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Kitti
Dhamma Kitti, Kirtipur, Nepal
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Kitti, meaning Fame of Dhamma, is also known as Kirtipur Vipassana centre. It is located in Kirtipur, a beautiful and historical town situated 6 kilometers south west of Kathmandu city. The centre consists of a dhamma hall with the capacity of 40 students, a kitchen, separate dinning for male and females, teacher’s residences and residences ranging from dormitories to double bed rooms. The centre can comfortably accommodate 40 students.
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
Address: Kirtipur Vipassana Center - Dhamma Kitti; c/o Guruma Sona; Dev Dhoka, Kirtipur Municipality - 2, Kathmandu, Nepal; Email: info@kitti.dhamma.org; Phone: [977](1) 4335-587, 98416-48477
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
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2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Oct Children Completed Kirtipur
15 Nov Children Completed Kirtipur
13 Dec Children Completed Kirtipur
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
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2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Oct 1-Day Completed Kirtipur For old students
08 Oct 1-Day Completed Kirtipur For old students
18 Oct 1-Day Completed Kirtipur For old students
01 Nov 1-Day Completed Kirtipur For old students
05 Nov - 09 Nov 3-Day Completed Kirtipur For old students
06 Nov 1-Day Completed Kirtipur For old students
22 Nov 1-Day Completed Kirtipur For old students
05 Dec - 09 Dec 3-Day Completed Kirtipur For old students
06 Dec 1-Day Completed Kirtipur For old students
20 Dec 1-Day Completed Kirtipur For old students
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 03 Jan 1-Day Open Kirtipur For old students
Apply 17 Jan 1-Day Open Kirtipur For old students
Apply 31 Jan 1-Day Open Kirtipur For old students
Apply 14 Feb 1-Day Open Kirtipur For old students
Apply 28 Feb 1-Day Open Kirtipur For old students
Apply 05 Mar - 09 Mar 3-Day Open Kirtipur For old students
Apply 21 Mar 1-Day Open Kirtipur For old students
05 May - 09 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Feb Kirtipur 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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2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Completed Kirtipur Preferably for Nepalese Students
20 Nov - 29 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Completed Kirtipur For old students
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day In Progress Kirtipur
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 20 Jan - 31 Jan 10-Day Open Kirtipur
Apply 05 Feb - 14 Feb Satipatthana Sutta Open Kirtipur For old students
At least one full 10 day course service is required.
Apply 20 Feb - 03 Mar 10-Day Open Kirtipur
Apply 20 Mar - 31 Mar 10-Day Open Kirtipur
20 Apr - 01 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Kirtipur
20 May - 31 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Feb Kirtipur
05 Jun - 14 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 05 Mar Kirtipur For old students
At least one full 10 day course service is required.
20 Jun - 01 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Kirtipur
20 Jul - 31 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Apr Kirtipur
20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May Kirtipur
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Kirtipur
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Kirtipur Only Nepali students will be accepted in this course. 
20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Aug Kirtipur
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Kirtipur
 
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.kitti.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@kitti.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.

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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