Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Naga
Dhamma Nāga, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English

Dhamma Nāga, meaning 'Dhamma among Nāgas' (Nāgas: residents of the area, Nāga is an epithet for Buddha, symbolizing strength), was established in 1997 approximately 20kms from the central Indian city of Nagpur, near the village of Mahurzari on Katol Road . Developed on 20 acres of quiet and serene land on the bank of a small lake, the centre accommodates about 100 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
Nagpur Vipassana Centre - Dhamma Naga
Village Mahurjhari, Near Nagpur-Kalmeshwar Road
Nagpur, Maharashtra 440 012
India
Tel: [91](0712) 245-8686, [91](0712) 242-0261
Fax: [91](0712) 253-9716
Email: [email protected]
City office:
Kalyanmitra Charitable Trust
Abyankar Smarak Trust Bldg., Abyankar Road
Dhantoli, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440 012
India

 

 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 May - 17 May Teenager Course for Girls Only CANCELLED Nagpur Age Limit : Between 15 to 19 Years.
18 May - 26 May Teenager Course for Boys only CANCELLED Nagpur Age Limit : Between 15 to 19 Years.
07 Jun

One Day Children Course

(For age course 13 to 18 years)

CANCELLED Nagpur अधिक जानकारी के लिए श्री.दत्तात्रय हरडे : ९८५०९७५८८३ , श्री.सतीश शेन्डे : ९४२२१३२६१४ अथवा श्री. रूपक डोंगरे : ९४२१८०५९२९  इनसे से संपर्क करें.
19 Jul

One Day Children Course

(For age group 8 to 13 years only)

CANCELLED Nagpur अधिक जानकारी के लिए श्री.दत्तात्रय हरडे : ९८५०९७५८८३ , श्री.सतीश शेन्डे : ९४२२१३२६१४ अथवा श्री. रूपक डोंगरे : ९४२१८०५९२९  इनसे से संपर्क करें.
16 Aug

One Day Children Course

(For age group 13 to 18 years)

CANCELLED Nagpur अधिक जानकारी के लिए श्री.दत्तात्रय हरडे : ९८५०९७५८८३ , श्री.सतीश शेन्डे : ९४२२१३२६१४ अथवा श्री. रूपक डोंगरे : ९४२१८०५९२९  इनसे से संपर्क करें.
13 Sep

One Day Children Course

(For age group 8 to 13 years)

Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Nagpur अधिक जानकारी के लिए श्री.दत्तात्रय हरडे : ९८५०९७५८८३ , श्री.सतीश शेन्डे : ९४२२१३२६१४ अथवा श्री. रूपक डोंगरे : ९४२१८०५९२९  इनसे से संपर्क करें.
18 Oct

One Day Children Course

(For age group 13 to 18 years)

Applications accepted starting 16 Oct Nagpur अधिक जानकारी के लिए श्री.दत्तात्रय हरडे : ९८५०९७५८८३ , श्री.सतीश शेन्डे : ९४२२१३२६१४ अथवा श्री. रूपक डोंगरे : ९४२१८०५९२९  इनसे से संपर्क करें.
29 Nov

One Day Children Course

(For age group 8 to 13 only)

Applications accepted starting 28 Nov Nagpur अधिक जानकारी के लिए श्री.दत्तात्रय हरडे : ९८५०९७५८८३ , श्री.सतीश शेन्डे : ९४२२१३२६१४ अथवा श्री. रूपक डोंगरे : ९४२१८०५९२९  इनसे से संपर्क करें.
27 Dec

One Day Children Course

(For age group 13 to 18 years only)

Applications accepted starting 25 Dec Nagpur अधिक जानकारी के लिए श्री.दत्तात्रय हरडे : ९८५०९७५८८३ , श्री.सतीश शेन्डे : ९४२२१३२६१४ अथवा श्री. रूपक डोंगरे : ९४२१८०५९२९  इनसे से संपर्क करें.
 
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.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 May Buddha Purnima CANCELLED Nagpur For old students
For Old Students only, who completed at least one 10-day course.
07 Jun 1-Day CANCELLED Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
21 Jun 1-Day CANCELLED Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
02 Jul - 05 Jul Guru Purnima CANCELLED Nagpur Note: New Dates!For old students
For Old Students only, who completed at least one 10-day course.
19 Jul 1-Day CANCELLED Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
02 Aug 1-Day CANCELLED Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
16 Aug 1-Day CANCELLED Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
30 Aug 1-Day CANCELLED Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
13 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Sep Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
27 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
01 Oct - 04 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Nagpur For old students
The Old Students who completed at least one 10-Day Course can only apply.
18 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Oct Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
01 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
05 Nov - 08 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Oct Nagpur For old students
The Old Students who completed at least one 10-Day Course can only apply.
29 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Nov Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
13 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Dec Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
27 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Dec Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Jan 1-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jan Nagpur For old students
Registration is not required for this course.Old Students, who have completed at least one 10 Day course can directly go to the centre.
 
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
22 Apr - 03 May 10-Day CANCELLED Nagpur Age requirement : 20 Years completed.
27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Nagpur Age requirement : 20 Years completed.
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Nagpur Age requirement : 20 Years completed.
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Nagpur Age requirement : 20 Years completed.
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day CANCELLED Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

19 Aug - 30 Aug

10-Day

(For Old Students)

 

CANCELLED Nagpur The Old Students who completed at least one 10-Day Course can only apply.
19 Aug - 30 Aug

10-Day Special

(For Old Students)

CANCELLED Nagpur For old students
The Old Students who completed 5 ten day courses and 1 STP Course + 1 Dhamma seva, can only apply.
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Aug Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Sep Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Sep Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

 

21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Oct Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

09 Nov - 17 Nov Satpatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Nagpur For old students
For old students who completed at least three 10-day courses.Course will end at 5 pm on 17 Nov 2020.
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Nov Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Sep Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Nov Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

30 December, 2020 - 10 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Dec Nagpur

Age requirement : 20 Years completed.

Students applying for serving should have completed at least two 10-days courses.

 
 

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.naga.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.

Special 10-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.

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.