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Offering courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka
in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

Updated on 15-Nov-2012


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Welcome to Dhamma Anakula

Dhamma Anakula  is one of the many centres around the world dedicated to the practice of Vipassana meditation as taught by   Shri S. N. Goenka. It is situated in Telhara, Vidharbha  Maharastra in the western part of India. Residential meditation courses are held here throughout the year. 

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What is Vipassana?

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, an Art of Living.

Vipassana is the process of self-purification by self-observation. One begins to concentrate the mind by observing the natural breath . Then, with a sharpened awareness, one proceeds to observe the changing nature of body and mind and experiences the universal truths of impermanence, suffering and egolessness. This truth-realization by direct experience results in mental purification.

The technique is a universal remedy for universal problems and has nothing to do with any organized religion or sectarianism. It can be freely practiced by anyone without conflict due to race, community or religion, and will prove equally beneficial to one and all.

For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation we recommend visiting the International Vipassana Website for an introduction.

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Vipassana Courses

Vipassana meditation is taught during ten-day  residential courses. This period has been found to be the minimum necessary for new students to understand the technique and its benefits through their own experience. To apply for a course please read the Code of Discipline and then find a convenient date in the Course Schedule, and submit an online application form by clicking on the date.

To learn Vipassana meditation one needs to develop one's own experience during a residential ten day course. Courses are held throughout the year at Dhamma Anakula.

To understand the prerequisites for course attendance and to apply for a course at Dhamma Anakula please consult the Course Information Page.

According to the tradition of pure Vipassana, courses are run solely on a donation basis. Donations are accepted only from those who have completed at least one ten-day course with S.N. Goenka or one of his assistant teachers. Someone taking the course for the first time may give a donation on the last day of the course or any time thenafter.

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Course Finances

Courses are run solely on a donation basis. No charges are made, not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from those who have already completed courses, experienced the benefits of Vipassana and wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and others who serve on the courses volunteer their time and efforts. Old students can Donate  by cheque /dd or online transfer via bank account.

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Centre Location

Dhamma Anakula is located at Telhara Village a taluka place,district - Akola City,Maharashtra,India. It is approximately 55. Kms. away from Akola city, 300 Kms. away Nagpur city. For more information on Dhamma Anakula please visit The Centre Page.

May all beings be happy!