Dhamma Aruna Vipassana Meditation Center
Introduction to Vipassana
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 introduction to Vipassana meditation technique, please see what is Vipassana.
The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses, not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from old students, who, having completed a course & experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to benefit from the technique. Description and timetable of a typical ten day course is available in the Code of Discipline.
About the Center
Dhamma Aruna, the Sun of Dhamma, is in the north eastern most part of India. Set up amidst a rural area of simple minded people, who are mostly farmers, the centre is surrounded by tea gardens and agriculture fields. Built on an area of 5 acres of land, the centre is situated near the Mudoi check post of Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The rustic setting in the laps of nature coupled with the proximity of the centre to the Land of Dhamma, Myanmar (Mudoi is approx 60+ kms from the Indo-Myanmar border), makes it an ideal place to sit for a course.
The centre is still in its nascent stages and can accommodate up to 28 students (14 males + 14 females). Some of the rooms on the female side are with an attached bathrooms, where as the males are accommodated in a dormitory. The rooms are partially cement structured and partially thatched, made of the local building materials.
The huge Dhamma Hall though can well accommodate 200+ students. Courses are as of now held usually once a month. The months of June to August are usually time of heavy rainfall and the centre remains closed for courses.
There are no paid servers at the centre and this makes serving a course very special.
Work in Dhamma Aruna center was started in September 2015 and first course was held in April 2016. At present 10-day and 1-day courses are conducted once a month. For more information, please see the center page.