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

Dhamma Ajantā (meaning Dhamma in the area of the historical Ajanta Caves), is one of the numerous centers in the western state of Maharashtra, India.  It is located near the city of Aurangabad, and is easily accessible via air, rail, and ground transportation.  The center currently supports 50 male and 40 female individual residential quarters, with a meditation hall that can comfortably accommodate up to 120 meditators.

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 Ajanta Vipassana Center

At 6 No 45, Rampuri Village, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
20Km from Aurangabad city on Vaijapur-Nashik Road
Tel: +91 9422 211 344
Email: [email protected]
Website:  http://www.ajanta.dhamma.org

Ajanta International Vipassana Samiti 
2, Rajahans Building, Jalna road, Surana Nagar, Aurangabad

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.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
12 Apr - 14 Apr 2-Day CANCELLED Aurangabad For old students
concludes @17:00 on last day.

26 Apr - 28 Apr 2-Day CANCELLED Aurangabad For old students
concludes on 28 april @ 17:00
08 Nov - 11 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Aurangabad For old students
course concludes on last day at 5.00 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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Aurangabad
29 Apr - 10 May 10-Day CANCELLED Aurangabad
13 May - 24 May 10-Day CANCELLED Aurangabad
27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Aurangabad
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Aurangabad
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Aurangabad
08 Jul - 16 Jul STP CANCELLED Aurangabad STP for old students who have completed min 3 ten day courses and regular practice for a year.
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Aurangabad
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Aurangabad
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Aurangabad
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Aurangabad
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Aurangabad
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Aurangabad
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Aurangabad
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Aurangabad
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Aurangabad
02 Dec - 10 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 07 Oct Aurangabad For old students

students completing 3 ten day course and one year regular practice. concludes at 17:00 on last day.

16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Oct Aurangabad
30 December, 2020 - 10 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Nov Aurangabad

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.ajanta.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.