Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Naga
Dhamma Nāga, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Nāga, meaning 'Dhamma among Nāgas' (Nāgas: residents of the area, Nāga is an epithet for Buddha, symbolizing strength), was established in 1997 approximately 20kms from the central Indian city of Nagpur, near the village of Mahurzari on Katol Road . Developed on 20 acres of quiet and serene land on the bank of a small lake, the centre accommodates about 100 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
Nagpur Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Naga
Village Mahurjhari, Near Nagpur-Kalmeshwar Road
Nagpur, Maharashtra 440 012
India
Tel: [91](0712) 245-8686, [91](0712) 242-0261
Fax: [91](0712) 253-9716
Email: [email protected]
City office:
Kalyanmitra Charitable Trust
Abyankar Smarak Trust Bldg., Abyankar Road
Dhantoli, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440 012
India

 

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
30 Apr - 08 May Age group between 15 to 20 Applications accepted starting 30 Jan Nagpur For Girls only
10 May - 18 May Age group between 15 to 20 Applications accepted starting 09 Feb Nagpur For Boys only
 
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
20 Sep - 23 Sep 3-Day Completed Nagpur For old students
For old students
04 Nov 1-Day Completed Nagpur For old students
For old students All the old students can join the course even without registration.
04 Nov 1-Day Completed Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
Apply 18 Nov 1-Day Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
16 Dec 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
Apply 18 Dec - 21 Dec 3-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Nagpur For old students
Only for Old Students
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 13 Jan 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
Apply 27 Jan 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
03 Mar 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Dec Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
17 Mar 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Dec Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
14 Apr 1-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jan Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
28 Apr 1-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jan Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
19 May

BUDDHA PURNIMA

Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
16 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
27 Jun - 30 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Mar Nagpur For old students
Only for Old Students
14 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Apr Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
16 Jul

GURU PURNIMA

Applications accepted starting 17 Apr Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
28 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
11 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 13 May Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
08 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jun Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
29 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
06 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
 
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
05 Sep - 16 Sep 10-Day Completed Nagpur
26 Sep - 07 Oct 10-Day Completed Nagpur
10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day Completed Nagpur
24 Oct - 04 Nov 10-Day Special

(Only for Old Students)
Completed Nagpur For old students
For old students
Who completed 5 ten day courses and 1 STP Course + 1 Dhamma seva.
24 Oct - 04 Nov 10-Day
(Only for Old Students)
Completed Nagpur The only male students who completed at least one 10 Day Course,can apply
07 Nov - 18 Nov 10-Day In Progress Nagpur
Apply 21 Nov - 02 Dec 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Nagpur
Apply 05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 24 December, 2018 - 01 January, 2019 Satipatthana New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagpur For old students
For old students who completed at least 03 Ten day course. Course will end at 5 pm on 01 Jan. 2019.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 02 Jan - 13 Jan 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 16 Jan - 27 Jan 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 02 Feb - 18 Feb

15-Days

GRATITUDE COURSE

Open Nagpur For old students
Only for Old Students who completed at least one STP course.
20 Feb - 03 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Nagpur

06 Mar - 17 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Dec Nagpur
20 Mar - 31 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Nagpur
03 Apr - 14 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jan Nagpur
17 Apr - 28 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jan Nagpur
22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Nagpur
02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Mar Nagpur
05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Mar Nagpur
18 Jun - 26 Jun Satipatthana Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Nagpur For old students
For old students who completed at least 03 Ten day course. Course will end at 5 pm on 26 Jun. 2019.
03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Nagpur
17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Apr Nagpur
31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 May Nagpur
14 Aug - 25 Aug

10-Day SPL 

Only for Old Students

Applications accepted starting 16 May Nagpur For old students
Who completed 5 ten day courses and 1 STP Course + 1 Dhamma seva, can only apply.
28 Aug - 09 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 May Nagpur
11 Sep - 15 Sep AT Workshop Applications accepted starting 15 Mar Nagpur

Only ATs, SATs, Ts and Trainees can apply.

18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Nagpur
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jul Nagpur
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jul Nagpur
30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Nagpur
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Aug Nagpur
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Nagpur
11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Nagpur
24 December, 2019 - 01 January, 2020 Satipatthana Applications accepted starting 25 Sep Nagpur For old students
For old studentswho completed at least 03 Ten day course. Course will end at 5 pm on 01 Jan. 2020
 
 

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.naga.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.

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.

Teacher's Self-Courses are open only to serious Old Students playing or likely to play an important role in the spread of Dhamma who are practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques), maintaining a daily practice of two hours per day, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability. These requirements may change annually and admission subject to the discretion of S.N. Goenka.

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.

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.