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Dhamma Dharani, Negampaha, Sri Lanka
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Sinhala

Dhamma Dharani is situated in a beautiful rural locality at Maneruwa, Negampaha, Sri Lanka.

Two lakes adjoining the property not only provide beautiful scenery but also bring cool breezes to the Centre. The inhabitants of adjoining villages are farmers who depend on these two lakes for their irrigational needs.

This Centre is situated in the North Central Province, not very far from a reserved forest area, can be approached from Dambulla (45 km), from Kekirawa (35 km), and from Anuradhapura (60 km).

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

Dhamma Dharani Vipassana Meditation Centre,

Maneruwa, Negampaha- 50180, Sri Lanka.

Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
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No courses are currently scheduled.
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
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No courses are currently scheduled.
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.
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2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Jul - 21 Jul 10-Day Completed Negampaha English / Sinhala. Course reserved for Females only.
10 Aug - 21 Aug 10-Day Completed Negampaha English / Sinhala. 
11 Sep - 14 Sep Other Completed Negampaha Workshop for Children's Course Teachers (CCTs). Old Students interested in providing dhamma service at Children's Courses are welcome. Workshop will be held at Dhamma Sobha, Kosgama.
12 Sep - 15 Sep Other Completed Negampaha Workshop for Assistant Teachers (ATs). Workshop will be held at Dhamma Sobha, Kosgama.
14 Sep - 15 Sep Other Completed Negampaha Workshop for Dhamma Servers and Trustees. Old Students are welcome. Workshop will be held at Dhamma Sobha, Kosgama.
16 Sep Other Completed Negampaha ATs, CCTs, Trustees, Dhamma Seva Meeting at Dhamma Sobha, Kosgama
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day In Progress Negampaha Note: New Dates!
English / Sinhala.
Apply 10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day Open Negampaha English / Sinhala. 
10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day CANCELLED Negampaha English / SInhala. Course reserved for Females only.
Apply 15 Nov - 31 Dec 45-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Negampaha For old students
English / Sinhala. Course reserved for Bhikku / Monks only.
15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day CANCELLED Negampaha English / Sinhala. Course reserved for Females only.
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
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No courses are currently scheduled.

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.dharani.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.

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.