Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

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.
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
06 May - 14 May For Teenager Males in the age group 15 - 19 only Completed Khadavli
20 May - 28 May For Teenager Females in the age group 15 - 19 Only Completed Khadavli
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
07 Jan - 10 Jan 3-Day Completed Khadavli For old students
20 Mar - 23 Mar 3-Day Completed Khadavli For old students
15 May - 17 May 3-Day Completed Khadavli For old students

Course will start at 8 PM on 15th May 2015

Course will end at 5 PM on 17th May 2015

09 Jul - 12 Jul 3-Day Completed Khadavli For old students
Apply 17 Sep - 20 Sep 3-Day Open Khadavli Note: New Dates!For old students
Apply 29 Nov - 02 Dec 3-Day Open Khadavli For old students
Apply 31 December, 2015 - 03 January, 2016 3-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Khadavli New Course!!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.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
31 May - 10 Jun 10-Day Completed Khadavli
13 Jun - 24 Jun 10-Day Completed Khadavli
27 Jun - 08 Jul 10-Day Completed Khadavli
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Completed Khadavli
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day Completed Khadavli
12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day Completed Khadavli
26 Aug - 06 Sep 10-Day In Progress Khadavli
Apply 09 Sep - 17 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Open Khadavli For old students
09 Sep - 20 Sep 10-Day CANCELLED Khadavli New Course!!
Apply 23 Sep - 04 Oct 10-Day Open Khadavli
Apply 07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Open Khadavli
Apply 21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Open Khadavli
Apply 04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Open Khadavli
Apply 17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Open Khadavli
Apply 05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Open Khadavli
Apply 19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Open 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.

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.

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