Wheel of Dhamma

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Giri
Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri, Maharashtra, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Giri, meaing 'Hill of Dhamma' is one of the world's largest Vipassana meditation centres. It is co-located with the Vipassana Research Institute at Igatpuri in Maharastra, approximately three hours drive from Mumbai. The center offered its first course in 1976.  Today tens of thousands of students study here every year.  The centre's pagoda has over 400 cells for individual meditation.
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 International Acadamy -- Dhamma Giri
P.O. Box 6, Igatpuri 422 403
Maharashtra, India

Email: info@giri.dhamma.org
Phone: [91](02553) 244076, 244086, 243712, 243238
Fax: [91](02553) 244176
 
Ten Day & Other 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 Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
16 Apr - 27 Apr 10-Day In Progress Igatpuri, Maharashtra Senior Executives and Professionals can apply for this course. Please download the Application Form from the link below, fill completely and fax it on 91-2553-244176 between 09:30 am to 05:15 pm IST. It is essential to provide your email ID. http://www.executive.dhamma.org/en/docs/forms/VIAApplFormEx.pdf
18 Apr - 20 Apr 2-Day (Only For Executives) Completed Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students
27 Apr - 02 May Dhamma Service Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Igatpuri, Maharashtra Dhamma Service for course preparation. Please contact Male course office: 8380017295; 8380017296; Female Course Office: 8380017298. Old students who have completed at least one 10-day course can serve.
Apply 02 May - 10 May STP New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students
11 May - 14 May Dhamma Service Period Open Igatpuri, Maharashtra Dhamma Service for course preparation. Please contact Male course office: 8380017295; 8380017296; Female Course Office: 8380017298. Old students who have completed at least one 10-day course can serve.
Apply 14 May - 25 May 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri, Maharashtra

Senior Executives and Professionals can apply for this course. Please download the Application Form from the link below, fill completely and fax it on 91-2553-244176 between 09:30 am to 05:15 pm IST. It is essential to provide your email ID. http://www.executive.dhamma.org/en/docs/forms/VIAApplFormEx.pdf

16 May - 18 May 2-Day (Only For Executives) Applications accepted starting 11 May Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students

Apply 28 May - 08 Jun 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri, Maharashtra
30 May - 01 Jun 2-Day (Only For Executives) Applications accepted starting 25 May Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students

Apply 11 Jun - 22 Jun (Only For Persian students) Open Igatpuri, Maharashtra This link is open only for Persian students so other students are requested not to apply through this link.
Apply 11 Jun - 22 Jun 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri, Maharashtra
13 Jun - 15 Jun 2-Day (Only For Executives) Applications accepted starting 08 Jun Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students

Apply 25 Jun - 06 Jul 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri, Maharashtra
27 Jun - 29 Jun 2-Day (Only For Executives) Applications accepted starting 22 Jun Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students

Apply 09 Jul - 20 Jul 10-Day Open Igatpuri, Maharashtra
11 Jul - 13 Jul 2-Day (Only For Executives) Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students

23 Jul - 03 Aug 10-Day (Only For Old Students) Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Igatpuri, Maharashtra
23 Jul - 03 Aug SPL Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Igatpuri, Maharashtra
25 Jul - 27 Jul 2-Day (Only For Executives) Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students

06 Aug - 17 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 May Igatpuri, Maharashtra
08 Aug - 10 Aug 2-Day (Only For Executives) Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students

20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May Igatpuri, Maharashtra
22 Aug - 24 Aug 2-Day (Only For Executives) Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students

03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Igatpuri, Maharashtra
05 Sep - 07 Sep 2-Day (Only For Executives) Applications accepted starting 31 Aug Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students

17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Igatpuri, Maharashtra
19 Sep - 21 Sep 2-Day (Only For Executives) Applications accepted starting 14 Sep Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students

30 Sep - 08 Oct STP Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students
03 Oct - 05 Oct 2-Day (Only For Executives) Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students

15 Oct - 26 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Igatpuri, Maharashtra
17 Oct - 19 Oct 2-Day (Only For Executives) Applications accepted starting 12 Oct Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students

01 Nov - 16 Nov TSC Applications accepted starting 01 May Igatpuri, Maharashtra For old students
Criteria:  Minimum one Satipatthana course. Significant contribution to spread of Dhamma. Local teacher’s recommendation. 
 
 

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

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

Teacher's Self-Courses are open only to serious Old Students playing or likely to play an important role in the spread of Dhamma who are practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques), maintaining a daily practice of two hours per day, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability. These requirements may change annually and admission subject to the discretion of S.N. Goenka.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting 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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