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Pala
Dhamma Pāla (Dhammapāla), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Pala (literally, one who protects Dhamma) was established at Bhopal in May 2009, set up on 5 acres of land. It presently has a Dhamma Hall, a mini Dhamma Hall, single room residential accommodation with attached bathroom for 40 male and 30 female meditators, Teacher residences, Dinning Hall and staff residential quarters. A Pagoda Complex with 116 cells is under construction & is likely to complete soon. Apart from an annual schedule of 19 to 20 Ten day courses, two Satipatthana courses, Boys and Girls Teenager courses, one day, two day, three day courses and Children courses, there are other activities like Parichay Sammelan (Introduction to Vipassana programmes) for non meditators and Dhamma server workshop for old meditators. As an added attraction, students can plan a visit to Sanchi, famous for it’s Great Stupa located 46 km North-East of Bhopal.
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
Bhopal Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Pala
City Office Address
B-42, Mannipuram,  Near Akshy Heart Hospital,  Char Imli, Bhopal – 462016.
Madhya Pradesh, INDIA.
Mob.: +91-9893891989, 9425097358
Phone: +91-755-2468053 / +91-755-2462351
Email: [email protected][email protected]
Website: pala.dhamma.org
 
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
08 May - 16 May Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 07 Feb Bhopal teenagers course for Girls
Applying age 15-19 years
01 Jun - 09 Jun Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Bhopal For Boys age 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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 24 Feb For Old Students Open Bhopal For old students
Apply 10 Mar For Old Students Open Bhopal For old students
24 Mar For Old Students Applications accepted starting 24 Dec Bhopal For old students
21 Apr 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jan Bhopal For old students
For Old Students
18 May Buddha Purnima Applications accepted starting 17 Feb Bhopal For old students
For old Students only
23 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Mar Bhopal For old students
For Old Students
21 Jul For Old Students Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Bhopal For old students
04 Aug For Old Students Applications accepted starting 06 May Bhopal For old students
16 Aug - 19 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Bhopal For old students
For Old Students
29 Sep Punya Tithi of Pujya Gurugi Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Bhopal For old students
For Old Students
22 Oct - 25 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Bhopal For old students
For Old Students
10 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Bhopal For old students
For Old Students Only
24 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Bhopal For old students
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
28 Nov - 29 Dec 30-Day In Progress Bhopal For old students
For old students
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 02 Jan - 13 Jan 10-Day Open Bhopal Applying age-20 Years and above
Apply 16 Jan - 24 Jan 8-Day Satipatthana Course New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Bhopal For old students
For old students. Course ends on last day evening at 5 pm.
27 Jan Vipassana Parichay Sammelan Open Bhopal
Apply 30 Jan - 10 Feb 10-Day Open Bhopal Applying age-20 Years and above
Apply 13 Feb - 24 Feb 10-Day Open Bhopal
27 Feb - 10 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Dec Bhopal Applying Age-20 Years and above
Apply 13 Mar - 24 Mar Special 10 days course Open Bhopal For old students
27 Mar - 07 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jan Bhopal
10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Feb Bhopal Applying age 20 years and above
24 Apr - 05 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Feb Bhopal Applying age 20 years and above
18 May - 29 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Bhopal Applying Age 20 years and above
12 Jun - 23 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Apr Bhopal Applying age 20 Years and above
26 Jun - 07 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Apr Bhopal Applying age 20 years and above
10 Jul - 21 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 May Bhopal Applying age 20 years and above
24 Jul - 04 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 May Bhopal Applying age 20 years and above
06 Aug - 14 Aug 8-Days Satipatthana Course Applications accepted starting 06 Jun Bhopal For old students
For old students. Course ends on last day evening at 5 pm.
21 Aug - 01 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Bhopal Applying age 20 years and above
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jul Bhopal Applying age 20 years and above
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jul Bhopal Applying age 20 years and above
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
13 Oct - 17 Oct Other Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Bhopal Centre maintenance week
18 Oct - 20 Oct Other Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Bhopal Dhamma Servers Workshop
30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Aug Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Sep Bhopal Applying Age - 20 years and above.
27 Nov - 08 Dec Apply Age 20 years Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Bhopal
12 December, 2019 - 12 January, 2020 30 days Long Course Applications accepted starting 12 Jul Bhopal For old students
For Old Student Only
 
 

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.pala.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.

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.

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.