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Kondanna
Dhamma Koṇdañña, Sanga Reddy, 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

For the schedule of non-centre courses in AP & Telangana (Vanaparthy, Karimnagar, Kurnool, Nandyal, Tirupati, Nirmal and Vizianagaram), please click here.

 
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

2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Apr - 25 Apr Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Sanga Reddy For Girls (Age -10 to 18 years)
26 Apr - 27 Apr Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 26 Jan Sanga Reddy For Boys (Age - 10 to 18 years)
12 May - 20 May 7-day Vipassana course for teens Applications accepted starting 11 Feb Sanga Reddy For Teenage Boys (Age - 15 to 19)
 
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.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 05 Feb - 07 Feb 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Sanga Reddy For old students
21 May - 23 May 2-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Feb Sanga Reddy For old students
06 Aug - 08 Aug 2-Day Applications accepted starting 08 May Sanga Reddy 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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
17 Oct - 28 Oct 10-Day Completed Sanga Reddy For old students from Telangana & A.P
02 Nov - 23 Nov 20-Day Completed Sanga Reddy For old students
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day Completed Sanga Reddy For students from Telangana & AP
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Completed Sanga Reddy For students from Telangana & AP
23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day Completed Sanga Reddy For students from Telangana & AP
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
06 Jan - 17 Jan 10-Day Completed Sanga Reddy
Apply 20 Jan - 31 Jan 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Servers - Open Sanga Reddy
Apply 01 Feb - 05 Feb Work Period Servers - Open Sanga Reddy For old students
Apply 10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day Open Sanga Reddy
Apply 24 Feb - 07 Mar 10-Day Open Sanga Reddy
Apply 10 Mar - 18 Mar Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Sanga Reddy For old students
Apply 24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-Day Open Sanga Reddy
Apply 07 Apr - 18 Apr 10-Day Open Sanga Reddy
18 Apr - 23 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 18 Jan Sanga Reddy For old students
28 Apr - 09 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jan Sanga Reddy
26 May - 06 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Feb Sanga Reddy
09 Jun - 20 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Mar Sanga Reddy
23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Mar Sanga Reddy
07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Apr Sanga Reddy
21 Jul - 01 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Sanga Reddy
01 Aug - 06 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 03 May Sanga Reddy For old students
11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 May Sanga Reddy
25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Sanga Reddy
08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jun Sanga Reddy
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jun Sanga Reddy
06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul Sanga Reddy
19 Oct - 30 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jul Sanga Reddy
01 Nov - 22 Nov 20-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Sanga Reddy For old students
24 Nov - 05 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Sanga Reddy
08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Sanga Reddy
22 December, 2021 - 02 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Sanga Reddy
 
 

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://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.

This is 7 Days Vipassana course for Teenagers of age group 15 to 19 years old.

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.