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Ambika
Dhamma Ambika, Dist Navsari, Gujarat, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English / Gujarati

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are courses all over the world. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
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 Ambika
National Highway no.8 (Mumbai to Ahemedabad)
2 KM west of Boriyach tollnaka, Village Vagalwad, Tal gandevi
Dist Navsari South Gujarat, INDIA.

Phone: -02634- 291100/292521

Email: [email protected]

 
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
05 Mar - 08 Mar 3-Day Completed Dist Navsari For old students
09 Apr - 12 Apr 3-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari For old students
07 May - 10 May 3-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari For old students
30 Jul - 02 Aug 3-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari For old students
24 Sep - 27 Sep 3-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari For old students
15 Oct - 18 Oct 3-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari For old students
03 Dec - 06 Dec 3-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari For old students
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Feb - 07 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Nov Dist Navsari 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
17 December, 2019 - 07 January, 2020 20-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari For old students
17 December, 2019 - 17 January, 2020 30-Day Completed Dist Navsari For old students
17 December, 2019 - 01 February, 2020 45-Day Completed Dist Navsari For old students
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Feb - 16 Feb 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari
19 Feb - 01 Mar 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari
13 Mar - 24 Mar 10-Day Completed Dist Navsari
26 Mar - 06 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
15 Apr - 23 Apr Other Completed Dist Navsari Teenager Course only  for Girls (Age 16 to 19 Years)
25 Apr - 03 May Other Completed Dist Navsari Teenager Course only  for Boys (Age 16 to 19 Years)
04 May - 06 May Other Completed Dist Navsari Two Day Residential Anapana Course only for Boys (12 to 18 years)
11 May - 13 May Two Day Residential Anapana Course only for Girls (12 to 18 years) Completed Dist Navsari
15 May - 26 May 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
09 Jun - 20 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
22 Jun - 03 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
05 Jul - 16 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
18 Aug - 29 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
31 Aug - 08 Sep Satipatthana Sutta CANCELLED Dist Navsari For old students
31 Aug - 21 Sep 20-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari For old students
10 Sep - 21 Sep Special 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari For old students
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
19 Nov - 30 Nov 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
21 Nov - 22 Dec 30-Day Closed Dist Navsari For old students
21 November, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 45-Day Closed Dist Navsari For old students
08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari
23 December, 2020 - 23 January, 2021 30-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari For old students
23 December, 2020 - 07 February, 2021 45-Day CANCELLED Dist Navsari For old students
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 10 Jan - 21 Jan 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Dist Navsari
Apply 23 Jan - 03 Feb 10-Day Open Dist Navsari
 
 

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://ambika.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.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three 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.

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.