Wheel of Dhamma

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Divakara
Dhamma Divākara, Mehsana, Gujarat, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English / Gujarati

Dhamma Divākara, meaning 'Sun of Dhamma' is 75 km from the city of Ahmedabad and 14 km from Mehsana in the western Indian state of Gujarat. The Sun Temple, the biggest landmark in the region, is 15 km away. The Dhamma Hall and segregated dining halls can seat a total of 250 students. The technique of Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are,  is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are courses all over the world. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
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
Mehsana Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Divakara
c/o Mr. Upendra Patel
18, Shraddha Complex, 2nd Floor, Mehsana, Gujarat 384 001
India

 Office: [91](02762) 254 634
 Residence: [91](02762) 253 315
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
12 Nov - 20 Nov Teenagers Course Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Mehsana For Girls Only. Agegroup from 15 to 19 years.
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
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2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 16 Jul 1-Day FULL Mehsana For old students
Gurupurnima
 
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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2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 May - 19 May 10-Day Completed Mehsana
22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day Completed Mehsana
05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Completed Mehsana
19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day In Progress Mehsana
Apply 03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Open Mehsana
Apply 18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-Day Open Mehsana
Apply 31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Open Mehsana
Apply 14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Open Mehsana
Apply 28 Aug - 08 Sep 10-Day Open Mehsana
Apply 11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Open Mehsana
25 Sep - 06 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Jun Mehsana
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Mehsana
30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Mehsana
20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Aug Mehsana
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Mehsana
18 Dec - 29 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Mehsana
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Mehsana
15 Jan - 26 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Oct Mehsana
29 Jan - 09 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Oct Mehsana
12 Feb - 23 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Nov Mehsana
 
 

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.divakara.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.

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.