Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Ābhā , Phitsanulok, Thailand
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Thai

Dhamma Ābhā, which means the "Radiance of Dhamma", is situated on a lush green plateau. In the background mountains are towering up in the east. The center itself is located in the central part of the 61 hectare ground, the buildings are in modern Thai-style. There are a lot of ponds, fruit trees and bamboos.
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

Thailand Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Ābhā
138 Baan Huayplu, Tambol Kaengsopa
Amphur Wangthong, Phitsanulok Province, 65220

Tel: [66](081) 827 7331, [66](081) 605 5576 Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00 (GMT+7)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://abha.dhamma.org

For long courses at Dhamma Ābhā , please contact
Email: [email protected]

Thai student please submit the application via www.thai.dhamma.org only.


A student may apply to only one course at a time in Thailand regardless of the center location or waiting list status.

Thai student please submit the application via www.thai.dhamma.org only.

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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day CANCELLED Phitsanulok Thai permanent residents only
19 May - 30 May 10-Day CANCELLED Phitsanulok Thai speakers only
02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Phitsanulok Thai permanent residents only
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Completed Phitsanulok Thai permanent residents only
02 Jul - 11 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Completed Phitsanulok For old students
Thai permanent residents only
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Completed Phitsanulok Thai speakers only
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Phitsanulok Thai speakers only
11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day Closed Phitsanulok Thai speakers only
25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Closed Phitsanulok Thai speakers only
08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Closed Phitsanulok Thai speakers only
22 Sep - 07 Nov 45-Day Closed Phitsanulok For old students
Thai speakers only
10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Closed Phitsanulok Thai speakers only
24 Nov - 05 Dec 10-Day Closed Phitsanulok Thai speakers only
08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day Closed Phitsanulok Thai speakers only
22 December, 2021 - 02 January, 2022 10-Day Closed Phitsanulok Thai speakers only

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://abha.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.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three 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.

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.