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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
16 Dec

"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  [email protected] ,or call , 9611909013, 9480581708

2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
27 Jan

"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,

To register: please send  Age, Gender, Name of Child, Parent’s contact number to  [email protected] ,or call , 9611909013

24 Feb

"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,

To register: please send  Age, Gender, Name of Child, Parent’s contact number to  [email protected] ,or call , 9611909013

14 May - 22 May Teenagers Course (for Boys) Applications accepted starting 13 Feb Bangalore "For Boys Only".
Registration Process as mentioned above
 
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
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Apr - 28 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Jan Bangalore For old students
23 May - 26 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Feb 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
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Completed Bangalore
19 Sep - 30 Sep 10-Day Completed Bangalore
02 Oct - 06 Oct AT Workshop Completed Bangalore Assistant Teacher's (AT) Workshop
10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day Completed Bangalore
24 Oct - 04 Nov 10-Day Completed Bangalore
09 Nov - 17 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Completed Bangalore For old students
21 Nov - 02 Dec 10-Day Completed Bangalore
02 Dec

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

Completed 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

05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day In Progress Bangalore
19 Dec - 30 Dec

10 Day Course at Vipassana  meditation & research centre (Belaku, Inchara school campus) Davanagere- for Old/New Male Students Only.

Course Language : English & Kannada Only

Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Davanagere - Vipassana Meditation & Research Centre {Belaku, Inchara School Camps}

Venue:Vipassana  meditation & research centre (Belaku, Inchara school campus), Near Anjaneya Cotton Mill, Tolahunse (Davangere University) Road.2 KMs from Bada cross, 1 KM from Anjaneya Cotton Mill.

Registration for attending the course & Seva Contact Numbers:
+919448588789 ; +919844245111; +919986962762;  +919008733008; +917760752220; +918050482213; +91 9448998331;  +918762086089

 

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 Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Female Server - Open Male Server - Course Full Bangalore
Apply 16 Jan - 27 Jan 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Female Server - Open Male Server - Course Full Bangalore
Apply 30 Jan - 10 Feb 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
Apply 13 Feb - 24 Feb 10-Day Women - Open Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
Apply 27 Feb - 10 Mar 10-Day Women - Open Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
Apply 13 Mar - 24 Mar 10-Day Open Bangalore
28 Mar - 05 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 28 Dec Bangalore For old students
10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jan Bangalore
01 May - 12 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Jan Bangalore
29 May - 09 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Bangalore
12 Jun - 23 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Mar Bangalore
26 Jun - 07 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Mar Bangalore
10 Jul - 21 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Apr Bangalore
24 Jul - 04 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Apr Bangalore
21 Aug - 01 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 May Bangalore
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jun Bangalore
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Bangalore
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jul Bangalore
29 Oct - 09 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Jul Bangalore
12 Nov - 20 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Bangalore For old students
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Bangalore
11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 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: [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.

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 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.