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

Dhamma Tapovana, meaning Meditation Grove of Dhamma, was established on New Year's Day year 2000, on the land adjacent to the southern side of Dhamma Giri. It is exclusively dedicated for long courses. The Centre has a total of 141 spacious cottages, with attached baths. The Dhamma hall can comfortably seat 130 students. Two smaller Dhamma halls are used for discourses.  The Pagoda, of the same height as the Dhamma Giri Pagoda, has 200 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
Vipassana Long Course Center -- Dhamma Tapovana
P.O. Box 6, Igatpuri 422 403, Maharashtra, India

Email: [email protected]vana.dhamma.org
Phone: [91](02553) 244076, 244086
Fax: [91](02553) 244176
The confirmation is subject to a RT- PCR TEST which you have to get done 4 days prior to the onset of the course. The result of the test has to be negative and a hard copy of the same has to be submitted at registration on day zero.
 
 
Ten Day & Other 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 Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 Sep - 06 Oct STP CANCELLED Igatpuri For old students
If due to coronavirus outbreak, course is to be cancelled, we will inform you 10 days prior to course. Status of course will be revised as per Government guidelines.
11 Oct - 11 Dec 60-Day CANCELLED Igatpuri For old students
If due to coronavirus outbreak, course is to be cancelled, we will inform you 10 days prior to course. Status of course will be revised as per Government guidelines.
Apply 03 Nov - 14 Nov OSC New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Igatpuri To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
30 Nov - 08 Dec STP Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Igatpuri For old students
To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:

http://www.giri.dhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.
28 December, 2020 - 12 February, 2021 45-Day CANCELLED Igatpuri For old students
If due to coronavirus outbreak, course is to be cancelled, we will inform you 10 days prior to course. Status of course will be revised as per Government guidelines.
 
 

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://tapovana.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.

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.

60-day Courses are reserved for: 1. Active ATs who have sat at least two 45-day courses and conduct at least four 10-day courses annually.  2. Those who are enrolled in or about to enter AT Training, have sat two 45-day courses, have served at least four 10-day courses in the past 12 months and/or are deeply involved in daily Dhamma service. 3. In some areas, non-ATs may be accepted as rare exceptions if they have completed at least two 45-day courses, served at least four 10-day courses annually and/or are deeply involved in daily Dhamma service.

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.