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Dhamma Kalyana, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Surrounded by long stretches of fertile agricultural fields of flowers and rural calm, Dhamma Kalyana is situated on the bank of famous river, Ganga.  It is located near Aima Village Dhori Ghat, 22 km away from Kanpur, the largest city of Uttar Pradesh.  The simple 8 bighas centre with its flower trees and beautiful gardens can accommodate 100 students in single occupancy rooms with attached bathrooms. Dhamma Kalyana attracts many foreigners from all over the World.
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

Kanpur International Vipassana Meditation Centre - Dhamma Kalyana
Dhori Ghat, near Hanuman Temple
Village Ema, P.O. Rooma
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh – 209 402, INDIA

Email: info@kalyana.dhamma.org
Phone: [91] 7388-543793, [91]-7388-543795
Mobile: [91] 0899-5460149
Fax: [91] 512-230-6722

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.
2013 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Completed Kanpur
27 Oct 1-Day Completed Kanpur For old students
05 Nov - 16 Nov 10-Day Completed Kanpur
20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Completed Kanpur
24 Nov 1-Day Completed Kanpur For old students
05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Completed Kanpur
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Completed Kanpur
22 Dec 1-Day Completed Kanpur For old students
2014 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Jan - 16 Jan 10-Day Completed Kanpur
20 Jan - 31 Jan 10-Day Completed Kanpur
25 Jan 1-Day Completed Kanpur For old students
05 Feb - 16 Feb 10-Day Completed Kanpur
20 Feb - 28 Feb Satipatthana Sutta Completed Kanpur For old students
22 Feb 1-Day Completed Kanpur For old students
05 Mar - 16 Mar 10-Day Completed Kanpur
20 Mar - 31 Mar 10-Day Completed Kanpur
29 Mar 1-Day Completed Kanpur For old students
05 Apr - 16 Apr 10-Day Completed Kanpur
20 Apr - 01 May 10-Day Completed Kanpur
26 Apr 1-Day Completed Kanpur For old students
05 May - 16 May 10-Day Completed Kanpur
20 May - 31 May 10-Day Completed Kanpur
31 May 1-Day Completed Kanpur For old students
01 Jun - 04 Jun Children Completed Kanpur
05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Completed Kanpur
16 Jun - 19 Jun Children / Teens Completed Kanpur
20 Jun - 01 Jul 10-Day Completed Kanpur
22 Jun 1-Day Completed Kanpur For old students
05 Jul - 16 Jul 10-Day Completed Kanpur
20 Jul - 31 Jul 10-Day Completed Kanpur
27 Jul 1-Day Completed Kanpur For old students
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Completed Kanpur
20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day Completed Kanpur
24 Aug 1-Day Completed Kanpur For old students
05 Sep - 16 Sep 10-Day Completed Kanpur
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Completed Kanpur
28 Sep 1-Day Completed Kanpur For old students
05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day Completed Kanpur
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day In Progress Kanpur
Apply 26 Oct 1-Day Open Kanpur For old students
Apply 05 Nov - 16 Nov 10-Day Open Kanpur
Apply 23 Nov 1-Day Open Kanpur For old students
Apply 05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Open Kanpur
16 Dec - 19 Dec Children Open Kanpur
Apply 20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Open Kanpur
Apply 28 Dec 1-Day Open Kanpur For old students

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

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

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.

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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