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Anakula
Dhamma Anākula, Akola, Maharashtra, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / Marathi

Surrounded by long stretches of fertile agricultural fields, and being about 5 km away from 'Telhara' town, Dhamma Anakula’s rural calm is an ideal setting for serious meditation. The simple 6-acre centre with its plenty of trees and well-kept gardens can currently accommodate about 40 students in cottages to put the Vipassana teachings into practice through 10-day courses. Meditators and servers, short or long term, are always welcome.
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
Akola Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Anakula
Khaperkhed Fata, Telhara-444108
Dist-Akola, Maharashtra

Contact: Vipassana Charitable Trust
C/o Apna Bazar, Main Road, Shegaon
Dist. Buldhana 444203 

 Mobile: [91] 94221-81996
 Mobile: [91] 98812-04125
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
06 Jan 1-day Childrens course Open Akola childrens course (8-16 years)
03 Feb 1-day Childrens course Applications accepted starting 05 Nov Akola childrens course ( 8-16 years)
03 Mar 1-day Childrens course Applications accepted starting 03 Dec Akola children's course(8-16 years)
07 Apr 1-day Childrens course Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Akola childrens course(8-16 years)
05 May 1-day Childrens course Applications accepted starting 04 Feb Akola childrens course(8-16 years)
09 May - 17 May 7-day for Girls(teenagers) only Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Akola For Girl students only(16-19 years)
22 May - 30 May 7-day for Boys(teenagers) only Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Akola For Boys students only(16-19 years)
30 Jun 1-day Childrens course Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Akola childrens course(8-16 years)
28 Jul 1-day Childrens course Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Akola childrens course(8-16 years)
15 Sep 1-day Childrens course Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Akola childrens course(8-16 years)
24 Nov 1-day Childrens course Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Akola childrens course(8-16 years)
22 Dec 1-day Childrens course Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Akola childrens course(8-16 years)
 
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.
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
29 Jul 1-day for Male & Female Completed Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
09 Sep 1-day for Male & Female Completed Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
29 Sep - 02 Oct 3-Day for Male & Female Completed Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
14 Oct 1-day for Male & Female Completed Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
Apply 22 Nov - 24 Nov 2-day Dhamma worker Workshop New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Akola For old students
Dhamma Worker Workshop
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Jan 1-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 22 Oct Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
17 Feb 1-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 19 Nov Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
17 Mar 1-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 17 Dec Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
21 Mar - 24 Mar 3-day for Male&Female Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Akola For old students
For both Male&Female
21 Apr 1-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 21 Jan Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
19 May 1-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
16 Jun 1-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
14 Jul 1-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 01 May Akola For old students
For Male & Female
11 Aug 1-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
15 Aug - 18 Aug 3-Day for both Male&Female Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Akola For old students
For both Males& Females
31 Aug - 02 Sep 2-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Akola For old students
For both Males & Females
29 Sep 1-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Akola For old students
For both Male & Female students
13 Oct 1-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
10 Nov 1-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
08 Dec 1-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
25 Dec - 28 Dec 3-day for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Akola For old students
For both Male & Female 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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-day for Males only Completed Akola For male students only
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-day for Females only Completed Akola For Female students only
17 Aug - 25 Aug STP for both Male & Female Completed Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
29 Aug - 09 Sep 10-day for Males only Completed Akola For male students only
12 Sep - 23 Sep 10-day for Females only Completed Akola For female students only
03 Oct - 14 Oct 10-day for Males only Completed Akola For male students only
24 Oct - 04 Nov 10-day for Female only Women - Course Full Men - Closed Female Server - Course Full Male Server - Closed Akola For female students only
Apply 10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-day for Male only Women - Closed Men - Course Full Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Akola For male students only
Apply 25 Nov - 03 Dec STP for both Male & Female New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
Apply 05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-day for Female only Women - Open Men - Closed Servers - Open Akola For female students only
Apply 26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-day for Male only Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Akola For male students only
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Akola For Female students only
23 Jan - 03 Feb 10-day for Male students only Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Akola For Male students only
06 Feb - 17 Feb 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Akola For Female students only
20 Feb - 03 Mar 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Akola For Male students only
06 Mar - 17 Mar 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Akola For Female students only
27 Mar - 07 Apr 10-day for Males only Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Akola For Male students only
10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Akola For Female students only
24 Apr - 05 May 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Akola For Male students only
05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Akola For Female students only
19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-day for Males only Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Akola For Male students only
03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-day for Monks only Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Akola For Monks only
17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-day for Males only Applications accepted starting 01 May Akola For Male students only
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-day for Females only Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Akola For Female students only
21 Aug - 29 Aug STP for Male & Female Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Akola For old students
For both Males & Females
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Akola For Male students only
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Akola For Female students only
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-day for Males only Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Akola For Male students only
16 Oct - 24 Oct STP for both Male & Female Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Akola For old students
For both Males & Females
30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-day for Females only Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Akola For Female students only
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Akola For Male students only
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Akola For Female students only
11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Akola For Male students only
 
 

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.anakula.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.

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.

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.