Wheel of Dhamma

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

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

Latur Vipassana Samiti
Vasant Vihar Colony, Near RTO
Babhalgaon Road Latur-413531

Contact:

  1. Mr. Mahavir & Mrs. Anjana Patil Tel: (02322) 226 262; Mobile: 922581664
  2. Mobile: 9405422948, 9970277701, 9423347023, 9422425911, 9270116216
  3. Email: [email protected]
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Jun - 11 Jun BOYS VIPASSANA TEENAGER COURSE RESIDENTIAL Applications accepted starting 05 Apr Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
16 Jun - 25 Jun TEENAGER GIRS RESIDENTIAL VIPASSANA SHIBIR Applications accepted starting 01 May Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
 
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.
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Oct TIMING OF THE SHIBIR 9.00 TO 4.00  Completed Latur For old students
ONLY FOR OLD STUDENTS
Apply 25 Nov TIMING OF THE SHIBIR 9.00 TO 4.00  New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Latur For old students
ONLY FOR OLD STUDENTS
Apply 23 Dec TIMING OF THE SHIBIR 9.00 TO 4.00 New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Latur For old students
ONLY 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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL COURSE IN HINDI AND MARATHI Completed Latur COURSE IS FULL PLEASE APPLY FOR THE NEXT COURSE
21 Oct - 01 Nov 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL COURSE IN HINDI AND MARATHI Completed Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES AND REGULATIONS VERY CAREFULLY
11 Nov - 22 Nov 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL COURSE IN HINDI AND MARATHI In Progress Latur COURSE IS FULL 
Apply 02 Dec - 13 Dec 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL COURSE IN HINDI AND MARATHI Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES AND REGULATIONS VERY CAREFULLY
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 13 Jan - 24 Jan 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL ONLY FOR MALE VIPASSANA SHIBIR Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES AND REGULATION CAREFULLY
10 Feb - 21 Feb 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL ONLY FOR FEMALE  VIPASSANA SHIBIR Applications accepted starting 24 Dec Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES AND REGULATIONS CAREFULLY
10 Mar - 21 Mar 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL ONLY FOR MALE VIPASSANA SHIBIR Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES AND REGLATIONS CAREFULLY
31 Mar - 11 Apr 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL VIPASSANA SHIBIR ONLY FOR FEMALE Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL VIPASSANA SHIBIR ONLY FOR MALE Applications accepted starting 15 Mar Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
02 May - 10 May 7 DAYS RESIDENTIAL VIPASSANA SATIPATHAN SHIBIR FOR FEMALES ONLY Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Latur For old students
ONLY FOR OLD FEMALE STUDENTS PL READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
12 May - 23 May 7 DAYS RESIDENTIAL SATIPATHNA VIPASSANA SHIBIR ONLY FOR MALE  Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Latur For old students
SATIPATTHAN FOR MALE OLD STUDENTS PL READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL VIPASSANA SHIBIR ONLY FOR FEMALES Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
11 Aug - 23 Aug 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL VIPASSANA SHIBIR ONLY FOR MALES Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
15 Sep - 26 Sep 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL VIPASSANA SHIBIR ONLY FOR FEMALES Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
13 Oct - 24 Oct 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL VIPASSANA SHIBIR ONLY FOR MALE Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL VIPASSANA SHIBIR ONLY FOR FEMALES Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL VIPASSANA SHIBIR ONLY FOR MALE Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10 DAYS RESIDENTIAL VIPASSANA SHIBIR ONLY FOR FEMALES Applications accepted starting 15 Oct Latur PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY
 
 

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

Questions may be addressed to Email: [email protected]

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.

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.

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.