Wheel of Dhamma

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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: info@naga.dhamma.org
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.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Oct - 19 Oct ONLY FOR GIRLS Completed Nagpur FOR GIRL AGE GROUP BETWEEN 15 TO 19 COMPLETED
21 Oct - 29 Oct ONLY FOR BOYS Completed Nagpur FOR BOYS AGE GROUP BETWEEN 15 TO 19 COMPLETED
Apply 26 Nov Children Course Open Nagpur FOR BOYS & GIRLS AGE GROUP BETWEEN 8 TO 15.
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 08 May

Teenager

(Only for Girls)

Open Nagpur FOR GIRLS : AGE GROUP BETWEEN 15 TO 19 COMPLETED.
Apply 18 May

Teenager

(Only for Boys)

Open Nagpur FOR BOYS : AGE GROUP BETWEEN 15 TO 19 COMPLETED.
 
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.
2017 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 26 Nov 1-Day Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration
Apply 10 Dec 1-Day Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration
Apply 24 Dec 1-Day Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 14 Jan 1-Day Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
Apply 28 Jan 1-Day Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
Apply 29 Jan - 01 Feb 3-Day Open Nagpur For old students
Apply 04 Mar 1-Day Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
Apply 18 Mar 1-Day Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
Apply 15 Apr 1-Day Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
Apply 29 Apr 1-Day Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
Apply 03 May - 06 May 3-Day Open Nagpur For old students
24 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Dec Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
08 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jan Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
22 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jan Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
23 Jul - 26 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Nagpur For old students
27 Jul GURU PURNIMA Applications accepted starting 28 Jan Nagpur For old students
19 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Feb Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
02 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Mar Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
19 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Mar Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
20 Sep - 23 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Mar Nagpur For old students
07 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
21 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
04 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 08 May Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
18 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 22 May Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
09 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jun Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
23 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Jun Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Jan 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.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
27 Sep - 08 Oct 10-Day Completed Nagpur
01 Nov - 12 Nov

10-DAY SPECIAL 

(Old Students)

Completed Nagpur For old students
Who completed 5 ten day courses and 1 STP Course + 1 Dhammaseva
15 Nov - 26 Nov 10-Day In Progress Nagpur
Apply 29 Nov - 10 Dec 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 13 Dec - 24 Dec 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 25 December, 2017 - 02 January, 2018

STP

(Old Students)

Open Nagpur For old students
Who completed at least 3 ten day courses.This course ends on 02 Jan at 5 pm 
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 03 Jan - 14 Jan 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 17 Jan - 28 Jan 10-Day Open Nagpur
02 Feb - 17 Feb

GRATITUDE COURSE

(Only for Old Students)

Open Nagpur Eligibility : Minimum one Satipatthana Course, serving in the spread of Dhamma & local teacher's recommendation.
Apply 21 Feb - 04 Mar 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 07 Mar - 18 Mar 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 10 Mar - 19 Mar

STP

(Only for Old Student)

Open Nagpur For old students
Who completed at least 3 ten day courses.This course ends on 02 Jan at 5 pm.
28 Mar - 31 Mar AT MEETING Open Nagpur AT Meeting for AT/SAT/T of Vidarbha/chhattisgarh and part of M.P. Region.
Apply 04 Apr - 15 Apr 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 18 Apr - 29 Apr 10-Day Open Nagpur
30 May - 10 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Nagpur
13 Jun - 24 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Dec Nagpur
27 Jun - 08 Jul

10-Day Special

(Only for Old Students)

Applications accepted starting 29 Dec Nagpur For old students
Who completed 5 ten day courses and 1 STP Course + 1 Dhammaseva.
11 Jul - 22 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Nagpur
29 Jul - 07 Aug

STP

(Only for Old Students)

Applications accepted starting 30 Jan Nagpur For old students
Who completed at least 3 ten day courses.This course ends on 02 Jan at 5 pm.
08 Aug - 19 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Feb Nagpur
22 Aug - 02 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Feb Nagpur
05 Sep - 16 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Mar Nagpur
26 Sep - 07 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Mar Nagpur
10 Oct - 21 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Apr Nagpur
24 Oct - 04 Nov

10-Day Special

(Only for Old Students)

Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Nagpur For old students
Who completed 5 ten day courses and 1 STP Course + 1 Dhammaseva.
07 Nov - 18 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 May Nagpur
28 Nov - 09 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Nagpur
12 Dec - 23 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jun Nagpur
26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Nagpur
 
 

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: info@naga.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.

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.

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.

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.

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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