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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
Durg Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Ketu
Bhilai-Durg (Chattisgarh) Vipassana Centre
Thanaud, Via Anjaura, Dist. Durg., Chhattisgarh
India
Tel: [91] (0788)320-5513
Email: info@ketu.dhamma.org
Contact: Mr. Sudhakar Khaire
Block No. 1A, Street No. 8,Sector 9
Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
PIN-490009
Mobile: (0942) 523-4757
Tel: (0788) 224-2757

 

 
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.
2016 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Jan 1-day Completed Durg For old students
Apply 28 Feb 1-day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Durg For old students
Apply 23 Mar - 26 Mar 3-Day Open Durg For old students
Apply 08 May 1-Day Open Durg For old students
One day children course
Apply 15 May One Day children Course Open Durg For old students
Apply 20 May - 22 May 2-day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Durg For old students
Apply 29 May One Day children course Open Durg For old students
Apply 19 Jun 1-Day Open Durg For old students
Apply 31 Jul 1-Day Open Durg For old students
21 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Feb Durg For old students
25 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Mar Durg For old students
06 Nov One Day Children Course Applications accepted starting 10 May Durg For old students
27 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 31 May Durg For old students
18 Dec One Day Children Course Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Durg 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.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Completed Durg
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
06 Jan - 17 Jan 10-day Completed Durg
27 Jan - 07 Feb 10-day Completed Durg
Apply 13 Feb - 21 Feb STP New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Durg For old students
Apply 02 Mar - 13 Mar 10-Day Open Durg
Apply 03 Apr - 14 Apr 10-Day Open Durg
Apply 20 Apr - 01 May 10-Day Open Durg
Apply 22 Jun - 03 Jul 10-Day Open Durg
Apply 13 Jul - 24 Jul 10-Day Open Durg
Apply 03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day Open Durg
Apply 03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day Open Durg
28 Aug - 18 Sep 20-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Durg For old students
28 Sep - 09 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Durg
15 Oct - 23 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 18 Apr Durg For old students
09 Nov - 20 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 May Durg
30 Nov - 11 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jun 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: info@ketu.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.

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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