Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Sindhu
Dhamma Sindhu, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Sindhu (“Ocean of Dhamma”) was established in 1991 on a quiet 14-hectare (35-acre) property very close to the Arabian Sea, near the village of Bada, 22 km west of the historic port city of Mandvi, in the Kutch region of Gujarat, India. The gardens are filled with peacocks and songbirds, and the sea breeze keeps the temperature moderate. The pagoda contains 188 cells. The main meditation hall can seat 300 people, and there are three smaller halls. The center has 145 single rooms with attached bath, with space for another 40 students in shared accommodation. The nearest major town, Bhuj, is approximately two hours away by car; bus or taxi service is available.
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
Kutch Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Sindhu
Village-Bada; Tal.
Mandvi, District Kutch, Gujarat 370 475
India

 Tel: [91](02834) 273 303
 Fax: [91](02834) 224-488, 288-911
 Email: [email protected]
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Apr - 02 May Children / Teens Girls - Closed Boys - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Kutch Teenager(Boys)
08 May - 16 May Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 07 Feb Kutch Teen(Girls)
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
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2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 31 Jan - 03 Feb 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kutch For old students
For old students
starts 31 jan evening 7pm,

ends 3 Feb morning 7 am
Apply 28 Jun - 01 Jul 3-Day Open Kutch For old students
Apply 15 Aug - 18 Aug 3-Day Open Kutch 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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2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
27 Oct - 12 Dec

only 45 day

 

In Progress Kutch For old students
15 day Anapana
Apply 15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Wait List Kutch
Apply 29 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kutch For old students
For old students ends at 4pm of 6 Jan 2019
Apply 29 December, 2018 - 29 January, 2019 30-Day Open Kutch For old students
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 08 Jan - 29 Jan 20-Day Open Kutch For old students
Apply 03 Feb - 14 Feb 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Kutch
Apply 05 Feb - 13 Feb Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kutch For old students
For old students ends on 13 Feb 4pm
Apply 17 Feb - 28 Feb 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Kutch
Apply 05 Mar - 26 Mar 20-Day Open Kutch For old students
Apply 05 Mar - 05 Apr 30-Day Open Kutch For old students
Apply 08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Open Kutch
Apply 10 Apr - 18 Apr Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kutch For old students
Apply 21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Kutch Male
Apply 05 May - 16 May 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Kutch Female
Apply 19 May - 30 May 10-Day Open Kutch
Apply 02 Jun - 10 Jun Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kutch For old students
Apply 02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Open Kutch
Apply 16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Open Kutch
Apply 03 Jul - 14 Jul Special 10-Day Open Kutch For old students
Apply 03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kutch Only for old students
Apply 17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Open Kutch
Apply 30 Jul - 10 Aug 10-Day Open Kutch
Apply 12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day Open Kutch
Apply 25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Open Kutch
Apply 25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Open Kutch
Apply 08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Open Kutch
Apply 10 Sep - 18 Sep Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kutch For old students
Apply 25 Sep - 16 Oct 20-Day Open Kutch For old students
Apply 25 Sep - 26 Oct 30-Day Open Kutch For old students
Apply 30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-Day Open Kutch
Apply 13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Open Kutch
Apply 15 Nov - 23 Nov Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kutch For old students
 
 

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

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three 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.

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.