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Dhamma Gond, Oza Tola, Gondia, Maharashtra, India
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, an Art of Living. Vipassana is the process of self-purification by self-observation. One begins by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind. Then, with a sharpened awareness, one proceeds to observe the changing nature of body and mind and experiences the universal truths of impermanence, suffering and egolessness. This truth-realization by direct experience results in mental purification.
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

Address:  Dhamma Gond Vipassana Dhyan Sadhana Kendra, Gondia (Ozatola, post - kharra), Maharashtra, India

Contact: J.A. Baladev Maitrayee Bhavan, Sugata Chowk, Near Buddha Vihara, Srinagar, Gondia -441601

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Mr. Jaideo Walde +91-8669038011 , 9373873781

Website: http://gond.dhamma.org

 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
30 Aug 1-Day Completed Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
27 Sep 1-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
27 Sep 1-Day Completed Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
01 Oct - 04 Oct 3-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
01 Oct - 04 Oct 3-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
01 Nov 1-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
15 Nov 1-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
06 Dec 1-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
 
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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2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Completed Oza Tola, Gondia
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Completed Oza Tola, Gondia
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Completed Oza Tola, Gondia
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia
21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia
21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia
12 Dec - 20 Dec Satipatthana Sutta CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
12 Dec - 20 Dec Satipatthana Sutta CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia
23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
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2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Sep Children Completed Oza Tola, Gondia For students Only those whose age is 8 years complete till 15 years, are eligible
18 Oct Children CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia For students Only those whose age is 8 years complete till 15 years, are eligible
16 Nov - 19 Nov Children CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia only for girls  students  whose age is 10 years complete till 15 years, are eligible
19 Nov - 22 Nov Children CANCELLED Oza Tola, Gondia For Boys students Only those whose age is 10 years complete till 15 years, are eligible
 
 

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://gond.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.

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.