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Dhamma Licchavī, Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Licchavī, meaning ‘Dhamma among Licchavis’ (residents of Vesali, or Vaishali in India) is located in village Ladaura in northern Bihar, about 20 km from Vaishali and 12 km from Muzaffarpur, known for the sweet juicy fruit of Lichi and Mango. The Centre was named after the clan that lived in that area at the time of the Buddha. Vaishali is an important place where the Buddha spent many rain retreats. Vaishali, the first republic in the world, was spread over 110 km, and it was here that the Buddha first granted permission for women to become bhikkunis. The Buddha also gave the Ratana Sutta here.
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

Vaishali Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Licchavi, Atardah (Lalitkunj), Muzaffarpur, Bihar 842 001; India

c/o Rajkumar Goenka, Parijat, Marwari Bazar; Samastipur; Bihar; India 

City Office: Kalambagh Road, Near Speaker Chowk, Opp. SDO (West) Residence, Muzaffarpur - 842001

Email: info@licchavi.dhamma.org

Mobile: [91]9431239405, [91]9470010002

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
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Completed Vaishali, Muzaffarpur
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Completed Vaishali, Muzaffarpur
05 Nov - 13 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Completed Vaishali, Muzaffarpur For old students
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Completed Vaishali, Muzaffarpur
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Completed Vaishali, Muzaffarpur
17 Dec - 28 Dec 10-Day In Progress Vaishali, Muzaffarpur
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 02 Jan - 13 Jan 10-Day Open Vaishali, Muzaffarpur
Apply 17 Jan - 28 Jan 10-Day Open Vaishali, Muzaffarpur

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

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@licchavi.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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