Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Sarovara, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / Marathi

Dhamma Sarovara, meaning 'Lake of Dhamma', is near the Dedargaon Water Plant on the Mumbai-Agra Road, occupying a very calm and peaceful 35-acre site. The Centre presently can serve about 80 students (50 male and 30 female), with a Dhamma Hall that can comfortably seat 80 and a pagoda with 40 cells. Double and triple-sharing accommodation is available. The dining hall and kitchen are presently temporary structures
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
Khandesh Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Sarovara
Near Dedargaon Water Purification Plant, Survey No. 166,
near Dedargaon Water Purification Centre, At Post Tikhi
Dist. Dhule, Pin: 424002
Tel: [91](02562) 255-222
E-Mail: info@sarovara.dhamma.org

No admission without confirmation
(Rickshaw is available from Panch Kandil Shere Punjab lodge to Tikhi. From there a rickshaw is available for Dhamma Sarovar Centre one km away.)
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
19 Apr - 21 Apr Children Completed Dhule
21 Apr - 23 Apr Children Completed Dhule
07 Nov - 09 Nov Children Completed Dhule
09 Nov - 11 Nov Children Completed Dhule
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
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2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Mar - 06 Mar 3-Day Completed Dhule For old students
01 Jul - 03 Jul 3-Day Completed Dhule 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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2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Feb - 12 Feb 10-Day Completed Dhule
15 Feb - 26 Feb 10-Day Completed Dhule
08 Mar - 19 Mar 10-Day Completed Dhule
22 Mar - 30 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Completed Dhule For old students
05 Apr - 16 Apr 10-Day Completed Dhule
26 Apr - 07 May 10-Day Completed Dhule
10 May - 21 May 10-Day Completed Dhule
24 May - 04 Jun 10-Day Completed Dhule
07 Jun - 18 Jun 10-Day Completed Dhule
21 Jun - 29 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Completed Dhule For old students
05 Jul - 16 Jul 10-Day Completed Dhule
19 Jul - 30 Jul 10-Day Completed Dhule
02 Aug - 13 Aug 10-Day Completed Dhule
16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day Completed Dhule
28 Aug - 05 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Completed Dhule For old students
06 Sep - 17 Sep 10-Day Completed Dhule
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Completed Dhule
04 Oct - 15 Oct 10-Day Completed Dhule
25 Oct - 05 Nov 10-Day Completed Dhule
19 Nov - 04 Dec Old Student Program Completed Dhule For old students
Teacher’s Self Course-
06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Completed Dhule
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Completed Dhule

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

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

Children's Courses are open for all children aged 8-12 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.

Old Student Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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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