Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
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 
 
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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Completed Igatpuri
21 Jun - 23 Jun 2-day course(Only for executives) Completed Igatpuri For old students
03 Jul - 14 Jul OSC Completed Igatpuri Eligibility: same as STP Course.

The golden jubilee celebrations begin with this gratitude course and end in the evening on 16th July (Dhamma Cakka Pavattana Day) Those who wish to present papers, may write to goldenjubilee2019dg (at) gmail (dot) com
03 Jul - 14 Jul SPL Completed Igatpuri For old students
Eligibility: same as 20-day course
The golden jubilee celebrations begin with this gratitude course and end in the evening on 16th July (Dhamma Cakka Pavattana Day) Those who wish to present papers, may write to goldenjubilee2019dg (at) gmail (dot) com
14 Jul - 16 Jul OTHER EVENTS
Golden Jubilee Celebrations
Completed Igatpuri For old students
For old students
1. Open ONLY to those, who are already CONFIRMED for the preceding OSC Gratitude Course here.

2. Various events would be held during this period from 14th morning to 16th evening.

3. Those who wish to present papers, may write to goldenjubilee2019dg (at) gmail (dot) com
Apply 20 Jul - 28 Jul Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Course Full Igatpuri For old students
Apply 31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri
01 Aug - 04 Aug 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Igatpuri For old students
Apply 14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri
16 Aug - 18 Aug 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 11 Aug Igatpuri For old students
Apply 28 Aug - 08 Sep 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri
29 Aug - 01 Sep 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Igatpuri For old students
Apply 11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri
13 Sep - 15 Sep 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Igatpuri For old students
Apply 25 Sep - 06 Oct 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Igatpuri
26 Sep - 29 Sep 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Igatpuri For old students
Apply 10 Oct - 13 Oct 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri For old students
Apply 17 Oct - 25 Oct STP New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri For old students
18 Oct - 20 Oct 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Igatpuri For old students
26 Oct - 27 Oct Trustee/DW Workshop New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri
07 Nov - 10 Nov 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 02 Nov Igatpuri For old students
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Igatpuri
15 Nov - 17 Nov 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 10 Nov Igatpuri For old students
27 Nov - 30 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Igatpuri For old students
Apply 03 Dec - 14 Dec Special 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri For old students
05 Dec - 08 Dec 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 30 Nov Igatpuri For old students
06 Dec - 17 Dec SPL CANCELLED Igatpuri For old students
Apply 18 Dec - 20 Dec International AT Meeting New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri For old students
Apply 21 Dec - 24 Dec AT Workshop New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri For old students
Apply 25 Dec - 26 Dec Trainer Workshop New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri For old students
27 Dec - 29 Dec 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 22 Dec Igatpuri For old students
2020 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Igatpuri
02 Jan - 05 Jan 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 28 Dec Igatpuri For old students
15 Jan - 26 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Oct Igatpuri
17 Jan - 19 Jan 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Igatpuri For old students
29 Jan - 09 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Oct Igatpuri
30 Jan - 02 Feb 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 25 Jan Igatpuri For old students
12 Feb - 23 Feb SPL Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Igatpuri For old students
12 Feb - 23 Feb OSC Applications accepted starting 12 Nov Igatpuri
14 Feb - 16 Feb 2-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Feb Igatpuri For old students
2-day course(Only for executives)
26 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Nov Igatpuri
27 Feb - 01 Mar 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 22 Feb Igatpuri For old students
11 Mar - 22 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Dec Igatpuri
13 Mar - 15 Mar 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 08 Mar Igatpuri For old students
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Dec Igatpuri
26 Mar - 29 Mar 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 21 Mar Igatpuri For old students
07 Apr - 15 Apr STP Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Igatpuri For old students
09 Apr - 12 Apr 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Igatpuri For old students
02 May - 13 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Feb Igatpuri
08 May - 10 May 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 03 May Igatpuri For old students
16 May - 27 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Feb Igatpuri
21 May - 24 May 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 16 May Igatpuri For old students
30 May - 10 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Feb Igatpuri
05 Jun - 07 Jun 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 31 May Igatpuri For old students
13 Jun - 24 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Mar Igatpuri
18 Jun - 21 Jun 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 13 Jun Igatpuri For old students
27 Jun - 05 Jul STP Applications accepted starting 27 Mar Igatpuri For old students
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Apr Igatpuri
09 Jul - 12 Jul 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 04 Jul Igatpuri For old students
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Igatpuri
24 Jul - 26 Jul 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 19 Jul Igatpuri For old students
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 May Igatpuri
06 Aug - 09 Aug 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Igatpuri For old students
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Igatpuri
21 Aug - 23 Aug 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 16 Aug Igatpuri For old students
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Igatpuri
03 Sep - 06 Sep 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Igatpuri For old students
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Igatpuri
18 Sep - 20 Sep 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 13 Sep Igatpuri For old students
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Igatpuri
01 Oct - 04 Oct 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Igatpuri For old students
24 Oct - 25 Oct Trustee/DW Workshop Applications accepted starting 26 Jul Igatpuri
28 Oct - 08 Nov SPL Applications accepted starting 28 Apr Igatpuri For old students
28 Oct - 08 Nov OSC Applications accepted starting 28 Jul Igatpuri
30 Oct - 01 Nov 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 25 Oct Igatpuri For old students
11 Nov - 22 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Aug Igatpuri
12 Nov - 15 Nov 3-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 07 Nov Igatpuri For old students
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Igatpuri
27 Nov - 29 Nov 2-day course(Only for executives) Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Igatpuri For old students
12 Dec CAT/ Acharya Meeting Applications accepted starting 12 Jun Igatpuri
13 Dec - 15 Dec International AT meeting Applications accepted starting 13 Jun Igatpuri
16 Dec - 19 Dec AT Workshop Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Igatpuri
20 Dec Trainer Workshop Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Igatpuri
23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Igatpuri
 
 

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.

Old Student Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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.