Welcome to Dhamma Rata

Dhamma Rata
Dhamma Rata

Dhamma Rata (contained in Dhamma) 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 Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Dhamma Rata began rotating the Wheel of Dhamma by hosting its 1st 10-days meditation course from January 19, 2011. Dhamma Rata is owned and managed by the Ratlam Vipassana Samiti, a registered charitable trust.


Introduction to Vipassana meditation

Vipassana means "to see things as they really are". It is a process of self-purification by self-observation. It is an ancient technique from India, which was originally taught by Gautama, the Buddha. The teaching is universal and not connected with any religious organisation and can be practised by anyone without conflict with existing religious beliefs or absence of beliefs. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, we recommend clicking on About Vipassana for a detailed introduction. If you wish to view a short video on Vipassana, click here. For information on Vipassana Meditation in other foreign languages, 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.


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 help on the courses volunteer their time freely. Refer the Parami of Generosity.