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Pala
Dhamma Pāla (Dhammapāla), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Pāla, meaning 'Protector of Dhamma', is 60 km away from the famous Sanchi Stupa built by Emperor Asoka. The Centre is under construction in Bhopal, the city of lakes and the capital of India's biggest state Madhya Pradesh in central India. The Centre is behind Kerwa Dam, on 27 acres of land. The first phase, to allow for a capacity of 100 students, will use five acres with construction starting in 2005. The second phase will provide for a Dhamma Hall to seat 225 students and 75 cells. Dhamma P±la plans to conduct 12 courses a year at the completion of phase 1. As added attraction, students might be taken on a visit to Sanchi Stupa at the end of the course.
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
Bhopal Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Pala
c/o Mr. Ashok Kela
Vipassana Samiti, E-1/82 Arera Colony
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462 016
India
Centre Tel: [91] (0755) 280 8627, [91](0755) 246 8053, [91](0755) 246-2351, [91](0755) 246-1243
Res. Tel: [91](0755) 2463-113
Fax: [91](0755) 246-8197
Email: info@pala.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.pala.dhamma.org
 
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
08 May 1-Day Children Course Completed Bhopal Age - from 8 to 12 years. Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
10 May - 18 May 7-Days Teenager Boys Completed Bhopal Age - from 16 to 19 years
05 Jun 1-Day Children Course Completed Bhopal Age - from 13 to 16 years. Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
07 Jun - 15 Jun 7-Days Teenager Girls Completed Bhopal Age - from 16 to 19 years
03 Jul 1-Day Children Course Completed Bhopal Age - from 8 to 12 years. Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
14 Aug 1-Day Children Course Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Bhopal Age - from 8 to 12 years. Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
25 Sep 1-Day Children Course Open Bhopal Age - from 13 to 16 years. Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
11 Dec 1-Day Children Course Open Bhopal Age - from 8 to 12 years. Time - 9 am to 3 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
15 Jan - 17 Jan 2-Day Completed Bhopal For old students
15 Feb - 18 Feb 3-Day Completed Bhopal For old students
06 Mar 1 - Day Completed Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
20 Mar 1 - Day Completed Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
08 Apr - 10 Apr 2-Day Completed Bhopal For old students
24 Apr 1 - Day Completed Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
20 May - 22 May 2-Day Completed Bhopal For old students
17 Jun - 20 Jun 3-Day Completed Bhopal For old students
17 Jul 1 - Day Completed Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
31 Jul 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
11 Sep 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
13 Nov 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
27 Nov 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
15 Dec - 18 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Oct Bhopal For old students
2017 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 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.
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2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Jan - 13 Jan 10-Day Completed Bhopal
20 Jan - 28 Jan Satipatthana Sutta Completed Bhopal For old students
03 Feb - 14 Feb 10-Day Completed Bhopal
21 Feb Vipassana-Parichay Sammelan Completed Bhopal Introducton of Vipassana Meditation for New students.  2 Sessions - 10 am to 12 and 12 to 2 pm.  Join any one Session.  Age - above 19 yrs.
24 Feb - 06 Mar 10-Day Completed Bhopal
09 Mar - 20 Mar 10-Day Completed Bhopal
26 Mar - 06 Apr 10-Day Completed Bhopal
13 Apr - 24 Apr 10-Day Completed Bhopal
27 Apr - 08 May 10-Day Completed Bhopal
25 May - 05 Jun 10-Day Completed Bhopal
22 Jun - 03 Jul 10-Day Completed Bhopal
06 Jul - 17 Jul 10-Day Completed Bhopal
20 Jul - 31 Jul 10-Day In Progress Bhopal
Apply 03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day Open Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
14 Aug WORKSHOP ON DHAMMASEVA Open Bhopal For Old Students
15 Aug SAHBHAGITA SEMINAR Open Bhopal For Old Students
Apply 20 Aug - 28 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Open Bhopal For old students
Apply 31 Aug - 11 Sep 10-Day Open Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
Apply 14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day Open Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
Apply 28 Sep - 09 Oct 10-Day Open Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
Apply 15 Oct - 26 Oct 10-Day Open Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
02 Nov - 13 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Aug Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
30 Nov - 11 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Aug Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
21 December, 2016 - 01 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
 
 

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

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

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.

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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