Wheel of Dhamma

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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
17 Dec - 20 Dec 3-Day Completed Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
17 Dec - 20 Dec 3-Day Completed Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 31 Jan 1-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
Apply 31 Jan 1-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
Apply 18 Feb - 21 Feb 3-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
Apply 07 Mar 1-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
Apply 04 Apr 1-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
Apply 08 Apr - 11 Apr 3-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
Apply 26 May 1-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
Apply 04 Jul 1-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
01 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Feb Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
15 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Feb Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
12 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Mar Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
10 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Apr Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
16 Oct - 18 Oct 2-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Apr Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
31 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 04 May Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
21 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 25 May Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
19 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jun 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.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 December, 2020 - 04 January, 2021 10-Day Completed Oza Tola, Gondia
24 December, 2020 - 04 January, 2021 10-Day for Old Students Completed Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Jan - 16 Jan Satipatthana Sutta Completed Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
08 Jan - 16 Jan Satipatthana Sutta Completed Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
Apply 20 Jan - 31 Jan 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 20 Jan - 31 Jan 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 03 Feb - 14 Feb 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 03 Feb - 14 Feb 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 24 Feb - 07 Mar 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 10 Mar - 21 Mar 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 10 Mar - 21 Mar 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-Day for Old Students Open Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
Apply 15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 28 Apr - 09 May 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 28 Apr - 09 May 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 12 May - 23 May 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 12 May - 23 May 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 11 Jun - 19 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Open Oza Tola, Gondia For old students
Apply 23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Open Oza Tola, Gondia
21 Jul - 01 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jan Oza Tola, Gondia
04 Aug - 15 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Feb Oza Tola, Gondia
18 Aug - 29 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Feb Oza Tola, Gondia
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Oza Tola, Gondia
15 Sep - 26 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Mar Oza Tola, Gondia
29 Sep - 10 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Apr Oza Tola, Gondia
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Oza Tola, Gondia
10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 May Oza Tola, Gondia
24 Nov - 05 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 May Oza Tola, Gondia
08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jun Oza Tola, Gondia
22 December, 2021 - 02 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Jun Oza Tola, Gondia
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
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
2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
17 Jan Children In Progress Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 14 Feb Children Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 21 Mar Children Open Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 09 May Children Open Oza Tola, Gondia
23 May Children Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Oza Tola, Gondia
Apply 20 Jun Children Open Oza Tola, Gondia
18 Jul Children Applications accepted starting 19 Jan Oza Tola, Gondia
29 Aug Children Applications accepted starting 02 Mar Oza Tola, Gondia
26 Sep Children Applications accepted starting 30 Mar Oza Tola, Gondia
02 Nov - 04 Nov  For male Applications accepted starting 06 May Oza Tola, Gondia

for age group 12 yrs plus to 14 yrs plus

Start at 01:00 pm on first day & end at 04:00 pm on 3rd day.

05 Nov - 07 Nov For Female Applications accepted starting 09 May Oza Tola, Gondia

for age group 12 yrs plus to 14 yrs plus.

Start at 01:00 pm on first day & end at 04:00 pm on 3rd day.

05 Dec Children Applications accepted starting 08 Jun Oza Tola, Gondia
2022 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Jan Children Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Oza Tola, Gondia
 
 

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.

10-day Courses for Old Students have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. These courses are open to serious old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses and one Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta course, 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, are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives, and trying to maintain daily practice.

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.