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Ajanta
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

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 May - 18 May 7-day Vipassana course for teens Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Aurangabad only boys .age 14 to 19 yrs.Antigen test -ve, taken 3 days prior to start date is MUST.public transport is PROHIBITED.
08 Nov - 16 Nov 7-day Vipassana course for teens Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Aurangabad only Girls, age 16yrs to 19 yrs. RTPCR/ Antigen/ Vaccination cert. MUST. No other Dieses.
 
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
11 Dec - 13 Dec 2-Day Completed Aurangabad For old students
age below 65 yrs, MBBS MD Drs' certificate for COVID - ve , and no others diseases. Coming by Public transport is PROHIBITED. use own vehicle to come. pregnant student not to apply.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Jan - 17 Jan 2-Day Completed Aurangabad For old students
Students below 65 years should apply. Certificate of ANTIGEN TEST and no other disease issued 3day before start date is must.Limited seats available.
29 Jan - 31 Jan 2-Day Completed Aurangabad For old students
old males only. age below 65, antigen test, 3 days before start date , no diseases..seats are limited.
12 Feb - 14 Feb 2-Day Completed Aurangabad For old students
Only female old student. age below 65 yrs. cert. of RTPCR or ANTIGEN test taken 3-4 days before start date is MUST. NO PREGNANTS.
26 Feb - 28 Feb 2-Day Completed Aurangabad For old students
only old male. age below 65 yrs.RTPCR or antigen test is MUST . ,cert. issued 3-4 days before start date. no pregnant ledies.
12 Mar - 14 Mar 2-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Mar Aurangabad For old students
old female below 65yrs.RTPCR / Antigen/ vaccination certt.3 days before start date is MUST. no other dieses.
26 Mar - 29 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Mar Aurangabad For old students
only old male student age below 65 yrs.RTPCR / Antigen/ Vaccination Cert. issued 3 days before start date of course is MUST. No other dieses.
08 Apr - 11 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Mar Aurangabad For old students
only old students, age below 65 yrs.COVID ANTIGEN TEST and no other diseasesCert.issued 3 days befor course start date is MUST. Public transport is PROHIBITED. Use own vehicle.PREGNANTS NOT TO APPLY>
26 Nov - 28 Nov 2-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Nov Aurangabad For old students
only old students, age below 65 yrs,RTPCR/ Atigen/ Vaccination Cert. MUST. No other dieses, No Pregnant.
 
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
02 Dec - 10 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Completed Aurangabad For old students







pregnant students need not to apply.



















covid -ve ,no other disease certificte is MUST. no public transport, use own vehicle.






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











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16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-Day Completed Aurangabad students below 65 yrs, ANTIGEN TEST and no other disease certificate issued 3 days before start date is must. .Pregnant ladies not to apply
30 December, 2020 - 10 January, 2021 10-Day Completed Aurangabad students below 65 yrs, Certificate of ANTIGEN TEST and no other disease certificate , issued 3days before start date is MUST. pregnants not to apply.Public transport is PROHIBITED.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Jan - 24 Jan 10-Day Completed Aurangabad age below 65 yrs. Certi. for ANTIGEN TEST and NO OTHER DIEASES issued 3 days before start date of course is MUST. . Pregnants not permissble.
27 Jan - 07 Feb 10-Day Completed Aurangabad age below 65 yrs. COVID ANTIGEN TEST and no other Diesease Certicate issued 3 days before start date is MUST. . PREGNANTS not permissible.
10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day Completed Aurangabad age below 65 yrs. Covid ANTIGEN TEST and no other diseases CERTIFICATE issued 3 days before start date is MUST.. PREGNANTS not Allowed.
24 Feb - 07 Mar 10-Day In Progress Aurangabad age below 65 yrs. RTPCR / ANTIGEN TEST is MUSTand no other diseases Certificate issued 3days before start date is MUST. Pregnants not Allowed.
Apply 10 Mar - 21 Mar 10-Day Course Full Aurangabad age below 65 yrs. COVID ANTIGEN TEST and no other dieases Cetificate issued 3 days before course start dateis MUsT. .PREGNANTS NOT TO APPLY>
Apply 24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-Day Women - Course Full New Men - Course Full Old Men - Open Servers - Open Aurangabad age below 65 yrs. COVID ANTIGEN TEST and no other diseases Cetif. issued 3 days before course start date is MUST. PREGNANTS NOT TO APPLY.
16 Apr - 24 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 16 Mar Aurangabad For old students
age below 65, min 3 ten day courses and one year practice,ANTIGEN or RTPCR test 3 days before start date is MUST. public transport PROHIBITED
28 Apr - 09 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Mar Aurangabad age below 65 yrs. ANTIGEN or RTPCR -ve test taken 3 days before is MUST. Public transport is PROHOBITED.
19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Apr Aurangabad Age below 65yrs, ANTIGEN-ve test 3 days belofore strart date is MUST. public transport is PROHIBITED.
02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 May Aurangabad age below 65 yrs. ANTIGEN / RTPCR test 3 days prior to start date is MUST. Public transport is PROHIBITED. No pregnant ladies.
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Aurangabad age below 65 yrs. ANTIGEN / RTPCR Test 3 days before strart date is MUST. Publish transport is PROHIBITED.
30 Jun - 11 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Aurangabad age below 65 yrs, RTPCR or ANTIGEN TEST or VACCINATION Cert. is MUST. NO PREGNANTS.
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Aurangabad Age below 65 yrs, Vaccination /RTPCR/ Antigen test certi. is MUST. No pregnants.
11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jul Aurangabad age below 65 yrs, Vaccination / RTPCR/ Antigen test isn MUST. No pregnants.
25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Aurangabad Age below 65 yrs. Vaccination/ RTPCR/ Antigen Test Cetif. MUST. No pregnants.
08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Aug Aurangabad Age below 65 yrs. RTPCR/ Antigen/ Vaccination cert. MUST. No other diseases. No pregnant women.
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Aug Aurangabad age below 65 yrs. RTPCR/ Antigen/ vaccination cert. MUST. No other dieses . No pregnants.
06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Sep Aurangabad Age below 65 yrs. RTPCR/ Antigen/ Vaccination cert. MUST. No other diseases. No pregnant women.
17 Nov - 25 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 17 Oct Aurangabad For old students
age below 65 yrs. 3- ten day course,one yr regular practice is MUST. RTPCR/ ANTIGEN/ VACCINATION Cert. MUST. no other dieses.
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Nov Aurangabad age below 65 yrs.RTPCR/ Antigen/ Vaccination ceri. MUST. No other dieses, No Pregnants.
15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Nov Aurangabad Age below 65 yrs. RTPCR/ Antigen test/ Vaccination cert. MUST. No other dieses, No Pregnant.
29 December, 2021 - 09 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Nov Aurangabad age below 65 yrs, RTPCR/ Antigen/ Vaccination cert. MUst. No other dieses .No pregants.
 
 

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.

This is 7 Days Vipassana course for Teenagers of age group 15 to 19 years old.

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.