Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Nāsikā, Nashik, Maharashtra, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Nāsikā, meaning 'Nose of Dhamma,' is situated on a secluded plot of land given by the Municipal Corporation of Nashik. The 17-acre triangular plot, about one-hour drive from Dhamma Giri, is on a high piece of land and protected on all sides.  Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Dhamma Nāsikā is yet within convenient distance of Nashik city. On all sides one can see the mountains of Sahyadri. The centre overlooks Nashik city. Gangapur Dam is about three kilometers away.
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 Nasika Vipassana Centre
Opp. MNC Water Filtration Plant,
Shivaji Nagar, (Post. YCMOU)
Satpur, Nashik – 422 222
Office Time : 10 am. to 5 pm.
Phone : +91 7758887453 ,+91 7758885941
In case phones are not answered please
Email: [email protected]
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
31 May - 01 Jul 30 - Day for Men & Women waiting Completed Nashik For old students
Hindi-English full
21 Jun - 29 Jun STP for Men only CANCELLED Nashik For old students
Hindi Only
04 Jul - 15 Jul 10 - day for Women Only Completed Nashik Hindi.LONG WAITING LIST
19 Jul - 30 Jul 10 - day for Men Only Completed Nashik Hindi-English.LONG WAITING LIST.
10 Aug - 18 Aug Satipatthana For Men & Women Completed Nashik For old students
23 Aug - 03 Sep 10 - day for Men Only Completed Nashik Hindi-English-long waiting list-full
07 Sep - 18 Sep 10 - day for Women Only Completed Nashik Hindi-English
long waiting list
Apply 23 Sep - 04 Oct 10 - day for Men Only Women - Closed Men - Course Full Servers - Open Nashik Hindi-English.Long waiting list.
Apply 09 Oct - 20 Oct 10 - day for Women Only Women - Open Men - Closed Servers - Open Nashik Hindi-English
Apply 26 Oct - 03 Nov Satipatthana for Men & Women New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nashik For old students
Apply 12 Nov - 23 Nov 10 - day for Men Only Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Nashik Hindi-English
30 Nov - 11 Dec 10 - day for Women Only Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Nashik Hindi-English
18 Dec - 29 Dec 10 - day for Men & Women Old Students Only Applications accepted starting 19 Oct Nashik Hindi-English

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.nasika.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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.

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.