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Dhamma Paphulla, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / Kannada / English

Dhamma Paphulla, meaning ‘Cheerfulness of Dhamma’, is about 30 km from the major city of Bangalore on a 10-acre land. Located in a very tranquil area, with farmland on one side and forestland on another side, the centre is on a gently sloping piece of land in rustic surroundings, enjoys moderate climate year round and is easily accessible by city buses. The centre has a main meditation hall that can accommodate about 100 meditators and two mini halls that can seat 30 meditators each.
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

Bangalore Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Paphulla
Alur (Near Panchayat Office) Dasanapura Hobli
(23 Km from Bangalore City Railway Station)
Bangalore, North Taluk 562123

Email: info@paphulla.dhamma.org

Tel: +91 7829912733, +91 8861644284, +91 9972588377, +91 80 23712377 (Timing for calling: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM IST)

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.
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
30 Jan - 01 Feb 2-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jan Bangalore For old students
Dhamma Worker's Workshop
19 Feb - 22 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Bangalore For old students
CCT Workshop
30 Jul - 02 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Apr Bangalore For old students
27 Oct Old Student's Group Sitting Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Bangalore For old students
Old Student's Group sitting
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
Apply 25 Oct - 02 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Open Bangalore For old students
Apply 05 Nov - 16 Nov 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
Apply 19 Nov - 30 Nov 10-Day Open Bangalore
Apply 03 Dec - 14 Dec 10-Day Open Bangalore
Apply 17 Dec - 28 Dec 10-Day Open Bangalore
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Open Bangalore
Apply 15 Jan - 26 Jan 10-Day Open Bangalore
04 Feb - 15 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Nov Bangalore
25 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Nov Bangalore
11 Mar - 19 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 11 Dec Bangalore For old students
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Dec Bangalore
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jan Bangalore
22 Apr - 03 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jan Bangalore
06 May - 17 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Feb Bangalore
20 May - 31 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Feb Bangalore
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Bangalore
17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Mar Bangalore
03 Jul - 11 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 03 Apr Bangalore For old students
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Apr Bangalore
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 May Bangalore
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Bangalore
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Bangalore
18 Sep - 26 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Bangalore For old students
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Bangalore
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jul Bangalore

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

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

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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