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Dhamma Bodhi
Bodh Gaya Vipassana Centre

Vipassana meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka
in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

Updated on August 29, 2013

Welcome to Dhamma Bodhi

Dhamma Bodhi is one of the many centres around the world dedicated to the practice of Vipassana meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka. It is situated in Bodhgaya, Bihar in the north-eastern part of India. Residential meditation courses are held here throughout the year. Ten-day courses generally start on the 1st and 16th of every month.

Introduction to Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana means "to see things as they really are". It is a process of self-purification by self-observation. While taught by the Buddha in India 2500 years ago, it is not connected with Buddhism or any other religion and can be practised by anyone without conflict with existing religious beliefs or absence of beliefs. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation we recommend visiting the International Vipassana Website for an introduction.

Applying for a Course

Vipassana meditation is taught during ten-day  residential courses. This period has been found to be the minimum necessary for new students to understand the technique and its benefits through their own experience. To apply for a course please read the Code of Discipline and then find a convenient date in the Course Schedule, and submit an online application form by clicking on the date.

You will get an acknowledgment by email on the email-id provided, within 24 hours. If for any reason you dont get the acknowledgment, please write to

Course Finances

Courses are run solely on a donation basis. No charges are made, not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from those who have already completed courses, experienced the benefits of Vipassana and wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and others who serve on the courses volunteer their time and efforts.

Dhamma Bodhi - Bodh Gaya International Vipassana Meditation Centre
Gaya-Dhobi Road, Near Magadha University,
Bodhgaya, Bihar 824 234

Office Landline: [91](631)220-0437
Course Office ( for student related queries only): [91] 99559 11556

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