Dhamma Ambika
Vipassana Dhyan Kendra, South Gujarat

Offering Vipassana courses
as taught by Shri S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

OLD STUDENTS INFORMATION
The information below is only for Old Students who have completed atleast one 10-day Vipassana Meditation course with S.N. Goenka or his Assistant Teachers
WORDS OF SHRI S.N. GOENKA ON DHAMMA SEVA

Goenkaji" I would say that every student should make it a point to spare some time for serving people in Dhamma. To take course after course while doing nothing for Dhamma service is not a healthy way of developing in Dhamma. Take courses, but also spare time for serving in Dhamma. This is very important. "

"Serve to keep the wheel of Dhamma rotating..."


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DHAMMA SEVA AT DHAMMA AMBIKA
You are welcome to give Dhamma service at Dhamma Ambika. You can enroll for part-time or long-term service. You can come for a few hours, a few days, a whole course or even for a longer time frame.

Especially, your help is warmly welcome on Day Zero of the course (to assist in registration of students coming for the course), Metta Day and Day 11 (to assist-and-supervise in clean up of the Dhamma halls, Pagoda, Rooms, Plumbing and Electrical maintenance).

Centre also welcomes long term Dhamma servers to render service in:

• The Dhamma hall
• The Dining hall
• Plumbing and electrical maintenance
• Repair and maintenance of buildings
• Record upkeep through the use of computers
• Gardening

Anyone who desires to serve at Dhamma Ambika Center can contact the following:

Narendrabhai Bharwada 09825162226 meghbharwada@yahoo.com
Vasantbhai Lad 09428160714 vasantmlad@gmail.com
Chirag Shah 09825148268 chirag.shah@jainam.in

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GROUP SITTINGS (SAMUHIK SADHANA)  
Daily and weekly and monthly Group Meditation are conducted in Surat, Navsari, Bilimora Ankleshwar and nearby cities.

Details as below:

DAILY GROUP SITTING
WEEKLY GROUP SITTING
MONTHLY GROUP SITTING
Surat (Ichhanath- Piplod):
Time:
7.15am to 8.15am
Place:
‘2’ Samta, Nehru Nagar Society, Ichhanath, Surat
Contact Person:
Dr. Jitubhai C Shah
Contact No':
09825054274

Bharuch:
Day: Every Sunday
Time: 8am to 9am
Place: 68-Dhammakutir Avdhoot Nagar, Behind Elorapark, Bharuch.
Contact Person: Yogendrabhai Parikh
Contact No.: 09427816500
Bilimora:
Day: Third Sunday of the month
Time: 5pm to 6 pm
Place: 402, Aarti Apt, Sardar Patel Road, Bilimora
Contact Person: Ramgopalji Agrawal
Contact No.: 09375152531
Surat (Majuragate):
Time: 7:15am to 8:15am & 5pm to 6pm
Place: B-3/2,Staff Quarters,
Gandhi Engineering College Campus, Majuragate, Surat
Contact Person: Chhaganbhai Parmar
Contact No.: 0261-2653813
Ankleshwar
Day: Every Sunday
Time: 8am to 9am
Place: A-39, Samrajya Society, Behind Sreeji School, Ghadkol Patia, Ankleshwar
Contact Person: Krishna Sharma
Contact No.: 09909999721
 

Anumala Tapi:
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Place: B-35/2, Anumala Township
Dist - Tapi.
Contact Person: Yashvantbhai Bhagat
Contact No.: 09428812339

Navsari
Day: Every Sunday
Time: 8am to 9am
Place: 203, Mahabir Apt., Opp. Nutan Society, Dudhia Talao Road, Navasari.
Contact Person: Vasantbhai Lad
Contact No: 094281 60714
 

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ONE DAY COURSES  
Dhamma Ambika:
Second Sunday of the Month
Time: 9.30am to 2.30pm
Place: Dhamma Ambika,
National Highway no.8 (Mumbai to Ahmedabad), 2 KM away on west of Boriyach tollnaka, village Vagalwad, Tal gandevi, Dist Navsari,
South Gujarat, INDIA.
Contact: 02634-291100
Surat (Ichhanath- Piplod):
First Sunday of the Month
Time: 7.30am to 12.30am
Place: ‘2’ Samta, Nehru Nagar Society, Ichhanath, Surat
Contact Person:
Dr. Jitubhai C Shah
Contact No.: 09825054274

Surat (Nana Varachha):
Third Sunday of the Month
Time: 7.30am to 12.30am
Place: Saraswati Vatsalya School
Girnar Soc, Nana Varachha,
Surat
Contact Person:
Girdharbhai Vekariya
Contact No.: 09429262759
Anumala Tapi:
Third Sunday of Every Month
Time: 8am to 1.30pm
Place: B-35/2, Anumala Town Ship
Dist - Tapi
Contact Person: Yashvantbhai Bhagat
Contact No.: 9428812339

Bilimora:
Fourth Sunday of Every Month
Time: 7am to 12am
Place: 402, Aarti Apt, Sardar Patel Road, Bilimora
Contact Person: Ramgopalji Agrawal
Contact No.: 09375152531
Bharuch:
Second Sunday of every Month
Time: 8 am to 1 pm
Place: 15-Narayankrupa society.
Near Narayanschool, Bharuch
Contact Person: Mr. Mahendrabhai Mayavanshi
Mob: 09428332800
Ankleshwar:
Every Sunday except first sunday of the month.
Time: 2pm to 7pm.
Place: A-1/203, Shubh-laxmi co-op.society. New colony -G.I.D.C-Ankleshwar
Contact Person: Purnima shah
Mob. No.: 09712966322
   

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NEWSLETTERS  
Details of courses being conducted at Dhamma Ambika and other information is published every month in the Gujarati Patrika. The Gujarati newsletters are available at the link below:

http://www.vridhamma.org/Newsletters/Gujarati

The Hindi & English Vipassana newsletters published from Dhamma Giri are available for reference at the link below:

http://www.vri.dhamma.org/newsletters/index.shtml

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BOOKS AND CDs  

Vipassana Research Institute publications are available for sale at Dhamma Ambika.

For a detailed list click below:

To order any book, cd or dvd in the list above you may contact:

09825955812 or e-mail at dhammaambikasurat@gmail.com.

Book Downloads :
http://www.vri.dhamma.org/publications/download.html

Research Paper of Vipassana Research institute:
http://www.vri.dhamma.org/publications/research.html

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BENEFITS OF METTA (LOVING KINDNESS)  
  • A person who practices Metta sleeps happily & sleeps immediately on closing eyes.
  • As the person goes to sleep with a loving heart, and wakes up with an equally loving heart.
  • The person will not have bad dreams, and will either fall into deep sleep or have pleasant dreams.
  • The person becomes dear to all human beings. As he/she loves others, others also love him/her.
  • The person becomes dear to non-human beings as well. Animals are also attracted to him/her.
  • The person becomes immune from poison and is not affected by it.
  • Metta leads to quick mental concentration.
  • Invisible deities protect him/her because of the power of his/her Metta.
  • Metta tends to beautify the facial expressions, and the face becomes serene.
  • The person dies peacefully. Even after death, the serene face reflects a peaceful death.
  • Since a person with Metta dies happily, he/she will be born in a blissful state and will be born in a ‘Brahmin Realm’.


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