Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

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


  1. Mr. Mahavir & Mrs. Anjana Patil Tel: (02322) 226 262; Mobile: 922581664
  2. Mobile: 9421087012, 9970277701, 9423347023, 9422425911
  3. Email: info@avasa.dhamma.org
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
07 Sep Children Completed Latur
02 Nov ANAPAN COURSE Open Latur timing of the shibir 9.00 to 3.00 age limit of the studens 11 to 15 years
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
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2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
23 Feb short course Completed Latur For old students
23 Mar 1-Day Completed Latur For old students
11 Apr - 14 Apr 3-Day Completed Latur For old students
14 Apr - 17 Apr THREE DAYS COURSE Completed Latur For old students
09 May - 12 May 3 days short course Completed Latur For old students
3 days short course
12 May - 15 May 3 days short course Completed Latur For old students
3 daysshort course
28 Sep 1-Day Completed Latur For old students
One day shibir Timing of the shibir from 9.00 to 4.00 lunch provided at the center
26 Oct 1-Day Completed Latur For old students
Shibir time from 9.00 to 4.00
Apply 23 Nov 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Latur For old students
timing of the shibir 9.00 to 4.00
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
09 Feb - 20 Feb 10-Day Completed Latur
09 Mar - 20 Mar 10-Day Completed Latur
08 Jun - 19 Jun 10-Day Completed Latur
13 Jul - 24 Jul 10 days course Completed Latur 10 days course
10 Aug - 21 Aug 10-Day Completed Latur
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10 days course date is preponed due to election Completed Latur
Apply 09 Nov - 20 Nov 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Latur
28 December, 2014 - 08 January, 2015 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Latur

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: info@avasa.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.

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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