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Paphulla
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 Bengaluru 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

Bengaluru Vipassana Meditation Centre - Dhamma Paphulla
Alur (Near Panchayat Office) Dasanapura Hobli
(23 Km from Bangalore City Railway Station)
Bengaluru (Bangalore), North Taluk 562123
India

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +91 9900955930, +91 8296491492 + 91 9972588377  (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 

 
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. Send a copy of filled and signed copy of the form to Email ID :- [email protected]

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

"One Day Children's Course"

Age Group: 10-19 years ,

Course Language: English and Kannada

Completed 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  [email protected] ,or call 9480581708, 8971106406, 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
14 Sep - 16 Sep 2-Day Completed Bangalore 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
11 Jul - 22 Jul 10-Day Completed Bangalore
25 Jul - 05 Aug 10-Day Completed Bangalore
08 Aug - 19 Aug 10-Day Completed Bangalore
22 Aug - 30 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Completed Bangalore For old students
For old students
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Completed Bangalore
19 Sep - 30 Sep 10-Day Completed Bangalore
30 Sep

Gratitude Day 

Completed Bangalore For old students

Gratitude Day

On the occasion of Death Anniversary of Pujya Guruji Sri. S.N. Goenka.

02 Oct - 06 Oct AT Workshop Completed Bangalore Assistant Teacher's (AT) Workshop
10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day In Progress Bangalore
13 Oct - 24 Oct

10 Day Course

Non-Center course at Gangavathi, Karnataka

In Progress Non-Center course at Gangavathi, Karnataka

Venue: Smt A.K.R.Devi Memorial PU Residential College Saraswathi Nagar, Post :Sriramnagar. Gangavathi.

Registration for attending the Course & Dhamma Seva:  Contact Numbers +919880661506; +919448588789, +919008733008, +918951182860, +919560399970, +91 9448998331, +919483285511, +919480598009, +918762086089.

20 Oct - 31 Oct

10 Day Course

Non-Center course at Brahmavara, Udupi District

Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Non-Center course at Brahmavara; Dist: Udupi Venue: Kala Coast Global Music and Arts Village, Haluvalli, Gudde Angadi. Post- Karje; Taluka: Brahmavara; Dist: Udupi
Registration for Dhamma Seva & attending the Course Contact numbers :+919449773942,+919900736473, +919448814196, +919448588789, +917406934095, +919448998331, +919008733008, +918762086089
Apply 24 Oct - 04 Nov 10-Day Course Full Bangalore
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10 Day Non-Center course at Ballari, Karnataka Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Non-Center course at Ballari, 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; +919448588789  +917406934095; +918762086089.
04 Nov

One Day - Dhamma worker's Workshop (in English Only)

Open Bangalore For old students

One Day -Dhamma worker's Workshop (in English Only)- to enroll pls send email to: [email protected]

Timings: 9AM to 5PM

Apply 09 Nov - 17 Nov Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Bangalore For old students
Apply 21 Nov - 02 Dec 10-Day Women - Course Full New Men - Open Old Men - Course Full Female Server - Open Male Server - Course Full Bangalore
02 Dec

One Day - Dhamma worker's Workshop (in Kannada Only)

Open Bangalore For old students

One Day -Dhamma worker's Workshop (in Kannada Only)- to enroll pls send email to: [email protected]

Timings: 9AM to 5PM

Apply 05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Women - Course Full New Men - Open Old Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
Apply 19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Bangalore
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 02 Jan - 13 Jan 10-Day Open Bangalore
Apply 16 Jan - 27 Jan 10-Day Open Bangalore
30 Jan - 10 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Bangalore
13 Feb - 24 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Nov Bangalore
27 Feb - 10 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Nov Bangalore
13 Mar - 24 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Dec Bangalore
28 Mar - 05 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 28 Dec Bangalore For old students
 
 

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: [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.

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.

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.