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.
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
16 Oct - 24 Oct ONLY FOR GIRLS Completed Nagpur FOR AGE GROUP BETWEEN 15 TO 19  COMPLETED
25 Oct - 02 Nov ONLY FOR BOYS Completed Nagpur FOR AGE GROUP BETWEEN 15 TO 19 COMPLETED
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 12 May - 20 May ONLY FOR GIRLS Open Nagpur FOR GIRLS AGE GROUP BETWEEN 15 TO 19 COMPLETED
Apply 21 May - 29 May ONLY FOR BOYS Open Nagpur FOR BOYS AGE GROUP BETWEEN 15 TO 19 COMPLETED
11 Oct - 19 Oct ONLY FOR GIRLS Applications accepted starting 14 Apr Nagpur FOR GIRL AGE GROUP BETWEEN 15 TO 19 COMPLETED
21 Oct - 29 Oct ONLY FOR BOYS Applications accepted starting 20 Apr 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.
2016 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Nov 1-Day Completed Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration
04 Dec

1-Day

(Old Students)

Completed Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration
2017 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Jan 1-Day Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course even without registration
Apply 17 Feb - 20 Feb

3-Day Course

(Old Students)

Open Nagpur For old students
Only For Old Students.
Apply 07 May - 09 May

2-Day Course

(Old Students)

Open Nagpur For old students
Only For Old Students.
Apply 10 May

BUDDHA PURNIMA

(Old Students)

Open Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course with prior registration
09 Jul

GURU PURNIMA

(Old Students)

Applications accepted starting 10 Jan Nagpur For old students
All the old students can join the course with prior registration
14 Aug - 17 Aug

3-Day Course

(Old Students)

Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Nagpur For old students
Only 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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Nov - 20 Nov 10-Day Completed Nagpur
23 Nov - 04 Dec 10-Day Completed Nagpur
Apply 07 Dec - 18 Dec 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 21 December, 2016 - 01 January, 2017

10-Day Special

(Old Students)

New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagpur For old students

Who completed 5 ten day courses and 1 STP Course + 1 Dhammaseva

 

2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 04 Jan - 15 Jan 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 18 Jan - 29 Jan 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 02 Feb - 17 Feb

GRATITUDE COURSE

(Old Students)

Open Nagpur For old students
Eligibility : Minimum one Satipatthana Course, serving in the spread of Dhamma & local teacher's recommendation.
Apply 22 Feb - 05 Mar 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 06 Mar - 14 Mar

STP

(Old Students)

Open Nagpur For old students
Who completed at least 3 ten day courses.This course ends on 15 March at 5 pm 
Apply 15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 29 Mar - 09 Apr 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 12 Apr - 23 Apr 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 26 Apr - 07 May 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 31 May - 11 Jun 10-Day Open Nagpur
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Dec Nagpur
28 Jun - 09 Jul

10-DAY SPECIAL 

(Old Students)

Applications accepted starting 30 Dec Nagpur For old students
Who completed 5 ten day courses and 1 STP Course + 1 Dhammaseva
12 Jul - 23 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jan Nagpur
12 Jul - 23 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jan Nagpur
26 Jul - 06 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jan Nagpur
09 Aug - 13 Aug SUB REGIONAL AT  WORKSHOP. Applications accepted starting 10 Feb Nagpur AT Workshop for AT/SAT/T of Vidarbha/chhattisgarh and part of M.P. Region
18 Aug - 26 Aug

STP

(Old Students)

Applications accepted starting 19 Feb Nagpur For old students
Who completed at least 3 ten day courses.This course ends on 26 Aug at 5 pm 
30 Aug - 10 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Nagpur
13 Sep - 24 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Mar Nagpur
27 Sep - 08 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Mar Nagpur
01 Nov - 12 Nov

10-DAY SPECIAL 

(Old Students)

Applications accepted starting 05 May Nagpur For old students
Who completed 5 ten day courses and 1 STP Course + 1 Dhammaseva
15 Nov - 26 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Nagpur
29 Nov - 10 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Nagpur
13 Dec - 24 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Nagpur
25 December, 2017 - 02 January, 2018

STP

(Old Students)

Applications accepted starting 28 Jun Nagpur For old students
Who completed at least 3 ten day courses.This course ends on 02 Jan at 5 pm 
 
 

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.

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.

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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