Dhamma Vahini, meaning ‘Flow of Dhamma’, is one of the world’s Vipassana meditation centres. It is dedicated to the teaching of 'Vipassana Meditation' as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.
What is Vipassana?
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is India's one of the most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, equally effective now also, an Art of Living.
Vipassana is the process of self-purification by self-observation. One begins by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind. 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. You can find out more about the technique by visiting "Vipassana Meditation".
The following Video Discourse by S. N. Goenka (about 19 minutes) provides a short explanation of the technique of Vipassana meditation:
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 Vahini. Courses are also held in various locations throughout India and many countries around the world.
To understand the prerequisites for course attendance and to apply for a course in at Dhamma Vahini please consult the Course Information Page and the associated instructions.
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 for future courses on the last day of the course or any time thereafter.
Dhamma Vahini Centre Location
Dhamma Vahini is situated at village Runde, near the town of Titwala which is about 20 km away from Kalyan, 67 km away from Dadar and 80 km away from proper Mumbai, on Mumbai-Nasik Highway. It is well connected by Central Railway line. From Kalyan junction it is just 20 km away. Even the local trains are connected with it on Kasara route. Almost 22 trains are available to reach Titwala every day.
Please see section "How to reach the Center" for all direction by Train & Road.
To attend Course at Dhamma Vahini
To read alll information about Vipassana courses, please click Course Information.
Unless otherwise specified online registration is available for all courses. Please follow the steps below:
- Read the Code of Discipline
- Click on Course Schedule
- Select a course from our schedule and fill out an online course application
Register via Mail
You can also register for a course via e-mail. To contact the Registration office, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 9773069978 (All Working Days Between 12-6pm).
You may also send your filled application form via post or courier to Dhamma Vahini Registration Office: 156/3, Chandra Rashmi, R.B. Mehta Marg, Ghatkopar-E. Mumbai-4000