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

Dhamma Vipula, meaning Dhamma Profound, is situated amidst 3 acres of forest land in New Mumbai, near Mumbai city. It is on the highest point on Parsik Hill. Its location is ideal for people living busy life in a metropolitan city. The centre is comprised of spacious two-story building with modern amenities. It is equipped with self contained residential rooms, dining hall & fully air conditioned meditation hall. In addition to ten day meditation area, the centre has a separate wing where regular short courses are conducted for old students, and a separate area for one day courses held every Sunday for old students.
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

Dhamma Vipula - Vipassana Meditation Centre
Plot No. 91A, Sector 26, Parsik Hill,
C.B.D. Belapur, Navi Mumbai, 400614, India
Contact:
General Inquiry: +91 22 27522404 (Timings: 11am - 5pm)
Registration Related: +91 9969546323 (Timings: Mon to Fri, 12 pm - 3 pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.vipula.dhamma.org

 

 

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Jul Childrens' Anapana 1-day Course Completed New Mumbai For Age-group: 9 years complete to 17 years, Reporting time to the Center:10.45 am (course ends at 4.30pm). For help, please contact 022-27522277, 022-27522404/03
18 Aug Childrens' Anapana 1-day Course Completed New Mumbai For Age-group: 9 years complete to 17 years, Reporting time to the Center:10.45 am (course ends at 4.30pm). For help, please contact 022-27522277, 022-27522404/03
29 Sep Childrens' Anapana 1-day Course Open New Mumbai For Age-group: 9 years complete to 17 years, Reporting time to the Center:10.45 am (course ends at 4.30pm), For registration, Call :022-27522277, 022-27522404/03, OR Send an E-Mail giving your child's Name, Age, Gender, Old/New student, Contact No. to dhammavipula.childrencourses (at) gmail (dot) com
13 Oct Childrens' Anapana 1-day Course Open New Mumbai For Age-group: 9 years complete to 17 years, Reporting time to the Center:10.45 am (course ends at 4.30pm), For registration, Call :022-27522277, 022-27522404/03, OR Send an E-Mail giving your child's Name, Age, Gender, Old/New student, Contact No. to dhammavipula.childrencourses (at) gmail (dot) com
24 Nov Childrens' Anapana 1-day Course Open New Mumbai For Age-group: 9 years complete to 17 years, Reporting time to the Center:10.45 am (course ends at 4.30pm), For registration, Call :022-27522277, 022-27522404/03, OR Send an E-Mail giving your child's Name, Age, Gender, Old/New student, Contact No. to dhammavipula.childrencourses (at) gmail (dot) com
Apply 08 Dec Childrens' Anapana 1-day Course Open New Mumbai For Age-group: 9 years complete to 17 years, Reporting time to the Center:10.45 am (course ends at 4.30pm), For registration, Call :022-27522277, 022-27522404/03, OR Send an E-Mail giving your child's Name, Age, Gender, Old/New student, Contact No. to dhammavipula.childrencourses (at) gmail (dot) com
 
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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Jul - 21 Jul 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.
17 Jul - 20 Jul 3-Day CANCELLED New Mumbai For old students
For executives only.
(Students must have completed at least 1 ten day course)
21 Jul - 23 Jul Work Period Completed New Mumbai For old students
Time to clean the center and arrange provisions, enabling students of the next course to meditate in a clean & peaceful environment.
24 Jul - 04 Aug 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.
04 Aug - 06 Aug Work Period Completed New Mumbai For old students
Time to clean the center and arrange provisions, enabling students of the next course to meditate in a clean & peaceful environment.
07 Aug - 18 Aug 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.
08 Aug - 11 Aug 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For executives only.
(Students must have completed at least 1 ten day course)
14 Aug - 17 Aug 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For executives only.
(Students must have completed at least 1 ten day course)
18 Aug - 20 Aug Work Period Completed New Mumbai For old students
Time to clean the center and arrange provisions, enabling students of the next course to meditate in a clean & peaceful environment.
21 Aug - 01 Sep 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.
01 Sep - 03 Sep Work Period Completed New Mumbai For old students
For old students
Time to clean the center and arrange provisions, enabling students of the next course to meditate in a clean & peaceful environment.
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.
05 Sep - 08 Sep 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For executives only.
(Students must have completed at least 1 ten day course)
11 Sep - 14 Sep 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For executives only.
(Students must have completed at least 1 ten day course)
15 Sep - 17 Sep Work Period Completed New Mumbai For old students
For old students
Time to clean the center and arrange provisions, enabling students of the next course to meditate in a clean & peaceful environment.
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day In Progress New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.
Apply 29 Sep - 01 Oct Work Period Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For old students
Time to clean the center and arrange provisions, enabling students of the next course to meditate in a clean & peaceful environment.
Apply 02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.
Apply 03 Oct - 06 Oct 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For executives only.
(Students must have completed at least 1 ten day course)
Apply 09 Oct - 12 Oct 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open Men - Closed Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For executives only.
(Students must have completed at least 1 ten day course)
Apply 13 Oct - 15 Oct Work Period Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For old students
Time to clean the center and arrange provisions, enabling students of the next course to meditate in a clean & peaceful environment.
Apply 16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.
Apply 18 Oct - 26 Oct Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Course Full New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
(Executives Only)

Only for old students who have completed 3 ten-day courses
27 Oct Other CANCELLED New Mumbai Dhamma Servers' Workshop

Only for old students
Apply 27 Oct - 29 Oct Work Period Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For old students
Time to clean the center and arrange provisions, enabling students of the next course to meditate in a clean & peaceful environment.
Apply 30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-Day New Women - Wait List Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.
Apply 31 Oct - 03 Nov 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For executives only.
(Students must have completed at least 1 ten day course)
Apply 06 Nov - 09 Nov 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For executives only.
(Students must have completed at least 1 ten day course)
Apply 10 Nov - 12 Nov Work Period Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For old students
Time to clean the center and arrange provisions, enabling students of the next course to meditate in a clean & peaceful environment.
Apply 13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Open New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.
Apply 24 Nov - 26 Nov Work Period Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For old students
Time to clean the center and arrange provisions, enabling students of the next course to meditate in a clean & peaceful environment.
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day CANCELLED New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.
28 Nov - 01 Dec 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For executives only.
(Students must have completed at least 1 ten day course)
Apply 04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Open New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.
Apply 08 Dec - 10 Dec Work Period Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For old students
Time to clean the center and arrange provisions, enabling students of the next course to meditate in a clean & peaceful environment.
25 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Sep New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
06 Jan - 17 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Oct New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed. Executives will be given preference. Vipassana Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses
Apply 18 Jan - 03 Feb Gratitude Course New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
Eligibility: Completed 3-Ten days, 1- Satipatthan course & 1-seva,
Application form is same as Long Course form
 
 

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

Questions may be addressed to Email: [email protected]

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.

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.

Work Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

Teacher's Self-Courses are open only to serious Old Students playing or likely to play an important role in the spread of Dhamma who are practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques), maintaining a daily practice of two hours per day, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability. These requirements may change annually and admission subject to the discretion of S.N. Goenka.

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.

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.