Dhamma Kāruṇika, meaning 'Compassionate Dhamma', is located on seven acres of land in the village of Newal, Karnal district, 120 km from New Delhi. This area lies in the Dhammasthana of Kurushetra. It is about 5 kms from ITI crossing, 10 kms from Karnal Railway Station and 8.5 Kms from Karnal Bus Stand and about 125 Kms from Inter-State Bus Terminus, Kashmere Gate, Delhi. The first course was held in March, 2003. The centre is well equipped with water, electricity and communication facilities. The Centre consists of a Dhamma Hall, a Dinning Hall, single and twin-sharing residences for students. Some rooms have attached bathrooms and some have common bathrooms. 10-day courses are held every month on every 2nd Wednesday, with periodical 3-day and one-day courses.
The Centre is situated on a tranquil 5.2 acre land in Cheriyanad, a village near Chengannur town, in the south indian State of Kerala. It is located in a rustic environment. In spite of its apparent remoteness, the place is well connected by road and rail.
Dhamma Ketu, meaning ‘Fort of Dhamma’, is near Shivanth River, and 10.5 km away from the city of Durg, on National Highway No Six. Raipur, the capital of Chattisgarh state, is 40 km away. The region is famous for the Bhillai Steel Plant, the largest in India, and for various temples, Maitree Garden and educational institutions
In 1975 Ratilal Mehta, a very spiritual businessman, after sitting a couple of courses with Goenkaji in Rajasthan, invited him to conduct a course in his newly constructed switch factory in Hyderabad. After a couple of courses being conducted there, he decided to construct a meditation centre in 2 acres of adjoining land. Goenkaji named it Dhamma Khetta and the first course was conducted there in September 1976 – the first centre to conduct a course in this tradition. Initially Goenkaji used to conduct two courses a year there, but later when he appointed Assistant Teachers, a course was conducted every month. Gradually over the years, more land was donated and now the centre has almost 7 acres.
A spacious Dhamma Hall for 150 students and a Pagoda for 72 students were built in the early 1980’s. Later a mini hall for 50 students, one hall for 30 students and another one for 75 students were built. Pagoda cells also have been increased to have a total of 125 cells. There was accommodation for about 90 males and 75 females initially but as the buildings were very old they are being slowly upgraded and now there are 24 single and 15 double rooms on the female side and 20 double rooms and 12 single rooms on the male side. 7 more single rooms on the female side and 28 single rooms on the male side will be built in the future. The kitchen and dining hall will also be upgraded after that. Eventual the centre will cater to 75 male and 60 female students. There are residences for 2 female AT’s and 4 male AT’s.
Two courses are conducted every month, starting on the 1st and 3rd wednesday except when there is a long courses of 30 and 45 days. A childrens course is conducted on the Sunday that the course ends – twice a month. There are many buses from the city to the centre. The centre is 1km away from the main road (which leads to Nagarjuna Sagar). The airport is 34 kms away and the various train stations in Hyderabad are between 20 to 22 kms away.
Dhamma Kitti, meaning Fame of Dhamma, is also known as Kirtipur Vipassana centre. It is located in Kirtipur, a beautiful and historical town situated 6 kilometers south west of Kathmandu city. The centre consists of a dhamma hall with the capacity of 40 students, a kitchen, separate dinning for male and females, teacher’s residences and residences ranging from dormitories to double bed rooms. The centre can comfortably accommodate 40 students.
This Centre is situated in Kondapur village, which is 12 km from Sangareddy junction and 6 km from Peddapur village. Historically this place was known as Kondanya puram named after Koundinya, one of the first five disciples of the Buddha. The archaeological department has done various surveys and in the excavations they discovered Bodhi Sathva idols and stupas along with carved footprints of the Buddha. These are all exhibited in the archaeological museum in Kondapur village. In March 2005, in this same village an old student donated 10 acres of land for a meditation centre and 3 acres for Vipassana Prachar Samithi. One day were run every sunday in a hut for 2 years and meanwhile a Dhamma hall to seat 50, Mini hall to seat 40, 12 single and 9 double rooms for 30 male students, 7 double rooms and 7 single rooms for 21 female students, AT rooms for male and female and Kitchen with dining halls were constructed. A pagoda with 44 cells is under construction.
The first 10-day course was for males and was conducted in April 2007. From feb 2009 mixed courses are being offered once a month with a children course on the ending day. One teenager course, three 3-day courses and a Satipattana course is also conducted every year.
The distance from Hyderabad is about 70 kms and it would take about one and a half hours to get there.
Dhamma Korea is located three hours south of Seoul near Mai-San Mountain in Jeollabuk-do. It is situated in the village of DeokCheon-ri, which means stream of merits. DeokCheon-ri is an organic farming community and the Center is the former school. Our kimchi is made right in the village.
The center consists of 62 individual students' rooms, a meditation hall that can serve 70 students, dining/kitchen building, office and AT residences. It is flat, with rice and vegetable fields on two sides. Mountains tower above it in the near distance.
Public transportation is easily available to all parts of South Korea and major highways come to within just a few miles of the center. Travel to and from the airport is easily arranged.
Courses are held year round. The floors are heated with under-floor heating and the meditation hall is air-conditioned in the summer. There are walking areas for taking exercise and all the facilities are just moments from the residences. There are mature trees on the site and some flower gardens, with more being planned.
Dhamma Koṭa, meaning ' Fort of Dhamma', is located near the serene village of Khokhaddad, about 14 km from the city of Rajkot. Rajkot is one hour air travel from Mumbai, and is also well connected by road and rail to Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Established on 14 acres of land backed with hills, Dhamma Koṭa offers ten-day courses around the year as well as occasional Satipatthana courses. Facilities presently available include three Dhamma halls, a Pagoda, segregated dining areas, and residences consisting of single and double rooms.
The Northwest Vipassana Center, also known as Dhamma Kuñja, is situated on 50 acres in rural western Washington, conveniently located approximately two hours drive from both Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. It was established in August 1991 to offer training in Vipassana meditation.
The Dhamma Kuta Vipassana Meditation Centre is located at Mowbrey, Mahakanda, in close proximity to the city of Kandy, the hill capital of Sri Lanka. Located in a serene, tranquil environment, it is encircled by a vista of mountains with the holy peak of Sri Pada, the Bible Rock and a host of other mountains in the horizon. The approach to the Centre is along the Galaha road, 5 km from Peradeniya on the Colombo – Kandy road. The Centre has the capacity to cater to about 80 meditators during a retreat. Much dedicated effort has gone in to provide an ideal environment for meditation at ‘Dhamma Kuta’.
Dhamma Lakkhaṇa, meaning 'Characteristic of Dhamma', is situated in eight acres (approximately 105,000 sq m) of land dotted with several auspicious trees such as peepal etc, in the capital of Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous city. Established in January 2003, the Centre is well-connected by air and rail, with the nearest locality being the small town of Bakshi-kaTalab located about 15 km. from Lucknow on Lucknow - Sitapur Highway. Dhamma Lakkhaṇa conducts about 18-20 ten-day courses each year, in addition to one or two Satipatthana courses, several 3-day courses and Anapana courses for children.
Dhamma Laṭṭhikā, meaning ‘Rod of Dhamma’, is in Phnom Trung Moan, district of Phnom Sampeou, province of Battambang, in northwestern Cambodia. Located in a rural area about 18km from Battambang City, the site covers an area of more than 39,000 square meter surrounding a hill called Phnom Trung Moan. Since its opening in early January 2004, the spread of Vipassana has regained its momentum in Cambodia.
The Dhamma Hall can accommodate more than 180 students and the center has adequate accommodation for 152 students (14 monks, 42 males and 96 females). Presently, 10-day courses, Satipatthana, 20-day courses, 30-day courses, 3-day courses, and Teenagers' and Children's Courses are being held every year conducted by local Cambodian Assistant Teachers, Cambodian Assistant Teachers from Europe and USA, and occasionally some Assistant Teacher from abroad.
Dhamma Licchavi meaning “Dhamma among Licchavis” is located in village Ladaura Pakri in northern Bihar about 12 km from Muzaffarpur and 40 km from Vaishali. The centre can accommodate about 40 male and 18 female students. Surrounded by long stretches of fertile agricultural fields with fruit trees it is an ideal place for serious meditation. How to reach
Air: The nearest airport is Patna – 72 km (Towards Muzaffarpur Via NH - 77 to Sakri Chawk just after 1.7 km from Turki and centre is located 2.5 km from Sakri Chawk)
Rail: Muzaffarpur is an important town in north Bihar and is well connected by rail from all over India. (Muzaffarpur Railway Station to Gobarsahi Chawk (2.4 km) and to Centre via Ladaura Chawk (6 km). Shared auto rickshaw is available at both places Railway Station and Gobarsahi Chawk)
Road: Dhamma Licchavi meditation centre is well connected by road from: Patna – 65 km, Hajipur – 45 km (Towards Muzaffarpur Via NH - 77 to Sakri Chawk just after 1.7 km from Turki and centre is located 2.5 km from Sakri Chawk)
The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till June. Temperature ranges between 21 to 44 degree celsius during these months. Muzaffarpur experiences monsoon between the months of July to September. The month of November marks the start of winter season in Muzaffarpur. Temperature drops down in between 4 to 28 degree celsius. Winter lasts till February in Muzaffarpur.
Vaishali, the first republic in the world, was spread over 110 km. The Buddha first granted permission for women to become Bikkhunis and recited the Ratan Sutta in this region.