Dhamma Service

S N Goenka

“May all suffering people of the world understand what is Dhamma, may they practice Dhamma, may they apply Dhamma in their day-to-day life and come out of all the agonies of a defiled mind full of negativities. May all enjoy the peace and harmony of a pure mind, a mind full of compassionate love and goodwill towards other beings.” - S.N. Goenka

Value of Dhamma Service

The giving of Dhamma Service, whether in a course or in some other way to help in the spread of Dhamma, is one of the most valuable experiences a student of Vipassana can have. Not only it is rewarding to know that you have helped others to taste the Nectar of Dhamma, but it also is a wonderful source of growth and strength in one's own development in meditation practice. In daily life, there are many ups and downs. To maintain equanimity and to generate love & compassion despite these vicissitudes is the training of Vipassana. When Vipassana meditators give Dhamma service, they learn in a healthy atmosphere how to apply Dhamma in life. This is a training ground for each server to learn how to live a good life.

Who can serve?

Any student who has successfully completed a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course with Mr. S. N. Goenka or one of his assistant teachers, and has not practiced any other meditation techniques since their last course.

Ways to serve

There are different ways to give Dhamma seva; by serving courses full time/ part time, by visiting center for some time & serving as per instructions of course manager or by participating in one of the projects at the center. Currently, Center is in developing stage & various activities are going on for benefits of students. Construction of office building, teacher's residence and landscaping are prominent activities.