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Nagajjuna
Dhamma Nāgājjuna, Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Telugu / Hindi / English

Eighteen centuries ago in Sriparvata hills, beside the Krishna River, a famous scholar, who was the chief abbot of Nalanda University, Acharya Nagarjuna established a University and meditation centre. Many monks, Nuns and Lay people from far and near came to learn the Dhamma and helped in spreading it all over Southeast Asia.  Later this area was called Nagarjuna Sagar.

The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, on behalf of the central government, is developing a Buddha Park on 285 acres of land in Nagarjuna Sagar. In July 2004 on one side of their project on the edge of the hill they allocated 35 acres of land for the development of a Vipassana center. Goenkaji has named this centre Dhamma Nagajjuna.  The centre enjoys a beautiful view of the reservoir and the surrounding hills.

Dhamma Nagajjuna is 160 kms from Hyderabad, which has the nearest airport.  From Hyderabad one can go by car (2 hour journey) or bus (3 hour journey) and the centre is just 300 meters from the main road so it is very accessible.  However if one does not want to walk the 300m then one can go to Hill Colony bus stop, which is 4km away and take an auto from there.  Buses from Chennai go past the centre.

By feb 2005 a Long Term Dhamma Servers area was developed with a Dhamma Hall to seat 50, an Office, Kitchen, Male and Female dormitory and toilets.  Later two more buildings were added each consisting of a dormitory and two single rooms with attached toilets – one on the male side and one on the female side.  The first 10 day course was held here in August 2005.

In 2006 construction started in the main course area.  Since the temperature is very hot in summer and building materials are difficult to get the construction was done with mud blocks and domed roofs.  Since the environment there is ideal for long courses it was decided to build individual rooms of 10’x10’ each having its own veranda and toilet.  12 such rooms on the male side, 6 on the female side and a 30’ circular Dhamma Hall was built by July 2007 and the first 10 day course was held there.  Since then 6 more rooms have been built on the female side and also a pagoda with 64 cells.  The rooms are big enough to accommodate 2 people so 48 students can be accommodated.  Every month on the first Wednesday a 10 day course is conducted and apart from Childrens’ course once a month, teenagers courses, Satipattana courses and 10 day special, the second 20 days course will be conducted in May 2013.  Once a few more residences are constructed 30 day course also will be offered.

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

Dhamma Nagajjuna - Vipassana International Meditation Centre
Hill Colony, Nagarjunasagar,
Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh - 502 802, India

Email: info@nagajjuna.dhamma.org
FOR REGISTRATION CONTACT: (08680) 277944, 9440139329

For any other information, Contact Phone: [+91] 93484-56780

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses

Unless otherwise indicated, all Children's Courses are held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

1-day Children course on last day of every 10-day course. Age group: 10 - 18 yrs.

How to apply for Teenagers Courses:
  1. Click to read the Code of Discipline in 
Hindi or English
  2. Click to download the application form in Hindi / English
  3. Complete the application form; parent's signature is required
  4. Courier form to Dhamma Nagajjuna, Hill Colony Nagarjunasagar, Andhra Pradesh 502 802

2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
18 Sep Children Course Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh

One Day Children Course.

Age group 10 to 18 yrs.

19 Sep Children Course Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh

One Day Children Course.

Age group 10 to 18 yrs.

06 Oct - 14 Oct Teenager Boys Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh

For those who have completed 15 years, but not completed 20 years when course starts.

Starts at 8:00 AM on Day-1 and ends at 4:30 PM on Last day.

20 Dec - 28 Dec Teenager Girls Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh

For those who have completed 15 years, but not completed 20 years when course starts.

Starts at 8:00 AM on Day-1 and ends at 4:30 PM on Last day.

 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
1 day course, monthly once on every Poornima day
2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Feb - 16 Feb 2-Day Completed Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh For old students
11 Apr - 13 Apr 2-Day Completed Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh For old students
Apply 11 Jul - 13 Jul 2-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh For old students
Apply 12 Sep - 14 Sep 2-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh 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
22 Jan - 12 Feb 20-Day Completed Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh For old students
19 Feb - 02 Mar 10-Day Completed Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh
12 Mar - 23 Mar 10-Day Completed Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh
26 Mar - 06 Apr 10-Day Completed Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh
16 Apr - 27 Apr 10-Day In Progress Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh
30 Apr - 21 May 20-Day Course Full Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh For old students
30 Apr - 31 May 30-Day Course Full Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh For Old Students
Apply 04 Jun - 15 Jun 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh
Apply 18 Jun - 29 Jun 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh
Apply 16 Jul - 27 Jul 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh
Apply 06 Aug - 17 Aug 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh
Apply 20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh
Apply 02 Sep - 10 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh For old students
Apply 24 Sep - 05 Oct Special 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh For old students
Apply 15 Oct - 26 Oct 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh
28 Oct - 28 Nov 30-day Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh For Old Students
Apply 29 Nov - 20 Dec 20-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh For old students
Apply 30 December, 2014 - 10 January, 2015 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar, Andhra Pradesh
 
 

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To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.nagajjuna.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@nagajjuna.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.

20-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.

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.

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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