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Ketu
Dhamma Ketu, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Ketu, meaning ‘Fort of Dhamma’, is near Shivanth River, and 10.5 km away from the city of Durg, on National Highway No Six. Raipur, the capital of Chattisgarh state, is 40 km away. The region is famous for the Bhillai Steel Plant, the largest in India, and for various temples, Maitree Garden and educational institutions
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 Ketu Vipassana Meditation Centre
Thanod, Via Anjora, Dist. Durg., Chhattisgarh
India
Tel: [91] 9589842737,[91] 9907755013
Email: [email protected] , [email protected] in

Contact: Mr. Sitaram Sahu
Near Malsay Talab, Piyush Nagar, Kushalpur  RAIPUR (C.G.)
Pin:- 492001
Mobile: [91]9926326872 
Email:[email protected] com

Contact: Mr. Alok Sahu
Mobile: [91] 9981360654
Email: [email protected] com

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Oct Children / Teens Completed Durg boys and girls between 8-15 years
01 Dec Children / Teens Completed Durg boys and girls between 8-15 years
Apply 15 Dec Children / Teens Open Durg boys and girls between 8-15 years
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 26 Apr Children / Teens Open Durg boys and girls between 8-15 years
Apply 10 May Children / Teens Open Durg
 
boys and girls between 8-15 years
06 Jun - 14 Jun only for girls Age between 15-20 years Applications accepted starting 09 Dec Durg only for girls Age between  15-20 years
02 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 05 Apr Durg
boys and girls between 8-15 years
04 Oct - 12 Oct Only for boys age between 15-20 years Applications accepted starting 07 Apr Durg Only for boys age between 15-20 years
29 Nov Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Durg
boys and girls between 8-15 years
19 Dec Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 22 Jun Durg boys and girls between 8-15 years
 
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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Nov 1-Day Completed Durg For old students
For old students
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 05 Jan 1-Day Open Durg For old students
Apply 05 Jan 1-Day Open Durg For old students
Apply 07 Mar - 11 Mar 3-Day Open Durg For old students
Apply 07 Mar - 11 Mar 3-Day Open Durg For old students
Apply 15 Mar 1-Day Open Durg For old students
Apply 12 Apr 1-Day Open Durg For old students
Apply 15 May - 17 May 2-Day Open Durg For old students
21 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Dec Durg For old students
05 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Durg For old students
19 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jan Durg For old students
06 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Mar Durg For old students
20 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Mar Durg For old students
04 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Apr Durg For old students
18 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Apr Durg For old students
01 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 05 May Durg For old students
06 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jun Durg For old students
20 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Durg 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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Completed Durg
31 Oct - 11 Nov 10-Day Completed Durg
16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Completed Durg
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day In Progress Durg
Apply 20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Open Durg
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 05 Jan - 16 Jan 10-Day Open Durg
Apply 18 Jan - 26 Jan Satipatthana Sutta Open Durg, Chhattisgarh For old students
Apply 01 Feb - 03 Mar 30-Day Open Durg For old students
३० दिवसीय शिविर केवल इस तकनीक के लिए प्रतिबद्ध पुराने साधको के लिए हैं जिन्होंने कम से कम छह 10-दिवसीय शिविर (अपने पहले 20-दिवसीय पाठ्यक्रम के बाद से एक 10-दिवसीय शिविर), एक 20-दिवसीय शिविर, एक सतिपठान शिविर पूरा किया है, और कम से कम दो साल के लिए नियमित रूप से अभ्यास कर रहे है, और अपने दैनिक जीवन में पांच शीलो का पालन कर रहे हैं। 
Apply 15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day Open Durg
Apply 15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day Open Durg, Chhattisgarh
Apply 29 Mar - 09 Apr 10-Day Open Durg
Apply 29 Mar - 09 Apr 10-Day Open Durg
Apply 12 Apr - 23 Apr 10-Day Open Durg
Apply 29 Apr - 10 May 10-Day Open Durg
Apply 29 Apr - 10 May 10-Day Open Durg
19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Dec Durg
05 Jul - 16 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Durg
19 Jul - 30 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jan Durg
06 Aug - 17 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Feb Durg
23 Aug - 03 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Feb Durg
06 Sep - 17 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Mar Durg
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Mar Durg
18 Oct - 29 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Apr Durg
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 May Durg
15 Nov Dhamma workers workshop Applications accepted starting 19 May Durg Dhamma workers workshop
15 Nov - 26 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Durg
06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jun Durg
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Durg
 
 

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.ketu.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.

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.

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.