Wheel of Dhamma

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

Dhamma Giri, meaing 'Hill of Dhamma' is one of the world's largest Vipassana meditation centres. It is co-located with the Vipassana Research Institute at Igatpuri in Maharastra, approximately three hours drive from Mumbai. The center offered its first course in 1976.  Today tens of thousands of students study here every year.  The centre's pagoda has over 400 cells for individual meditation.
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 International Acadamy -- Dhamma Giri
P.O. Box 6, Igatpuri 422 403
Maharashtra, India

Email: [email protected]
Phone: [91](02553) 244076, 244086, 244144, 244440 
To know the criteria to apply for courses please click the link : https://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria
 
Ten Day & Other 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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Completed Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Completed Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
01 Oct - 04 Oct 3-day course(Only for executives) CANCELLED Igatpuri For old students
If due to coronavirus outbreak, course is to be cancelled, we will inform you 10 days prior to course. Status of course will be revised as per Government guidelines.
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Completed Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted
24 Oct - 25 Oct Trustee/DW Workshop CANCELLED Igatpuri If due to coronavirus outbreak, course is to be cancelled, we will inform you 10 days prior to course. Status of course will be revised as per Government guidelines.
Apply 28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Female Server - Open Male Server - Course Full Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
28 Oct - 08 Nov OSC CANCELLED Igatpuri
30 Oct - 01 Nov 2-day course(Only for executives) CANCELLED Igatpuri For old students
If due to coronavirus outbreak, course is to be cancelled, we will inform you 10 days prior to course. Status of course will be revised as per Government guidelines.
Apply 11 Nov - 22 Nov 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
12 Nov - 15 Nov 3-day course(Only for executives) CANCELLED Igatpuri For old students
If due to coronavirus outbreak, course is to be cancelled, we will inform you 10 days prior to course. Status of course will be revised as per Government guidelines.
Apply 25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
27 Nov - 29 Nov 2-day course(Only for executives) CANCELLED Igatpuri For old students
If due to coronavirus outbreak, course is to be cancelled, we will inform you 10 days prior to course. Status of course will be revised as per Government guidelines.
11 Dec CAT/ Acharya Meeting Applications accepted starting 11 Nov Igatpuri
12 Dec - 14 Dec International AT meeting Applications accepted starting 12 Nov Igatpuri
Apply 16 Dec - 19 Dec AT Workshop New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri If due to coronavirus outbreak, course is to be cancelled, we will inform you 10 days prior to course. Status of course will be revised as per Government guidelines.
Apply 20 Dec Trainer Workshop New Women - Open Old Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri If due to coronavirus outbreak, course is to be cancelled, we will inform you 10 days prior to course. Status of course will be revised as per Government guidelines.
23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Nov Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
2021 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
06 Jan - 17 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Dec Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
20 Jan - 31 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
03 Feb - 14 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jan Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
17 Feb - 28 Feb OSC Applications accepted starting 17 Jan Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Feb Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
17 Mar - 28 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Feb Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
31 Mar - 08 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Igatpuri For old students
To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
22 Apr - 25 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Mar Igatpuri For old students
To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
02 May - 13 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Apr Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
16 May - 27 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
30 May - 10 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Apr Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 May Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
30 Jun - 11 Jul SPL Applications accepted starting 30 May Igatpuri For old students
To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jun Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jun Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jul Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Jul Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Aug Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Aug Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
07 Oct - 15 Oct STP Applications accepted starting 07 Sep Igatpuri For old students
To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
16 Oct - 17 Oct DS/Trustee Workshop Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Sep Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Oct Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
13 Dec CAT/Acharya Meeting Applications accepted starting 13 Nov Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
14 Dec - 16 Dec AT Meeting Applications accepted starting 14 Nov Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
17 Dec - 20 Dec AT Workshop Applications accepted starting 17 Nov Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
21 Dec Trainer Workshop Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
25 December, 2021 - 05 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Nov Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
2022 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Dec Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
 
 

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.giri.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.

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.