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Dhamma Licchavī, Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Licchavi meaning “Dhamma among Licchavis” is located in village Ladaura Pakri in northern Bihar about 12 km from Muzaffarpur and 40 km from Vaishali. The centre can accommodate about 40 male and 18 female students. Surrounded by long stretches of fertile agricultural fields with fruit trees it is an ideal place for serious meditation.

Vaishali, the first republic in the world, was spread over 110 km. The Buddha first granted permission for women to become Bikkhunis and recited the Ratan Sutta in this region.

How to reach

Air:  The nearest airport is Patna – 72 km  (Towards Muzaffarpur Via NH - 77 to Sakri Chawk just after 1.7 km from Turki and centre is located 2.5 km from Sakri Chawk)

Rail: Muzaffarpur is an important town in north Bihar and is well connected by rail from all over India. (Muzaffarpur Railway Station to Gobarsahi Chawk (2.4 km) and to Centre via Ladaura Chawk (6 km). Shared auto rickshaw is available at both places Railway Station and Gobarsahi Chawk)

Road:  Dhamma Licchavi meditation centre is well connected by road from: Patna – 65 km, Hajipur – 45 km  (Towards Muzaffarpur Via NH - 77 to Sakri Chawk just after 1.7 km from Turki and centre is located 2.5 km from Sakri Chawk)
Climate Information

The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till June. Temperature ranges between 21 to 44 degree celsius during these months.  Muzaffarpur experiences monsoon between the months of July to September.  The month of November marks the start of winter season in Muzaffarpur. Temperature drops down in between 4 to 28 degree celsius. Winter lasts till February in Muzaffarpur.

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 Licchavi - Vaishali Vipassana Centre,
Vill – Ladaura Pakri, Block – Kurhani, Dist – Muzaffarpur -843113, Bihar, India

City Office: Raj kumar Goenka, Kalambagh Road, Near Speaker Chawk,
Opp. SDO (west) 
residence, Muzaffarpur – 842001, Bihar, India

Email: [email protected]
Website: http://licchavi.dhamma.org

Mobile: 91-8935963703 / 91-9431245971

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
19 Jan - 30 Jan 10-Day Completed Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur
05 Feb - 16 Feb 10-Day Completed Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur
05 Feb - 16 Feb 10-Day Completed Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur
16 Feb - 27 Feb 10-Day Completed Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day Completed Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur
16 Mar - 27 Mar 10-Day Completed Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur
27 Mar - 04 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Completed Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur For old students
06 Apr - 17 Apr 10-Day Completed Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur
19 Apr - 30 Apr 10-Day In Progress Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur The course has been cancelled due to corona virus pandemic.
Apply 05 May - 16 May 10-Day Open Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur
Apply 19 May - 30 May 10-Day Open Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur
Apply 05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Open Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur
Apply 19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day Open Ladaura pakri, Kurhani, Muzaffarpur

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://licchavi.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.