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Pushkar
Dhamma Pushkar, Pushkar, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Pushkar, meaning 'Lotus of Dhamma', is situated at Village Rewat (Kadel) near Pushkar in District Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. Residential meditation courses are held here throughout the year. The Centre is surrounded by the age old Aravalli hills on one side while the sacred lake of Pushkar and sprawling sand dunes stretch on the other. This beautiful, pristine twelve acres property is situated about 6 kms from Pushkar, 14 kms from Ajmer and about 130 kms from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan.
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
Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Pushkar
Village Rewat (Kadel) -305031
Distt. Ajmer (Rajasthan)
India
Tel: [91] (145) 278 0570, [91] (941) 330 7570
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.pushkar.dhamma.org
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
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2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Jun - 09 Jun Girls Teenagers Open Pushkar, Ajmer For Age Group 15-19 Years Old
Apply 09 Jun - 17 Jun Boys Teenagers Open Pushkar, Ajmer For Age Group 15-19 Years Old 
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
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2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Mar - 04 Mar 3 Days (E) New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
Apply 11 Apr - 14 Apr 3 Days (E) New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
Apply 19 Dec - 22 Dec 3 Days (E) New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pushkar, Ajmer 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.
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2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Completed Pushkar, Ajmer
27 Oct - 04 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Completed Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
11 Nov - 02 Dec 20-Day In Progress Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
For old students
11 Nov - 12 Dec 30 days LC In Progress Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
only for old students
Apply 14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Pushkar, Ajmer
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 23 Jan - 03 Feb 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 06 Feb - 17 Feb 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 19 Feb - 27 Feb Sattipatthana Sutta (E) New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
Apply 07 Mar - 18 Mar 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 26 Mar - 06 Apr 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 24 Apr - 05 May 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 20 May - 31 May 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 02 Jul - 10 Jul Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
Apply 14 Jul - 04 Aug 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
Apply 14 Jul - 14 Aug 30-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
Apply 22 Aug - 02 Sep Special 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
Apply 04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
15 Oct - 23 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 17 Jul Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
Apply 01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
15 Nov - 06 Dec 20-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Nov Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
15 Nov - 16 Dec 30-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Nov Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
25 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Dec Pushkar, Ajmer
 
 

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To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.pushkar.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: [email protected]

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.

Special 10-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

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.

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

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.

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.