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Dhamma Pubbaja, Churu, Rajasthan, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Pubbaja, which means "Dhamma Ancestors," is Rajasthan's fourth Vipassana centre. It became operational near Churu in March 2011, with a meditation hall seating 80 meditators, AT residences, three residential blocks comprising 30 rooms, Goenkaji’s residence, a 32-cell pagoda complex and dining halls, on a ten-acre plot. The first 3-day course with 11 old meditators was successfully hosted from 14 to 17 March 2011 and the first ten-day course from 22 March to 2 April.

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
Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Pubbaja
On Bhaleri Road, Half km ahead of Zamindara Colony
8 kms from Churu Railway and Bus Station
Churu, Rajasthan, India

 Fax: +91-141-2576283​
 Centre Phone: +91-9664481738 , SP Sharma +91-7627049859, Suresh Khanna +91-9413157056​
 Email: [email protected][email protected]
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 May - 03 Jun 7-day Vipassana course for teens CANCELLED Churu Course will cancelled due to covid19
Apply 08 Nov - 11 Nov Children / Teens Open Churu
02 Dec - 10 Dec 7-day Vipassana course for teens Applications accepted starting 03 Sep Churu
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.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 May - 14 May 3-Day CANCELLED Churu For old students
Course will cancelled due COVID-19
05 Aug - 08 Aug 3-Day CANCELLED Churu For old students
Course has been cancelled due to Covid-19
Apply 19 Oct - 22 Oct 3-Day Open Churu 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
05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Churu Course has been cancelled due to Covid-19
18 Jun - 29 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Churu Course has been cancelled due to Covid-19
03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Churu Course has been cancelled due to Covid-19
19 Jul - 30 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Churu Course has been cancelled due to Covid-19
16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Churu Course has been cancelled due to Covid-19
Apply 01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Open Churu
Apply 15 Sep - 26 Sep Special 10-Day Open Churu For old students
Apply 03 Oct - 14 Oct 10-Day Open Churu
Apply 27 Oct - 07 Nov 10-Day Open Churu
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Churu
21 Dec - 29 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Churu 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.pubbaja.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.

Special 10-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

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.

This is 7 Days Vipassana course for Teenagers of age group 15 to 19 years old.

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.

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.