Dhammapunna(Pune City) and Dhammānanda(Markal)

Offering courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. GOENKA in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply, applicants should fulfill the following criteria:

  • Age Criteria:
  • For Dhamma Punna, Swargate (Pune City) : Applicants 18 years and above can apply. There is no upper age criteria as long as applicant meets other requirements
  • For Dhamma Ananda, Markal (Pune Riverside) : Only applicants between 18 and 65 years without comorbidities should apply
  • Ability and willingness to maintain self hygiene during the course and follow safety guidelines during your stay at the centre.
  • Students may get their own bedsheets, pillow cover etc.
  • During the course if student develops any symtpoms like cough, cold etc. then she or he will have to leave the centre immediately
  • There is no facility of doctor at the centre
  • Criteria for pregnant ladies:
  • For Dhamma Punna, Swargate (Pune City) : Can be admitted. Should get declaration from the doctor who is caring for her during pregnancy (that is antenatal care) that she can undergo 10 Day Vipassana course
  • For Dhamma Ananda, Markal (Pune Riverside) : pregnant ladies are NOT given admission to this centre as there are no medical facilities available near the centre.
  • Willingness to co-operate with Management in any situation and ready to leave campus if so advised. The participation in the course, travel and stay at the Center is solely at the participant’s discretion and at own responsibility only. Management will not be responsible for any adversities.
  • Applicants coming from overseas are permitted to attend the course provided after arriving in India they have to observe their health for 14 days at home or some place outside the centre.

Note: Only confirmed students are permitted to enter the centre premises.