Dhamma Giri

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Vipassana International Academy, Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri - 422403
India | Maharashtra | Igatpuri
Phone: 02553244086,02553244440,8380017307, Whatsapp - +91 8956297219, +91 8956297220

To know the eligibility criteria to apply for courses please visit the link below:
https://www.giri.vridhamma.org/home#criteria

Note: Only online applications will be accepted and only confirmed students/servers are permitted to enter the centre premises.

We are also available now on Whatsapp @
+91 8956297219, +91 8956297220 between 9:30 am until 5:30 pm IST (Monday - Saturday)

Course Year 2024
Apply Dates Course Type Status Comments
15 Jul - 23 Jul Teenager (Boys)
In Progress
17 Jul - 28 Jul 10 Day Course
In Progress
26 Jul - 29 Jul 3 Day Course
Old Male - Course Full
Old Female - Open
New Male - N/A
New Female - N/A
Server Male - Wait List
Server Female - Open
31 Jul - 11 Aug 10 Day Course
Old Male - Course Full
Old Female - Course Full
New Male - Course Full
New Female - Course Full
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
1 Aug - 4 Aug 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 26
7 Aug - 15 Aug Teenager (Girls)
Old Male - Closed
Old Female - Course Full
New Male - Closed
New Female - Course Full
Server Male - Closed
Server Female - Open
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10 Day Course
Old Male - Course Full
Old Female - Course Full
New Male - Course Full
New Female - Course Full
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
17 Aug - 19 Aug 2 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Aug 11
22 Aug - 30 Aug Teenager (Boys)
Old Male - Course Full
Old Female - Closed
New Male - Course Full
New Female - Closed
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Closed
28 Aug - 8 Sep 10 Day Course
Old Male - Course Full
Old Female - Course Full
New Male - Course Full
New Female - Course Full
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
2 Sep - 10 Sep Teenager (Girls)
Old Male - Closed
Old Female - Open
New Male - Closed
New Female - Open
Server Male - Closed
Server Female - Open
11 Sep - 22 Sep 10 Day Course
Old Male - Course Full
Old Female - Course Full
New Male - Course Full
New Female - Course Full
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
12 Sep - 15 Sep 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 6
18 Sep - 26 Sep Teenager (Boys)
Old Male - Open
Old Female - Closed
New Male - Open
New Female - Closed
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Closed
25 Sep - 6 Oct 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 25
3 Oct - 11 Oct Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Aug 3
10 Oct - 18 Oct STP
Applications accepted starting Aug 10
14 Oct - 22 Oct Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Aug 14
19 Oct - 20 Oct DS/Trustee Workshop
Applications accepted starting Aug 19
21 Oct - 5 Nov Maintenance Period
Cancelled
23 Oct - 3 Nov 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Aug 23
25 Oct - 28 Oct 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Oct 19
1 Nov - 4 Nov 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Oct 26
6 Nov - 11 Nov Maintenance Period
Applications accepted starting Sep 6
6 Nov - 17 Nov 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 6
12 Nov - 20 Nov Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Sep 12
17 Nov - 1 Dec Maintenance Period
Applications accepted starting Sep 17
20 Nov - 1 Dec 10 Day Course
Cancelled
23 Nov - 1 Dec Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Sep 23
4 Dec - 4 Dec Indian T Meeting
Old Male - Open
Old Female - Open
New Male - N/A
New Female - N/A
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
5 Dec - 5 Dec International T Meeting
Old Male - Open
Old Female - Open
New Male - N/A
New Female - N/A
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
6 Dec - 8 Dec International AT Meeting
Old Male - Open
Old Female - Open
New Male - N/A
New Female - N/A
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
6 Dec - 9 Dec 3 Day Course
Cancelled
9 Dec - 9 Dec Trainer Workshop
Old Male - Open
Old Female - Open
New Male - N/A
New Female - N/A
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
10 Dec - 13 Dec AT Workshop
Old Male - Open
Old Female - Open
New Male - N/A
New Female - N/A
Server Male - Open
Server Female - Open
12 Dec - 20 Dec Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Oct 12
18 Dec - 29 Dec 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Oct 18
23 Dec - 31 Dec Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Oct 23
Course Year 2025
Apply Dates Course Type Status Comments
1 Jan - 12 Jan 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Nov 1
2 Jan - 5 Jan 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Dec 26
8 Jan - 16 Jan Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Nov 8
15 Jan - 26 Jan 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Nov 15
19 Jan - 27 Jan Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Nov 19
29 Jan - 9 Feb 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Nov 29
30 Jan - 2 Feb 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jan 23
5 Feb - 13 Feb Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Dec 5
12 Feb - 23 Feb 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Dec 12
16 Feb - 24 Feb Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Dec 16
26 Feb - 9 Mar 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Dec 26
27 Feb - 2 Mar 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Feb 20
5 Mar - 13 Mar Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Jan 5
12 Mar - 23 Mar 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jan 12
16 Mar - 24 Mar Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Jan 16
25 Mar - 30 Mar Maintenance Period
Applications accepted starting Jan 25
26 Mar - 6 Apr 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jan 26
31 Mar - 8 Apr Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Jan 31
7 Apr - 22 Apr Maintenance Period
Applications accepted starting Feb 7
11 Apr - 19 Apr Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Feb 11
22 Apr - 30 Apr Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Feb 22
23 Apr - 4 May 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Feb 23
3 May - 11 May Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Mar 3
7 May - 18 May 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Mar 7
14 May - 22 May Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Mar 14
21 May - 1 Jun 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Mar 21
25 May - 2 Jun Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Mar 25
4 Jun - 15 Jun 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Apr 4
5 Jun - 13 Jun Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Apr 5
16 Jun - 24 Jun Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Apr 16
18 Jun - 29 Jun 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Apr 18
26 Jun - 29 Jun 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jun 19
2 Jul - 13 Jul 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting May 2
3 Jul - 6 Jul 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jun 27
9 Jul - 17 Jul Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting May 9
16 Jul - 27 Jul 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting May 16
20 Jul - 28 Jul Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting May 20
30 Jul - 10 Aug 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting May 30
31 Jul - 3 Aug 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 24
6 Aug - 14 Aug Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Jun 6
13 Aug - 24 Aug 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jun 13
17 Aug - 25 Aug Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Jun 17
27 Aug - 7 Sep 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jun 27
28 Aug - 31 Aug 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Aug 21
3 Sep - 11 Sep Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Jul 3
10 Sep - 21 Sep 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 10
14 Sep - 22 Sep Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Jul 14
25 Sep - 3 Oct STP Course
Applications accepted starting Jul 25
26 Sep - 28 Sep 2 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Sep 19
1 Oct - 9 Oct Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Aug 1
4 Oct - 4 Oct DS/Trustee Workshop
Applications accepted starting Aug 4
8 Oct - 19 Oct 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Aug 8
10 Oct - 16 Oct Maintenance Period
Applications accepted starting Aug 10
17 Oct - 20 Oct 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Oct 10
21 Oct - 24 Oct 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Aug 21
23 Oct - 31 Oct Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Aug 23
25 Oct - 8 Nov Maintenance Period
Applications accepted starting Aug 25
3 Nov - 11 Nov Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Sep 3
9 Nov - 10 Dec 30 Day Course
Applications accepted starting May 9
13 Nov - 16 Nov 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Nov 6
19 Nov - 27 Nov Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Sep 19
30 Nov - 8 Dec Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Sep 30
11 Dec - 14 Dec 3 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Dec 4
11 Dec - 11 Dec Indian T-Meeting
Applications accepted starting Sep 11
12 Dec - 12 Dec International T-Meeting
Applications accepted starting Sep 12
13 Dec - 15 Dec AT Meeting
Applications accepted starting Sep 13
16 Dec - 16 Dec Trainer Workshop
Applications accepted starting Sep 16
17 Dec - 25 Dec Teenager (Boys)
Applications accepted starting Oct 17
17 Dec - 20 Dec AT Workshop
Applications accepted starting Sep 17
24 Dec - 4 Jan 10 Day Course
Applications accepted starting Oct 24
28 Dec - 5 Jan Teenager (Girls)
Applications accepted starting Oct 28

 

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.


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.


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.

Teenager's  Courses are open for all teenagers aged 13-18 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.


Old Student Short Courses (1, 2 or 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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

60-day Courses are reserved for:

  • Active ATs who have sat at least two 45-day courses and conduct at least four 10-day courses annually.
  • Those who are enrolled in or about to enter AT Training, have sat two 45-day courses, have served at least four 10-day courses in the past 12 months and/or are deeply involved in daily Dhamma service.
  • In some areas, non-ATs may be accepted as rare exceptions if they have completed at least two 45-day courses, served at least four 10-day courses annually and/or are deeply involved in daily Dhamma service.

Teacher's Self-Course-TSC (Gratitude Course) Each year Principal Teachers S N Goenka and Mrs Goenka (Mataji) sat their own course in India. This was traditionally called the Teacher's Self Course (TSC). Now some centres are organizing commemorative courses with this or other names. Requirements should be the same as for the TSC. Following are TSC Requirements:

  • Must be a serious old student who is making a significant contribution to the spread of Dhamma.
  • Must be practising Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques).
  • Must have sat at least one Satipatthana Sutta Course.
  • Must have local Teachers' recommendation.
  • Priority will be given to those who have not sat a TSC before.
  • Must be keeping sila from the time of application.

Note:

  • 6 months interval is must between any two long(20/30/45/60 day) courses.
  • 10 days interval is must between any long(20/30/45/60 day) course and 10-day/STP/SPL/Gratitude course.
  • These restriction is not applicable for serving the courses.