DhammĀlaya, meaning 'Abode of Dhamma' is
Meditation Centre since October,1995 in Kolhapur district of
is the official
home page of
Vipassana Centre” which offer
courses in Vipassana Meditation in the
tradition of Sayagyi U
Ba Khin as
Goenka and his assistant teachers in
the tradition of Sayagyi U
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
- S N
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
by Mr. Goenka and
Questions & Answers
about Vipassana are available.
Video Discourse by S. N.
Goenka (about 19 minutes) provides a short explanation of
the technique of Vipassana meditation:
How is it being taught?
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
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