Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Mālwā, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** 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, i.e., an Art of Living. The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are courses all over the world.
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 Malwa Vipassana Centre

Opp Pitra Parvat, Village Jambudi Hapsi, Hatod Road,  Indore, M.P. 453112. Mobile: +91.98931.29888 

City Office 

Indore Vipassana International Foundation Trust, 

Labha Ganga, 582 M. G. Road, Indraprasth Tower Square, Indore 452003. Ph. (Office Hours) +91.731.4273313,  +91.98931.29888

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.
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan - 31 Dec 1-Day  In Progress Indore For old students

No prior registration required.

From 8am to 1:30pm.

At Dhamma Malwa Vipassana Centre, Hatod Rd: Every first Sunday of a month.

Bus starts at 7am from opposite Meghdoot Garden gate & goes via VijayNagar Sq (Apna Sweets), LIG Sq (Life Line Hosp), Palasia Sq (Bhandari Kothi), Indraprastha Tower, Regal Sq (SP office gate), Marimata Sq, Bada Ganapati (Petrol pump), Ramchandra Nagar (Opp Petrol pump), Kalani Nagar bus stop, Gandhi Nagar bus stop, to Vipassana Centre. Return trip starts around 2:15pm.

At Shakuntal opp LIG Gurudwara, AB Rd: Every third Sunday of a month.

01 Jan - 31 Dec Samuhik Sadhana / Group Sittings In Progress Indore For old students

No prior registration required.

At Vipassana Centre, Hatod Rd: Every Sunday (except first Sun of a month) 9:30am to 10:30am 

At Shakuntal, opp LIG Gurudwara, AB Rd: Every Sunday (except third Sun of a month) 8am to 9am 

At Alpine School, Annapoorna Rd: Every Sunday 8am to 9am 

Apply 29 Sep - 01 Oct 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Indore For old students
Apply 23 Nov - 25 Nov 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Indore For old students
28 Dec - 30 Dec 2-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Oct Indore 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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Completed Indore
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day In Progress Indore
Apply 01 Oct - 02 Oct Work Period Open Indore For old students
Apply 07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Open Indore
Apply 20 Oct - 28 Oct Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Indore For old students
Apply 11 Nov - 22 Nov 10-Day Open Indore
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Oct Indore
Apply 15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Indore For Old Students Only
30 Dec Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Indore

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.malwa.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.

Work Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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.