Dhamma Janani, Lumbini Vipassana Center

Dhamma Janani which means 'Birth place of Dhamma' is situated in Lumbini. The center is just 20 km away from Bhairahawa. The Dhamma Hall can accomodate 300 students at large but the accomodation is for 42 male and 42 female with all facilites. The rooms are twin sharing or single with attached bathroom. The center has enough cells and many Mini Dhamma halls to get many langauges and visiting meditators to meditate with out any disturbances. The guest room has housed more students when there is excess so not letting any one turn down due to excess number. The number of courses are increasing each year with more meditators eager to meditate in birth place of The Enlighted One. 2014 has 13 ten days courses, 3 Satipattan, 1 three days course, 1 thirty days course, 7 one day courses, 6 Children courses.The development is on going process as in other centers.

About Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka & related videos and Questions & answers about Vipassana are available.

Apply For Course

To learn Vipassana Meditation one needs to develop one's own experience during a residential, ten-day course. To apply for a course and to understand the requirements, please read the Code of Discipline and then find a convenient course date in the Course Schedule. You are then ready to fill in an application form. Please apply early as spaces can be limited.

Course finances

Courses are run solely on a donation basis. There are no charges for the courses, not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from those who have completed a course, experienced the benefits of Vipassana, and wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the Teacher or the Assistant Teachers receive remuneration; they and those who organize the courses are volunteers.