Wheel of Dhamma

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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.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Oct Children Completed Anuradhapura
06 Nov Children Completed Anuradhapura
06 Dec Children Completed Anuradhapura
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Jan Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura
03 Feb Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura
05 Mar Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura
03 Apr Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura
03 May Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura
02 Jun Children / Teens Open Anuradhapura
01 Jul Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Anuradhapura
31 Jul Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Anuradhapura
29 Aug Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Anuradhapura
27 Sep Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Anuradhapura
27 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Anuradhapura
25 Nov Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 01 May Anuradhapura
24 Dec Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Anuradhapura
 
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
08 Oct 1-Day Completed Anuradhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
31 Oct - 03 Nov 3-Day Completed Anuradhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
06 Nov 1-Day Completed Anuradhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
06 Dec 1-Day Completed Anuradhapura For old students
Sinhala / English
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 04 Jan 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
Apply 03 Feb 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
Apply 05 Mar 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
Apply 03 Apr 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
Apply 03 May 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
Apply 02 Jun 1-Day Open Anuradhapura For old students
01 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Anuradhapura For old students
31 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Anuradhapura For old students
29 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Anuradhapura For old students
27 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Anuradhapura For old students
27 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Anuradhapura For old students
25 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Anuradhapura For old students
24 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Anuradhapura 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.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura Sinhala / English. 
01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura Sinhala / English.
18 Oct - 29 Oct 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura Sinhala / English
05 Nov - 16 Nov 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura Sinhala / English. 
19 Nov - 30 Nov 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura Sinhala / English. Bikkhu Only.
05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Completed Anuradhapura Sinhala / English. 
Apply 20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Open Anuradhapura Sinhala / English
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 03 Jan - 30 Jan Work Period Open Anuradhapura For old students
Work Period
Apply 01 Feb - 12 Feb 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
Apply 14 Feb - 22 Feb Satipatthana Sutta Open Anuradhapura For old students
who meet the qualification criteria (at least three 10 day courses and are practicing regularly for the last year). Please note that Satipatthana course ends on the evening of the last day.
             
Apply 01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
Apply 16 Mar - 27 Mar 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. Male Only. 80% reserved for SL Army personnel.
Apply 30 Mar - 10 Apr 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
Apply 16 Apr - 27 Apr 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
Apply 01 May - 12 May 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
Apply 16 May - 27 May 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
Apply 01 Jun - 12 Jun 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
Apply 16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Open Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. Male Only. 80% reserved for SL Army personnel.
02 Jul - 13 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. Bikkhu Only.
16 Jul - 27 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
28 Aug - 29 Aug Other Open Anuradhapura Dhamma Servers Workshop. Old Students Only.
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Anuradhapura English / Sinhala. Male Only. 80% reserved for SL Army personnel.
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Anuradhapura English / Sinhala
16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun 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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