Wheel of Dhamma "Dhamma Kota"
SAURASHTRA VIPASSANA REASERCH CENTER
Kotharia  Road, Near Khokhadad Village, Dist.  Rajkot. Gujarat - INDIA
Phone : +91 (281) 2924942, 2924924, 93279 23540 E-mail : info@kota.dhamma.org
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+91(281)2220861,62,63,64,65,66 +91(281)2924942,2924924

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91 93279 23540
+91 94272 21591

E-mail
info@kota.dhamma.org

Vipassana City Office :
C/o Bhabha Dining Hall
Panchnath Road
Rajkot-360001

Telephone
+91(281)2220861,62,63,64,65,66

E-mail
info@kota.dhamma.org

Centre Contact:
Saurashtra Vipassana Reaserch Center
Kotharia Road, Near Khokhadad Village, Dist. Rajkot. Gujarat - INDIA

Telephone
+91(281)2924942, 2924924

Mobile
+
91 93279 23540

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Path To Dhammakota Pagoda

Bodhi LeafHow do I learn Vipassana?

 

New students learn Vipassana by taking an intensive, residential ten-day course. Instructions are provided by S.N. Goenka on video and audio tapes. One or more assistant teachers are also present to provide guidance and answer any questions about the technique.

After reviewing information about the program, course requirements, and the Code of Discipline, you can check the Course Schedule* to see which dates are available and register for a course either by e-mail, by fax, or by mail. To register by fax or by mail, contact the Registrar on Contact us page.

 

Bodhi Leaf How much does a course cost?



Each student who attends a Vipassana course is given this gift by a previous student. There is no charge for either the teaching, or for room and board. All Vipassana courses worldwide are run on a strictly voluntary donation basis. At the end of your course, if you have benefited from the experience, you are welcome to donate for the coming course, according to your volition and your means.

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Bodhi Leaf Are there courses shorter than ten days?



Actually, the ten-day course is the minimum; it provides an essential introduction and foundation to the technique. To develop in the practice is a lifetime job. Experience over generations has shown that if Vipassana is taught in periods of less than ten days, the student does not get a sufficient experiential grasp of the technique. Traditionally, Vipassana was taught in retreats lasting seven weeks. With the dawning of the 20th century, the teachers of this tradition began to experiment with shorter times to suit the quickening pace of life. They tried thirty days, two weeks, ten days, down to seven days--and they found that less than ten days is not enough time for the mind to settle down and work deeply with the mind-body phenomenon.

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Bodhi Leaf How many students attend each course?



We can accomodate 72 male students and 60 female students in 10 day course. Courses that fall during a holiday generally have higher attendance.

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Bodhi Leaf What are the accommodations like?



Accommodations are single rooms , and tween sharing rooms.

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Bodhi Leaf What kind of food is served?



The menu is a tasty and nutritious vegetarian menu. Special diets due to medical conditions and serious allergies can be accommodated with advance notice. Please discuss any dietary issues with the Registrar during the registration process.

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Bodhi Leaf Register via post or e-mail



Please follow the steps below:

You can also register for a course via post.

Rajkot City office :
Saurashtra Vipassana Research Centre
c/o BHABHA DINING HALL, PANCHNATH ROAD
Rajkot 360001- Gujarat - INDIA.

 

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Guidelines

 


  • One form per person
    Each individual must submit one's own application (i.e. one form per person per course).

  • Changing courses
    If, after submitting a course application, you wish to change your original course date for a different one (at another time), it would be helpful if you would submit a new application. This will save the registrar's time and avoid possible confusion in the system.

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Please find below the information for those who have been accepted for a meditation course at Dhamma Kota.

If you have any further questions regarding the courses, please do not hesitate to contact the Registrar at info@kota.dhamma.org.

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Confirm Registration


 

Each applicant should have confirmation for the course. If you do not get reply after application for the course. You should ask for confirmation through E-mail : info@kota.dhamma.org or phone : +91 94272 21591

If you are unable to attend, Please let us know as eary as possible. So that, someone else on the waiting list can be alloted a place.

You may e-mail your cancelation to info@kota.dhamma.org or phone : +91 94272 21591 .

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Code of Discipline

 

 

If you have not read the Code of Discipline. Please do so now.

This document contains important information about the content, structure, and rules of the course. By submitting your application it is presumed that you have agreed to follow the "CODE OF DISCIPLINE" during this course.

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Clothing

 

 

NO SHORTS, TANK TOPS, TIGHTS OR REVEALING CLOTHING.

Tights or leggings should be worn only under a knee-length top or shirt. Please read the CODE OF DISCIPLINE carefully and note the rules regarding clothing.

Please anticipate your individual needs as per weather. You are allowed to wear a sweater, shawl or light blanket in the meditation hall. As outdoor shoes are not worn in the meditation hall, dining hall or residential quarters, it is advisable to bring shoes that are easy to slip on and off.

Though laundry facilities are available, please bring sufficient clothing for the duration of your stay.

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Toiletries

 

 

NO PERFUMED OR SCENTED CREAMS, POWDERS, SHAVING LOTIONS, ETC.

Bring all items necessary for personal hygiene such as:

  • Towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Bath soap
  • Shampoo / conditioner
  • Shaving/Sanitary supplies

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Bedding


 

A single bed with a mattress, a bed sheet, a pillow, and a blanket are provided.

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Meditation Cushions


 

We provide cotton meditation cushions in the meditation hall for sitting on the floor. If you need a chair, Please request for it on the first day of the course after your arrival.

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Please do not bring valuables or jewelry. Also, please do not bring food items, books (any reading metrial), radios, computers, tape players, writing materials, journals, or religious objects.

All cell phones, palm pilots, pagers and other communication devices will need to be deposited with the management on the first day. Deposited items will be returned when the course is over.

It is advisable to bring a watch and/or a non-ticking alarm clock. You may want to bring a flashlight and during monsoon, a small umbrella.

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Arrival and Departure Times


 

Please arrive between 2:00 and 5:00 PM on the day the course begins. A light meal and orientation will follow after registration. If your arrival will be delayed past 5:00 PM on the day the course begins please contact the Meditation Centre at +91 94272 21591. If you have not arrived by 6:00 PM, and we haven't heard from you, we will assume you are not coming, and your seat may be given to another student.

The course will end at approximately 7:00 AM on the last day after breakfast and a short clean-up. All students taking a full course, are expected to remain until the very end of the course.

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Cancellation Instructions


 

It takes a tremendous amount of planning and expense to organize each of our 10-day residential courses. The courses at Dhamma Kota usually have between 45 and 60 students and are run strictly on a donation basis. So, it is essential to know the exact number of participants for each course.

If for any reason you are not able to attend, it is essential for you to cancel well in time, even on the day of the course. You many cancel by sending an e-mail to info@kota.dhamma.org, or by calling the Registrar at +91 94272 21591 .

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Location : Dhamma Kota is located near Khokhadad village about 13 km from Rajkot.

 

Transportation   

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Arrivals by Airplane


 

Please try to arrange to arrive at the RAJKOT airport before 2:00 PM on the day the course begins. Your departing flight should leave after 10:00 AM on the last day of the course. Once at the airport, you will need to take a taxi to the Centre. OR AT CITY OFFICE .BHABHA DINING HALL

  • CITY OFFICE -BHABHA DINING HALL IS AT ABOUT 5 KM FROM AIR PORT 
  • Centre is situated near Khokhadad village about 21 km from airport and 13 km from Rajkot

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Arrivals by Train

 

 

Please try to arrange to arrive at the RAJKOT railway around 2:00 PM on the day the course begins. Your departing train should leave after 10:00 AM on the last day of the course. Once at the railway station, you will need to take a taxi to the Centre. OR AT CITY OFFICE .BHABHA DINING HALL

  • CITY OFFICE -BHABHA DINING HALL IS AT ABOUT 3 KM FROM railway station 
  • Centre is situated near Khokhadad village about 18 km from railway station and 13 km from Rajkot


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Arrivals by Bus




  • FROM ALL GUJARAT’S MAIN CITY S.T. and private Buses are available FOR RAJKOT.
  • CITY OFFICE -BHABHA DINING HALL IS AT ABOUT 1 KM FROM ST BUS station 
  • Centre is situated near Khokhadad village about 17 km from ST BUS station and 13 km from Rajkot

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Driving to the Centre


 

Go to Nilkantha Cinema,- Kotharia village ,KHOKHADAD village, Than after 2.5 km away, you will find board “Saurashtra Vipassana Reaserch Center.  Dhammakot” Center is located on left side of high way.

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