Surrounded by long stretches of fertile agricultural fields, and being about 5 km away from 'Telhara' town, Dhamma Anakula’s rural calm is an ideal setting for serious meditation. The simple 6-acre centre with its plenty of trees and well-kept gardens can currently accommodate about 40 students in cottages to put the Vipassana teachings into practice through 10-day courses. Meditators and servers, short or long term, are always welcome.
Dhammananda, meaning Joy of Dhamma, is a 23 acre centre, situated on the bank of the Indrayani river, about one hour drive from the heart of Poona city. The Pune Vipassana Centre was established in March 1997. The centre has a capacity of 80 meditators - 50 males and 30 females. Both the male and female residences have double rooms with attached bath and dormitories. The present meditation hall comfortably seats 100-125 students, more than the current residential capacity of the centre.
The very rustic centre has as of now a capacity to hold 14 male and 14 female students. Part of the residence is a cement and tin roofed structure. Rest of the accommodations are bamboo and thatched roof and wall structured.
The high ceiling Dhamma Hall is large enough to hold 200 students.
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Dhamma Arunachala, meaning the unshakable, powerful radiance of Dhamma, is a new Vipassana Meditation Center, being established in Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India. The center is located on the Arunachala Hill mountain, which has for many millennia, warmly welcomed seekers of wisdom and has been an abode of many sages and saints. It is said that during the first Buddha Sasana, this region was an integral part of the holy Kanchipuram zone that supported Buddha Dhamma.
The Vipassana Center Dhamma Atala (the name means "balance, constant in the Dhamma"), is located in Lutirano near Marradi, in the province of Florence, about 400 m. high on the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. 35 km from Faenza and 75 from Florence, with access from the A14 and A1 motorways. The environment is very beautiful and suitable for meditation, quiet and surrounded by greenery. The meditation hall is located in a third wooden building, specially installed.
Dhamma Bala, meaning 'Strength of Dhamma', is half a km from the world famous Bhedaghat Waterfalls in the Narmada River, renowned for the 2 km wide stretch of marble rocks on either bank of the river. Dhamma Bala began functioning with the first ten-day course being held from 19th May in 2005. Situated on five acres of land, facilities currently exist for about 100 students. Ten-day courses and three-day courses are regularly held.
Dhamma Bhanḍāra, meaning the Nourishing Pantry (Bowl) of Dhamma, is one of the numerous centers in the western state of Maharashtra, India. It located in the fertile 'District of Lakes' which comprises of the Wainganga river, Sur river and Nawegaon dam. The center is situated inside the city, and is well connected via various transportation modes. The center has an established main Dhamma Hall, separate residences for Male and Female, Toilets, Bathrooms, Dining halls, Kitchen, and Assistant Teacher Residence. Presently, it can comfortably accommodate 40 students.
The first Vipassana meditation centre established in Japan (1989), Dhamma Bhanu lies in the northwestern part of Kyoto prefecture, near to Mizuho town.
The centre is easily reached by public transport from Kyoto JR station (90min) which has rail and bus services to all major cities and airports.
Dhamma Bhanu is located in rural countryside, in a peaceful location surrounded by forest and farm land.
Courses are held at the centre throughout the year and are conducted in both English and Japanese with participants attending from all over Japan.
Dhamma Bhanu currently has the capacity to accommodate 65 students plus teachers and management and is administrated by the Japan Vipassana Association, a non-profit organization.
Dhamma Bhavan, meaning ‘Mansion of Dhamma’, is located at Kalindi Park, Near Kailash Park, about three kms away from Vadodara Railway Station and about six kms away from Vadodara Airport. Established in April 2004, Dhamma Bhavan was formerly a residential house of an assistant teacher, until the Vadodara Vipassana Trust purchased it. In the past, used only as a Dhamma Activity Centre, this location now holds regular 10-day, 3-day, and occasional Satipatthana Sutta courses.
Dhamma Bhumi, meaning 'Land of Dhamma', is located in Blackheath in the NSW Blue Mountains. The centre is located approximately two and a quarter hours west of Sydney not far from the Great Western Highway and the railway line. Neighbouring the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, the centre is home to attractive bushland, native birds and animals and superb views over the valley. Facilities at the centre include single and shared accommodation and a meditation hall that seats over 100 people.
Dhamma Bhūsana, meaning the Ornament of Dhamma in Pali, is the Bhusaval Vipassana centre, It is situated about 1 km from the Tapi river on a piece of land of about 18,000 square feet (1662 square metres). The land has been allotted by the Bhusaval Municipality. It has a meditation hall that can seat about 100 meditators. At present, the centre hosts one-day course every third Sunday of the month (11 am to 5 pm), children’s course every fourth Sunday (9 am to 3 pm) and group meditation every Sunday (7.30 to 8.30 am). In addition, any meditator can meditate in the Dhamma hall between 5 am to 9 pm daily. Nearly a hundred trees have been planted and landscaping work is in progress.
Dhamma Birata, meaning the Colossal Dhamma, derives its name from the near by city of Biratnagar in Eastern Nepal. The center is surrounded by green paddy fields leading up to a Saal forest at the foothills of the scenic Himalayan mountains. It is located 1.5 km south-West of the Mahendra Highway and Koshi Highway junction near Itahari, conveniently accessible via road from all over Nepal. The nearest airport is 20 km away in Biratnagar, while the nearest railway station is 30 km away at Jogbani on the Nepal-India border.