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

Patna Vipassana Center is located in the heartland of Patna, erstwhile Patliputra. The center has been built inside the sprawling green campus of Buddha Smriti Park by the Government of Bihar. Equipped with modern amenities, it is developed to cater to 80 students. The fully air-conditioned premises aims to offer two ten day courses each month to cater to locals as well as international participants. The center is managed by Patliputra Vipassana Trust and is supported by Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Cooperation Limited of Government of Bihar, India.
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

Patna Vipassana Center

Meditation Block, Buddha Smriti Park, Next to Patna Junction

Patna, Bihar, India

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.patna.in.dhamma.org

 
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
15 Aug 1-Day Completed Patna For old students
17 Aug - 20 Aug 3-Day Completed Patna For old students
24 Aug - 27 Aug 3-Day Completed Patna For old students
31 Aug - 02 Sep 2-Day Completed Patna For old students
02 Sep 1-Day Completed Patna For old students
23 Sep 1-Day Completed Patna For old students
THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
29 Sep 1-Day Completed Patna For old students
THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
30 Dec One day Old students course and one day Children's course also (8 years to 16 years)- 9 am to 4 pm Completed Patna For old students
One day Old students course and one day Children's course also (8 years to 16 years)- 9 am to 4 pm
 
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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Jun - 01 Jul 10-Day Completed Patna
03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Completed Patna
16 Jul - 27 Jul 10-Day Completed Patna
03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day Completed Patna
05 Sep - 16 Sep 10-Day Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
05 Sep - 16 Sep 10-Day Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
03 Oct - 14 Oct 10-Day Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
26 Oct - 28 Oct Other Completed Patna CCT work shop
02 Nov - 13 Nov 10-Day Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
03 Dec - 14 Dec 10-Day Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
17 Dec - 28 Dec 10-Day Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 Jan - 14 Jan 10-Day Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
17 Jan - 28 Jan THIS COURSE IS IN HINDI, ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS IN HINDI, ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN
03 Feb - 14 Feb 10-Day Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
17 Feb - 28 Feb 10-Day Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day Completed Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
17 Mar - 28 Mar 10-Day In Progress Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
Apply 03 Apr - 14 Apr 10-Day Open Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
Apply 17 Apr - 28 Apr 10-Day Open Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
Apply 03 May - 14 May 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Patna
Apply 18 May - 26 May Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Patna For old students
THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
Apply 03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day Open Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
Apply 17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-Day Open Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Apr Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 May Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
17 Aug - 28 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jun Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
03 Oct - 14 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jul Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
17 Oct - 28 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jul Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
03 Dec - 14 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Sep Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
17 Dec - 28 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Patna THIS COURSE IS ONLY IN HINDI AND ENGLISH.
 
 

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 https://www.patna.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.