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Palghar.in
Vipassana Courses in Palghar, Maharashtra, India
Non-Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Palghar non-center is situated on a 10-acres lush green farm of coconut and chikoo trees.  It currently offers dormitory accommodations for 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

Vipassana Palghar

Behind Aliyali Village Cricket Ground, Palghar W 401404, 
Dist: Palghar, Maharashtra, India

Email:  [email protected]
Website:  http://www.palghar.in.dhamma.org

 
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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Nov - 04 Nov 3-Day Completed Palghar For old students
14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Completed Palghar
12 Dec - 23 Dec 10-Day In Progress Palghar
Apply 27 Dec - 30 Dec 3-Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Palghar For old students
2019 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Palghar
Apply 23 Jan - 03 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Palghar
Apply 06 Feb - 14 Feb Satipatthana Sutta Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Palghar For old students
Apply 20 Feb - 03 Mar 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Palghar
Apply 06 Mar - 17 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Palghar
22 Mar - 25 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Dec Palghar For old students
28 Mar - 31 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Dec Palghar For old students
Apply 03 Apr - 14 Apr 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Palghar
17 Apr - 28 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jan Palghar
03 May - 14 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Feb Palghar
19 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Palghar For old students
26 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Feb Palghar For old students
31 May - 11 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Mar Palghar
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Mar Palghar
03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Palghar
17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Apr Palghar
31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 May Palghar
16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 May Palghar
01 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Palghar For old students
11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jun Palghar
25 Sep - 06 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jun Palghar
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jul Palghar
31 Oct - 03 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Palghar For old students
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Aug Palghar
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Palghar
25 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Palghar
 
 

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.palghar.in.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.

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.