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.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
31 Mar - 08 Apr 7 Days residential Teenagers course for Boys' at Jamdoli,
Near Dhammathali Jaipur
Completed Jaipur Age Group- Between 15-19yrs
19 Jun - 27 Jun 7 days residential Teenagers' Course for Girls' at Jamdoli, Near Dhamma Thali, Jaipur Applications accepted starting 25 Apr Jaipur Age Group - Between 15-19 Years
31 Oct - 02 Nov Children Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Jaipur Age Group - 13 to 18
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Apr - 11 Apr 3Days, Old Male, Gypsy course at Jamdoli-Nilaya, near Dhammathali, Jaipur Completed Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
12 Apr - 15 Apr 3 Day, Old Male Completed Jamdoli, Jaipur For old students
16 Dec - 19 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Aug 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.
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
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10 days, Male Completed Dhamma Aranya, Chaksu(Jaipur)
08 Mar - 19 Mar 10 days, only Female Gypsy camp at Jamdoli- Nilaya, near Dhammathali Jaipur Completed Jamdoli, Jaipur
17 Mar - 28 Mar 10 days, Male Completed Dhamma Aranya, Chaksu(Jaipur)
30 Mar - 10 Apr 10-Day Completed Jaipur
31 Mar - 11 Apr 10-Day Completed Dhamma Aranya, Chaksu(Jaipur)
01 Apr - 09 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Completed Jaipur For old students
12 Apr - 23 Apr Special 10-Day In Progress Jaipur For old students
12 Apr - 23 Apr 10-Day In Progress Jaipur
13 Apr - 21 Apr Satipatthana Sutta, Old Male In Progress Dhamma Aranya, Chaksu(Jaipur) For old students
Apply 25 Apr - 06 May 10-Day Closed Jaipur
Apply 09 May - 20 May 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Jaipur
Apply 23 May - 03 Jun 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Servers - Open Jaipur
06 Jun - 17 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Jaipur
Apply 08 Jun - 16 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Open Jaipur For old students
19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Jaipur
Apply 19 Jun - 30 Jun Special 10-Day Open Jaipur For old students
30 Jun - 11 Jul 10 Days, Male Applications accepted starting 20 Apr Dhamma Aranya, Chaksu(Jaipur)
04 Jul - 15 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Jaipur
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10 Days, Male Applications accepted starting 04 May Dhamma Aranya, Chaksu(Jaipur)
18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 May Jaipur
Apply 20 Jul - 28 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Open Jaipur For old students
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10 Days, Male Applications accepted starting 18 May Dhamma Aranya, Chaksu(Jaipur)
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Apr Jaipur
15 Aug - 26 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 May Jaipur
29 Aug - 09 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 May Jaipur
12 Sep - 23 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 May Jaipur
Apply 28 Sep - 19 Oct 20-Day Open Jaipur For old students
Apply 28 Sep - 29 Oct 30-Day Open Dhamma Thali For old students
Apply 29 Oct - 02 Nov CCT Training Workshop New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Jaipur For old students
for CCTs (Children Course Teachers)
07 Nov - 18 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Jul Jaipur
21 Nov - 02 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Jaipur
05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Jaipur
22 December, 2021 - 02 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Sep 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://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.

This is 7 Days Vipassana course for Teenagers of age group 15 to 19 years old.

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.

Old Student Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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.