Wheel of Dhamma

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

Dhamma Vipula, meaning Dhamma Profound, is situated amidst 3 acres of forest land in New Mumbai, near Mumbai city. It is on the highest point on Parsik Hill. Its location is ideal for people living busy life in a metropolitan city. The centre is comprised of spacious two-story building with modern amenities. It is equipped with self contained residential rooms, dining hall & fully air conditioned meditation hall. In addition to ten day meditation area, the centre has a separate wing where regular short courses are conducted for old students, and a separate area for one day courses held every Sunday for old students.
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

Dhamma Vipula - Vipassana Meditation Centre
Plot No. 91A, Sector 26, Parsik Hill,
C.B.D. Belapur, Navi Mumbai, 400614, India
Contact:
General Inquiry: +91 22 27522404 (Timings: 11am - 5pm)
Registration Related: +91 9969546323 (Timings: Mon to Fri, 12 pm - 3 pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.vipula.dhamma.org

 

 

 
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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
23 Sep - 04 Oct 10-Day Completed New Mumbai For 'Old Student's Only' (For Executives who are residents of Mumbai & Navi Mumbai Region) Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. RT-PCR Test report should be Negative. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses.
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Completed New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. RT-PCR Test report should be Negative. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
Apply 02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Women - FULL Men - FULL Servers - Open New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. RT-PCR Test report should be Negative. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
17 Dec - 20 Dec 3-Day CANCELLED New Mumbai For old students
For old students
For executives only. (Students must have completed at least 1 ten day course), Course will end at 5 PM on the last day, Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses.
Age Requirement: upto 65 years.
Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. RT-PCR Test report should be Negative. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
Apply 23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 05 Jan - 13 Jan Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For Executives only.
Eligibility: 3 Ten days completed.
Servers should have done STP course
Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Apply 16 Jan - 31 Jan Gratitude Course New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open New Mumbai For old students
For old students
Eligibility: Completed 3-Ten days, 1- Satipatthan course & 1-seva,
Application form is same as Long Course form
Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference. Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Apply 03 Feb - 14 Feb 10-Day Open New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.
Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference. Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
Apply 17 Feb - 28 Feb 10-Day Open New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.
Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference. Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Dec New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.
Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference. Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
17 Mar - 28 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Dec New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference. Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
31 Mar - 11 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Dec New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference. Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jan New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference. Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
12 May - 23 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Feb New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference. Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
26 May - 06 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Feb New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference. Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
09 Jun - 20 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Mar New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference. Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Mar New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference. Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Apr New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference. Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course.
RT-PCR Test report should be Negative.
Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
21 Jul - 01 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Apr New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
04 Aug - 15 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 May New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
18 Aug - 29 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jun New Mumbai
15 Sep - 26 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
29 Sep - 10 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
13 Oct - 24 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jul New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
27 Oct - 07 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jul New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Aug New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
24 Nov - 05 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug New Mumbai Age Requirement: 20 years completed to 65 years. Executives will be given preference.Confirmed students will follow S O Ps for Covid-19. Confirmed students will also required to sign 'liability release waiver' prior to joining the course. Servers should have completed at least two ten-days courses
 
 

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To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.vipula.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.

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.

Teacher's Self-Courses are open only to serious Old Students playing or likely to play an important role in the spread of Dhamma who are practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques), maintaining a daily practice of two hours per day, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability. These requirements may change annually and admission subject to the discretion of S.N. Goenka.

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.