Wheel of Dhamma

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Dhammāgāra, Lalitpur, Nepal
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English / Newari

Center has hall capacity of 60 people. 1 Day Vipassana Course every 2nd Saturday of Nepali Month and 5th Saturday (if there is 5th Saturday for respective month) is organized. 1 Day Children Course every month is planned.

There will be regular 10 day vipassana course every month.

1 AT residence and Six residence with two occupant is ready to accomodate 12 Male and 12 Female students. More residence construction are in planning.

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
Email: [email protected]

Please note that a good understanding and fluency in Hindi or English or Nepali or Newari language is essential.

"In view of the ongoing Corona-19 pandemic situation, only those centers where strict compliance of social distancing and other requisite precautionary measures could be practised, are running the courses with limited number of students. It is mandatory for those coming from across the border to show recent health certificate confirming Corona negative. Please follow any additional directions/measure as suggested by the center as needed or when requested."

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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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Jun - 29 Jun Satipatthana Sutta In Progress Lalitpur For old students
03 Jul 1-Day Open Lalitpur For old students
05 Jul - 16 Jul 10-Day Open Lalitpur
17 Jul 1-Day Open Lalitpur For old students
20 Jul - 24 Jul 3-Day Open Lalitpur For old students
24 Jul 1-Day Open Lalitpur For old students
Guru Purnima 1 Day Course
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Open Lalitpur
16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day for Old Students New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Lalitpur For old students
10 Day Self Course: For Serious Old Students who have completed three 10 Day Vipassana Course & one Satipatthana Course and practising two times one hour daily. Student would be interviewed and need Center Teacher/Teachers approval.
04 Sep 1-Day Open Lalitpur For old students
05 Sep - 16 Sep 10-Day Open Lalitpur
18 Sep 1-Day Open Lalitpur For old students
20 Sep - 29 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Open Lalitpur For old students
02 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Lalitpur For old students
12 Oct - 23 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jul Lalitpur Dashain Course for Nepalese citizens only. Foreigners', please apply for other available dates.
26 Oct - 30 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Sep Lalitpur For old students
08 Nov - 19 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Lalitpur
20 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Lalitpur For old students
04 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Lalitpur For old students
05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Sep Lalitpur
18 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Lalitpur For old students
20 Dec - 24 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Sep Lalitpur For old students
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
31 Jul Children Open Lalitpur
28 Aug Children Open Lalitpur
27 Nov Children Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Lalitpur
25 Dec Children Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Lalitpur
 
 

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://agara.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.

10-day Courses for Old Students have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. These courses are open to serious old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses and one Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta course, 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, are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives, and trying to maintain daily practice.

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.

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.