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

 
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.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Jun - 12 Jun CANCELLED CANCELLED Kolhapur For old students
CANCELLED
14 Sep - 17 Sep 3 Days Course ( Hindi / English ) Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Kolhapur For old students
For old students
29 Oct - 31 Oct 2 Days Course ( Hindi / English ) Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Kolhapur For old students
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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Feb - 17 Feb 15-Days Gratitude Course ( Hindi / English ) Completed Kolhapur For old students
1) Antigen Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
2) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
3) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
4) Student should be healthy.
5) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
6) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
7) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
8) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
21 Feb - 04 Mar 10 Days Course ( Hindi / English ) Completed Kolhapur 1) Antigen Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
2) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
3) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
4) Student should be healthy.
5) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
6) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
7) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
8) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
07 Mar - 18 Mar 10 Days Course ( Hindi / English ) Completed Kolhapur 1) Antigen Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
2) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
3) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
4) Student should be healthy.
5) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
6) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
7) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
8) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
21 Mar - 01 Apr 10 Days Course ( Hindi / English ) Completed Kolhapur 1) Antigen Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
2) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
3) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
4) Student should be healthy.
5) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
6) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
7) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
8) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
23 Mar - 01 Apr 9 Days STP Course ( Hindi / English ) Completed Kolhapur For old students
1) Antigen Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
2) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
3) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
4) Student should be healthy.
5) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
6) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
7) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
8) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
04 Apr - 15 Apr 10 Days Course ( Hindi / English ) CANCELLED Kolhapur 1) Antigen Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
2) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
3) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
4) Student should be healthy.
5) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
6) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
7) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
8) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
19 Apr - 30 Apr 10 Days Course (Hindi / Marathi ) CANCELLED Kolhapur 1) RTPCR Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
2) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
3) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
4) Student should be healthy.
5) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
6) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
7) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
8) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
02 May - 13 May 10 Days Course ( Hindi / Marathi ) CANCELLED Kolhapur 1) RTPCR Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
2) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
3) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
4) Student should be healthy.
5) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
6) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
7) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
8) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
Apply 16 May - 27 May 10 Days Course ( Hindi / Marathi) Open Kolhapur Note: New Dates!
1) RTPCR Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory. 2) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date. 3) Student will be accommodating in signal room. 4) Student should be healthy. 5) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths. 6) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course. 7) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately. 8) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
Apply 30 May - 10 Jun 10 Days Course ( Hindi / Marathi) Open Kolhapur Note: New Dates!
1) RTPCR Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory. 2) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date. 3) Student will be accommodating in signal room. 4) Student should be healthy. 5) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths. 6) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course. 7) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately. 8) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
Apply 13 Jun - 24 Jun 10 Days Course ( Hindi / Marathi ) Open Kolhapur 1) RTPCR Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
2) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
3) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
4) Student should be healthy.
5) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
6) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
7) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
8) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
Apply 27 Jun - 08 Jul 10 Days Course ( Hindi / Marathi ) Open Kolhapur 1) RTPCR Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
2) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
3) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
4) Student should be healthy.
5) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
6) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
7) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
8) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
Apply 29 Jun - 08 Jul STP Course ( Hindi / English ) Open Kolhapur For old students
For old students
1) RTPCR Test Report (validity 5 days Before Course) is Mandatory.
2) Arrival time at Center will be 11:00 AM on course date.
3) Student will be accommodating in signal room.
4) Student should be healthy.
5) Laundry service will Not be available, Students self-have to Cline their own cloths.
6) Pregnant woman's will not be allowing for Course.
7) During the course if student develops any symptoms then she or he will have to leave the center immediately.
8) Students will attend course at their own risk and they will need to fill a form about this.
Apply 11 Jul - 22 Jul 10 Days Course ( Hindi / English / Kannada ) Open Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
Apply 25 Jul - 05 Aug 10 Days Course ( Hindi / Marathi ) Open Kolhapur Hindi & Marathi Language Only
Apply 11 Aug - 01 Sep 20 Days Course ( Hindi / English / Marathi ) Open Kolhapur For old students
For old students
English fluency must for foreigners
Apply 11 Aug - 11 Sep 30 Days Course ( Hindi / English / Marathi ) Open Kolhapur For old students
For old students
English fluency must for foreigners
19 Sep - 30 Sep 10 Days Course ( Hindi / English ) Applications accepted starting 26 Jul Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
03 Oct - 14 Oct 10 Days Course ( Hindi / Marathi ) Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Kolhapur Hindi & Marathi Language Only
05 Oct - 14 Oct 9 Days STP Course ( Hindi / English ) Applications accepted starting 21 Jul Kolhapur For old students
For old students
English fluency must for foreigners
17 Oct - 28 Oct 10 Days Course ( Hindi / Marathi ) Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Kolhapur Hindi & Marathi Language Only
07 Nov - 18 Nov 10 Days Course ( Hindi / English ) Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
Apply 19 Nov - 20 Nov DS Work Shop ( Hindi / Marathi ) Open Kolhapur For old students
For old students
21 Nov - 02 Dec 10 Days Course ( Hindi / English ) Applications accepted starting 06 Sep Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
05 Dec - 16 Dec 10 Days Course ( Hindi / English ) Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
19 Dec - 30 Dec 10 Days Course ( Hindi / English ) Applications accepted starting 05 Oct Kolhapur English fluency must for foreigners
21 Dec - 29 Dec 9 Days STP Course ( Hindi / English ) Applications accepted starting 06 Oct Kolhapur For old students
For old students
English fluency must for foreigners
 
 

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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.

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.

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.