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 Wolcome to Dhammalaya Vipassana Meditation Centre Official Site.
 Centre Address :
Dhammalaya Vipassana Meditation Centre
Deccan Vipassana Research Centre
Ram Ling Road, Post. Alate, Hatkalangle , Dist: Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India-416123
Centre Phone No : 91- 230 - 2487167 / 0230 - 2487383
 Mobile: 0-9767413232 Email: [email protected]

Welcome to Dhammalaya


DhammĀlaya, meaning 'Abode of Dhamma' is Vipassana Meditation Centre since October,1995 in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra, India.                                                                                                           

 This is the official  home page of  “DHAMMALAYA Vipassana Centre” which offer courses in Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by  S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.


"Vipassana is a practical technique which enables one to lead a more positive, balanced and happy life"

"This path of self-development through self-awareness is remarkable in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and above all its results"

"The basis of any healthy, harmonious society is always the healthy and harmonious individuals who populate it. Only if each individual has a pure, peaceful mind can we expect peace in society"

- S N Goenka

What is Vipassana Meditation?

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka and Questions & Answers about Vipassana are available.

 The following Video Discourse by S. N. Goenka (about 19 minutes) provides a short explanation of the technique of Vipassana meditation:


How is it being taught?


The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. No previous experience of meditation is required.

 After reviewing the Code of Discipline for the courses in Vipassana Meditation and checking the schedule of courses at DHAMMALAYA, you may then make an Application for a course or apply online.


Course Finances


According to the tradition of pure Vipassana, Courses are Free. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit by making donations on the last day of the course or any time thereafter. Neither the Teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who organise the courses volunteer their time.