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Ananda
Dhamma Ānanda (Dhammānanda), Pune Riverside, Maharashtra, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhammananda, meaning Joy of Dhamma, is a 23 acre centre, situated on the bank of the Indrayani river, about one hour drive from the heart of Poona city. The Pune Vipassana Centre was established in March 1997. The centre has a capacity of 80 meditators - 50 males and 30 females. Both the male and female residences have double rooms with attached bath and dormitories. The present meditation hall comfortably seats 100-125 students, more than the current residential capacity of the centre.

 

How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course

Note: Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Foreign students / pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years.

  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

Pune Riverside Vipassana Centre - Dhammananda

Dist. Pune, Village Markal,  Maharashtra, 412 105, India 
 Manager: [91] 96573-66075 ( 9 AM to 5 PM )

For admission status and for other queries, please contact Registration Office as following-

Registration Office
c/o Pune Vipassana Samiti
Opp. Nehru Stadium, Near Anand Mangal Karyalaya
Pune, Maharashtra 411 002
India

 Tel: [91] (020) 2443-6250
 Fax: [91] (020) 2446-3243
 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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Sep - 08 Sep 3-Day Completed Pune Riverside For old students
Apply 05 Dec - 08 Dec 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pune Riverside For old students
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Feb - 22 Feb Hindi-English Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Pune Riverside For old students
Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
04 Jun - 07 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 04 May Pune Riverside For old students
03 Dec - 06 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Nov Pune Riverside 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
10 Aug - 21 Aug Hindi-Marathi Completed Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
24 Aug - 04 Sep Hindi-English Completed Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
14 Sep - 25 Sep Hindi-Marathi Completed Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
28 Sep - 09 Oct Hindi-English Completed Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
10 Oct - 21 Oct Hindi-Marathi Completed Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
30 Oct - 07 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Completed Pune Riverside For old students
09 Nov - 20 Nov Hindi-Marathi In Progress Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
Apply 23 Nov - 04 Dec Hindi-English Women - Wait List Men - Course Full Servers - Open Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
Apply 14 Dec - 25 Dec Hindi-Marathi Women - Wait List Men - Course Full Servers - Open Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
Apply 28 December, 2019 - 08 January, 2020 Hindi-English Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 11 Jan - 22 Jan Hindi-Marathi Women - Open Men - Wait List Servers - Open Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
Apply 25 Jan - 05 Feb Hindi-English Open Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
Apply 08 Feb - 19 Feb Hindi-Marathi Open Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
29 Feb - 11 Mar Hindi-English Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
14 Mar - 25 Mar Hindi-Marathi Applications accepted starting 14 Dec Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
28 Mar - 08 Apr Hindi-English Applications accepted starting 28 Dec Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
11 Apr - 22 Apr Hindi-Marathi Applications accepted starting 11 Jan Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
25 Apr - 06 May Hindi-English Applications accepted starting 25 Jan Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
09 May - 20 May Hindi-Marathi Applications accepted starting 09 Feb Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
23 May - 03 Jun Hindi-English Applications accepted starting 23 Feb Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
13 Jun - 24 Jun Hindi-Marathi Applications accepted starting 13 Mar Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
27 Jun - 08 Jul Hindi-English Applications accepted starting 27 Mar Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
11 Jul - 22 Jul Hindi-Marathi Applications accepted starting 11 Apr Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
25 Jul - 05 Aug Hindi-English Applications accepted starting 25 Apr Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
08 Aug - 19 Aug Hindi-Marathi Applications accepted starting 08 May Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
23 Aug - 31 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 23 May Pune Riverside For old students
03 Sep - 06 Sep Other Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Pune Riverside RCCC WORKSHOP
12 Sep - 23 Sep Hindi-Marathi Applications accepted starting 12 Jun Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
26 Sep - 07 Oct Hindi-English Applications accepted starting 26 Jun Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
10 Oct - 21 Oct Hindi-Marathi Applications accepted starting 10 Jul Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
24 Oct - 04 Nov Hindi-English Applications accepted starting 24 Jul Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
05 Nov - 13 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Pune Riverside For old students
21 Nov - 02 Dec Hindi-English Applications accepted starting 21 Aug Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
12 Dec - 23 Dec Hindi-Marathi Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 Hindi-English Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Pune Riverside Due to administration difficulties the following categories of applicants are requested to apply to the Dhammapunna (City Center) only-- Pregnant women /those with health problems requiring special care / persons above the age of 65 years
 
 

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.ananda.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.

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.