Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Citavana, Chitwan, Nepal
Centre Location: Website | Map
Courses will be conducted in English, Hindi and Nepali Only.

Dhamma Chitwan, meaning Dhamma in the Forest of Cheetahs, is near Bharatpur, a town located 150 kms southwest of Kathmandu. The center was established in 2004 on a five-acre land.
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
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
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2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
16 Apr - 24 Apr This is 7 Days Vipassana course for Teenage BOYS of age group 15 (Completed) to 19 years old.  Completed Chitwan New Course!!

To apply from Chitwan contact Dhamma Chitwan 9845398171, 9855058418

To apply from Kathmandu contact Nepal vipassana center, Jyoti Bhawan, Kantipath. 01-4250581, 01-4215656

Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
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2016 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
19 Mar 1-Day Completed Chitwan For old students
16 Apr 1-Day Completed Chitwan For old students
14 May 1-Day Completed Chitwan For old students
21 May 1-Day Completed Chitwan For old students
Apply 03 Jun - 07 Jun 3-Day Open Chitwan For old students
Apply 18 Jun 1-Day Open Chitwan For old students
Apply 03 Jul - 07 Jul 3-Day Open Chitwan For old students
Apply 16 Jul 1-Day Open Chitwan For old students
Apply 20 Aug 1-Day Open Chitwan For old students
17 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jun Chitwan For old students
22 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jul Chitwan For old students
17 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Chitwan For old students
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.
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2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day Completed Chitwan
03 Apr - 14 Apr 10-Day Completed Chitwan
03 May - 14 May 10-Day Completed Chitwan
Apply 03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day Open Chitwan
03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Chitwan
08 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jul Chitwan
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Chitwan
15 Nov - 30 Nov Teacher's Self Course Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Chitwan For old students
03 Dec - 14 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Sep Chitwan
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
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No courses are currently scheduled.

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.citavana.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@citavana.dhamma.org

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.

Teacher's Self-Courses are open only to serious Old Students playing or likely to play an important role in the spread of Dhamma who are practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques), maintaining a daily practice of two hours per day, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability. These requirements may change annually and admission subject to the discretion of S.N. Goenka.

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.

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.

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