In Pali, Dhamma Kāya (pronounced as Kaaya) literally means the Body of Dhamma.
Dhamma Kāya has its physical abode in the midst of the endless sugarcane fields which dot the landscape of Eastern Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of present-day-India.
Situated in Kushinagar, the Centre is a mere 5kms from where the Buddha brought the curtains down on his 45-years of relentless, selfless, painstaking service. Nay, the place is indeed the culmination of a journey through eons, of a man who walked tall among men. Seemingly small, insignificant and oh-so-humdrum, the Buddha imprinted the hoary history of this place with his inimitable legacy and an eternal future. When Ven. Ananda (his cousin and leading disciple) pleaded with him to reconsider his decision to depart from this small and insignificant town, the Buddha remarked about its glorious past in glowing words. In the lifetimes gone by, when he was a wheel-turning Monarch by the name of Mahasudassana, the Buddha-then-Bodhisattva had left his mortal remains from this very place.
Very close to this sacred place, after years of efforts, the Centre has been developed on 3.45 acres of land with single room accommodation for 28 male and 12 female students, a temporary Dhamma hall suited for 35 meditators and a Dining Hall with a capacity for 100. With this very small beginning, Dhamma Kāya holds great promise in the resurgence of this second Sasana of Dhamma.
Vipassana Meditation Center
Village Dhuria Bhaat, Near Banwari Tola
Kasya Deoria Road
Tehsil – Kasya
District Kushinagar, U.P. 274402, India
Email: [email protected]
International Website: www.dhamma.org
Website of Vipassana Research Institute: www.vridhamma.org
Contact Telephone Nos.
|Centre Teacher:||Shri Gopal Sharan Singh ji, +91-9415751053|
|Asst Teacher:||Shri Bhumi Dhar, +91-9452975280|
|Gopal Verma:||+91-9919697656, +91-9598253533|
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