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

The Indian government is developing a Buddha Park on 285 acres of land in Nagarjuna Sagar. In July 2004 on one side of their project on the edge of the hill they allocated 35 acres of land for the development of a Vipassana center. Goenkaji has named this centre Dhamma Nāgājjuna after the great scholar Acharya Nagarjuna who was the chief abbot of Nalanda University. The centre enjoys a beautiful view of the reservoir and the surrounding hills. Dhamma Nāgājjuna is 160 kms from Hyderabad. From Hyderabad one can go by car (2.5 hour journey) or bus (3.5 hour journey).

By feb 2005, a Mini Dhamma Hall to seat 50 to 70 students,  Office, Kitchen, Male and Female dormitory and toilets  were constructed. The first 10 day course was held here in August 2005 after an additional dormitory and two single rooms with attached toilets were constructed on both sides. In 2006 construction started in the main course area. Since the environment here is ideal for long courses, it was decided to build individual  rooms of 10’x10’ each having its own veranda and toilet. 18 such rooms were built of which 12 were used for males and 6 for females. A  circular Mini Dhamma Hall for 50 students was also built by July 2007 and the first 10 day course was held here. Later 6 more rooms were added to the female side.  A Pagoda with 64 cells was constructed in 2010 and it can be extended up to 200 cells. In 2014 twenty new rooms were constructed on the male side.  The rooms are big enough to accommodate 2 people so 86 students can be accommodated. Every month two 10 day courses are conducted and Childrens’ courses on the last day of 10 day courses, teenagers courses, Satipattana courses and 10 day special are held. The first 20 day course was held in 2011. The first 30 day course was held on 30th of  April 2014. The first 45 day course was held in January, 2015.

Developments:

Now in its second decade Dhamma Nāgājjuna has been evolving to meet the growing demand of students who want to attend courses. The completion of Kitchen, Dining Hall and Pagoda is a major accomplishment. These 3 projects have costed the center around 1.5 crores. Huge plantation has taken place in the first decade and now the trees stand tall having grown enough to give the barren land a vibrant lush-green look. Trees of Neem, Lemon, Amla, Mango and Kanuga trees occupy the garden. The garden is producing enough lemon and amla for the students.

Recent additions include Solar Water Heaters, Wood Stove and a Bio Gas plant to utilise the fire wood and food waste.

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

Dhamma Nagajjuna - Vipassana International Meditation Centre
Hill Colony, Nagarjunasagar,
Nalgonda District, Telangana - 502 802, India

Email: [email protected]

Info About Registration:
12Noon to 3PM: [+91]9440139329;
3PM to 6PM: [+91]9348456780;
Other information (9AM to 12 Noon): [+91]949155 2288

For the schedule of courses at Dhamma Nagajjuna - II, please click here.

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

Unless otherwise indicated, all Children's Courses are held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

1-day Children course on last day of every 10-day course. Age group: 10 - 18 yrs.

How to apply for Teenagers Courses:
  1. Click to read the Code of Discipline in 
Hindi or English
  2. Complete the application form; Parent's signature is required

2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 23 Dec - 31 Dec Teenager GIRLS Girls - Open Boys - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Nagarjun Sagar The eligibility for teenager course is 15_19 years only. If you have any quarries please contact Geethanjali (+91 92 97 159300)
2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Jan - 09 Jan Teenager BOYS Girls - Closed Boys - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Nagarjun Sagar The eligibility for teenager course is 15-19 years only. If you have any quarries please contact Bhaskar (09704333793)
Apply 10 Apr - 18 Apr Teenager BOYS Girls - Closed Boys - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Nagarjun Sagar The eligibility for teenager course is 15-19 years only.
Apply 24 Apr - 02 May Teenager GIRLS Girls - Open Boys - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Nagarjun Sagar The eligibility for teenager course is 15-19 years only.
Apply 04 May - 12 May Teenager GIRLS Girls - Open Boys - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Nagarjun Sagar The eligibility for teenager course is 15-19 years only.
Apply 12 Jun - 20 Jun Teenager BOYS Girls - Closed Boys - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Nagarjun Sagar The eligibility for teenager course is 15-19 years only.
Apply 24 Jul - 01 Aug Teenager GIRLS Girls - Open Boys - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Nagarjun Sagar The eligibility for teenager course is 15-19 years only.
Apply 06 Oct - 14 Oct Teenager BOYS Girls - Closed Boys - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Nagarjun Sagar The eligibility for teenager course is 15-19 years only.
Apply 22 Oct - 30 Oct Teenager GIRLS Girls - Open Boys - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Nagarjun Sagar The eligibility for teenager course is 15-19 years only.
Apply 26 Nov - 04 Dec Teenager BOYS Girls - Closed Boys - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Nagarjun Sagar The eligibility for teenager course is 15-19 years only.
Apply 23 Dec - 31 Dec Teenager GIRLS Girls - Open Boys - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Nagarjun Sagar The eligibility for teenager course is 15-19 years only.
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
1 day course, monthly once on every Poornima day
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 22 Jan - 24 Jan 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 26 Feb - 28 Feb 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 12 Mar - 14 Mar 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 28 May - 30 May 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 25 Jun - 27 Jun 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 25 Jun - 27 Jun 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 06 Aug - 08 Aug 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 17 Sep - 19 Sep 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 19 Nov - 21 Nov 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 19 Nov - 21 Nov 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 17 Dec - 19 Dec 2-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar 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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 10 Jan - 21 Jan 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 06 Feb - 17 Feb 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 15 May - 26 May 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 03 Sep - 05 Sep Dhamma Sevak Work shop New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
 
 

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://nagajjuna.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.

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

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.