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Pattana
Dhamma Pattana, Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Pattana, meaning the Harbour of Dhamma, is located on a hill overlooking the beach town of Gorai, in the outer northern suburbs of Mumbai. It is part of the renowned Global Pagoda complex that opened in 2009. The building is modern, and all residential rooms are equipped with western facilities and air conditioning. Most courses taught here are geared towards business executives and professionals.
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

Dhamma Pattana Vipassana Centre
Inside Global Vipassana Pagoda Campus
Next to Esselworld, Gorai Village
Borivali (West), Mumbai 400091, India

Tel: [91] (22) 50427519 (Centre | Male Office)
Tel: [91] (22) 50427518/500 (Registration: Mon-Sat, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM only)
Email: [email protected]

 
Ten Day & Other 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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10 Days Executive Course. Completed Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai Female Course Only
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10 Days Executive Course. Completed Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai Male Course Only
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10 Days Executive Course. Completed Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online.
15 Oct - 26 Oct 10 Days Executive Course. Completed Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online.
30 Oct - 10 Nov 10 Days Executive Course Completed Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online.
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10 Days Executive Course. In Progress Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online.
Apply 27 Nov - 08 Dec 10Days Executive Course Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online.
Apply 10 Dec - 13 Dec 3 Days (Old Student). Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
For serving kindly apply online.
Apply 19 Dec - 22 Dec 3Days (Old Student) New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
For serving kindly apply online.
Apply 25 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 10 Days Executive Course. Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online.
2020 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 07 Jan - 18 Jan 10Days Executive Course
(For IRANI Students Only)
Closed Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai In Persian(Farsi) Language.
Apply 22 Jan - 30 Jan Satipatthana Sutta Open Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
(Executives Only)
Only for old students who have completed 3 ten-day courses
Apply 02 Feb - 17 Feb Gratitude Course Open Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
For executives only
For serving kindly apply online.
19 Feb - 01 Mar 10 Days Executive Course. Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online.
04 Mar - 15 Mar 10 Days Executive Course Applications accepted starting 05 Dec Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online.
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10 Days Executive Course Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online.
02 Apr - 05 Apr 3Days (Old Student) Applications accepted starting 03 Jan Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
For executives only.
(Students must have completed at least 1 ten day course)
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10 Days Executive Course Applications accepted starting 09 Jan Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online
21 Apr - 02 May 10 Days Executive Course Applications accepted starting 22 Jan Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online
05 May - 16 May 10 Days Executive Course Applications accepted starting 05 Feb Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online
17 May - 24 May At Workshop/Meeting Applications accepted starting 17 Feb Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For old students
for Ts, SATs & ATs
27 May - 07 Jun 10 Days Executive Course Applications accepted starting 27 Feb Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10 Days Executive Course Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online
23 Jun - 04 Jul 10 Days Executive Course Applications accepted starting 25 Mar Gorai Village, Borivali (West), Mumbai For serving kindly apply online
 
 

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.pattana.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 Executive Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation especially for business executives and government officials where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. For more information please visit the Executive course website. 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 7:30am.

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.

Teacher's Self-Courses are open only to serious Old Students playing or likely to play an important role in the spread of Dhamma who are practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques), maintaining a daily practice of two hours per day, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability. These requirements may change annually and admission subject to the discretion of S.N. Goenka.

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.

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.