Wheel of Dhamma "Dhamma Pitha"
Gurjar Vipassana Kendra
Village : Ranoda, Ta. Dholka, Dist. Amdavad. Gujarat - INDIA
Phone : +91 898 000 1112, +91 9426419397, e-mail : info@pitha.dhamma.org
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Dhamma Pitha
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Registration & Information:

Telephone
+91 898 000 1110
+91 98240 65668
+91 9824419959
+91 94264 19397

E-mail
info@pitha.dhamma.org

City Office :A-803, Narnarayan Complex, Opp. Jalaram Chhas, Near Swastic Cross Road, Navrangpura, Amdavad - Gujarat - INDIA

Tel : +91 898 000 1110
info@pitha.dhamma.org

Centre Contact:
Dhamma Pitha,
Gurjar Vipassana Kendra
Village Ranoda, Ta. Dholka, Dist. Amdavad - Gujarat - INDIA

Tel : +91 (2714) 294690
Tel : +91 94264 19397
Tel : +91 89800 01112

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Bodhi Leaf Welcome to Dhamma Pitha

Dhamma Pitha (also known as Amdavad Vipassana Meditation Centre) is run by Gurjar Vipassana Kendra. Dhamma Pitha means the Pitha(Centre) of dhamma in Pali Language. It is one of the numerous worldwide Centres dedicated to the teaching of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.

 

Bodhi Leaf What is Vipassana?

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, an Art of Living.

Vipassana is the process of self-purification by self-observation. One begins to concentrate the mind by observing the natural breath . 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 What is Vipassana?.

The following Video Discourse in English and Hindi by S. N. Goenka (19 minutes) provides a short explanation of the technique of Vipassana meditation:

Excerpted from a Reuters interview of Mr. Goenka during his visit to Belgium in 2002.
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Bodhi Leaf Vipassana Courses

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 Pitha.

To understand the prerequisites for course attendance and to apply for a course at Dhamma Pitha please consult the Course Information Page.

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 on the last day of the course or any time thenafter.

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Bodhi Leaf Centre Location

Dhamma Pitha is located at Ranoda Village situated between Amdavad City and Dholka Town. It is approximately 35. Kms. away from Amdavad city, 3 Kms. before Dholka town. For more information on Dhamma Pitha please visit The Centre Page.

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Bodhi Leaf Attending a Course?

Please review The Course Checklist page for detailed information and instructions for the course. Also please review The Transportation Information.

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