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Pattana
Dhamma Pattana, Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Pattana, meaning the Harbour of Dhamma, is located on a hill overlooking the beach town of Gorai, in the outer northern suburbs of Mumbai. It is part of the renowned Global Pagoda complex that opened in 2009. The building is modern, and all residential rooms are equipped with western facilities and air conditioning. Most courses taught here are geared towards business executives and professionals.
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

Dhamma Pattana Vipassana Centre
Inside Global Vipassana Pagoda Campus
Next to Esselworld, Gorai Village
Borivali (West), Mumbai 400091, India

Tel: [91] (22) 3374 7519 (Centre | Male Office)
Tel: [91] (22) 3374 7518 / 2845 2238 (Registration: Mon-Sat, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM only)
Email: info@pattana.dhamma.org

 
Ten Day & Other 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 Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Oct - 05 Oct 3 Days Executive (Old Students only ) Completed Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
For Old Students.  For Serving kindly apply online.
08 Oct - 19 Oct 10 Days Executive Completed Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai

Sr. Executives & Professionals can still apply for this course. Please download the Application Form from the link given below, & email to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in    Link : http://executive.dhamma.org/en/docs/forms/VIAApplFormEx.pdf

For Serving kindly apply online

01 Nov - 16 Nov TSC Completed Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
Criteria:  Minimum one Satipatthana course. Significant contribution to spread of Dhamma. Local teacher’s recommendation
19 Nov - 30 Nov 10 Days Executive In Progress Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai
Apply 03 Dec - 14 Dec 10 Days Executive Closed Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online.
Apply 17 Dec - 25 Dec Satipatthana Course Closed Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
Satipatthana Course will end in the evening of the last day.  For serving kindly apply online.
17 Dec - 28 Dec 10 Days Executive CANCELLED Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving send Server application to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
Apply 31 December, 2014 - 11 January, 2015 10 Days Executive Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving send Server application to registration_pattana@dhamma.net.in
2015 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 13 Jan - 16 Jan 3 Days ( Old Students Only) Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students

For Serving kindly apply online.

 

 

21 Jan - 01 Feb 10 Days Executive CANCELLED Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving kindly apply online.
Apply 23 Jan - 26 Jan 3 Days ( Old Students )  Open Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
For Serving kindly apply online.
Apply 04 Feb - 15 Feb 10 Days Executive Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving kindly apply online.
Apply 18 Feb - 01 Mar 10 Days Executive Open Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving kindly apply online.
05 Mar - 08 Mar 3 Days ( Old Students ) Applications accepted starting 30 Nov Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
For Serving kindly apply online.
10 Mar - 18 Mar Satipatthana Course ( Old Students ) Applications accepted starting 10 Dec Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
For Serving kindly apply online.
20 Mar - 31 Mar 10 Days Executive Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving kindly apply online.
02 Apr - 05 Apr 3 Days Executive (Old Students)  Applications accepted starting 02 Jan Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
For Serving kindly apply online.
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10 Days Executive  Applications accepted starting 08 Feb Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving kindly apply online.
21 Apr - 02 May 10 Days Executive Applications accepted starting 10 Feb Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving kindly apply online.
06 May - 17 May 10 Days Executive. Applications accepted starting 10 Feb Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving kindly apply online.
20 May - 31 May 10 Days Executive Applications accepted starting 10 Feb Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving kindly apply online.
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10 Days Executive Applications accepted starting 05 Mar Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving kindly apply online.
17 Jun - 28 Jun 10 Days Executive Applications accepted starting 05 Mar Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving kindly apply online.
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10 Days Executive Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving kindly apply online.
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10 Day Executive Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Serving kindly apply online.
28 Jul - 31 Jul 3 Days (Old Students) Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
For Serving kindly apply online.
03 Aug - 12 Aug Satipatthana Course (Old Students) Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
For Serving kindly apply online.
13 Aug - 16 Aug 3 Days Executive (Old Students) Applications accepted starting 01 May Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
For Serving kindly apply online.
19 Aug - 19 Sep 30 Days. Applications accepted starting 15 Mar Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For Old Students.
01 Oct - 04 Oct 3 Days Executive (Old Students) Applications accepted starting 25 Jun Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
For Serving kindly apply online.
 
 

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

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@pattana.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 Executive Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation especially for business executives and government officials where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. For more information please visit the Executive course website. 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 7:30am.

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.

Teacher's Self-Courses are open only to serious Old Students playing or likely to play an important role in the spread of Dhamma who are practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques), maintaining a daily practice of two hours per day, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability. These requirements may change annually and admission subject to the discretion of S.N. Goenka.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting 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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