Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Ketana, Cheriyanad near Chengannur, Kerala, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

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

Vipassana Meditation Centre, Mampra P. O. Kodukulanji (via) Chengannur, (8 kms from Chengannur Railway station), Alleppey District, Kerala, 689 508 

Tel: (0479) 235-1616;

Website: www.ketana.dhamma.org

Email: [email protected]

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.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Apr 1-Day Open Ernakulam For old students
09 Apr - 12 Apr 3-Day CANCELLED Cheriyanad near Chengannur For old students
Course cancelled due to corona virus pandemic. Local health authorities give us notice to cancel the course.
08 May - 10 May 2-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Cheriyanad near Chengannur For old students
Ten Day & Other 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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Feb - 26 Feb 10-Day Completed Cheriyanad near Chengannur
29 Feb Children CANCELLED Cheriyanad near Chengannur

Age group 10 - 14

Enquiry: 04792351616


01 Mar Teen CANCELLED Cheriyanad near Chengannur

Children age group 14 - 18

Enquiry: 04792351616



01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-Day Completed Cheriyanad near Chengannur
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day Completed IMSWI, Pariyaram, Kalpetta, Waynad

This 10-day course is for females only.

Pls contact:+919072325252

15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day CANCELLED Cheriyanad near Chengannur

Registration Enquiry: 9744789264

Course cancelled due to corona virus pandemic. Local health authorities asked us to cancel the course.

15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Cheriyanad near Chengannur Course cancelled due to Corona virus pandemic
15 May - 26 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Mar Cheriyanad near Chengannur
15 Jun - 26 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Apr Cheriyanad near Chengannur

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.ketana.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.

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.

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.