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Dhamma Paphulla, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
Foreign Students to note: Teaching is available only in English, Hindi and Kannada at the centre

Dhamma Paphulla, meaning ‘Cheerfulness of Dhamma’, is about 30 km from the major city of Bangalore on a 10-acre land. Located in a very tranquil area, with farmland on one side and forestland on another side, the centre is on a gently sloping piece of land in rustic surroundings, enjoys moderate climate year round and is easily accessible by city buses. The centre has a main meditation hall that can accommodate about 100 meditators and two mini halls that can seat 30 meditators each.
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

Bangalore Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Paphulla
Alur (Near Panchayat Office) Dasanapura Hobli
(23 Km from Bangalore City Railway Station)
Bangalore, North Taluk 562123
India                                                  Email: info@paphulla.dhamma.org

Tel: +91 8861644284, +91 8296491492 + 91 9972588377, +91 80 23712377 (Timing to call : "9:30AM to 2.30PM" & "3:30PM to 5:30PM" IST) Sunday Holiday.  Emergency Contact Numbers During The Course Only  ,+91 9739402710 ( 5.30 pm to 9.30am), +91 8861644284 ( 9.30 am to 5.30 pm)

Teenagers' and Children's Courses


How to apply for Teenagers Courses:

1. Click to read the Code of Discipline in Hindi or English
2. Click to download the application form in Hindi / English
3. Complete the application form; Parent's signature is  required

4.  Filled up Form - SCAN a Copy and send to email ID:-  info@paphulla.dhamma.org

2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
29 Apr

"One Day Children's Course"

Age Group: 10-19 years ,

Course Language: English and Kannada

Open Bangalore

Time: 9:30 AM – 3.30 PM : Venue : Dhamma Paphulla, Vipassana Meditation Center, Bangalore

In order to register, please send  Age, Gender, Name of Child, Parent’s contact number to  info@paphulla.dhamma.org ,or call 8971106406 / 9480581708

Apply 16 May - 24 May

Teenager Course

Age Group 15 to 19 Years (For Girls Only)

Open Bangalore

To Apply, Refer above given Teenagers' and Children's Courses Instructions

In case of any query, contact Mob # 9480581708, 9611909013

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
Apply 25 May - 27 May 2-Day Women - Open Men - Course Full Servers - Course Full Bangalore For old students
14 Sep - 16 Sep 2-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Bangalore For old students
06 Oct - 08 Oct 2-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul Bangalore 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
18 Apr - 26 Apr Satipatthana Sutta In Progress Bangalore For old students
19 Apr - 30 Apr 10-Day In Progress Non-Center course at Davanagere, Karnataka
Venue:  Someshwar Vidyalay, Goniwada, off Channagiri Road, Davangere. 
Registration for Dhamma Seva & attending the Course Contact numbers : 
 +919448588789 ; +919844245111; +919986962762;
+919880662506 ;+919448814196 ;+919880661506; +918762086089
Course Language : English/Kannada
26 Apr - 29 Apr
CCT Workshop
(workshop will start at 6 pm on 26 April)
Open Bangalore For old students

Children's course workshop:
Should have attended at least 3 ten-day courses and wish to serve in children's courses
Send email and get online form to Apply: info@paphulla.dhamma.org 
For more info call 9480581708

Apply 02 May - 13 May 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
13 May - 24 May 10-Day Open Non-Center course at Bellari, Karnataka

Venue: Sri Chaitanya P. U. Residential College, Beside Classic Function Hall, Siruguppa Road, Havambhavi, BALLARI-583103 . 
Registration for Attending the Course & Dhamma Seva Contact numbers : 
+919448769959; +919986677012;+919448781836; +918762086089;+919448588789 ;+919880662506 ;+919448814196 ;
Language : English/Kannada

14 May - 25 May 10-Day Open Non-Center course at Belagavi(Belgaum), Karnataka Venue:Chandargi , Residential  Sports School, Belgaum District
Registration for Attending the Course & Dhamma Seva  Contact numbers
+919448998331; +919902657335; +919483285511; +919880661506; +9174069 34095; +919448814196;+919448588789: +918762086089:
Language:English & Kannada
Apply 30 May - 10 Jun 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
Apply 13 Jun - 24 Jun 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
Apply 27 Jun - 08 Jul 10-Day Women - Open Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
Apply 11 Jul - 22 Jul 10-Day Open Bangalore
25 Jul - 05 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Apr Bangalore
08 Aug - 19 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 May Bangalore
22 Aug - 30 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 24 May Bangalore For old students
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Bangalore
19 Sep - 30 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Bangalore
01 Oct - 05 Oct AT Workshop Applications accepted starting 03 Jul Bangalore For old students
Assistant Teacher's (AT) Workshop
10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jul Bangalore
24 Oct - 04 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Jul Bangalore
09 Nov - 17 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 11 Aug Bangalore For old students
21 Nov - 02 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Aug Bangalore
05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Sep Bangalore
19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Bangalore

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.paphulla.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@paphulla.dhamma.org

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.

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.

Old Student Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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.

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.

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.

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