Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

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

Dhamma Sota meaning “ Stream of Dhamma”  is situated at Village Rahaka, Sohna (Haryana) almost 70 Kms. from New Delhi Railway Station. Established in the year 2000, the centre is in 16 acres of land surrounded by deep green valley of Aravali Hills. The accommodation available at the centre is presently sufficient for 120 meditators (72 males and 48 females). All rooms are for single accommodation. Some are with attached bathroom and some with common bathroom. The meditation hall has a capacity for 125 students, and the Pagoda has 108 meditation cells. 
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

Administrative Office:
Vipassana Sadhana Sansthan
Room No. 1015, 10th Floor, Hemkunt Tower (Modi Tower)
98, Nehru Place, New Delhi - 110 019, INDIA

 Tel: [91] (11) 26452772/46585455
Office hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m to 5.30 pm. Sunday Closed

 Email: [email protected]

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, courses may be cancelled at short notice.
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
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Delhi Cancelled
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Delhi Cancelled
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Delhi Cancelled
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day CANCELLED Delhi Cancelled
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day CANCELLED Delhi Cancelled
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day CANCELLED Delhi Cancelled
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Delhi
21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Delhi
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Oct Delhi
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Oct Delhi
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Oct Delhi
16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Oct Delhi

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.sota.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.