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Pushkar
Dhamma Pushkar, Pushkar, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Pushkar, meaning 'Lotus of Dhamma', is situated at Village Rewat (Kadel) near Pushkar in District Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. Residential meditation courses are held here throughout the year. The Centre is surrounded by the age old Aravalli hills on one side while the sacred lake of Pushkar and sprawling sand dunes stretch on the other. This beautiful, pristine twelve acres property is situated about 6 kms from Pushkar, 14 kms from Ajmer and about 130 kms from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan.
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 Pushkar
Village Rewat (Kadel) -305031
Distt. Ajmer (Rajasthan)
India
Tel: [91] (145) 278 0570, [91] (941) 330 7570
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://pushkar.dhamma.org
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
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2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 May - 05 Jun 7-day Vipassana course for teens Applications accepted starting 28 Mar Pushkar, Ajmer GIRLS TEENAGER CIURSE
06 Jun - 14 Jun 7-day Vipassana course for teens Applications accepted starting 08 Mar Pushkar, Ajmer BOYS TEENAGER COURSE
22 Oct - 24 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 24 Jul Pushkar, Ajmer GIRLS CHILDREN COURSE
29 Oct - 31 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 31 Jul Pushkar, Ajmer BOYS CHILDREN COURSE
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
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2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Oct - 28 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Pushkar, Ajmer 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.
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2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 December, 2020 - 01 January, 2021 10-Day Completed Pushkar, Ajmer Note: New Dates!
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 Jan - 11 Jan Satipatthana Sutta Completed Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
13 Jan - 24 Jan 10-Day Completed Pushkar, Ajmer
27 Jan - 07 Feb 10-Day In Progress Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 23 Feb - 06 Mar 10-Day Open Pushkar, Ajmer
08 Mar - 19 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Feb Pushkar, Ajmer
Apply 20 Mar - 28 Mar Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
Apply 31 Mar - 11 Apr 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pushkar, Ajmer OSC
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Mar Pushkar, Ajmer
16 May - 27 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Pushkar, Ajmer
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Pushkar, Ajmer
01 Jul - 22 Jul 20-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Apr Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
01 Jul - 01 Aug 30-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Apr Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
04 Aug - 15 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 May Pushkar, Ajmer
18 Aug - 29 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May Pushkar, Ajmer
30 Aug - 10 Sep Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
13 Sep - 24 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jun Pushkar, Ajmer
26 Sep - 07 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jun Pushkar, Ajmer
10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jul Pushkar, Ajmer
07 Nov - 28 Nov 20-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Aug Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
07 Nov - 08 Dec 30-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Aug Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
11 Dec - 19 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Pushkar, Ajmer For old students
23 December, 2021 - 03 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Pushkar, Ajmer
 
 

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://pushkar.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.

20-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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.