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Dhamma Bodhi, BodhGaya, Bihar, India
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Bodhi, meaning ‘Enlightenment of Dhamma’, is located in Bodhgaya in South Bihar. The simple 18-acre centre with its fruit trees and well-kept vegetable gardens can accommodate about 80 students in single and double room cottages with attached bathrooms. Surrounded by long stretches of fertile agricultural fields, Dhamma Bodhi’s rural calm is an ideal setting for serious meditation.  The centre has a Dhamma Hall that accommodates 80 students, and a pagoda with 70 cells.
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. You will get an acknowledgment by email on the email-id provided, within 24 hours. If for any reason you don't get the acknowledgment, please write to registration@dhammabodhi.com. 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


Dhamma Bodhi
Bodhgaya International Vipassana Meditation Centre
Gaya-Dobhi Road, Near Magadh University,
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India.
Pin: 824 234
Tel: (91) (631) 2200437
Cell: (91) 99559-11556 


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
15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day In Progress BodhGaya Please note the change in course dates It starts on 15th instead of 16th.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open BodhGaya
Apply 16 Jan - 27 Jan 10-Day Wait List BodhGaya
Apply 01 Feb - 12 Feb 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open BodhGaya
Apply 16 Feb - 27 Feb 10-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Servers - Open BodhGaya
Apply 01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Servers - Open BodhGaya
Apply 03 Mar - 12 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Course Full BodhGaya For old students
Apply 16 Mar - 27 Mar 10-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Servers - Open BodhGaya
Apply 01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 16 Apr - 27 Apr 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 01 May - 12 May 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 16 May - 27 May 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 01 Jun - 12 Jun 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Open BodhGaya
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jan BodhGaya
16 Jul - 27 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jan BodhGaya
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Feb BodhGaya
Apply 16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Open BodhGaya

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

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

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.

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