Wheel of Dhamma

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Dhamma Khetta, Hyderabad - 500 070, Telangana, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English / Telugu

In 1975 Ratilal Mehta, a very spiritual businessman, after sitting a couple of courses with Goenkaji in Rajasthan, invited him to conduct a course in his newly constructed switch factory in Hyderabad. After a couple of courses being conducted there, he decided to construct a meditation centre in 2 acres of adjoining land.  Goenkaji named it Dhamma Khetta and the first course was conducted there in September 1976 – the first centre to conduct a course in this tradition.  Initially Goenkaji used to conduct two courses a year there, but later when he appointed Assistant Teachers, a course was conducted every month.  Gradually over the years, more land was donated and now the centre has almost 7 acres.

A spacious Dhamma Hall for 150 students and a Pagoda for 72 students were built in the early 1980’s.  Later a mini hall for 50 students, one hall for 30 students and another one for 75 students were built. Pagoda cells also have been increased to have a total of 125 cells.  There was accommodation for about 90 males and 75 females initially but as the buildings were very old they are being slowly upgraded and now there are 24 single and 15 double rooms on the female side and 20 double rooms and 12 single rooms on the male side.  7 more single rooms on the female side and 28 single rooms on the male side will be built in the future.  The kitchen and dining hall will also be upgraded after that.  Eventual the centre will cater to 75 male and 60 female students.  There are residences for 2 female AT’s and 4 male AT’s.

Two courses are conducted every month, starting on the 1st and 3rd wednesday except when there is a long courses of 30 and 45 days.  A childrens course is conducted on the Sunday that the course ends – twice a month.  There are many buses from the city to the centre.  The centre is 1km away from the main road (which leads to Nagarjuna Sagar).  The airport is 34 kms away and the various train stations in Hyderabad are between 20 to 22 kms away.

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 International Meditation Centre - Dhamma Khetta
12.6km. Ibrahim-patnam Road,
Gurramguda Bus Stop,
Hyderabad, Telangana 500 070, India

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Land line: [+91] (40) 2424-0290 
Cell (Timings: 10.00AM To 01.00PM Only):  (+91) 9491594247
Fax: [+91](40) 2424-1746

Teenagers' and Children's Courses

1-Day Children's Course on last day of every 10 day course (usually on a Sunday). Age Group: 10 - 18 yrs.

Unless otherwise noted, all 1-Day Children's Courses are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

How to apply for Teenagers Courses:
  1. Click to read the Code of Discipline in 
Hindi or English
  2. Click to download the application form in Hindi / English
  3. Complete the application form; parent's signature is required
  4. Courier form to Dhamma Khetta, 12.6 km, Nagarjuna Sagar Road, Kusum Nagar, Hyderabad - 500070

No courses are currently scheduled.
Short Courses

1 Day course Every Sunday for Old Students.

2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
31 Aug - 03 Sep 2-Day Completed Hyderabad - 500 070 For old students
31 Aug - 03 Sep 3-Day Completed Hyderabad - 500 070 For old students
Apply 28 Oct - 31 Oct 3-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Hyderabad - 500 070 For old students
For old students From 28 October 5pm to 31 October 5 pm
Apply 02 Nov - 04 Nov 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Hyderabad - 500 070 For old students
For old students From 02 November 5 pm to 04 November 5pm
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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Jun - 29 Jul 45-Day Completed Hyderabad - 500 070 For old students
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Completed Hyderabad - 500 070
15 Aug - 26 Aug 10-Day Completed Hyderabad - 500 070
05 Sep - 16 Sep 10-Day Completed Hyderabad - 500 070
19 Sep - 27 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Completed Hyderabad - 500 070 For old students
19 Sep - 30 Sep 10-Day Completed Hyderabad - 500 070
03 Oct - 14 Oct 10-Day Completed Hyderabad - 500 070
17 Oct - 28 Oct 10-Day In Progress Hyderabad - 500 070
Apply 07 Nov - 18 Nov 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Hyderabad - 500 070
Apply 21 Nov - 02 Dec 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Hyderabad - 500 070
Apply 05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Hyderabad - 500 070
Apply 19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Hyderabad - 500 070

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.khetta.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.

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.

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.