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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.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 May - 13 May Teenager (Girls) Completed Nagpur Age Group: 15 to19 yrs
17 May - 25 May Teenager (Boys) Completed Nagpur Age Group : 15 to 19 yrs
 
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.
2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
23 Mar 1-Day Completed Nagpur For old students
30 Apr - 03 May 3-Day Completed Nagpur For old students
For Old students
01 Oct - 04 Oct 3-Day Completed Nagpur For old students
19 Oct 1-Day Completed Nagpur For old students
Apply 16 Nov 1-Day Open Nagpur For old students
For Old Students
Apply 20 Nov - 23 Nov 3 Day course Open Nagpur For old students
For Old Student
Apply 07 Dec 1-Day Open Nagpur For old students
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Jan - 04 Jan THREE DAY COURSE Open Nagpur For old students
FOR OLD STUDENTS
Apply 18 Jan 1- Day Course Open Nagpur For old students
Apply 01 Feb 1 - Day Course Open Nagpur For old students
Apply 15 Feb 1-Day Course Open Nagpur For old students
Apply 01 Mar 1- Day Course Open Nagpur For old students
Apply 05 Mar - 08 Mar THREE DAY COURSE Open Nagpur For old students
For Old Students
Apply 05 Apr 1-Day Course Open Nagpur For old students
Apply 03 May 1-Day Course Open Nagpur For old students
Apply 04 May Buddha Purnima 1- Day Course  Open Nagpur For old students
For Old Students
Apply 07 Jun 1-Day Course Open Nagpur For old students
Apply 21 Jun 1- Day Course Open Nagpur For old students
05 Jul 1- Day Course Applications accepted starting 06 Jan Nagpur For old students
19 Jul 1- Day Course Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Nagpur For old students
31 Jul Guru Purnima 1- Day Course Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Nagpur For old students
For Old Students
16 Aug 1- Day Course Applications accepted starting 17 Feb Nagpur For old students
30 Aug 1- Day Course Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Nagpur For old students
13 Sep 1- Day Course Applications accepted starting 17 Mar Nagpur For old students
27 Sep 1- Day Course Applications accepted starting 31 Mar Nagpur For old students
11 Oct 1-Day Course Applications accepted starting 14 Apr Nagpur For old students
25 Oct 1- Day Course Applications accepted starting 28 Apr Nagpur For old students
08 Nov 1- Day Course Applications accepted starting 12 May Nagpur For old students
12 Nov - 15 Nov THREE DAY COURSE Applications accepted starting 16 May Nagpur For old students
For Old Students
29 Nov 1- Day Course Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Nagpur For old students
13 Dec 1- Day Course Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Nagpur For old students
27 Dec 1- Day Course Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Nagpur 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.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
12 Feb - 23 Feb 10-Day Completed Nagpur
12 Mar - 23 Mar 10-Day Completed Nagpur
26 Mar - 06 Apr 10-Day Completed Nagpur
06 Apr - 14 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Completed Nagpur For old students
16 Apr - 27 Apr 10-Day Completed Nagpur
28 May - 08 Jun 10-Day Completed Nagpur
11 Jun - 22 Jun 10-Day Completed Nagpur
25 Jun - 06 Jul 10-Day Completed Nagpur
09 Jul - 20 Jul 10-Day Completed Nagpur
23 Jul - 03 Aug Special 10 Day Course Completed Nagpur For old students
06 Aug - 17 Aug 10-Day Completed Nagpur
20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day Completed Nagpur
03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Completed Nagpur
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Completed Nagpur
08 Oct - 19 Oct 10-Day Completed Nagpur
20 Oct - 28 Oct STP COURSE In Progress Nagpur For old students
FOR OLD STUDENTS
01 Nov - 16 Nov Teacher Self Course (TSC) Open Nagpur New Course!!For old students
For Old Student
Apply 26 Nov - 07 Dec 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 10 Dec - 21 Dec 10-Day Open Nagpur
Apply 23 Dec - 31 Dec STP COURSE Open Nagpur For old students
FOR OLD STUDENTS
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 07 Jan - 18 Jan 10- Day Course Open Nagpur
21 Jan - 01 Feb 10 - Day Course Applications accepted starting 22 Oct Nagpur
04 Feb - 15 Feb 10 - Day Course Applications accepted starting 05 Nov Nagpur
18 Feb - 01 Mar 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 19 Nov Nagpur
Apply 10 Mar - 18 Mar STP-Course Open Nagpur For old students
20 Mar - 22 Mar AT Meeting for AT/SAT/T of Vidarbha/Chhattisgarh/part of MP Region Open Nagpur
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 26 Dec Nagpur
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Course Applications accepted starting 09 Jan Nagpur
22 Apr - 03 May 10-Day Course Applications accepted starting 23 Jan Nagpur
06 May - 14 May Teenagers Course (Girls) Applications accepted starting 15 Mar Nagpur
17 May - 25 May Teenager Course (Boys) Applications accepted starting 15 Mar Nagpur
27 May - 07 Jun 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 28 Mar Nagpur
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 11 Mar Nagpur
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 25 Mar Nagpur
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Nagpur
22 Jul - 30 Jul STP- Course Applications accepted starting 23 Jan Nagpur For Old Students
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 06 May Nagpur
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10- Day Special Course Applications accepted starting 20 Feb Nagpur For old students
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Nagpur
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Nagpur
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Nagpur
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Nagpur
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 30 Aug Nagpur
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Nagpur
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 03 Sep Nagpur
16 Dec - 27 Dec 10- Day Course Applications accepted starting 17 Sep Nagpur
30 December, 2015 - 10 January, 2016 10- Day Special Course Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Nagpur For old students
 
 

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.

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.

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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