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Thali
Dhamma Thalī, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Thali ('the place of dhamma'), situated on the outskirts of Jaipur, is bounded by idyllic hills on all sides. Besides Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri, it is the largest Centre and among the oldest, being set up in 1977. With two large and two mini Dhamma halls spread over 1.6 hectares, it has the capacity to accommodate 200 students comfortably with solitary accommodation and attached bathrooms. Dhamma Thali has a three-storied octagonal pagoda comprising 200 cells for serious solitary meditation.
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

Address: Vipassana Centre -- Dhamma Thali
P.O. Box 208; (Sisodiarani Baug-Galtaji Road)
Jaipur 302 001 Rajasthan; India

Email: info@thali.dhamma.org

Phone: [91] (0141) 268-0220, 268-0311

Fax: [91] (0141) 257-6283

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 Jun - 11 Jun Kishori Completed Jaipur
19 Oct - 22 Oct age group 8 to 18 years, both boys and girls Open Jaipur
23 Dec - 31 Dec Kishor CANCELLED Jaipur
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 12 May - 20 May Teenager Boys (Kishore) Open Jaipur
Apply 20 May - 28 May Teenager Girls (Kishori) Open Jaipur
28 May - 31 May

Age group 8 to 18,both boys & girls

Open Jaipur
 
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.
2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
16 May - 19 May 3-Day Completed Jaipur For old students
20 Jun - 23 Jun 3-Day Completed Jaipur For old students
Apply 11 Sep - 14 Sep 3-Day Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 10 Oct - 13 Oct 3-Day Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 18 Dec - 21 Dec 3-Day Open Jaipur For old students
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 23 Jan - 26 Jan 3-Day Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 24 Apr - 27 Apr 3-Day Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 19 Jun - 22 Jun 3-Day Open Jaipur For old students
21 Aug - 24 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Aug Jaipur For old students
02 Oct - 05 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Oct Jaipur For old students
19 Nov - 22 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Nov Jaipur For old students
17 Dec - 20 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Dec Jaipur 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.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Apr - 24 Apr 10-Day Completed Jaipur
27 Apr - 08 May 10-Day Completed Jaipur
10 May - 21 May 10-Day Completed Jaipur
12 May - 20 May Satipatthana Sutta Completed Jaipur For old students
23 May - 03 Jun 10-Day Completed Jaipur
13 Jun - 24 Jun 10-Day Completed Jaipur
26 Jun - 07 Jul 10-Day Completed Jaipur
09 Jul - 09 Aug 30-Day In Progress Jaipur For old students
10 Jul - 18 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Completed Jaipur For old students
19 Jul - 09 Aug 20-Day In Progress Jaipur For old students
Apply 12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 25 Aug - 05 Sep 10 Day Special Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 07 Sep - 18 Sep 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 09 Sep - 17 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 03 Oct - 14 Oct 10-Day Open Jaipur
16 Oct - 19 Oct A.T. Workshop Open Jaipur
Apply 26 Oct - 26 Nov 30-Day Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 27 Oct - 04 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 05 Nov - 26 Nov 20-Day Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 28 Nov - 09 Dec 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 23 December, 2014 - 03 January, 2015 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 25 December, 2014 - 02 January, 2015 Satipatthana Sutta Open Jaipur For old students
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 05 Jan - 16 Jan 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 05 Jan - 16 Jan Special 10-Day Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 19 Jan - 30 Jan 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 01 Feb - 04 Mar 30-Day Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 01 Feb - 19 Mar 45-Day Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 22 Mar - 02 Apr 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 04 Apr - 15 Apr 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 06 Apr - 14 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 17 Apr - 28 Apr 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 30 Apr - 11 May 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 04 Jun - 12 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 04 Jun - 12 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 15 Jun - 26 Jun 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 29 Jun - 10 Jul 10-Day Open Jaipur
Apply 13 Jul - 13 Aug 30-Day Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 14 Jul - 22 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 23 Jul - 13 Aug 20-Day Open Jaipur For old students
16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Aug Jaipur
30 Aug - 10 Sep Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Aug Jaipur For old students
30 Aug - 10 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Aug Jaipur
12 Sep - 23 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Jaipur
25 Sep - 06 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Sep Jaipur
09 Oct - 09 Nov 30-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Oct Jaipur For old students
10 Oct - 18 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 10 Oct Jaipur For old students
19 Oct - 09 Nov 20-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Oct Jaipur For old students
14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Nov Jaipur
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Nov Jaipur
29 Nov - 07 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 29 Nov Jaipur For old students
10 Dec - 21 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Dec Jaipur
23 December, 2015 - 03 January, 2016 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Dec Jaipur
 
 

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

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

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.

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.

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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