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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 9972588377, +91 6361570725, +91 9900955930, +91 9845074448, (call timings  : "9:30AM to 2.30PM" & "3:30PM to 5:30PM" IST) Sunday Holiday.  

 
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.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Jan - 17 Jan 2-Day Completed Bangalore For old students
15 Apr - 18 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Bangalore For old students
11 Jun - 13 Jun 2-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Apr 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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Completed Bangalore
30 Nov - 11 Dec 10-Day Completed Bangalore
14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day Completed Bangalore
30 December, 2020 - 10 January, 2021 10-Day Completed Bangalore
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Jan - 31 Jan 10-Day In Progress Bangalore
Apply 03 Feb - 14 Feb 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
Apply 17 Feb - 28 Feb 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
Apply 03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
Apply 17 Mar - 28 Mar 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
Apply 31 Mar - 11 Apr 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Bangalore
21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Bangalore
05 May - 16 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Mar Bangalore
19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Mar Bangalore
01 Jun - 09 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Bangalore For old students
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Bangalore
 
 

Note: Those who are interseted in offering Dhamma Seva are requested to fill this form and send a scanned copy to [email protected].


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

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.