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Dhamma Bodhi, BodhGaya, Bihar, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Bodhi, meaning ‘Enlightenment of Dhamma’, is located in Bodhgaya in South Bihar. The simple 18-acre centre with its fruit trees and well-kept vegetable gardens can accommodate about 80 students in single and double room cottages with attached bathrooms. Surrounded by long stretches of fertile agricultural fields, Dhamma Bodhi’s rural calm is an ideal setting for serious meditation.  The centre has a Dhamma Hall that accommodates 80 students, and a pagoda with 70 cells.
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. You will get an acknowledgment by email on the email-id provided, within 24 hours. If for any reason you don't get the acknowledgment, please write to [email protected] 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 Bodhi
Bodhgaya International Vipassana Meditation Centre
Gaya-Dobhi Road, Near Magadh University,
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India.
Pin: 824 234
       
Tel: (91) (631) 2200437
Cell: (91) 99559-11556 
        

 

 
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
20 Sep - 28 Sep Satipatthana Sutta In Progress BodhGaya For old students
For old students
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day for Old Students In Progress BodhGaya For old students only
Apply 06 Oct - 27 Oct 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open BodhGaya For old students
For old students
Apply 01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open BodhGaya
Apply 16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 29 December, 2018 - 09 January, 2019 10-Day Open BodhGaya
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 12 Jan - 23 Jan 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 26 Jan - 03 Feb Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open BodhGaya For old students
Apply 09 Feb - 27 Mar 45-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open BodhGaya For old students
Limited seats only
24 Feb - 27 Mar 30-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open BodhGaya For old students
For Chinese Old students ONLY. Registration is offline.
Apply 01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 16 Apr - 27 Apr 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 01 May - 12 May 10-Day Open BodhGaya
Apply 16 May - 27 May 10-Day Open BodhGaya
01 Jun - 12 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Mar BodhGaya
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar BodhGaya
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Apr BodhGaya
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Apr BodhGaya
05 Sep - 16 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jun BodhGaya
20 Sep - 28 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 22 Jun BodhGaya For old students
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jun BodhGaya
06 Oct - 17 Oct Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul BodhGaya For old students
06 Oct - 27 Oct 20-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul BodhGaya For old students
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Aug BodhGaya
16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Aug BodhGaya
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep BodhGaya
15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Sep BodhGaya
29 December, 2019 - 09 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Sep BodhGaya
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
12 Jan - 23 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Oct BodhGaya
09 Feb - 26 Mar 45-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Nov BodhGaya For old students
 
 

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.bodhi.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.