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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 55 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] 94211-56138
 Mobile: [91] 98812-04125

Email: [email protected]

 
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
17 Dec 1-day Childrens course CANCELLED Akola Childrens course(12-18 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.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
29 Oct - 01 Nov 3-day for Male & Female CANCELLED Akola For old students
For both Male & Female.
Note:Course will end at 5 pm on the last day
28 Nov - 30 Nov 2-day for both Male & Female CANCELLED Akola For old students
For both Male & Female. Note:Course will end at 5 pm on the last day
13 Dec 1-day for Male & Female CANCELLED Akola For old students
For both Male & Female
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 30 Jan 1-Day for Male/Female New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Akola For old students
For both Male and Female students
Apply 19 Feb - 21 Feb 2-Day for Male/Female New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Akola For old students
For both Male and Female students
21 May - 23 May 2-day for Male/Female Applications accepted starting 21 Mar Akola For old students
For both Male and Female students
26 May 1-Day for Male/Female Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Akola For old students
For Both Male/Female
On occasion of Buddha Purnima
21 Jul 1-day for Male/Female Applications accepted starting 21 May Akola For old students
For both Male and Female students
On occasion of Guru Purima
29 Sep - 02 Oct 3-Day for Male/Female Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Akola For old students
for both Male and Female students
19 Oct 1-day for Male/Female Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Akola For old students
for both Male and Female students
23 Dec - 26 Dec 3-day for Male/Female Applications accepted starting 23 Oct Akola For old students
for both Male and Female
 
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
04 Nov - 12 Nov STP for Males only Completed Akola For old students
For Only Males.
Note:Course will end at 5 pm on the last day
16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-day for Bhikkuni only CANCELLED Akola For Bhikkuni only
19 Nov - 27 Nov STP for Females only Completed Akola For old students
For Female students only.
Note: Course will end at 5 pm on last day.
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-day for Male only Completed Akola For Old Male students only
16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-day for Female only Completed Akola For Old Female students only
30 December, 2020 - 10 January, 2021 10-day for Males only Completed Akola For Male students only
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Jan - 24 Jan 10-day for Female only Completed Akola for female students only
02 Feb - 17 Feb 15-day Gratitude Course for Male/Female New Women - Closed Old Women - Course Full New Men - Closed Old Men - Course Full Servers - Course Full Akola For old students
a STP course +1 seva min. required
24 Feb - 07 Mar 10-day for Male only Women - Closed Men - Course Full Female Server - Closed Male Server - Course Full Akola for Male students only
10 Mar - 21 Mar 10-day for Female Only Women - Course Full Men - Closed Female Server - Course Full Male Server - Closed Akola for Female students only
Apply 24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-day for Males only Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Akola for Male students only
07 Apr - 18 Apr 10-day for Females only Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Akola for Female students only
21 Apr - 02 May 10-day for Males only Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Akola For Male students only
05 May - 16 May 10-day for Females only Applications accepted starting 05 Mar Akola For Female students only
29 May - 06 Jun STP for Male/Female Applications accepted starting 29 Mar Akola For old students
For both Male/Female
09 Jun - 20 Jun 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Akola For Male students only
23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Akola For Female students only
07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-day for Bhikku only Applications accepted starting 07 May Akola For Bhikku Monks only
23 Jul - 31 Jul STP for Male/Female Applications accepted starting 23 May Akola For old students
For both Male and Female students
03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Akola For Male students only
18 Aug - 29 Aug 10-day For Female only Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Akola For Female students only
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Akola for Male students only
15 Sep - 26 Sep 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Akola for Female students only
04 Oct - 15 Oct 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Akola for Female students only
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 20 Aug Akola for Male students only
10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Akola for Female students only
24 Nov - 05 Dec 10-day for Male only Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Akola for Male students only
08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-day for Female only Applications accepted starting 08 Oct Akola for Female 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://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.

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.