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Dhamma Nāgājjuna2, 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.

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 - I, 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
16 Oct - 24 Oct Teenager (Boys)

Dhamma Nagajjuna - I
CANCELLED Nagarjun Sagar Cancelled due to Corona virus advisory received from the Govt.of India.
30 Oct - 07 Nov Teenager (Girls)

Dhamma Nagajjuna - I
CANCELLED Nagarjun Sagar Cancelled due to Corona virus advisory received from the Govt.of India
 
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
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Sep - 27 Sep 2-Day

Dhamma Nagajjuna - I
CANCELLED Nagarjun Sagar For old students
From 11 Sep 5 pm to 13 Sep 5 pm.
Cancelled due to Corona virus advisory received from the Govt.of India.
13 Nov - 15 Nov 2-Day

Dhamma Nagajjuna - I
CANCELLED Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Cancelled due to Corona virus advisory received from the Govt.of India.
18 Dec - 20 Dec 2-Day

Dhamma Nagajjuna - I
CANCELLED Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Cancelled due to Corona virus advisory received from the Govt.of India.
 
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
15 Aug - 05 Sep 20-Day Completed Nagarjun Sagar For old students
For Long Course information contact:9440139329 (9a.m - 5p.m)

Precautionary Note: Due to COVID conditions, Meditators attending the course should come to the centre on August 1st to be in QUARANTINE for a period of 14 days.
15 Aug - 15 Sep 30-Day Completed Nagarjun Sagar For old students
For Long Course information contact:9440139329 (9a.m - 5p.m)

Precautionary Note: Due to COVID conditions, Meditators attending the course should come to the centre on August 1st to be in QUARANTINE for a period of 14 days.
15 Aug - 30 Sep 45-Day Completed Nagarjun Sagar For old students
For Long Course information contact:9440139329 (9a.m - 5p.m)

Precautionary Note: Due to COVID conditions, Meditators attending the course should come to the centre on August 1st to be in QUARANTINE for a period of 14 days.
26 Aug - 03 Sep Satipatthana Sutta CANCELLED Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Cancelled due to Corona virus advisory received from the Govt.of India.
26 Aug - 06 Sep 10-Day CANCELLED Nagarjun Sagar Cancelled due to Corona virus advisory received from the Govt.of India.
04 Sep - 06 Sep Dhamma Sevaks Workshop CANCELLED Nagarjun Sagar From 6 Sep 5pm - 8 Sep 5pm.

All old students willing to give seva in the following year are invited.
Contact: 9348456780 (3pm_6pm).
Cancelled due to Corona virus advisory received from the Govt.of India.
09 Sep - 20 Sep 10-Day CANCELLED Nagarjun Sagar Cancelled due to Corona virus advisory received from the Govt.of India.
23 Sep - 04 Oct 10-Day CANCELLED Nagarjun Sagar Cancelled due to Corona virus advisory received from the Govt.of India.
03 Oct - 11 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Completed Nagarjun Sagar For old students
For old student

Precautionary Note: Due to COVID conditions, Meditators attending the course should come to the centre, 2 days before the course start date to be in QUARANTINE for a period of 2 days.
15 Oct - 26 Oct 10-Day CANCELLED Nagarjun Sagar
29 Oct - 29 Nov 30-Day Completed Nagarjun Sagar For old students
For Long Course information contact:9491309077(1pm - 2pm)

Precautionary Note: Due to COVID conditions, Meditators attending the course should come to the centre, 2 or 3 days before the course start date to be in QUARANTINE.
29 Oct - 14 Dec 45-Day In Progress Nagarjun Sagar For old students
For Long Course information contact:9963624603(8am - 9am)

Precautionary Note: Due to COVID conditions, Meditators attending the course should come to the centre, 2 or 3days before the course start date to be in QUARANTINE.
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day CANCELLED Nagarjun Sagar Cancelled due to Corona virus advisory received from the Govt.of India.
Apply 16 December, 2020 - 31 January, 2021 45-Day (15-Day Anapana) New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Nagarjun Sagar Note: New Dates!For old students
For Long Course information contact:9491309077(1pm - 2pm)

Precautionary Note:Due to COVID conditions, Meditators attending the course should come to the centre few days before the course start date, to be in QUARANTINE.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 02 Feb - 17 Feb Gratitude Course New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Only for old students who have completed at least one Satipatthana course.
Apply 24 Feb - 07 Mar 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 10 Mar - 21 Mar 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 07 Apr - 18 Apr 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 24 Apr - 02 May Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 05 May - 26 May 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 05 May - 05 Jun 30-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 09 Jun - 20 Jun 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 21 Jul - 01 Aug 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 04 Aug - 15 Aug 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 18 Aug - 29 Aug 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 15 Sep - 26 Sep 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Open Nagarjun Sagar
Apply 22 Oct - 22 Nov 30-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 22 Oct - 07 Dec 45-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
Apply 13 December, 2021 - 28 January, 2022 45-DAY (15 days anapana) New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Nagarjun Sagar For old students
 
 

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To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://nagajjuna2.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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three 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.

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.

Teacher's Self-Courses are open only to serious Old Students playing or likely to play an important role in the spread of Dhamma who are practicing Vipassana exclusively (not practicing any other meditation techniques), maintaining a daily practice of two hours per day, abstaining from killing, sexual misconduct, intoxicants and keeping other precepts to the best of one's ability. These requirements may change annually and admission subject to the discretion of S.N. Goenka.

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.

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.