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Pala
Dhamma Pāla (Dhammapāla), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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** 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.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 05 May - 13 May Teen Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Teenager Boys Course
Apply 03 Jun - 11 Jun Teen Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Teenager Girls
 
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.
2013 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
19 Dec - 22 Dec 3-Day Completed Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh For old students
2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Feb - 23 Feb 2-Day Completed Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh For old students
12 Mar - 15 Mar 3-Day Completed Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh For old students
Apply 02 May - 04 May 2-Day Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh For old students
Apply 30 May - 01 Jun 2-Day Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh For old students
Apply 13 Jun - 15 Jun 2-Day Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh For old students
Apply 11 Aug - 14 Aug 3-Day Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh For old students
Apply 18 Sep - 21 Sep 3-Day Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh For old students
25 Oct - 27 Oct 2-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Apr Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh For old students
 
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.
2013 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 December, 2013 - 05 January, 2014 10-Day Completed Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Completed Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
22 Jan - 30 Jan Satipatthana Sutta Completed Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh For old students
05 Feb - 16 Feb 10-Day Completed Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
26 Feb - 09 Mar 10-Day Completed Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
19 Mar - 30 Mar 10-Day Completed Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
02 Apr - 13 Apr 10-Day Completed Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
17 Apr - 28 Apr 10-Day In Progress Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Apply 17 May - 28 May 10-Day Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Apply 18 Jun - 29 Jun 10-Day Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Apply 02 Jul - 13 Jul 10-Day Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Apply 16 Jul - 27 Jul 10-Day Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Apply 29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
15 Aug - 17 Aug Other Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Dhamma Sevak Sammelan
Apply 20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Apply 03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Apply 24 Sep - 05 Oct 10-Day Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Apply 12 Oct - 20 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Open Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh For old students
29 Oct - 09 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 May Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
12 Nov - 23 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 May Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
26 Nov - 07 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 May Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
10 Dec - 21 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jun Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
24 December, 2014 - 04 January, 2015 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jun Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
 
 

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.

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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