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: info@giri.dhamma.org
Phone: [91](02553) 244076, 244086, 243712, 243238
Fax: [91](02553) 244176
 
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.
2017 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
22 Mar - 02 Apr SPL Completed Igatpuri For old students
22 Mar - 02 Apr OSC Completed Igatpuri
23 Mar - 26 Mar 3-day course(Only for executives) Completed Igatpuri For old students
03 Apr - 18 Apr Service Period Completed Igatpuri Old students who are interested in serving in maintainance work during this period please contact course manager. 
19 Apr - 30 Apr 10-Day In Progress Igatpuri
21 Apr - 23 Apr 2-Day course (Only for executives) CANCELLED Igatpuri For old students
Apply 03 May - 14 May 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri

AT this moment only Senior Executives and Professionals can apply for this course. Please download the Application Form from the link below, fill completely and fax it on 91-2553-244176 between 09:30 am to 05:15 pm IST. It is essential to provide your email ID. http://www.executive.dhamma.org/en/docs/forms/VIAApplFormEx.pdf

04 May - 07 May 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Igatpuri For old students
Apply 17 May - 28 May 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri
19 May - 21 May 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 14 May Igatpuri For old students
Apply 31 May - 11 Jun 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri
01 Jun - 04 Jun 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 27 May Igatpuri For old students
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Igatpuri
Apply 15 Jun - 18 Jun 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri For old students
23 Jun - 25 Jun Indian AT/SAT/T meeting Open Igatpuri

Only for Vipassana Teachers/Senior Asst. Teachers/Asst. Teachers/Trainees
For registration please send following details on: atmeetingindia@dhamma.net.in

Name, Age, Gender, T/SAT/AT/Trainee, Home Town, Specific requirement (if any)

Apply 28 Jun - 09 Jul OSC New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri
Apply 28 Jun - 09 Jul SPL New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri For old students
29 Jun - 02 Jul 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 24 Jun Igatpuri For old students
Apply 12 Jul - 23 Jul 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri
14 Jul - 16 Jul 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Igatpuri For old students
26 Jul - 06 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Apr Igatpuri
27 Jul - 30 Jul 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Igatpuri For old students
09 Aug - 20 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 May Igatpuri
11 Aug - 13 Aug 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Igatpuri For old students
23 Aug - 03 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 May Igatpuri
24 Aug - 27 Aug 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Igatpuri For old students
06 Sep - 09 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jun Igatpuri For old students
11 Sep - 19 Sep STP Applications accepted starting 11 Jun Igatpuri For old students
15 Sep - 17 Sep 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Igatpuri For old students
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jun Igatpuri
28 Sep - 01 Oct 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Igatpuri For old students
06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Igatpuri
13 Oct - 15 Oct 2-day course (Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 08 Oct Igatpuri For old students
08 Nov - 19 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Aug Igatpuri
10 Nov - 12 Nov 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 05 Nov Igatpuri For old students
25 Nov - 26 Nov Trustee / DW Workshop Open Igatpuri
29 Nov - 10 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Igatpuri
30 Nov - 03 Dec 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 25 Nov Igatpuri For old students
15 Dec - 17 Dec International AT meeting. Open Igatpuri
18 Dec - 19 Dec Trainer Workshop Open Igatpuri
20 Dec - 23 Dec AT Workshop Open Igatpuri
27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Igatpuri
29 Dec - 31 Dec 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 24 Dec Igatpuri 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.giri.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@giri.dhamma.org

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.

 
 
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