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. These criterias are being followed keeping current Covid 19 situation in mind and for safety of all:

  • Important : If you are fully vaccinated you have to provide Final Certificate for Covid-19 Vaccination otherwise you need to provide a negative RT-PCR test report. If you are coming from Level 5 district then you need to provide negative RT-PCR report even though you are fully vaccinated. Test should be done within 72 hrs, prior to start date of the course.
  • Age Criteria:
  • For Dhamma Punna, Swargate (Pune City) : 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 only
  • 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.
  • Students shall be accommodated in a single room only i.e. no shared rooms
  • During the course if student develops any symtpoms 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 here
  • 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. At the end of 14 days they have to do RT-PCR test 72 hrs prior to start date of the course. They will be allowed for the course only if the test report is negative.

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