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Suvatthi
Dhamma Suvatthi, Sravasti, Uttar Pradesh, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Suvatthi, meaning 'Welfare of Dhamma' is situated in the ancient capital city of Shravasti, the city so often mentioned in the life of the Buddha. The Centre was established in June 2003 in the serene surrounding of the historical Jetvan where Lord Buddha stayed for 25 rainy season retreats. The nine acre meditation centre is situated across the road from the Jetavana Archaeological Park, next to a government rest house, and down the road from several monasteries. As the exact boundaries of the original Vihara are unknown, it is quite likely that Dhamma Suvatthi is located on a section of the original grounds of the Vihara.
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

Jetvan Vipassana Meditation Centre - Dhamma Suvatthi
Katra By-Pass Road
Opposite Buddha Inter College
Sravasti, Uttar Pradesh 271 845, India

Email: info@suvatthi.dhamma.org
Phone: [91](05252) 265-439, [91]933-583-3375 (Pl. call between from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM IST)

 
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
08 Jun - 11 Jun Children Open Sravasti
12 Jun - 15 Jun Teen Open Sravasti
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
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2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 26 Nov - 29 Nov 3-Day Open Sravasti For old students
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 02 Sep - 05 Sep 3-Day Open Sravasti 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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2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Aug - 15 Sep 30-Day Completed Sravasti For old students
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Completed Sravasti
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Completed Sravasti
17 Oct - 28 Oct 10-Day Completed Sravasti
02 Nov - 23 Nov 20-Day Completed Sravasti For old students
Apply 02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 17 Dec - 28 Dec 10-Day Open Sravasti
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 02 Jan - 13 Jan 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 02 Jan - 13 Jan 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 17 Jan - 28 Jan Special 10-Day Open Sravasti For old students
Apply 02 Feb - 13 Feb 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 15 Feb - 26 Feb 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 28 Feb - 31 Mar 30-Day Open Sravasti For old students
Apply 02 Apr - 13 Apr 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 17 Apr - 28 Apr 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 02 May - 13 May 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 17 May - 28 May 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 30 May - 07 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Open Sravasti For old students
Apply 17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 02 Jul - 13 Jul 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 02 Aug - 13 Aug 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 17 Aug - 28 Aug 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 09 Sep - 30 Sep 20-Day Open Sravasti For old students
Apply 02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 15 Oct - 15 Nov 30-Day Open Sravasti For old students
Apply 15 Oct - 30 Nov 45-Day Open Sravasti For old students
Apply 02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Open Sravasti
Apply 17 Dec - 25 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Open Sravasti For old students
 
 

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

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

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.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three 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.

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.

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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