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Salila
Dhamma Salila, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / Marathi / English

Dhamma Salila, meaning 'Water of Dhamma', lies in the Doon Valley of the Himalayas, in Dholos Village on Noon river. The Centre is 10 km from Clock Tower in Dehradun. Established in December, 1995, the centre presently holds about twenty courses a year. Twenty double rooms for males and sixteen double rooms for females are presently available. Seventy eight cells have been built for meditators.
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
Dehradun Vipassana Centre
Village Jantanwala, near Dehradun Cantonment
near Santala Devi Mandir
Dehradun 248001

Tel: (0135) 210-4555, 271-5189
Email: info@salila.dhamma.org
       

Contacts:
 
T S Bhandari
16 Tagore Villa, Chakrata Road, Dehradun-248-001.
Tel: (0135) 271-5189, Fax: 271-5580.

Naresh Gupta, Tel: 265-3366

 

Students need to bring proof of identity on Day 0
 
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
Apply 26 Feb - 01 Mar 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Dehradun For old students
All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
14 May - 17 May This course is meant for old students who have done at least one 10-day course. Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Dehradun For old students
All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
05 Nov - 08 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Dehradun For old students

All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.

 
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
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Completed Dehradun All Foreigners requested to bring one passport size photograph and one photocopy of passport and visa.
17 Dec - 28 Dec Special 10-Day CANCELLED Dehradun For old students

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.

All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.

2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 31 Jan - 11 Feb 10-Day Open Dehradun All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
Apply 14 Feb - 25 Feb 10-Day Open Dehradun All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
Apply 07 Mar - 18 Mar 10-Day Open Dehradun All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
Apply 21 Mar - 01 Apr 10-Day Open Dehradun All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
Apply 04 Apr - 15 Apr 10-Day Open Dehradun All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
Apply 18 Apr - 29 Apr 10-Day Open Dehradun All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
02 May - 13 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Dehradun All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
20 May - 28 May Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Dehradun For old students

STP course is meant for old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses and are practising regularly for the last one year. This course would end on the evening of last day.

All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.

31 May - 11 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Dehradun All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
13 Jun - 24 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Dehradun All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
27 Jun - 08 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Dehradun All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
11 Jul - 22 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Dehradun All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
25 Jul - 05 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Dehradun All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
08 Aug - 19 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Dehradun All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.
20 Aug - 28 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Dehradun For old students

STP course is meant for old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses and are practising regularly for the last one year. This course would end on the evening of last day.

All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.

30 Aug - 10 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Dehradun

All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.

13 Sep - 24 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Dehradun

All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.

27 Sep - 08 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Dehradun

All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.

10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Dehradun

All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.

23 Oct - 03 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Dehradun

All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.

14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Dehradun

All students are requested to bring photocopy of their personal identification proof. All foreign students are requested to bring one photocopy of passport and visa along with one passport size photograph.

 
 

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

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

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.

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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