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.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 May - 17 May

Teenager Course

(For Girls)

Applications accepted starting 09 Feb Nagpur Age Limit : Between 15 to 19 Years.
18 May - 26 May

Teenager Course

(For Boys)

Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Nagpur Age Limit : Between 15 to 19 Years.
 
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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
27 Jun - 30 Jun 3-Day Completed Nagpur For old students
08 Sep 1-Day Completed Nagpur For old students
१ दिवसीय शिविर के लिये रजिस्ट्रेशन की आवश्यकता नहीं हैं। सभी पुराने साधक भाई-बहन ,जिन्होंने कम से कम १ दस दिवसीय शिविर कर लिया हो, शिविर में भाग लें सकते हैं । शिविर का समय सबेरे ८:४५ से संध्या ४:३० का रहेगा। इच्छुक साधक सीधे धम्मनाग केंद्र पर पहुँचे । अधिक जानकारी के लिए श्री.प्रेम शर्मा : +९१ ९५५२६ ५८४४० , श्री.दिलिप बिष्ट : +९१ ९४२२१ ४५१३३ से संपर्क करें ।
29 Sep 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagpur For old students
१ दिवसीय शिविर के लिये रजिस्ट्रेशन की आवश्यकता नहीं हैं। सभी पुराने साधक भाई-बहन ,जिन्होंने कम से कम १ दस दिवसीय शिविर कर लिया हो, शिविर में भाग लें सकते हैं । शिविर का समय सबेरे ८:४५ से संध्या ४:३० का रहेगा। इच्छुक साधक सीधे धम्मनाग केंद्र पर पहुँचे । अधिक जानकारी के लिए श्री.प्रेम शर्मा : +९१ ९५५२६ ५८४४० , श्री.दिलिप बिष्ट : +९१ ९४२२१ ४५१३३ से संपर्क करें ।
06 Oct 1-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagpur For old students
१ दिवसीय शिविर के लिये रजिस्ट्रेशन की आवश्यकता नहीं हैं। सभी पुराने साधक भाई-बहन ,जिन्होंने कम से कम १ दस दिवसीय शिविर कर लिया हो, शिविर में भाग लें सकते हैं । शिविर का समय सबेरे ८:४५ से संध्या ४:३० का रहेगा। इच्छुक साधक सीधे धम्मनाग केंद्र पर पहुँचे । अधिक जानकारी के लिए श्री.प्रेम शर्मा : +९१ ९५५२६ ५८४४० , श्री.दिलिप बिष्ट : +९१ ९४२२१ ४५१३३ से संपर्क करें ।
Apply 05 Nov - 08 Nov For Old Students only Open Nagpur For old students
For Old Students only.
Apply 05 Nov - 08 Nov 3-Day Open Nagpur For old students
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Jan - 05 Jan 3-day Course. Applications accepted starting 04 Oct Nagpur For old students
For Old Students only, who completed at least one 10-day course.
07 Mar - 10 Mar 3 Day Course Applications accepted starting 08 Dec Nagpur For old students
For Old Students only, who completed at least one 10-day course.
07 May Buddha Purnima Applications accepted starting 07 Feb Nagpur For old students
१ दिवसीय शिविर के लिये रजिस्ट्रेशन की आवश्यकता नहीं हैं। सभी पुराने साधक भाई-बहन ,जिन्होंने कम से कम १ दस दिवसीय शिविर कर लिया हो, शिविर में भाग लें सकते हैं । शिविर का समय सबेरे ८:४५ से संध्या ४:३० का रहेगा। इच्छुक साधक सीधे धम्मनाग केंद्र पर पहुँचे । अधिक जानकारी के लिए श्री.प्रेम शर्मा : +९१ ९५५२६ ५८४४० , श्री.दिलिप बिष्ट : +९१ ९४२२१ ४५१३३ से संपर्क करें ।
05 Jul Guru Purnima Applications accepted starting 06 Apr Nagpur For old students
१ दिवसीय शिविर के लिये रजिस्ट्रेशन की आवश्यकता नहीं हैं। सभी पुराने साधक भाई-बहन ,जिन्होंने कम से कम १ दस दिवसीय शिविर कर लिया हो, शिविर में भाग लें सकते हैं । शिविर का समय सबेरे ८:४५ से संध्या ४:३० का रहेगा। इच्छुक साधक सीधे धम्मनाग केंद्र पर पहुँचे । अधिक जानकारी के लिए श्री.प्रेम शर्मा : +९१ ९५५२६ ५८४४० , श्री.दिलिप बिष्ट : +९१ ९४२२१ ४५१३३ से संपर्क करें ।
01 Oct - 04 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jul Nagpur For old students
The Old Students who completed at least one 10-Day Course can only apply.
05 Nov - 08 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Aug Nagpur For old students
The Old Students who completed at least one 10-Day Course can only apply.
 
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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day Completed Nagpur Age requirement : 20 Years completed.
05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Completed Nagpur
18 Jun - 26 Jun Satipatthana Completed 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 Completed Nagpur Age requirement : 20 Years completed.
17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Completed Nagpur
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Completed Nagpur
31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Completed Nagpur
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day
Only for Old Students
Completed Nagpur The Old Students who completed at least one 10-Day Course can only apply.
14 Aug - 25 Aug

10-Day SPL 

Only for Old Students

Completed Nagpur For old students
The Old Students who completed 5 ten day courses and 1 STP Course + 1 Dhamma seva, can only apply.
28 Aug - 08 Sep 10-Day Completed Nagpur
11 Sep - 15 Sep Old Student Program Completed Nagpur For old students
Only ATs, SATs, Ts and Trainees.
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day In Progress Nagpur Age requirement : 20 Years completed.
Apply 02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Open Nagpur Age requirement : 20 Years completed.
Apply 16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Open Nagpur Age requirement : 20 Years completed.
Apply 30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-Day Open Nagpur Age requirement : 20 Years completed.
Apply 13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Open Nagpur Age requirement : 20 Years completed.
Apply 27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Open Nagpur Age requirement : 20 Years completed.
Apply 11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Open Nagpur Age requirement : 20 Years completed.
24 December, 2019 - 01 January, 2020 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 25 Sep Nagpur For old students
For old students who have completed at least 03 Ten day course. Course will end at 5 pm on 01 Jan. 2020
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Oct Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

22 Jan - 30 Jan Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 24 Oct Nagpur For old students
For old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses. Course will end at 5 pm on 30 Jan. 2020.
02 Feb - 17 Feb

Gratitude

(For Old Students)

Applications accepted starting 04 Nov Nagpur For old students
Eligibility: Completed 3-Ten Days, 1- Satipatthana & 1-Seva,
Application form is same as Long Course form.
19 Feb - 01 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

02 Mar - 06 Mar AT Workshop Applications accepted starting 03 Dec Nagpur For old students
Only for ATs, SATs, Ts and Trainees.
11 Mar - 22 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Dec Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Dec Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jan Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

22 Apr - 03 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jan Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Feb Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 May Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

19 Aug - 30 Aug

10-Day

(For Old Students)

 

Applications accepted starting 21 May Nagpur The Old Students who completed at least one 10-Day Course can only apply.
19 Aug - 30 Aug

10-Day Special

(For Old Students)

Applications accepted starting 21 May Nagpur For old students
The Old Students who completed 5 ten day courses and 1 STP Course + 1 Dhamma seva, can only apply.
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

 

21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jul Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

09 Nov - 17 Nov Satpatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 11 Aug Nagpur For old students
For old students who completed at least three 10-day courses.Course will end at 5 pm on 17 Nov 2020.
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Aug Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Sep Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Sep Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

30 December, 2020 - 10 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

 
 

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.

Old Student Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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.