Nov 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
22 Dec 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
 
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.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. Online applications are now closed. Please call the centre directly for any inquiries.
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
04 Oct - 15 Oct 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. For Males Only (80% reserved for Sri Lanka Army personnel)
19 Oct - 30 Oct 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day CANCELLED Anuradhapura This course has been cancelled due to unavoidable reasons. If you have already applied, please contact the registration team to have your application transferred.
19 Nov - 30 Nov 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. For Bhikku / Monks Only
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day In Progress Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
Apply 19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 03 Jan - 14 Jan 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. Reserved for Males Only (80% reserved for Sri Lanka Army Personnel).
Apply 18 Jan - 29 Jan 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
Apply 10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
Apply 27 Feb - 10 Mar 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
Apply 14 Mar - 25 Mar 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
Apply 29 Mar - 09 Apr 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
19 Apr - 30 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. Reserved for Males Only (80% reserved for Sri Lanka Army Personnel)
04 May - 15 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jan Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jan Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. Reserved for Males Only (80% reserved for Sri Lanka Army Personnel)
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Feb Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
14 Jun - 17 Jun Other Open Anuradhapura Workshop for Children's Course Teachers (CCTs). Old Students interested in providing dhamma service at Children's Courses are welcome. Workshop will be held at Dhamma Sobha, Kosgama.
15 Jun - 19 Jun Other Open Anuradhapura Workshop for Assistant Teachers (ATs). Workshop will be held at Dhamma Sobha, Kosgama.
20 Jun - 28 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Anuradhapura For old students
English / Sinhala
22 Jun - 24 Jun Other Open Anuradhapura Workshop for Dhamma Servers and Trustees. Old Students are welcome. Workshop will be held at Dhamma Sobha, Kosgama.
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. Reserved for Bhikku / Monks Only.
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. Reserved for Males Only (80% reserved for Sri Lanka Army Personnel)
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 May Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. 
01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. Reserved for Males Only (80% reserved for Sri Lanka Army Personnel)
13 Oct - 14 Oct Other Open Anuradhapura Workshop for Dhamma Servers and Trustees. Old Students are welcome. Please contact the Centre for more details.
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
27 Oct - 31 Oct Work Period Open Anuradhapura For old students
Open to all Old Students to render free service at the Centre. Please call the Centre for more details.
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. 
16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Aug Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
 
 

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.

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.

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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