Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Pallava, Dziadowice, Poland
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Polish

Dhamma Pallava (meaning a sprout or bud of Dhamma) is a new meditation centre opened in September 2017. It can accommodate 110 students and 18 servers in single en-suite rooms. Located in central Poland in a quiet wooded area, it offers ideal conditions for meditating and serving.
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

Before contacting us, please read the answers in sections:  FAQ  and Questions and Answers. If you don’t find an answer, you can contact us:

Dhamma Pallava – Vipassana Meditation Centre
Dziadowice 3a, 62-709 Malanów, Poland
Email: info-at-pallava.dhamma.org

By phone, every day, from Monday to Saturday:

- For course registration: (+48) 505 830 915 – from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
- For questions to the centre directly: (+48) 504 340 425 – from 9:30 am to 11:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
- On the starting day of the course both the above numbers will be available from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Ten Day & Other Courses

Participants are expected to follow hygiene and safety procedures in the centre meticulously.  In case the situation aggravates courses may have to be cancelled or the number of participants may be decreased.

  • Registration opens at 6pm in summer and at 5pm in winter.
  • One person can be accepted only for one course at a time (in Dhamma Pallava or any other centre).
  • Please check the answers in FAQ section before you apply. Many of your possible questions might be answered there.

Due to the high number of courses cancelled and the uncertainty of the official restrictions for the future courses, there is unfortunately no fair way to reallocate or give priority to cancelled student. We thank you for your understanding of this exceptional situation.

For those wanting to attend a 10-day course for the first time :
  • The course places and waiting list places are then allocated by first-come first-served rule.
  • Please note that only one registration form per person and per course is allowed, otherwise none of the forms will be taken into account.


For applications for German-English courses:
  • Apply in English on this page.
  • Apply in German through the German site and scroll down to "Kurse außerhalb des Zentrums".
  • Applications filled in Polish will not be accepted. 
2021 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
19 May - 30 May 10 day course
Polish / English
Completed Dziadowice
02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day
English / German
Completed Dhamma Pallava, Poland Servers welcome
Apply* 16 Jun - 27 Jun 10 day course
Polish / English
In Progress Dziadowice
Apply* 29 Jun - 10 Jul 10 day course
Polish / English
Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Filling Up Dziadowice
10 Jul - 11 Jul trust meeting Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Dziadowice for old students
Apply* 14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day
English / German
Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Short Wait List Dhamma Pallava, Poland
Apply* 25 Jul - 31 Jul working period Servers - Open Dziadowice For old students
Apply 31 Jul - 31 Aug 30-Day
English / German
Women - Filling Up Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dziadowice For old students
This course will be conducted in English and German. Servers needed for this course.
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10 day course
English / Czech
Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Dziadowice

for new and old students. This is an English and Czech course. To apply please click here.

Apply* 15 Sep - 26 Sep 10 Day course
English / German
Closed Dziadowice (Dhamma Pallava, Poland) registration opens 17 Jun at 9 pm
29 Sep - 10 Oct 10 day course
Polish / English
Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Dziadowice
13 Oct - 24 Oct 10 day course
Polish / English
Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Dziadowice
27 Oct - 07 Nov 10 day course
Polish / English
Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Dziadowice
10 Nov - 19 Nov Satipatthana Sutta course
Polish / English
Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Dziadowice For old students
fulfilling the requirements
19 Nov - 24 Nov working period Applications accepted starting 21 Aug Dziadowice For old students
20 Nov - 21 Nov trust meeting Applications accepted starting 22 Aug Dziadowice for old students
24 Nov - 05 Dec 10 day course
Polish / English
Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Dziadowice
08 Dec - 19 Dec 10 day course
Polish / English
Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Dziadowice
22 December, 2021 - 02 January, 2022 10 day course
English / Czech
Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Dziadowice

for new and old students. This is an English and Czech course. To apply please click here.

31 Dec LTS application Servers - Open Dziadowice For old students
LTS application only
2022 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan short term service Servers - Open Dziadowice For old students
for old students

As a privacy measurement, the online application form encrypts the information you provide us with before it is sent from your computer to our application server.

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://pallava.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.

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.