in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English
The Dhamma Vāṭikā, meaning Orchard of Dhamma in Pali - the Palghar Vipassana Centre is situated on a verdant orchard filled with thousands of trees spread over a 10-acre area. Dhamma activities started in late 2012, and residential courses are being held since 2014, running at full capacity ever since. Courses held are single-gender only, either only males or only females. The centre can currently accommodate about 35-40 students per course. It is just 3.5 km from Palghar Railway Station on the Western Railway and is about 100 km from Mumbai city by road.
- Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
- Please carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course.
- Fully and completely fill out all the sections of application form and submit it. An application is required to register for all courses.
- 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.
- If your application is accepted then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
|Attend / Serve||Dates||Course Type||Status||Location||Comments|
|23 Jan - 26 Jan||3-Day||Completed||Palghar||
For old students
|Apply||29 Jan - 09 Feb||10-Day||Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed||Palghar|
|Apply||13 Feb - 24 Feb||10-Day||Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open||Palghar|
|Apply||26 Feb - 09 Mar||10-Day||Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open||Palghar|
|Apply||11 Mar - 14 Mar||3-Day||Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open||Palghar||
For old students
|Apply||21 Mar - 29 Mar||Satipatthana Sutta||Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open||Palghar||
For old students
|Apply||09 Apr - 20 Apr||10-Day||Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open||Palghar|
|Apply||23 Apr - 04 May||10-Day||Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed||Palghar|
|06 May - 17 May||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 05 Feb||Palghar|
|21 May - 01 Jun||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 20 Feb||Palghar|
|08 Jun - 19 Jun||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 10 Mar||Palghar|
|22 Jun - 03 Jul||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 24 Mar||Palghar|
|06 Jul - 17 Jul||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 07 Apr||Palghar|
|20 Jul - 31 Jul||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 21 Apr||Palghar|
|06 Aug - 17 Aug||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 08 May||Palghar|
|21 Aug - 29 Aug||Satipatthana Sutta||Applications accepted starting 23 May||Palghar||
For old students
|05 Sep - 16 Sep||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 07 Jun||Palghar|
|19 Sep - 30 Sep||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 21 Jun||Palghar|
|08 Oct - 19 Oct||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 10 Jul||Palghar|
|29 Oct - 09 Nov||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 31 Jul||Palghar|
|12 Nov - 23 Nov||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 14 Aug||Palghar|
|26 Nov - 07 Dec||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 28 Aug||Palghar|
|10 Dec - 21 Dec||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 11 Sep||Palghar|
|24 December, 2022 - 04 January, 2023||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 25 Sep||Palghar|
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://vatika.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.
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.
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.