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Ganga
Dhamma Gaṅgā, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Gaṅgā, meaning ‘Ganges of Dhamma’, is located on the bank of the river Ganges, and is about 25 kms north from the Centre of Kolkata (Calcutta). The Centre was acquired in 1988, and began functioning the next year in a 200-year old historical three storied building surrounded with flower and fruit trees. The Centre is easily approachable from Kolkata by train, bus, and taxi and from Howrah by bus and taxi. Trains are available from Sealdah station upto Sodepur station and buses upto Panihati Municipality. From there, one can walk to the Centre or take a rickshaw. From airport hire a pre paid taxi for Baro Mandir Ghat Sodepur.
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 Kendra - Dhamma Ganga

Kajaria
22 Bonfield Lane, 2nd floor, Room No. 10
Kolkata, West Bengal 700 001
India
 Tel: [91](033) 2242-3225
 Tel: (91)(033) 2242-4561
or
M. A. Badani
Tel: Off. [91](033) 2225-1366
 Tel: Res. [91](033) 2475-7208

 Email: info@ganga.dhamma.org

Centre's Address :-

Vipassana Kendra

"DHAMMAGANGA"

BARO MANDIR GHAT

SODEPUR

KOLKATA - 700 114

Tele- [91] (033)  65258601 / 2553-2855 / 2583-3910

 Mobile [91] (0) 943-322-1119 / 7687029828  / 9163789480                

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Sep Children Completed Kolkata Open for 8 to 18 years students. Report by 9.30 AM & over by 3.30 PM
Apply 29 Oct Children Open Kolkata Open for 8 to 18 years students. Report by 9.30 AM & over by 3.30 PM on the same day.
Apply 27 Nov Children Open Kolkata Open for 8 to 18 years students. Report by 9.30 AM & over by 3.30 PM on the same day.
Apply 11 Dec Children Open Kolkata Open for 8 to 18 years students. Report by 9.30 AM & over by 3.30 PM on the same day.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 15 Jan Children Open Kolkata Open for 8 to 18 years students. Report by 9.30 AM & over by 3.30 PM
Apply 26 Feb Children Open Kolkata Open for 8 to 18 years students. Report by 9.30 AM & over by 3.30 PM
Apply 26 Mar Children Open Kolkata Open for 8 to 18 years students. Report by 9.30 AM & over by 3.30 PM
Apply 23 Apr Children Open Kolkata Open for 8 to 18 years students. Report by 9.30 AM & over by 3.30 PM
Apply 25 Jun Children Open Kolkata Open for 8 to 18 years students. Report by 9.30 AM & over by 3.30 PM
 
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.
2016 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Sep 1-Day Completed Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM.
Apply 02 Oct 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Mega  One  Day Gratitude  Day -  9 AM to 4 PM
Apply 16 Oct 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM.
Apply 29 Oct 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM.
Apply 13 Nov 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM.
Apply 11 Dec 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM.
Apply 14 Dec - 18 Dec Only for old students Open Kolkata For old students
Arrive by 4 PM on 14th & over by 4 PM on 18th Dec.2016
2017 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Jan 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM.
Apply 15 Jan 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM
Apply 29 Jan 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Mega One Day Course time 9 AM to 4 PM
Apply 12 Feb 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM
Apply 26 Feb 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM
Apply 10 Mar - 14 Mar 3-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Arrive by 4 PM on 10th & over by 4 PM on 14th March 
Apply 26 Mar 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM
Apply 09 Apr 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM
Apply 23 Apr 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM
Apply 14 May 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Buddha Purnima Course time 9 AM to 4 PM
Apply 11 Jun 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM
Apply 25 Jun 1-Day Open Kolkata For old students
Course time 9 AM to 4 PM
 
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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day Completed Kolkata
Apply 05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Kolkata
Apply 18 Oct - 29 Oct 10-Day Open Kolkata
Apply 01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Open Kolkata Now the date is changed to 1st to 12th Nov
Apply 16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Open Kolkata
Apply 30 Nov - 11 Dec 10-Day Open Kolkata
Apply 21 December, 2016 - 01 January, 2017 10-Day Open Kolkata
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 04 Jan - 15 Jan 10-Day Open Kolkata
Apply 18 Jan - 29 Jan 10-Day Open Kolkata
Apply 01 Feb - 12 Feb 10-Day Open Kolkata
Apply 15 Feb - 26 Feb 10-Day Open Kolkata
Apply 01 Mar - 09 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Open Kolkata For old students
Apply 15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day Open Kolkata
Apply 29 Mar - 09 Apr 10-Day Open Kolkata
Apply 12 Apr - 23 Apr 10-Day Open Kolkata
Apply 26 Apr - 07 May 10-Day Open Kolkata
Apply 17 May - 28 May 10-Day Open Kolkata
Apply 31 May - 11 Jun 10-Day Open Kolkata
Apply 14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Open Kolkata
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
 

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

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

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.

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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