Welcome to Dhamma Kalyana
Surrounded by long stretches of fertile agricultural fields of flowers, rural calm, 22 km. away from city. The Dhamma Kalyana is situated on the bank of famous river The GANGA near Aima Village Dhori Ghat Kanpur, the Largest City of Uttar Pradesh. One of the most peaceful area dedicated to the practice of Vipassana Meditation as taught by Vipassana Charya S.N. Goenka. The simple 8 bighas centre with its flower trees and well kept gardens can accommodate 100 students in single room occupancy with attached bathrooms. Dhamma Kalyana attached many foreigners from all over the World, who want to put the Buddha's teaching into practice so registering in advance is recommended. Residential courses are held here through out the year. Ten days courses generally start on 5th and 20th 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.
Dhamma Meditation Hall
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.
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.