Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

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

DhammĀlaya, meaning 'Abode of Dhamma', is serenely set in 22 acres of State Park Zone land, with a view of blue hills, green fields and sounds of mewing of peacocks and other bird song. The Centre is 5 kms from Hatkanangale bus station and 6.5 kms from Hatkananglale Railway station where all trains from Mumbai and Pune halt.  The centre consists of a fan shaped Dhamma Hall that can comfortably accommodate 250 students, and a pagoda with 153 cells.
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

Address: Deccan Vipassana Research Centre -- Dhammalaya
Ramling Road, Alte Park, Alate,Tal.; Hatkangale
Dist.Kolhapur 416 123 Maharashtra, India

Email: [email protected]

Phone: [91](0230) 248-7383, 248-7382, 248-7167

Fax: [91](0230) 248-7167

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 May - 28 May Only For Girls (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 20 Feb Kolhapur
30 May - 07 Jun Only for Boys (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Kolhapur
11 Nov - 13 Nov 2 Days Children (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Kolhapur
 
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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Sep - 12 Sep 3-Day Completed Kolhapur For old students
24 Oct - 26 Oct 2-Day Completed Kolhapur For old students
Apply 28 Dec - 30 Dec 2 Days Course (Hindi /English) Open Kolhapur For old students
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 26 Jan - 28 Jan 2 Days (Hindi / English) Open Kolhapur For old students
18 Feb - 20 Feb 2 Days (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 20 Nov Kolhapur Note: New Dates!For old students
16 Apr - 18 Apr 2 Days (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 17 Jan Kolhapur For old students
22 Jun - 25 Jun 3 Days (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 24 Mar Kolhapur For old students
08 Nov - 11 Nov 3 Days (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Kolhapur For old students
 
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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Aug - 07 Sep 30-Day CANCELLED Kolhapur For old students
14 Aug - 25 Aug Special 10-Day Completed Kolhapur For old students
14 Aug - 04 Sep 20-Day Completed Kolhapur For old students
15 Sep - 26 Sep 10-day (Hindi/Marathi) Completed Kolhapur
17 Sep - 25 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Completed Kolhapur For old students
29 Sep - 10 Oct 10-day (Hindi/Marathi) Completed Kolhapur
13 Oct - 24 Oct 10-day (Hindi/English) Completed Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
13 Oct - 24 Oct Special 10-Day CANCELLED Kolhapur For old students
This course is cancelled
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-day (Hindi/English) Completed Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
Apply 17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-day (Hindi/English) Women - Open Men - Closed Servers - Open Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
Apply 01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-day (Hindi/English) Women - Open Men - Closed Servers - Open Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
Apply 03 Dec - 12 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Open Kolhapur For old students
Course will end on 9th Day of morning
Apply 15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-day (Hindi/English) Open Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
28 Dec - 29 Dec Dhamma Servers Workshop CANCELLED Kolhapur For old students
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-day (Hindi/English) Open Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
Apply 15 Jan - 26 Jan 10-day (Hindi/English) Open Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
Apply 02 Feb - 17 Feb 15 Days Gratitude (Hindi / English) Open Kolhapur For old students
23 Feb - 05 Mar 10-day (Hindi/English) Applications accepted starting 10 Dec Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
08 Mar - 19 Mar 10-day (Hindi/English) Applications accepted starting 23 Dec Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
10 Mar - 19 Mar STP (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 10 Dec Kolhapur For old students
English fluency must for foreigners
22 Mar - 02 Apr 10-day (Hindi/English) Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
05 Apr - 16 Apr 10 Days (Hindi / Marathi) Applications accepted starting 06 Jan Kolhapur
19 Apr - 30 Apr 10 Days (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
06 May - 17 May 10 Days (Hindi / Marathi) Applications accepted starting 06 Feb Kolhapur Only for Females
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10 Days (Hindi / Marathi) Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Kolhapur
28 Jun - 09 Jul 10 Days (Hindi / Marathi) Applications accepted starting 30 Mar Kolhapur
30 Jun - 08 Jul STP (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Kolhapur For old students
English fluency must for foreigners
12 Jul - 23 Jul 10 Days (Hindi / English / Kannada) Applications accepted starting 13 Apr Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
26 Jul - 06 Aug 10 Days (Hindi / Marathi) Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Kolhapur
11 Aug - 01 Sep 20 Days (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 13 May Kolhapur For old students
English fluency must for foreigners
11 Aug - 11 Sep 30 Days (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 13 May Kolhapur For old students
English fluency must for foreigners
13 Sep - 24 Sep 10 Days (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 15 Jun Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
27 Sep - 08 Oct 10 Days (Hindi / Marathi) Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Kolhapur
29 Sep - 07 Oct STP (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Kolhapur For old students
English fluency must for foreigners
11 Oct - 22 Oct 10 Days (Hindi / Marathi) Applications accepted starting 13 Jul Kolhapur
25 Oct - 05 Nov 10 Days (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10 Days (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
29 Nov - 30 Nov 2 Days DS Workshop (Hindi / Marathi) Applications accepted starting 31 Aug Kolhapur For old students
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10 Days (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
19 Dec - 30 Dec 10 Days (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
21 Dec - 30 Dec STP (Hindi / English) Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Kolhapur For old students
English fluency must for foreigners
 
 

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.alaya.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.

Special 10-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two 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.

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two 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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two 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.

Children's Courses are open for all children aged 8-12 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana meditators.

Old Student Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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.

Work Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

Teacher's Self-Courses are open only to serious Old Students playing or likely to play an important role in the spread of Dhamma who are practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques), maintaining a daily practice of two hours per day, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability. These requirements may change annually and admission subject to the discretion of S.N. Goenka.

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.

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.