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Ketu
Dhamma Ketu, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Ketu, meaning ‘Fort of Dhamma’, is near Shivanth River, and 10.5 km away from the city of Durg, on National Highway No Six. Raipur, the capital of Chattisgarh state, is 40 km away. The region is famous for the Bhillai Steel Plant, the largest in India, and for various temples, Maitree Garden and educational institutions
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
Dhamma Ketu Vipassana Meditation Centre
Thanod, Via Anjora, Dist. Durg., Chhattisgarh
India
Tel: [91] 9589842737,[91] 9907755013
Email: [email protected] , [email protected] in

Contact: Mr. Sitaram Sahu
Near Malsay Talab, Piyush Nagar, Kushalpur  RAIPUR (C.G.)
Pin:- 492001
Mobile: [91]9926326872 
Email:[email protected] com

Contact: Mr. Alok Sahu
Mobile: [91] 9981360654
Email: [email protected] com

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 Jun 1 Day(Children) Completed Durg boys and girls between 8-15 years
30 Sep 1 Day(Children) Completed Durg boys and girls between 8-15 years
Apply 16 Dec 1 Day(Children) New Girls - Closed Old Girls - Open New Boys - Closed Old Boys - Open Servers - Open Durg boys and girls between 8-15 years
Apply 22 Dec - 25 Dec 3 days (Boys) New Girls - Closed Old Girls - Open New Boys - Closed Old Boys - Open Servers - Open Durg Only for Boys age between 12-16 years
Apply 28 Dec - 31 Dec 3 days (Girls) New Girls - Closed Old Girls - Open New Boys - Closed Old Boys - Open Servers - Open Durg Only for Girls age between 12-16 years
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
31 Mar Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 31 Dec Durg boys and girls between 8-15 years
28 Apr Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 28 Jan Durg boys and girls age between 8-15 years
05 May Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 04 Feb Durg boys and girls age between 8-15 years
02 Jun - 10 Jun Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 04 Mar Durg only for boys who completed 15 years on 2nd June
and not more than 20 years.
15 Sep Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Durg boys and girls age between 8-15 years
20 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Durg boys and girls between 8-15 years
01 Dec Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Durg boys and girls between 8-15 years
15 Dec Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Durg boys and girls between 8-15 years
 
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.
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Feb 1-Day Completed Durg For old students
Dhamma sevak workshop
25 Feb 1 Day Completed Durg For old students
Who completed 1 ten day course
01 Mar - 04 Mar 3-Day Completed Durg For old students
Who completed 1 ten day course
06 May 1 Day(Children) Completed Durg For old students
Only those whose age is 8 years complete till 15 years, are eligible
08 Jul 1-Day Completed Durg For old students
For old students
12 Aug 1-Day Completed Durg For old students
For old students
16 Sep 1-Day Completed Durg For old students
14 Oct 1-Day Completed Durg For old students
21 Oct 1 Day(Children) Completed Durg For old students
Only those whose age is 8 years complete till 15 years, are eligible
28 Oct 1 Day(Children) Completed Durg For old students
Only those whose age is 8 years complete till 15 years, are eligible
04 Nov 1-Day Completed Durg For old students
Apply 22 Nov - 25 Nov 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Durg For old students
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
17 Mar 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Dec Durg For old students
For old students
20 Mar - 23 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Durg For old students
For old students
24 Mar 1-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Dec Durg For old students
For old students
Dhamma sevak workshop
10 May - 12 May 2-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Feb Durg For old students
For old students
19 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Durg For old students
For old students
16 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Durg For old students
For old students
21 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Durg For old students
For old students
04 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 06 May Durg For old students
For old students
09 Aug - 12 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 11 May Durg For old students
For old students
29 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Durg For old students
For old students
10 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Durg For old students
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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
06 Jan - 17 Jan 10-Day Completed Durg
20 Jan - 28 Jan Satipatthana Sutta Completed Durg For old students
10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day Completed Durg
10 Mar - 21 Mar 10-Day Completed Durg
24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-Day Completed Durg
07 Apr - 18 Apr 10-Day Completed Durg
21 Apr - 02 May

10-Day

Completed Durg
09 Jun - 20 Jun 10-Day Completed Durg
23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day Completed Durg
09 Jul - 30 Jul

20 days

(old students)

Completed Durg For old students
Who completed 5 ten day courses and 1 STP Course + 1 Dhammaseva
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Completed Durg
15 Aug - 26 Aug 10-Day Completed Durg
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Completed Durg
23 Sep Work Period Completed Durg For old students
For old students
Dhamma sevak workshop
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Completed Durg
09 Nov - 20 Nov 10-Day In Progress Durg
Apply 03 Dec - 14 Dec 10-Day Open Durg
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 05 Jan - 16 Jan 10-Day Open Durg
Apply 19 Jan - 27 Jan Satipatthana Sutta Open Durg For old students
For old students
Apply 01 Feb - 04 Mar 30-Day Open Durg For old students
must completed a 10 days course after his/her 20 days(long) course
06 Mar - 17 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Dec Durg
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Durg
17 Apr - 28 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jan Durg
16 Jun - 27 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Durg
07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Apr Durg
24 Jul - 04 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Apr Durg
17 Aug - 28 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Durg
31 Aug - 11 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Durg
15 Sep - 26 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Durg
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jul Durg
30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Durg
16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Durg
01 Dec - 12 Dec Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Durg For old students
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Durg
 
 

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.ketu.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.

Special 10-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.

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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.

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.

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.

Work Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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.