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Dhamma Marudhara, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): 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. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
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

Vipassna Meditation Center - Dhamma Marudhara
Behind Lehariya Resort 
Pal-Chopasni Link Road 
Chokha, Jodhpur 342 001 
Rajasthan - India

Mobile: [91] 98290 07520
Mobile: [91] 93147 27215
Mobile: [91] 97833 87504

Fax: [91] (2910 274 6435
Email: [email protected]





Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 May - 14 May 03 days Children Course for boys and girls Separate
CANCELLED Jodhpur For boys/girls of age group 13 to 16 years.
31 May - 08 Jun 7-day Vipassana course for teens CANCELLED Jodhpur BTC-Boys Teenager's Course( 15-19 Years)

18 Aug - 21 Aug 03 days Children Course for boys
CANCELLED Jodhpur Children's course for boys in age group 13-16 years.
25 Aug - 28 Aug 03 days Children Course for Girls
CANCELLED Jodhpur Children's course for girls in age group 13-16 years
02 Sep - 10 Sep 7-day Vipassana course for teens CANCELLED Jodhpur GTC-Girls Teenager's Course( 15-19 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.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 May 1-Day CANCELLED Jodhpur For old students
Buddha Purnima
Apply 11 Aug - 14 Aug 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jodhpur For old students
07 Dec - 10 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Jodhpur 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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 Apr - 07 May Cancelled CANCELLED Jodhpur Cancelled
15 Jun - 26 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Jodhpur
30 Jun - 11 Jul 10-Day Completed Jodhpur
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Completed Jodhpur
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day In Progress Jodhpur
Apply 14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day Open Jodhpur
Apply 29 Sep - 07 Oct Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jodhpur For old students
Apply 09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Open Jodhpur
Apply 23 Oct - 03 Nov 10-Day Open Jodhpur
07 Nov - 18 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Aug Jodhpur
22 Nov - 03 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Jodhpur
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Jodhpur

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://marudhara.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.

This is 7 Days Vipassana course for Teenagers of age group 15 to 19 years old.

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.

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.