Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Lābha, Lashio, Shan, Myanmar
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Burmese / Shan

The area of the center is 5 acres. It consists of 14 buildings. The dhamma hall has the capacity of 150 students. It also provides the mini dhamma hall for shan and chinese nationals. Three units of 12 students each double rooms and three domitories of 30 students each, the dinning room attached with the kitchen for 150 students and a reservoir of 30,000 gallons water were also provided.
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

Dhamma Labha Vipassana Center, Sasana 2500 Hill Lock, Ward 8, Lashio, Northen Shan State

Phone : +95 82 26625,

c/o Mr. Parsu Ram Gotama (T-2007) (To serve Dhamma Labha), No. 18 Nya-93, Shwegu Quarter, Mogok, Myanmar

E-mail : [email protected], Phone : +95 947 130398, +95-99-031861

Teenagers' and Children's Courses

Children's Anapana courses are for 8-16 years old. (1-day Children's Anapana courses may begin at 8:00 a.m and end at about 4:30 p.m.) and (2-day or 3-day Children's Anapana courses may begin at 8:00 a.m of the first day and end at about 4:30 p.m of the last day.)

Teenagers' Vipassana 7-day courses are for 17-20 years old. (All teenagers' Vipassana 7-day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.)

No courses are currently scheduled.
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
1-day Adult Vipassana Short courses may begin at 8:00 a.m and end at 5:00 p.m.
3-day Adult Vipassana Short courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the evening of the last day.
No courses are currently scheduled.
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 Mar - 18 Mar 10-Day CANCELLED Lashio
09 Apr - 20 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Lashio
06 Jun - 17 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Lashio
04 Jul - 15 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Lashio
08 Aug - 19 Aug Special 10-Day CANCELLED Lashio For old students
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day CANCELLED Lashio
21 Nov - 02 Dec 10-Day CANCELLED Lashio
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.

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://labha.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.