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Dhamma Marudhara, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are courses all over the world. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
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

Vipassna Meditation Center - Dhamma Marudhara
Behind Lehariya Resort 
Pal-Chopasni Link Road 
Chokha, Jodhpur 342 001 
Rajasthan - India

Mobile: [91] 98290 07520
Mobile: [91] 93147 27215
Mobile: [91] 97833 87504

Fax: [91] (2910 274 6435
Email: [email protected]

 

   

 

 

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Dec - 24 Dec Children / Teens Open Jodhpur COURSE WILL END ON 24th DEC EVENING 
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Jun - 12 Jun Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 06 Mar Jodhpur Teenagers course for boys.
 
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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Apr - 07 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jan Jodhpur For old students
For old students. Course shall complete on evening of 7th April.
14 Jun - 16 Jun 2-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Mar Jodhpur For old students
Children course for boys and girls. Course shall complete on Evening of 16 June.
18 Jun - 21 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Jodhpur For old students
For old students. Course shall complete on evening of 21st June.
16 Sep - 19 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Jodhpur For old students
For old students. Course shall complete on evening of 19th September.
20 Dec - 22 Dec Children course for boys and girls. Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Jodhpur For old students
Course shall complete on the evening of 22nd December.
 
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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Completed Jodhpur
26 Sep - 07 Oct 10-Day Completed Jodhpur
10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day Completed Jodhpur
24 Oct - 04 Nov 10-Day Completed Jodhpur
10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Completed Jodhpur
28 Nov - 09 Dec 10-Day Completed Jodhpur
Apply 25 December, 2018 - 05 January, 2019 10-Day Open Jodhpur
Apply 25 December, 2018 - 05 January, 2019 10-Day Open Jodhpur
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 14 Jan - 25 Jan 10-Day Open Jodhpur
Apply 29 Jan - 09 Feb 10-Day Open Jodhpur
Apply 11 Feb - 22 Feb 10-Day Open Jodhpur
Apply 24 Feb - 07 Mar 10-Day Open Jodhpur
Apply 10 Mar - 21 Mar 10-Day Open Jodhpur
10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jan Jodhpur
24 Apr - 02 May Satipattana course. Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Jodhpur For old students
Course shall complete on evening of 2 May.
06 May - 17 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Feb Jodhpur
20 May - 31 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Feb Jodhpur
02 Jul - 13 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Apr Jodhpur
18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Apr Jodhpur
03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 May Jodhpur
18 Aug - 29 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May Jodhpur
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Jodhpur
28 Sep - 09 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Jodhpur
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Jodhpur
30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Jodhpur
12 Nov - 23 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Jodhpur
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Jodhpur
09 Dec - 17 Dec Satipattana course. Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Jodhpur For old students
Course shall complete on the evening of 17th December.
25 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Jodhpur
 
 

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

Questions may be addressed to Email: [email protected]

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.