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]
 
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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan - 16 Feb 45 day : 15 day anapana Completed Kutch For old students
COVID-19 Report Compulsory.
Age Limit Below 65 year.
02 Feb - 17 Feb Gratitude Course Completed Kutch For old students
For old students
Only for old students who have completed at least one Satipatthana course.
05 Mar - 26 Mar 20-Day Completed Kutch For old students
Covid-19 Report Compulsory.
05 Mar - 05 Apr 30-Day Completed Kutch For old students
Covid-19 Report Compulsory.
05 Mar - 20 Apr 45-Day Completed Kutch For old students
Covid -19 report is compulsory.
20 Mar - 31 Mar 10-Day Completed Kutch Covid-19 report compulsory.
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Kutch Covid-19 Report Compulsory.
22 Apr - 30 Apr Satipatthana Sutta CANCELLED Kutch For old students
Covid-19 Report compulsory.
22 Apr - 03 May 10-Day CANCELLED Kutch Covid-19 Report Compulsory.
25 Apr - 26 May 30-Day CANCELLED Kutch Note: New Dates!For old students
RTPCR Report Compulsory.
29 Apr - 10 May 10-Day CANCELLED Kutch Covid-19 Report Compulsory.
05 May - 26 May 20-Day CANCELLED Kutch For old students
RTPCR Report Compulsory.
20 May - 31 May 10-Day CANCELLED Kutch Covid-19 Report Compulsory.
27 May - 12 Jul 45 days -15 days anapana CANCELLED Kutch Note: New Dates!For old students
RTPCR Report Compulsory
Apply 10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Open Kutch Covid-19 Report Compulsory.
22 Jun - 30 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Kutch For old students
Covid-19 Report Compulsory.
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Kutch Covid-19 Report Compulsory.
07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 May Kutch Covid-19 Report Compulsory.
20 Jul - 31 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May Kutch Covid-19 Report Compulsory.
21 Jul - 01 Aug Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Kutch For old students
Covid-19 Report Compulsory.
 
 

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.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.

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.