Wheel of Dhamma

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Lakkhana
Dhamma Lakkhaṇa, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Lakkhaṇa, meaning 'Characteristic of Dhamma', is situated in eight acres (approximately 105,000 sq m) of land in the capital of Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state. Established in January 2003, the Centre is well-connected by air and rail, with the nearest locality being the small town of Bakshi-kaTalab located about 15 km. from Lucknow on Lucknow - Sitapur Highway.

ONLINE DONATION: Please visit https://online.dana.vridhamma.org/ if you wish to make an online donation to Dhamma Lakkhana. (Only for old students)

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
Lucknow Vipassana Centre -- Dhamma Lakkhana
Asti Road; Bakshi ka Talab
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 227 202, India
Email: [email protected]
Phone: [91]979.454.5334

Contact: Mr. Pankaj Jain
A-101, Hampton Courts Apartments, Behind Piccadily Hotel
Alambagh, Lucknow, U.P. 226 005, India
Phone: [91]9335906341, [91]9839120032
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 26 Dec - 29 Dec Teenagers Course Open Lucknow For boys only, aged 12-16 years.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
18 Mar - 20 Mar Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Lucknow For boys and girls, age 8 to 12 years.
26 Dec - 29 Dec Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Lucknow For boys, age 13-17 years.
30 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Lucknow For girls, age 13-17 years.
 
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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Aug - 17 Aug 2-Day Completed Lucknow For old students
15 Sep - 17 Sep 2-Day Completed Lucknow For old students
15 Oct - 17 Oct 2-Day Completed Lucknow For old students
28 Oct - 31 Oct 3-Day Completed Lucknow For old students
15 Nov - 17 Nov 2-Day Completed Lucknow For old students
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 15 Jan - 17 Jan 2-Day Open Lucknow For old students
15 Mar - 17 Mar 2-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Dec Lucknow For old students
15 Apr - 17 Apr 2-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Lucknow For old students
15 May - 17 May 2-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Lucknow For old students
15 Jun - 17 Jun 2-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Mar Lucknow For old students
15 Jul - 17 Jul 2-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Lucknow For old students
15 Aug - 17 Aug 2-Day Applications accepted starting 17 May Lucknow For old students
15 Sep - 17 Sep 2-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Lucknow For old students
15 Oct - 17 Oct 2-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jul Lucknow For old students
28 Oct - 31 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Lucknow For old students
15 Nov - 17 Nov 2-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Lucknow 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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Completed Lucknow
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-Day Completed Lucknow
19 Sep - 30 Sep 10-Day Completed Lucknow
04 Oct - 15 Oct 10-Day Completed Lucknow
19 Oct - 27 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Completed Lucknow For old students
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Completed Lucknow
Apply 19 Nov - 30 Nov 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - FULL Servers - Open Lucknow
Apply 04 Dec - 25 Dec 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Lucknow For old students
Course conducted in Hindi and English
Apply 30 December, 2019 - 02 January, 2020 Teenagers Course Open Lucknow For girls only, aged 12-16 years.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 04 Jan - 15 Jan 10-Day Open Lucknow
Apply 19 Jan - 30 Jan 10-Day Open Lucknow
Apply 02 Feb - 17 Feb Teacher's Self Course New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Lucknow For old students
Apply 02 Feb - 17 Feb Teacher's Self Course Open Lucknow For old students
19 Feb - 01 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Nov Lucknow



22 Mar - 30 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Lucknow For old students
04 Apr - 15 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jan Lucknow
19 Apr - 30 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jan Lucknow
04 May - 15 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Feb Lucknow
19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Feb Lucknow
04 Jun - 15 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Mar Lucknow
19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Mar Lucknow
04 Jul - 15 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Lucknow
19 Jul - 30 Jul Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Apr Lucknow For old students
04 Aug - 15 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 May Lucknow
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Lucknow
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Lucknow
19 Sep - 30 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Lucknow
04 Oct - 15 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Lucknow
19 Oct - 27 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 21 Jul Lucknow For old students
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Lucknow
19 Nov - 30 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Aug Lucknow
04 Dec - 25 Dec 20-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Sep Lucknow For old students
 
 

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.lakkhana.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.

20-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.

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.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana 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.

Teacher's Self-Courses are open only to serious Old Students playing or likely to play an important role in the spread of Dhamma who are practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques), maintaining a daily practice of two hours per day, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability. These requirements may change annually and admission subject to the discretion of S.N. Goenka.

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 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.