Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Sarita
Dhamma Saritā, Khadavli, Maharashtra, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhammasarita, which means The River of Dhamma, was established in the year 1999, at the banks of River Bhatsa. Spread across 2.5 acres of land the centre is located near Kalyan, Thane and about 1.5 hours away from Mumbai. The centre has a lush green campus with around 500 trees, a Dhamma Hall with a capacity of 100, comfortable rooms, kitchen and dining areas.
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
Khadavali Vipassana Center - Dhammasarita
Jeevan Sandhya Mangalya Sansthan
Matoshree Vriddhashram
At: Sor, Post: Padgha, Tal. Bhivandi
Dist. Thane-421101 (Near Khadavali Central Railway Station)
Phone: [91] 7798324659, [91] 7798325086, [91] 9821959376
Email: info@sarita.dhamma.org
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 May - 09 May Teen Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Khadavli Girls Teenager Course
15 May - 23 May Teen Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Khadavli Boys Teenager Course
 
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.
2016 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Oct - 16 Oct 3-Day Completed Khadavli For old students
This course is for MALES ONLY
Apply 29 December, 2016 - 01 January, 2017 3-Day Open Khadavli For old students
2017 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 27 Mar - 30 Mar 3-Day Open Khadavli For old students
10 May - 13 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Khadavli For old students
25 May - 28 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Khadavli 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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Completed Khadavli This course is for MALES ONLY
19 Oct - 30 Oct 10-Day Completed Khadavli This course is for MALES ONLY
02 Nov - 13 Nov 10-Day Completed Khadavli This course is for MALES ONLY
16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Completed Khadavli
30 Nov - 11 Dec 10-Day Completed Khadavli
Apply 14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day Open Khadavli
Apply 25 December, 2016 - 01 January, 2017 Work Period Open Khadavli For old students

Attention Old students: This is Dhamma service period, which means you can come and stay at the Center and continue to meditate for 3 group sittings and listen to Discourse in evening and also do various dhamma service at the center.

Old students who can help in cleaning, painting, garden work, stitching, carpentry, making sign boards, electrical and plumbing repairs are welcome to join. 

2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 04 Jan - 15 Jan 10-Day Open Khadavli
Apply 18 Jan - 29 Jan 10-Day Open Khadavli
Apply 01 Feb - 12 Feb 10-Day Open Khadavli
Apply 15 Feb - 26 Feb 10-Day Open Khadavli
Apply 01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-Day Open Khadavli
Apply 15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day Open Khadavli
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Khadavli
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Khadavli
01 Jun - 12 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Khadavli
15 Jun - 26 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Khadavli
 
 

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

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

Work Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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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