Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Jāvā, Dhamma Java, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Indonesian

Dhamma Java is situated in the hills near Bogor around one and a half hours drive from Jakarta. It has beautiful mountain scenery and a pleasant climate. There is comfortable accommodation for 104 students including 20 single rooms with attached bathrooms. There are 34 cells for serious meditation and the Centre caters for multiple languages.

Non-centre courses are held in other parts of Indonesia.

How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course
  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
  2. Please carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course.
  3. Fully and completely fill out all the sections of application form and submit it. An application is required to register for all courses.
  4. Await notification. All correspondence will be through e-mail if you give an e-mail address in your application. Due to the large volume of applications, it may take up to two weeks before receiving notification.
  5. If your application is accepted then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.
Additional information

For further information please contact :

Tel:+62 8592 1555 7666
Tel:+62 8510 3663 290

Email : [email protected]

If you have not attended a course in this tradition, please only submit one 10-day course application.
Old students may apply to sit no more than two 10-day courses with at least a 10 day gap between courses. 
Any additional applications will not be processed.

Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Completed Taman Bodhi Asri
Instructions & Evening Discourses ONLY available in Indonesian/English.

Jl. Bintang Terang Ujung No. 53 A
Puji Mulyo
Medan - Binjai Km 13,8
17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Completed Dhamma Java
31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Completed Dhamma Java
15 Aug - 18 Aug 3-Day Completed Dhamma Java For old students
21 Aug - 01 Sep 10-Day Completed Dhamma Java
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-Day Completed Dhamma Java
Apply* 25 Sep - 06 Oct English/Mandarin
English / Mandarin
Open Dhamma Java English/Mandarin Course
Apply* 09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day
Open Dhamma Java
Apply 31 Oct - 01 Dec 30-Day Open Dhamma Java For old students
Apply* 04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Open Dhamma Java
22 December, 2019 - 02 January, 2020 Indonesian Only Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Dhamma Java For Indonesian native speakers only.
Untuk mendaftar silakan ikuti tautan ini.
22 December, 2019 - 02 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Bali - Kintamani We hope to be able to run a course by the end of 2019.
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Jul Teens 13-18 years old
Indonesian language only
Completed Wisma Narada Wisma Narada, Vihara Dhammacakka Jaya
Jalan Agung Permai XV Blok C No. 12,
Jakarta Utara
28 Jul For 12-18 years old
Indonesian language only
Completed Narada School, West Jakarta Narada School
Perum Kosambi Baru Blok A Ext. 1,
Cengkareng, Jakarta Barat
11 Aug Teens 8-12 years old
Indonesian language only
Completed Dharma Putra Sekolah Dharma Putra,
Jl. Otto Iskandardinata No.80,
Tangerang 15113

The online application form encrypts your information before it is sent from your computer to our application server. However, it may not be totally secure even though encryption is used. If you are concerned about the possibility of security risks of your confidential information while it is on the Internet, do not use this form and instead download an application. Print and complete it. Then please send the form to the course organizers. By faxing or posting your application form it may delay the registration process by one to two weeks.

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.java.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: [email protected]

All courses are run solely on a donation basis. All expenses are met by donations from those who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the Teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who serve the courses volunteer their time. Thus Vipassana is offered free from commercialisation.

Old students are those who have completed a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course with S.N. Goenka or his Assistant Teachers. Old students have the opportunity to provide Dhamma Service at the courses listed.

Bilingual courses are courses which are taught in two languages. All students will hear daily meditation instructions in both languages. The evening discourses will be heard separately.

Meditation courses are held at both center and non-center locations. Meditation centers are dedicated facilities where courses are held regularly throughout the year. Before meditation centers were established in this tradition, all courses were held at temporary sites, such as campgrounds, religious retreat centers, churches and the like. Today, in regions where centers have not yet been established by local students of Vipassana who live in the area, 10 Day meditation courses are held at non-center course sites.

10-day Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. The courses begin after a 2 - 4 pm registration period and orientation, followed by 10 full days of meditation, and end the morning of the 11th day by 7:30 am.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

Children's Courses are open for all children aged 8-12 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana meditators.

Old Student Short Courses (1-3 days) are for any student who has completed the 10-day course with S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers. All old students are welcome to apply to attend these courses, including those where it has been some time since their last course.