Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

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

This Centre is situated in Kondapur village, which is 12 km from Sangareddy junction and 6 km from Peddapur village.  Historically this place was known as Kondanya puram named after Koundinya, one of the first five disciples of the Buddha.  The archaeological department has done various surveys and in the excavations they discovered Bodhi Sathva idols and stupas along with carved footprints of the Buddha.  These are all exhibited in the archaeological museum in Kondapur village. In March 2005, in this same village an old student donated 10 acres of land for a meditation centre and 3 acres for Vipassana Prachar Samithi.  One day were run every sunday in a hut for 2 years and meanwhile a Dhamma hall to seat 50, Mini hall to seat 40, 12 single and 9 double rooms for 30 male students, 7 double rooms and 7 single rooms for 21 female students, AT rooms for male and female and Kitchen with dining halls were constructed.  A pagoda with 44 cells is under construction.

The first 10-day course was for males and was conducted in April 2007. From feb 2009 mixed courses are being offered once a month with a children course on the ending day. One teenager course, three 3-day courses and a Satipattana course is also conducted every year.

The distance from Hyderabad is about 70 kms and it would take about one and a half hours to get there.
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 Koṇdañña
Kondapur Via Sangareddy,
Medak, Telangana- 502306

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 93920-93799, 93983-16155. 08455-202002

Teenagers' and Children's Courses

1-Day Children Course on last day of every 10-day course. Age Group: 10 - 18 yrs.

How to apply for 7 Day 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 Koṇdañña, Kondapur Via Sangareddy, Medak, Andhra Pradesh 502306

2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 May - 23 May Children / Teens Open Medak For boys
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
1-Day Course on last day of every 10-day course.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Feb - 10 Feb 2-Day Completed Medak For old students
24 May - 26 May 2-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Feb Medak For old students
09 Aug - 11 Aug 2-Day Applications accepted starting 11 May Medak 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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Completed Medak
28 Nov - 09 Dec 10-Day Completed Medak
12 Dec - 23 Dec 10-Day Completed Medak
26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Completed Medak
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day Completed Medak
23 Jan - 03 Feb 10-Day Completed Medak
03 Feb - 08 Feb Work Period Completed Medak For old students
13 Feb - 24 Feb 10-Day In Progress Medak
Apply 27 Feb - 10 Mar 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 13 Mar - 24 Mar 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 13 Mar - 24 Mar 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 27 Mar - 04 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Open Medak For old students
Apply 08 Apr - 12 Apr Work Period Open Medak For old students
Apply 17 Apr - 28 Apr 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 01 May - 12 May 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 29 May - 09 Jun 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 12 Jun - 23 Jun 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 26 Jun - 07 Jul 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 10 Jul - 21 Jul 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 24 Jul - 04 Aug 10-Day Open Medak
04 Aug - 08 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 06 May Medak For old students
Apply 14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 28 Aug - 08 Sep 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 25 Sep - 06 Oct 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 22 Oct - 02 Nov 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 22 Oct - 02 Nov 10-Day Open Medak
04 Nov - 25 Nov 20-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Medak For old students
Apply 27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Open Medak
Apply 25 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 10-Day Open Medak

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.kondanna.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.

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day 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.

Work Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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.