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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: info@kanana.dhamma.org

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

 Res: 07632 239165
 Mobile: 0 94 251-40015
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Mar Children course Completed Balaghat
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.
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 May - 04 May For old students Applications accepted starting 15 Apr Balaghat 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.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 December, 2014 - 01 January, 2015 Special Ten Day Course Completed Balaghat For Old Students only
23 Dec - 31 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Completed Balaghat For old students
course in Hindi and English language
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Jan - 13 Jan 10-Day Completed Balaghat
16 Jan - 27 Jan 10-Day Completed Balaghat
04 Feb - 15 Feb 10-Day Completed Balaghat
17 Feb - 28 Feb 10-Day Completed Balaghat
04 Mar - 15 Mar For Bhikkhus only Completed Balaghat
19 Mar - 30 Nov 10-Day In Progress Balaghat
Apply 01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Open Balaghat
Apply 15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Open Balaghat
Apply 05 May - 16 May 10-Day Open Balaghat
Apply 18 May - 29 May 10-Day Open Balaghat
Apply 03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day Open Balaghat
Apply 20 Jun - 28 Jun Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Balaghat For old students
Apply 01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Open Balaghat
Apply 20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day Open Balaghat
Apply 03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Open Balaghat
Apply 17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Open Balaghat
Apply 01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Open Balaghat
Apply 16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Open Balaghat
07 Nov - 18 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Balaghat
19 Nov - 27 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Balaghat For old students
Apply 29 Nov - 20 Dec 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Balaghat For old students

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: info@kanana.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.

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

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.

Children's Courses are open for all children aged 8-12 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.

Satipatthana Sutta Courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. The difference is that in the taped evening discourses the Satipatthana Sutta is carefully examined. This is the principal text in which the technique of Vipassana is systematically explained. These courses are open to serious old students who have sat (not including courses served) at least three 10-day courses, have not been practising any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practising this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, and who are trying to maintain their meditation practice and the five precepts in their daily lives, at the very minimum from the time of applying to the course.

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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