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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: [email protected] 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
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 Sep - 30 Sep Children Completed Kathmandu FOR 13-18 YEARS BOYS ONLY.
03 Nov - 05 Nov Children Completed Kathmandu FOR 13-18 YEARS GIRLS ONLY.
Apply 28 Dec - 30 Dec Children Open Kathmandu FOR 08-12 YEARS BOTH FOR BOYS AND GIRLS .
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 25 Jan - 27 Jan Children Open Kathmandu FOR 8-12 YEARS CHILDREN (BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS)
29 Mar - 31 Mar Children Applications accepted starting 29 Dec Kathmandu FOR 13-18 YEARS BOYS ONLY.
26 Apr - 28 Apr Children Applications accepted starting 26 Jan Kathmandu FOR 12-18 YEARS GIRLS ONLY.
26 Jul - 28 Jul Children Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Kathmandu FOR 8-12 YEARS CHILDREN (BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS).
27 Sep - 29 Sep Children Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Kathmandu FOR 13-18 YEARS BOYS ONLY.
18 Oct - 20 Oct Children Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Kathmandu FOR 13-18 YEARS GIRLS ONLY.
27 Dec - 29 Dec Children Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Kathmandu FOR 8-12 YEARS CHILDREN (BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS).
 
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
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
29 Oct - 01 Nov 3-Day Completed Kathmandu For old students
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
18 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Feb Kathmandu For old students
BUDDHA JAYANTI
20 May - 23 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Feb Kathmandu For old students
26 May - 29 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Feb Kathmandu For old students
21 Oct - 24 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jul Kathmandu For old students
 
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.

2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Completed Kathmandu
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Completed Kathmandu
04 Sep - 25 Sep 20-Day Completed Kathmandu For old students
14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day Completed Kathmandu
25 Sep - 30 Sep Work Period Completed Kathmandu For old students
Center maintanance,dhamma server are requested to serve. 
01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Completed Kathmandu
12 Oct - 15 Oct Work Period Completed Kathmandu For old students
Center maintanance,dhamma server are requested to serve. 
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Completed Kathmandu

DASHAIN COURSE.(ONLY FOR NEPALESE)

Foreigners are kindly request to apply in other courses.

 

27 Oct - 31 Oct Work Period Completed Kathmandu For old students
Center maintanance,dhamma server are requested to serve. 
14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day In Progress Kathmandu
Apply 25 Nov - 30 Nov Work Period Open Kathmandu For old students
Center maintanance,dhamma server are requested to serve. 
Apply 01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Kathmandu
Apply 03 Dec - 12 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Kathmandu For old students
Apply 12 Dec - 13 Dec Work Period Open Kathmandu For old students
Center maintanance,dhamma server are requested to serve. 
Apply 14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Closed Servers - Open Kathmandu
Apply 20 Dec - 31 Dec Special 10-Day Open Kathmandu For old students
"ONLY FOR OLD STUDENTS WHO ARE QUALIFIED FOR LONG COURSES".
Apply 25 Dec - 31 Dec Work Period Open Kathmandu For old students
Center maintanance,dhamma server are requested to serve. 
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Open Kathmandu
Apply 14 Jan - 25 Jan 10-Day Open Kathmandu
Apply 01 Feb - 12 Feb 10-Day Open Kathmandu
14 Feb - 25 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Nov Kathmandu
22 Feb - 25 Mar 30-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Nov Kathmandu For old students
01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Kathmandu
14 Mar - 25 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Dec 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
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jan Kathmandu
02 May - 13 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Jan Kathmandu
01 Jun - 12 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Kathmandu
09 Jun - 25 Jul 45-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Mar Kathmandu For old students
15 Days of Anapana.
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 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
04 Aug - 25 Aug 20-Day Applications accepted starting 06 May Kathmandu For old students
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 May Kathmandu
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Kathmandu
03 Sep - 12 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Kathmandu For old students
14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Kathmandu
05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jul Kathmandu

DASHAIN COURSE. (ONLY FOR NEPALESE)

Foreigners are kindly requesting to apply in other courses.

14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 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
14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Sep Kathmandu
20 Dec - 31 Dec Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Kathmandu For old students
"ONLY FOR OLD STUDENTS WHO ARE QUALIFIED FOR LONG COURSES".
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Oct Kathmandu
14 Jan - 25 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Oct Kathmandu
01 Feb - 12 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Nov Kathmandu
14 Feb - 25 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Nov Kathmandu
01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Dec Kathmandu
14 Mar - 25 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Dec Kathmandu
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jan Kathmandu
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Kathmandu
01 Jun - 12 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Kathmandu
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 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
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 May Kathmandu
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Kathmandu
14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Kathmandu
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Kathmandu
14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Aug Kathmandu
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Kathmandu
14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Sep Kathmandu
 
 

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: [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.

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.

Work Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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.