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

Dhamma Vahini, meaning ‘Flow of Dhamma’, is located on 29 acres of land on the bank of River Kalu about 6 kms from Titwala railway station. The centre is well connected with Mumbai by road and by suburban rail. There are 30 rooms on the ground floor with attached bathrooms. The Meditation hall can comfortably seat 60 meditators.
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: Vahini Vipassana Centre -- Dhamma Vahini, Village Runde, Titwala (E) , Dist. Kalyan, near Mumbai

Contact:  Chandra Rashmi, 156/3-A, Bhanushali Lane Corner R.B.Mehta Road , Ghatkoper (East) Mumbai-400 077

Email: [email protected]

Phone:  [91](0)90046-20434

Mobile:  [91]97730-69978

 
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.
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 13 Dec - 16 Dec 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kalyan For old students
ONLY 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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Mar - 21 Mar 10-Day Completed Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-Day Completed Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
07 Apr - 18 Apr 10-Day Completed Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day Completed Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs
05 May - 16 May 10-Day Completed Kalyan
19 May - 30 May 10-Day Completed Kalyan
02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Completed Kalyan
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Completed Kalyan
30 Jun - 11 Jul 10-Day Completed Kalyan
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Completed Kalyan
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day Completed Kalyan
11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day Completed Kalyan Hindi-English Language Only. Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Completed Kalyan Hindi-English Language Only. Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
07 Sep - 18 Sep 10-Day Completed Kalyan Hindi-English Language only. Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
Apply 22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Kalyan HINDI, ENGLISH ONLY Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
Apply 06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day New Women - Wait List Old Women - Open New Men - Wait List Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kalyan Dhamma Server needed. Student's age must be 20+ yrs.
Apply 20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Kalyan Student's age must be 20+ yrs. Dhamma Server needed.
Apply 03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Kalyan Student's age must be 20+ yrs. Dhamma Server needed.
Apply 17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Kalyan Student's age must be 20+ yrs. Dhamma Server needed.
Apply 01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Kalyan Student's age must be 20+ yrs. Dhamma Server needed.
Apply 24 December, 2018 - 14 January, 2019 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kalyan For old students
Only Old Students who have done 5 -10Days, 1-Satipatthan, 1Seva. Assistant Teacher and Area Teacher Recommendation Require.
Apply 24 December, 2018 - 24 January, 2019 30-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kalyan For old students
Must be a serious old student who is committed to this technique.
Completion of at least six 10-Day courses with Goenkaji or one of his assistant teachers (one to be completed after 20-Day course).
Completion of at least one Satipa??h?na Sutta Course.
Completion of at least one 20-Day Course.
Served at least one 10-Day Course.
Maintenance of daily practice of two hours daily for at least 2 years.
Abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability for one year minimum.
At least six months gap since last sat a long course
10 day interval between long course and any other course.
Spouse must be supportive of partner sitting long course.
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses

How to apply for 7 Day Teenagers Courses:
  1. Click to read the Code of Discipline in
Hindi or English
  2. Click to download the application form in Hindi / English
  3. Complete the application form; parent's signature is required
  4. Courier form to Chandra Rashmi, 156/3-A, Bhanushali Lane Corner R.B.Mehta Road , Ghatkoper (East) Mumbai-400 077
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
 

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.vahini.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.

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.

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.