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
11 Nov - 13 Nov 2 Days Children (Hindi / English) CANCELLED 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.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 08 Nov - 11 Nov 3 Days (Hindi / English) Closed Kolhapur For old students
Only for old students
1) Age Should be Between 22 to 65.
2) Antigen Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
3) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
4) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
5) Student should be healthy. (Applicants with BP, diabetic, hart related issues will not allow).
6) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
7) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
8) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
9) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
 
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
26 Jul - 06 Aug 10 Days (Hindi / Marathi) CANCELLED Kolhapur
11 Aug - 01 Sep 20 Days (Hindi / English) CANCELLED Kolhapur For old students
English fluency must for foreigners
11 Aug - 11 Sep 30 Days (Hindi / English) CANCELLED Kolhapur For old students
English fluency must for foreigners
13 Sep - 24 Sep 10 Days (Hindi / English) CANCELLED Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
27 Sep - 08 Oct 10 Days (Hindi / Marathi) CANCELLED Kolhapur
29 Sep - 07 Oct STP (Hindi / English) CANCELLED Kolhapur For old students
English fluency must for foreigners
11 Oct - 22 Oct 10 Days (Hindi / Marathi) CANCELLED Kolhapur Old students only
26 Oct - 06 Nov 10 Days Course
Old Students Only.
In Progress Kolhapur Note: New Dates!
Only for old students
1) Age Should be Between 22 to 65.
2) Antigen Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
3) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
4) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
5) Student should be healthy. (Applicants with BP, diabetic, hart related issues will not allow).
6) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
7) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
8) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
9) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
Apply 17 Nov - 28 Nov 10 Days (Hindi / English)
Only For Old Students
Closed Kolhapur Only for old students
1) Age Should be Between 22 to 65.
2) Antigen Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
3) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
4) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
5) Student should be healthy. (Applicants with BP, diabetic, hart related issues will not allow).
6) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
7) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
8) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
9) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
Apply 29 Nov - 30 Nov 2 Days DS Workshop (Hindi / Marathi) Closed Kolhapur For old students
Only for old students
1) Age Should be Between 22 to 65.
2) Antigen Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
3) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
4) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
5) Student should be healthy. (Applicants with BP, diabetic, hart related issues will not allow).
6) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
7) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
8) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
9) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
Apply 01 Dec - 12 Dec 10 Days (Hindi / English)
Only For Old Students.
Closed Kolhapur Only for old students
1) Age Should be Between 22 to 65.
2) Antigen Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
3) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
4) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
5) Student should be healthy. (Applicants with BP, diabetic, hart related issues will not allow).
6) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
7) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
8) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
9) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
Apply 19 Dec - 30 Dec 10 Days (Hindi / English) Closed Kolhapur Only for old students
1) Age Should be Between 22 to 65.
2) Antigen Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
3) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
4) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
5) Student should be healthy. (Applicants with BP, diabetic, hart related issues will not allow).
6) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
7) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
8) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
9) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
Apply 21 Dec - 30 Dec STP (Hindi / English) Closed Kolhapur For old students
Only for old students
1) Age Should be Between 22 to 65.
2) Antigen Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
3) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
4) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
5) Student should be healthy. (Applicants with BP, diabetic, hart related issues will not allow).
6) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
7) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
8) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
9) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
 
 

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://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.

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.

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.