Wheel of Dhamma

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Thali
Dhamma Thalī, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Thali ('the place of dhamma'), situated on the outskirts of Jaipur, is bounded by idyllic hills on all sides. Besides Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri, it is the largest Centre and among the oldest, being set up in 1977. With two large and two mini Dhamma halls spread over 1.6 hectares, it has the capacity to accommodate 200 students comfortably with solitary accommodation and attached bathrooms. Dhamma Thali has a three-storied octagonal pagoda comprising 200 cells for serious solitary meditation.
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

Address: Vipassana Centre -- Dhamma Thali
P.O. Box 208; (Sisodiarani Baug-Galtaji Road)
Jaipur 302 001 Rajasthan; India

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +91-9610401401, +91-9930117187, +91-9828804808

Fax: +91-141-2576283

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
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2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Jun - 23 Jun 2 days residential Childrens' Course for Girls' at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Completed Jaipur Age Group - Between 11-18 Years 
24 Jun - 26 Jun Children / Teens CANCELLED Jaipur
24 Jun - 02 Jul 7 days residential Teenagers' Course for Boys at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Completed Jamdoli, Jaipur Age Group - Between 15-19 Years 
Apply 31 Aug - 02 Sep 2 days residential Childrens' Course for Girls at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Girls - Open Boys - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Jaipur Age Group - Between 11-18 Years
Apply 18 Oct - 20 Oct 2 days residential Childrens' Course for Girls' at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Girls - Open Boys - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Jaipur Age Group - Between 11-18 Years
Apply 21 Oct - 23 Oct 2 days residential Childrens' Course for Boys at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Girls - Closed Boys - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Jaipur Age Group - Between 13-18 Years
23 Dec - 31 Dec 7 days residential Teenagers' Course for Boys at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Jaipur Age Group - Between 15-19 Years
31 December, 2019 - 08 January, 2020 7 days residential Teenagers' Course for Girls at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Jaipur Age Group - Between 15-19 Years
 
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
27 Jun - 30 Jun 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur CANCELLED Jaipur For old students
04 Jul - 07 Jul 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Completed Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
11 Jul - 14 Jul 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Completed Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
18 Jul - 21 Jul 3 days, Old Female, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Completed Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 25 Jul - 28 Jul 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 01 Aug - 04 Aug 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 08 Aug - 11 Aug 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 15 Aug - 18 Aug 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 22 Aug - 25 Aug 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 05 Sep - 08 Sep 3 days, Old Female, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur New Women - Closed Old Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 12 Sep - 15 Sep 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 19 Sep - 22 Sep 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 26 Sep - 29 Sep 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 03 Oct - 06 Oct 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 10 Oct - 13 Oct 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 17 Oct - 20 Oct 3 Days (E) New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 28 Nov - 01 Dec 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 05 Dec - 08 Dec 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 12 Dec - 15 Dec 3 days, Old Female, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur New Women - Closed Old Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
Apply 19 Dec - 22 Dec 3 days, Old Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur 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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2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10 Days Completed Jaipur
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10 Day Special Completed Jaipur For old students
30 Jun - 11 Jul 10 Days Completed Jaipur
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10 Days In Progress Jaipur
16 Jul - 24 Jul Sattipatthana Sutta (E) In Progress Jaipur For old students
Apply 28 Jul - 08 Aug 10 Days Women - Open Men - Wait List Servers - Open Jaipur
Apply 11 Aug - 22 Aug 10 Days Open Jaipur
Apply 25 Aug - 05 Sep 10 Days Open Jaipur
Apply 08 Sep - 19 Sep 10 Days Open Jaipur
Apply 22 Sep - 03 Oct 10 Days Open Jaipur
Apply 06 Oct - 17 Oct 10 Days Open Jaipur
Apply 08 Oct - 16 Oct Sattipatthana Sutta (E) New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 31 Oct - 21 Nov 20 Days New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 31 Oct - 01 Dec 30 Days New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 02 Nov - 13 Nov 10 days, Female, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Jamdoli, Jaipur
Apply 16 Nov - 27 Nov 10 days, Male, Gypsy camp at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Jamdoli, Jaipur
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10 Days Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Jaipur
Apply 22 December, 2019 - 02 January, 2020 10 Days Open Jaipur
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Jan - 16 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Aug Jaipur
19 Jan - 30 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Aug Jaipur
Apply 03 Feb - 24 Feb 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 03 Feb - 05 Mar 30-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 03 Feb - 20 Mar 45-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jaipur For old students
22 Mar - 02 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Oct Jaipur
24 Mar - 01 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 26 Oct Jaipur For old students
05 Apr - 16 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Nov Jaipur
19 Apr - 30 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Jaipur
19 Apr - 30 Apr Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Jaipur For old students
03 May - 14 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Dec Jaipur
17 May - 28 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Jaipur
31 May - 11 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jan Jaipur
02 Jun - 10 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 04 Jan Jaipur For old students
14 Jun - 25 Jun Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Jaipur For old students
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Jaipur
28 Jun - 09 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Jaipur
12 Jul - 23 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Jaipur
14 Jul - 22 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Jaipur For old students
26 Jul - 06 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Feb Jaipur
09 Aug - 20 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Jaipur
23 Aug - 03 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Jaipur
06 Sep - 17 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Jaipur
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Jaipur
07 Oct - 28 Oct 20-Day Applications accepted starting 10 May Jaipur For old students
07 Oct - 07 Nov 30-Day Applications accepted starting 10 May Jaipur For old students
17 Nov - 25 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Jaipur For old students
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Jaipur
10 Dec - 21 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jul Jaipur
24 December, 2020 - 04 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Jaipur
 
 

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.thali.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.