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Shringa
Dhamma Shringa, Kathmandu, Nepal
Centre Location: Website | Map
Nepali or English conversation skill is Compulsary although we may be able to provide Meditation materials in your Native Language.

Dhamma Shringa, meaning Summit of Dhamma, was founded in April, 1981. Also known as the Nepal Vipassana Center, it is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, overlooking the Kathmandu valley, about 12 kilometer north of Kathmandu City. The Center's land covers nearly four acres. Various buildings serve for residences, ranging from dormitories to single rooms, two separate dining halls for men & women, and a few meditation halls. The center can comfortably accommodate about 250 people. A half-ring shaped building containing 84 meditation cells, is available for the old 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
Address: Nepal Vipassana Centre - Dharmashringa Budhanikantha; Muhan Pokhari; Kathmandu; Nepal Email: info@shringa.dhamma.org Phone: [977](1) 4371-655, 4371-077 Fax: [977](1)4224720
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
To register please contact our City office at Jyoti Bhawan, Kantipath. 01-4250581, 01-4215656
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 Sep - 28 Sep Teen Completed Kathmandu 13 to 18 yr. Girls Only
28 Nov - 30 Nov Children Completed Kathmandu 8 to 12 yr. Boys and Girls 
26 Dec - 28 Dec Children Open Kathmandu 13 to 18 yr. Boys Only
 
Short Courses
Only for Old Students who have completed full 10 days course as taught by S.N Goenka. To register please contact our City office at Jyoti Bhawan, Kantipath. 01-4250581, 01-4215656
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Feb Kathmandu For old students
BUDDHA JAYANTI
31 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 May Kathmandu For old students
GURU PURNIMA
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

*You may get confirmations for multiple course applications but you can attend only one.

*Applicants inside Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur are encouraged to apply in person at our City office, Jyoti Bhawan, kantipath. Online application may not be accepted.

*The waitlist status is not updated automatically, it might lag behind the actual status by a day or so.

2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Sep - 25 Sep 20-Day Completed Kathmandu For old students
01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Completed Kathmandu

"ONLY FOR NEPALESE STUDENTS, FOREIGN STUDENTS PLEASE APPLY ON OTHER AVAILABLE DATES"

 

12 Oct - 23 Oct 10-Day CANCELLED Kathmandu
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Completed Kathmandu
14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Completed Kathmandu
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Completed Kathmandu
03 Dec - 12 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Completed Kathmandu For old students

At least one full service on 10 days course is must. 

Due to Reconstruction work in Female Area, Only Male applicants will be taken in this course

14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day In Progress Kathmandu
15 Dec - 26 Dec Special 10-Day In Progress Kathmandu For old students
Due to Reconstruction work in Female Area, Only Male applicants will be taken in this course
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Kathmandu
Apply 14 Jan - 25 Jan 10-Day Open Kathmandu
Apply 01 Feb - 12 Feb 10-Day Open Kathmandu
12 Feb - 15 Mar 30-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Feb Kathmandu For old students
This course for Females might get cancelled if on going construction work doesn't finish on time. Therefore female students apply only if in case of cancellation you are ok with serving and sitting on regular 10 days course.
Apply 12 Feb - 30 Mar 45-Day Open Kathmandu For old students
This course for Females might get cancelled if on going construction work doesn't finish on time. Therefore female students apply only if in case of cancellation you are ok with serving and sitting on regular 10 days course.
Apply 14 Feb - 25 Feb 10-Day Open Kathmandu
Apply 01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-Day Open Kathmandu
Apply 14 Mar - 25 Mar 10-Day Open Kathmandu
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Kathmandu
03 Apr - 12 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 03 Jan Kathmandu For old students
At least one full service on 10 days course is must.
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jan Kathmandu
15 Apr - 26 Apr Executive Course Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Kathmandu
14 May - 25 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Kathmandu
19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Kathmandu ONLY FOR BUDDHIST MONKS AND NUNS
01 Jun - 12 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Kathmandu
09 Jun - 10 Jul 30-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Mar Kathmandu For old students
09 Jun - 25 Jul 45-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Mar Kathmandu For old students
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Mar Kathmandu
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Apr Kathmandu
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Apr Kathmandu
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 May Kathmandu
03 Aug - 12 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 05 May Kathmandu For old students
At least one full service on 10 days course is must.
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 May Kathmandu
15 Aug - 26 Aug Executive Course Applications accepted starting 17 May Kathmandu
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Kathmandu
04 Sep - 25 Sep 20-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jun Kathmandu For old students
14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Kathmandu
01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jul Kathmandu
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Oct Kathmandu "ONLY FOR NEPALESE STUDENTS, FOREIGN STUDENTS PLEASE APPLY ON OTHER AVAILABLE DATES"
15 Nov - 26 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Kathmandu
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Kathmandu
03 Dec - 12 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 04 Sep Kathmandu For old students
At least one full service on 10 days course is must.
14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Sep Kathmandu
15 Dec - 26 Dec Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Kathmandu For old students
COURSE PENDING
 
 

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.shringa.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

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

10-day Executive Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation especially for business executives and government officials where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. For more information please visit the Executive course website. 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 7:30am.

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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three 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.

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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