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

Dhamma Vahini, meaning ‘Flow of Dhamma’, is located on 29 acres of land on the bank of River Kalu about 6 kms from Titwala railway station. The centre is well connected with Mumbai by road and by suburban rail. There are 30 rooms on the ground floor with attached bathrooms. The Meditation hall can comfortably seat 60 meditators.
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: Vahini Vipassana Centre -- Dhamma Vahini, Village Runde, Titwala (E) , Dist. Kalyan, near Mumbai

Contact:  Chandra Rashmi, 156/3-A, Bhanushali Lane Corner R.B.Mehta Road , Ghatkoper (East) Mumbai-400 077

Email: info@vahini.dhamma.org

Phone:  [91](0)90046-20434

Mobile:  [91]97730-69978

 
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.
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 08 Feb - 11 Feb 3-Day Open Kalyan For old students
Dhamma Server needed. 
 
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.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Completed Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Completed Kalyan
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day Completed Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day In Progress Kalyan
Apply 27 Aug - 07 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
Apply 09 Sep - 20 Sep 10-Day Open Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
Apply 23 Sep - 04 Oct 10-Day Open Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
Apply 07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Open Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
Apply 21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Open Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
Apply 04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Open Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
Apply 18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Open Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
Apply 02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Open Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
Apply 14 Dec - 22 Dec STP Course Open Kalyan For old students
Old student who has completed 3 ten days Vipassana Courses.
Apply 29 December, 2017 - 09 January, 2018 10-Day Open Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 12 Jan - 23 Jan 10-Day Open Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
Apply 26 Jan - 06 Feb 10-Day Open Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
Apply 13 Feb - 06 Mar 20-Day Open Kalyan For old students
20 days course for old student.
Apply 10 Mar - 21 Mar 10-Day Open Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
07 Apr - 18 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Sep Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
05 May - 16 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Oct Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Oct Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Nov Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Nov Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
30 Jun - 11 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Dec Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jan Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jan Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Feb Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Feb Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
07 Sep - 18 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Mar Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Mar Kalyan  Student's age must be 20+ yrs. Dhamma Server needed.
06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Apr Kalyan  Student's age must be 20+ yrs. Dhamma Server needed.
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Apr Kalyan  Student's age must be 20+ yrs. Dhamma Server needed.
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 May Kalyan  Student's age must be 20+ yrs. Dhamma Server needed.
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 May Kalyan  Student's age must be 20+ yrs. Dhamma Server needed.
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Kalyan  Student's age must be 20+ yrs. Dhamma Server needed.
15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jun Kalyan  Student's age must be 20+ yrs. Dhamma Server needed.
29 December, 2018 - 09 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Kalyan  Student's age must be 20+ yrs. Dhamma Server needed.
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses

How to apply for 7 Day Teenagers Courses:
  1. Click to read the Code of Discipline in
Hindi or English
  2. Click to download the application form in Hindi / English
  3. Complete the application form; parent's signature is required
  4. Courier form to Chandra Rashmi, 156/3-A, Bhanushali Lane Corner R.B.Mehta Road , Ghatkoper (East) Mumbai-400 077
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Dec - 25 Dec Children Girls - Closed Boys - Open Servers - Closed Kalyan Boys course only. For registration call on 022-25162505/25011096.
26 Dec - 27 Dec Children Girls - Open Boys - Closed Servers - Closed Kalyan Girls student only. For registration call on 022-25162505/25011096.
 
 

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

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

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.

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.

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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