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Dhamma Kānana, Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Kānana, meaning 'Forest of Dhamma', is situated amid 20 acres of beautiful forest land near the bank of the Waiganga River. The Centre is very near to the world famous Kanha National Park and is six km away from Balaghat. Established in March 1995, Dhamma Kānana annually hosts about ten-day courses, Satipatthana courses, short courses and children's courses.
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
Balaghat Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Kanana
Bank of Wainganga
P.O. Garra
Balaghat, Madya Pradesh 481 001

 Email: [email protected]

Haridas Meshram
126,Ratan Kuti,Ganganagar Road
Budhi,Balaghat.(M.P) 481001

 Res: 07632 239165
 Mobile: 0 94 251-40015
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 03 Mar - 04 Mar 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Balaghat For old students
only for oid student
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
06 Feb - 17 Feb 10-Day Completed Balaghat apply above 20 year old
10 Feb Other Completed Balaghat Dhamma Sevak Workshop
20 Feb - 03 Mar 10-Day In Progress Balaghat only for Bhikku & shramner
Apply 06 Mar - 17 Mar 10-Day Open Balaghat apply 20 + year old
Apply 20 Mar - 31 Mar 10-Day Open Balaghat Apply above 20+ year old
Apply 02 Apr - 13 Apr 10-Day Open Balaghat apply 20+ year old
Apply 19 Apr - 30 Apr 10-Day Open Balaghat apply 20+ year old only
06 May - 17 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Mar Balaghat APPLY ABOVE 20+ YEAR
20 May - 31 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Balaghat Apply above 20 + Year

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.kanana.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.

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.