Dhamma Licchavi ( Center )
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.
Dhamma Magga ( Center )
Dhamma Mahā Pabbata ( Center )
Dhamma Mahana ( Center )
Dhamma Maªgala, meaning ‘Auspicious Dhamma’, is established near the city of Ulaanbaater. More than
200 students participated in each of the first two courses held in 1997 in a campsite in Mongolia. These two
courses generated so much enthusiasm for Dhamma that it was decided to establish a Centre immediately.
Ten-day, Satipaµµh±na and 20-day courses are now held at the centre.
Dhamma Mahavana ( Center )
Dhamma Mahavana is situated on 109 acres of forested property in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Groves of oak, pine, cedar, and manzanita reinforce the California Vipassana Center's name of Dhamma Mahavana, Great Forest of Dhamma.
Dhamma Mahi ( Center )
The French Vipassana centre is situated on 100 acres of land, 165 kilometres to the south of Paris, in beautiful country, a lovely mixture of woods and meadows. Goenkaji called the centre Dhamma Mahi, « the land of Dhamma ». The climate is temperate, warm summers and wet winters with occasional ice and snow. The property, constructed as a holiday camp for young children, was bought to serve as a Vipassana centre in February 1988. The area for walking is considerably expansive and well protected from both sides by woods. In 1993 a neighbouring farm was bought to house long-term servers and to offer sufficient space to assure a meditative atmosphere.
Dhamma Mahimār ( Center )
Dhamma Mahimār, meaning ‘the Excellence of Dhamma’, was established in January 2002, in Pyin Oo Lwin formerly known as Maymyo. The Centre is being constructed, and facilities presently available include a Dhamma Hall for 100 students, and a kitchen. A male, female dormitory is now being built. About five courses are held each year.
Dhamma Makaranda ( Center )
Dhamma Makaranda, Nectar of the Flower of Dhamma, is the Pali name given by Mr. Goenka to the new Vipassana center in Mexico. The first Vipassana meditation center built in Latin America, Dhamma Makaranda is located near Valle de Bravo, a beautiful colonial town beside a large lake, in the highlands of central Mexico. The center is west of Mexico City, and is a pleasant, 2 hour drive from the capital.
Dhamma Makuṭa ( Center )
Dhamma Makuṭa (Crown of Dhamma) is located on 22 acres of hill, 20-minutes walk from the main road of Mogok. The centre has accommodations for 60 males, 70 females, and 30 bathroom-attached single rooms. Dhamma Makuṭa has a pagoda with 117 cells and two Dhamma halls. The Centre expects to add another 30 single rooms and extend the dining hall.
Dhamma Malaya ( Center )
Dhamma Malaya provides private single rooms for 108 students and 24 servers. It is near the east coast, 3 hrs from Kuala Lumpur, on a breezy rise in a plantation. The two halls and 74 aircon cells have cool floors, high pyramid roofs and provide multi-language facilities.
Dhamma Malla ( Center )
Dhamma Malwa ( Center )
Dhamma Manamoda ( Center )
Dhamma Manamoda, meaning ‘Joyous Mind of Dhamma ‘ was established in December 6, 2000. The Centre, with present facilities for 40 meditators, is about 10 minutes walking distance from Manmad railway station 0.5 km away. Facilities include a Dhamma Hall, dormitory-type accommodation with capacity for future expansion permitted by the municipality. Ten-day courses, children’s courses and daily group sittings are held.
Dhamma Manda ( Center )
Dhamma Maṇḍa, also known as the Northern California Vipassana Center, means "the essence of Dhamma" in Pali. It is one of numerous centers worldwide dedicated to the teaching of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Dhamma Maṇḍa is located in the Cobb mountain area of Lake County, California, nestled among seventeen acres of mature pine, fir, and oak trees and is approximately a two and a half hour drive from San Francisco. The property is approximately 2,500 feet above sea level and experiences the full range of seasonal changes and weather. The site offers quiet hillside walking paths and vistas of calm meadows among towering pines.
Dhamma Mandala ( Center )
Dhamma Mandala is located in outskirts of Mandalay, close to Yetakhon Hill, 10 miles away from Mandalay. In April 2004 the opening ceremony was attended by monks from Mandalay. The centre consists of 8 acres of land; the Dhamma Hall can accommodate up to 160 students; the pagoda has 80 individual cells. Accommodations consist of 15 individual bungalows for both male and female, each with 4 rooms. Separate dormitories consisting of 8 partitions with attached bathrooms are also available.