The Centre

Dhamma Salila, meaning ‘Water of Dhamma’, lies in the Doon Valley of the Himalayas, in Dholos Village on Noon river. The Centre is 10 km from Clock Tower in Dehradun. Established in December, 1995, the centre presently holds about twenty courses a year. Twenty double rooms for males and sixteen double rooms for females are presently available. Seventy eight cells have been built for meditators.

A satellite image map of the location of Dhamma Salila can be found here

Dhamma Salila – Dhamma Hall

Dhamma Salila 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 Dehradun, Uttarkhand in the northern part of India. Residential meditation courses are held here throughout the year, excluding January. Two 10-day courses held every month, for the current schedules please click here.

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.

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.