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Kitti
Dhamma Kitti, Kirtipur, Nepal
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English / Nepali

Dhamma Kitti, meaning Fame of Dhamma, is also known as Kirtipur Vipassana centre. It is located in Kirtipur, a beautiful and historical town situated 6 kilometers south west of Kathmandu city. The centre consists of a dhamma hall with the capacity of 40 students, a kitchen, separate dinning for male and females, teacher’s residences and residences ranging from dormitories to double bed rooms. The centre can comfortably accommodate 40 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: Kirtipur Vipassana Center - Dhamma Kitti; c/o Guruma Sona; Dev Dhoka, Kirtipur Municipality - 2, Kathmandu, Nepal; Email: [email protected]; Phone: [977](1) 4335-587, 98416-48477
Please note that a good understanding and fluency in Hindi or English language is essential.
 
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
19 Oct 1-Day Completed Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
Apply 02 Nov 1-Day Open Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
07 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Oct Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
04 Jan 1-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Dec Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
18 Jan 1-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Dec Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
01 Feb 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
15 Feb 1-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
14 Mar 1-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
05 Apr - 09 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jan Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
13 Apr 1-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Mar Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
18 Apr 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
02 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Apr Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
16 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
20 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
04 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
18 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
01 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
05 Aug - 09 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Mar Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
05 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jul Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
19 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
03 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Sep Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
31 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Sep Dhamma Kitti Center 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
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Completed Dhamma Kitti Center
05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day Completed Dhamma Kitti Center For Nepalese students only. Foreigners are requested to apply  for other dates
Apply 20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Open Dhamma Kitti Center
Apply 20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Open Dhamma Kitti Center
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 20 Jan - 31 Jan 10-Day Open Dhamma Kitti Center
05 Feb - 14 Feb Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
Eligibility: Old students who have completed three 10 day courses and served one 10 day course,
Apply 20 Feb - 02 Mar 10-Day Open Dhamma Kitti Center
20 Mar - 31 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Dhamma Kitti Center
20 Apr - 01 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Dec Dhamma Kitti Center
20 May - 31 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jan Dhamma Kitti Center
05 Jun - 14 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 21 Mar Dhamma Kitti Center For old students
Eligibility: Old students who have completed three 10 day courses and served one 10 day course,
20 Jun - 01 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Dhamma Kitti Center
20 Jul - 31 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Mar Dhamma Kitti Center
20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Apr Dhamma Kitti Center
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 May Dhamma Kitti Center
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Dhamma Kitti Center This course is only for Nepalese students. Foreigners are requested to apply for other dates.
20 Nov - 01 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Aug Dhamma Kitti Center
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Dhamma Kitti Center
 
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
12 Oct Children Completed Dhamma Kitti Center
Apply 16 Nov Children Open Dhamma Kitti Center
14 Dec Children Applications accepted starting 14 Nov Dhamma Kitti Center
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Jan Children Applications accepted starting 11 Dec Dhamma Kitti Center
08 Feb Children Applications accepted starting 08 Jan Dhamma Kitti Center
07 Mar Children Applications accepted starting 07 Feb Dhamma Kitti Center
11 Apr Children Applications accepted starting 11 Mar Dhamma Kitti Center
09 May Children Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Dhamma Kitti Center
 
 

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.kitti.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.

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.