Wheel of Dhamma

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Dhamma Koṭa, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English / Gujarati

Dhamma Koṭa, meaning ' Fort of Dhamma', is located near the serene village of Khokhaddad, about 14 km from the city of Rajkot. Rajkot is one hour air travel from Mumbai, and is also well connected by road and rail to Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Established on 14 acres of land backed with hills, Dhamma Koṭa offers ten-day courses around the year as well as occasional Satipatthana courses. Facilities presently available include three Dhamma halls, a Pagoda, segregated dining areas, and residences consisting of single and double rooms.
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
Rajkot Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Kota
c/o Rajesh Mehta; Bhabah Guest House; Panchnath Road
Rajkot; Gujarat 360 001

City Office:
 Tel: [91](0281) 222-0861 through 0866 (6 lines); [91](0942) 722-1591. 
Rajkot Centre:
 Tel: [91](0281) 2924942; 2924924; [91](0932) 792-3540.  Email: [email protected]

Please apply for courses here - schedule.vridhamma.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.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Jun - 27 Jun 3-Day Completed Rajkot For old students
Course ends on 27-6-2021 evening
14 Jul - 17 Jul 3-Day Completed Rajkot For old students
Upto 17.7.2021 5:00pm
19 Jul - 22 Jul 3-Day Completed Rajkot New Course!!For old students
Will end on 22.7.2021 at 5:0pm.
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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Completed Rajkot
26 Jul - 06 Aug 10-Day In Progress Rajkot
08 Aug - 19 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Rajkot
25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Rajkot
Apply 10 Sep - 19 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Open Rajkot For old students
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Sep Rajkot
06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Rajkot
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Oct Rajkot
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Oct Rajkot
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Rajkot
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Nov Rajkot
15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Rajkot
29 December, 2021 - 09 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Dec Rajkot

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://kota.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.

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.