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Dhamma Bala, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Bala, meaning 'Strength of Dhamma', is half a km from the world famous Bhedaghat Waterfalls in the Narmada River, renowned for the 2 km wide stretch of marble rocks on either bank of the river. Dhamma Bala began functioning with the first ten-day course being held from 19th May in 2005. Situated on five acres of land, facilities currently exist for about 100 students. Ten-day courses and three-day courses are regularly held.
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
Vipassana Meditation Centre- Dhamma Bala
Opposite Bhedaghat Thane, (1 km)
Bapat Marg
Bhedaghat Jabalpur

 Mobile: [91] 93005-06253

City Contact: Jabalpur Vipassana Trust
C/o Madhu Medicine Stores
1, Medicine Complex Extension, Near Shastri-Bridge, Model Road
Inside Bank of Baroda, Jabalpur 2,
Madhya Pradesh, India

 Tel: [91](0761) 400-6252
 Mobile: [91] (0761) 99815-98352 
 Email: [email protected]
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 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day Completed Jabalpur Dhamma server needed
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Completed Jabalpur Dhamma server needed.
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Completed Jabalpur Dhamma worker needed.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Jan - 16 Jan 10-Day Completed Jabalpur Dhamma server needed.
05 Jan - 16 Jan 10-Day Completed Jabalpur
16 Feb - 27 Feb 10-Day Completed Jabalpur
15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day CANCELLED Jabalpur
05 Apr - 13 Apr Satipatthana Sutta CANCELLED Jabalpur For old students
Dhamma server needed.
02 May - 13 May 10-Day CANCELLED Jabalpur
31 May - 11 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Jabalpur Dhamma worker needed
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day CANCELLED Jabalpur Dhamma server needed
18 Oct - 29 Oct 10-Day CANCELLED Jabalpur Dhamma server needed
Apply 15 Nov - 26 Nov 10-Day Open Jabalpur Dhamma server needed
Apply 29 Nov - 10 Dec 10-Day Open Jabalpur Dhamma worker needed.

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://bala.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.