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

Dhamma Tapovana, meaning Meditation Grove of Dhamma, was established on New Year's Day year 2000, on the land adjacent to the southern side of Dhamma Giri. It is exclusively dedicated for long courses. The Centre has a total of 141 spacious cottages, with attached baths. The Dhamma hall can comfortably seat 130 students. Two smaller Dhamma halls are used for discourses.  The Pagoda, of the same height as the Dhamma Giri Pagoda, has 200 cells.
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
Vipassana Long Course Center -- Dhamma Tapovana
P.O. Box 6, Igatpuri 422 403, Maharashtra, India

Email: info@tapovana.dhamma.org
Phone: [91](02553) 244076, 244086
Fax: [91](02553) 244176
Long course applications for the 30-day course from 1-Aug-2014 to 1-Sep-2014 is now available via the online form. For more information please click here to view the video tutorial.
 
Ten Day & Other 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 Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Mar - 13 Apr 30-Day Completed Igatpuri For old students
20 Apr - 01 May Executive Course Completed Igatpuri
04 May - 04 Jun 30-Day Completed Igatpuri For old students
04 May - 19 Jun 45-Day Completed Igatpuri For old students
19 Jun - 22 Jun Dhamma Service Period Completed Igatpuri Dhamma Service for course preparation. Please contact Male course office: landline extension: 348; Female Course Office: landline extension: 340. Old students who have completed at least one 10-day course can serve.
22 Jun - 13 Jul 20-Day Completed Igatpuri For old students
16 Jul - 27 Jul Executive Course Completed Igatpuri
01 Aug - 22 Aug 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Course Full New Men - Closed Old Men - Course Full Servers - Course Full Igatpuri New Course!!For old students
01 Aug - 01 Sep 30-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Course Full New Men - Closed Old Men - Course Full Servers - Course Full Igatpuri For old students
Apply 04 Sep - 05 Oct 30-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Course Full New Men - Closed Old Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri For old students
Apply 04 Sep - 20 Oct 45-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Course Full New Men - Closed Old Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri For old students
Apply 26 Oct - 26 Dec 60-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Course Full Igatpuri For old students
  • 60-day course reserved for ATs. Non-ATs please apply for other long courses.
Apply 30 December, 2014 - 14 February, 2015 45-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri For old students
2015 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
18 Feb - 26 Feb Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 18 Nov Igatpuri For old students
02 Mar - 02 Apr 30-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Igatpuri For old students
02 Mar - 17 Apr 45-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Igatpuri For old students
20 Apr - 01 May Executive Course Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Igatpuri
05 May - 26 May 20-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Nov Igatpuri For old students
31 May - 01 Jul 30-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Nov Igatpuri For old students
31 May, 2015 - 16 July, 2016 45-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Nov Igatpuri For old students
20 Jul - 10 Aug 20-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Igatpuri For old students
14 Aug - 25 Aug Executive Course Applications accepted starting 14 May Igatpuri
27 Aug - 30 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Igatpuri For old students
04 Sep - 05 Oct 30-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Igatpuri For old students
04 Sep - 20 Oct 45-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Igatpuri For old students
26 Oct - 26 Dec 60-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Oct Igatpuri For old students
  • 60-day course reserved for ATs. Non-ATs please apply for other long courses.
30 December, 2015 - 14 February, 2016 45-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Igatpuri 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.tapovana.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@tapovana.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 Executive Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation especially for business executives and government officials where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. For more information please visit the Executive course website. 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 7:30am.

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.

60-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed at least two 45-day courses, practising this technique for at least five years, maintenance of daily practice (two hours per day) for at least two years, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability for one year minimum and at least six months gap since last sat a long course; 10 day interval between long course and any other course; course restricted to ATs and those deeply involved with Dhamma Service.

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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