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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
Tel: 022-27522277
 

 

 
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.
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan - 04 Jan 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
24 Jan - 26 Jan 2-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
29 Jan - 01 Feb 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
12 Feb - 15 Feb 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
26 Feb - 01 Mar 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
12 Mar - 15 Mar 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
26 Mar - 29 Mar 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
09 Apr - 12 Apr 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
23 Apr - 26 Apr 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
07 May - 10 May 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
21 May - 24 May 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
04 Jun - 07 Jun 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
18 Jun - 21 Jun 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
02 Jul - 05 Jul 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
16 Jul - 19 Jul 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
30 Jul - 02 Aug 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
30 Jul - 02 Aug 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
06 Aug - 08 Aug 2-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
13 Aug - 16 Aug 3-Day CANCELLED New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
27 Aug - 30 Aug 3-Day Completed New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
Apply 10 Sep - 13 Sep 3-Day Women - Open Men - FULL Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
Apply 24 Sep - 27 Sep 3-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
Apply 08 Oct - 11 Oct 3-Day Open New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
Apply 15 Oct - 18 Oct 3-Day Open New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
Apply 22 Oct - 25 Oct 3-Day Open New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
Apply 05 Nov - 08 Nov 3-Day Open New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
Apply 19 Nov - 22 Nov 3-Day Open New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
Apply 03 Dec - 06 Dec 3-Day Open New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
Apply 24 Dec - 27 Dec 3-Day Open New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only. (Students must have completed atleast 1 ten day course).
 
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.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Jan - 23 Jan Satipatthana Sutta Completed New Mumbai For old students
The Satipatthana Course will end in the evening of last day. This course has been preponed to 15-01-2015
28 Jan - 08 Feb 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply.
11 Feb - 22 Feb 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply
25 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply
11 Mar - 22 Mar 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply
22 Apr - 03 May 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply
06 May - 17 May 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply
20 May - 31 May 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply
17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-Day Completed New Mumbai

Students below 20 years pls do not apply. 

28 Jun - 30 Jun Dhamma Seva Period Completed New Mumbai For old students
For old students only. It is a period to undertake various cleaning activities and setting up the center to welcome students of the next course. We invite male & female dhamma servers/old students who can participate in this period on any day as per their convenience.  
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply. 
12 Jul - 14 Jul Dhamma Seva Period Completed New Mumbai For old students
For old students only. It is a period to undertake various cleaning activities and setting up the center to welcome students of the next course. We invite male & female dhamma servers/old students who can participate in this period on any day as per their convenience.  
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply. 
26 Jul - 28 Jul Dhamma Seva Period Completed New Mumbai For old students
For old students only. It is a period to undertake various cleaning activities and setting up the center to welcome students of the next course. We invite male & female dhamma servers/old students who can participate in this period on any day as per their convenience.  
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply. 
08 Aug - 16 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Completed New Mumbai For old students
The Satipatthana Course will end in the evening of last day. 
09 Aug - 11 Aug Dhamma Seva Period Completed New Mumbai For old students
For old students only. It is a period to undertake various cleaning activities and setting up the center to welcome students of the next course. We invite male & female dhamma servers/old students who can participate in this period on any day as per their convenience.  
12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply.
23 Aug - 25 Aug Dhamma Seva Period Completed New Mumbai For old students
For old students only. It is a period to undertake various cleaning activities and setting up the center to welcome students of the next course. We invite male & female dhamma servers/old students who can participate in this period on any day as per their convenience.  
26 Aug - 06 Sep 10-Day In Progress New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply. 
Apply 06 Sep - 08 Sep Dhamma Seva Period Open New Mumbai For old students
For old students only. It is a period to undertake various cleaning activities and setting up the center to welcome students of the next course. We invite male & female dhamma servers/old students who can participate in this period on any day as per their convenience.  
Apply 09 Sep - 20 Sep 10-Day Women - Open Men - FULL Servers - Open New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply. 
Apply 23 Sep - 04 Oct 10-Day Open New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply. 
Apply 06 Oct - 14 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Open New Mumbai For old students
The Satipatthana Course will end in the evening of last day. 
Apply 21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Open New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply. 
Apply 04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Open New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply. 
Apply 18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Open New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply. 
Apply 02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Open New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply. 
Apply 30 December, 2015 - 10 January, 2016 10-Day Open New Mumbai Students below 20 years pls do not apply. 
 
 

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: info@vipula.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.

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.

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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