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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 Pala (literally, one who protects Dhamma) was established at Bhopal in May 2009, set up on 5 acres of land. It presently has a Dhamma Hall, a mini Dhamma Hall, single room residential accommodation with attached bathroom for 40 male and 30 female meditators, Teacher residences, Dinning Hall and staff residential quarters. A Pagoda Complex with 116 cells is under construction & is likely to complete soon. Apart from an annual schedule of 19 to 20 Ten day courses, two Satipatthana courses, Boys and Girls Teenager courses, one day, two day, three day courses and Children courses, there are other activities like Parichay Sammelan (Introduction to Vipassana programmes) for non meditators and Dhamma server workshop for old meditators. As an added attraction, students can plan a visit to Sanchi, famous for it’s Great Stupa located 46 km North-East of Bhopal.
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
City Office Address
B-42, Mannipuram,  Near Akshy Heart Hospital,  Char Imli, Bhopal – 462016.
Madhya Pradesh, INDIA.
Mob.: +91-9893891989, 9425097358
Phone: +91-755-2468053 / +91-755-2462351
Email: dhammapala.bhopal@gmail.com, info@pala.dhamma.org
Website: 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
25 Sep 1-Day Children Course Completed 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.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Jan 1-Day Children Course Open Bhopal Age - from 8 to 12 years. Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
02 Apr 1-Day Children Course Open Bhopal Age - from 8 to 12 years. Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
30 Apr 1-Day Children Course Open Bhopal Age - from 13 to 16 years. Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
02 May - 10 May 7-Day Teenager Girls Applications accepted starting 02 Mar Bhopal Age - from 16 to 19 years
28 May 1-Day Children Course Open Bhopal Age - from 13 to 16 years. Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
30 May - 07 Jun 7-Day Teenager Boys Applications accepted starting 30 Mar Bhopal Age - from 16 to 19 years
09 Jul 1-Day Children Course Open Bhopal Age - from 8 to 12 years. Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
24 Sep 1-Day Children Course Open Bhopal Age - from 13 to 16 years. Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
19 Nov 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
11 Sep 1 - Day Completed Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
13 Nov 1 - Day Completed Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
27 Nov 1 - Day Completed Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm.
Apply 15 Dec - 18 Dec 3-Day Open Bhopal For old students
This course ends on 18 Dec at 5 pm.
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.
29 Jan 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
26 Feb 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
12 Mar 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
16 Mar - 19 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Feb Bhopal For old students
This course ends on 19 Mar at 5 pm.
16 Apr 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
12 May - 14 May 2-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Apr Bhopal For old students
This course ends on 14 May at 5 pm.
09 Jun - 11 Jun 2-Day Applications accepted starting 09 May Bhopal For old students
This course ends on 11 Jun at 5 pm.
25 Jun 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
23 Jul 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
06 Aug 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
10 Aug - 13 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jul Bhopal For old students
This course ends on 13 Aug at 5 pm.
10 Sep 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
12 Oct - 15 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Bhopal For old students
This course ends on 15 Oct at 5 pm.
20 Oct - 22 Oct 2-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Bhopal For old students
This course ends on 22 Oct at 5 pm.
05 Nov 1 - Day Open Bhopal For old students
Time - 9 am to 3 pm
21 Nov - 24 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Oct Bhopal For old students
This course ends on 24 Nov at 5 pm.
31 Dec 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.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Aug - 28 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Completed Bhopal For old students
This course ends on 28 Aug at 5 pm.
31 Aug - 11 Sep 10-Day Completed Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day Completed Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
28 Sep - 09 Oct 10-Day Completed Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
15 Oct - 26 Oct 10-Day Completed Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
02 Nov - 13 Nov 10-Day Completed Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Completed Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
30 Nov - 11 Dec 10 Day - For English speaking students. In Progress Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
Apply 21 December, 2016 - 01 January, 2017 10-Day Open Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 04 Jan - 15 Jan 10-Day Open Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
Apply 18 Jan - 29 Jan 10-Day Open Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
Apply 31 Jan - 09 Feb 9 - Day Satipatthana Course. Open Bhopal For old students
Course ends on 9th Feb. morning at 7 am.
12 Feb Vipassana-Parichay Sammelan Applications accepted starting 23 Jan 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.
15 Feb - 26 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Dec Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
22 Mar - 02 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jan Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
05 Apr - 16 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Feb Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
19 Apr - 30 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Feb Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
17 May - 28 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Mar Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Apr Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
28 Jun - 09 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Apr Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
12 Jul - 23 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 May Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
26 Jul - 06 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 May Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
15 Aug - 24 Aug 9 - Day Satipatthana Course Applications accepted starting 15 Jun Bhopal For old students
Course ends on 9th Feb. morning at 7 am.
25 Aug - 27 Aug WORKSHOP Applications accepted starting 25 Jul Bhopal For Old Students
30 Aug - 10 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
13 Sep - 24 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jul Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
27 Sep - 08 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
25 Oct - 05 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
08 Nov - 19 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
27 Nov - 18 Dec 20-Day Long Course. Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Bhopal For Old Students
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Oct Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
 
 

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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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