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Dhamma Nandana, Banganga Municipality, Far Western, Nepal
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English / Nepali

Dhamma Nandana (meaning Garden of Dhamma) - Kapilvastu Mahavan Vipassana Centre is located in Kapilvastu Mahavan (Forest) where Lord Buddha delivered Mahasamaya sutta. It lies on the right bank of Banganga River of Banganga Municipality, Kapilvastu District, State No 5, Nepal, which is about 40 km North West of Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Gautam the Buddha. Small Dhamma Hall is ready and regular 1 day course is held with capacity of 50 people
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 Nandana - Kapilvastu Mahavan Vipassana Centre

Ward No. 8, Madhuvan Dham, Banganga Municipality, Kapilvastu District, Lumbini Pradesh, State No 5, Nepal

Email: [email protected]

Please note that a good understanding and fluency in Hindi or English or Nepali or Newari language is essential.

"In view of the ongoing Corona-19 pandemic situation, only those centers where strict compliance of social distancing and other requisite precautionary measures could be practised, are running the courses with limited number of students. It is mandatory for those coming from across the border to show recent health certificate confirming Corona negative. Please follow any additional directions/measure as suggested by the center as needed or when requested."

 

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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
13 Apr - 24 Apr 10-Day In Progress Banganga Municipality New Course!!
Apply 24 Apr 1-Day Open Banganga Municipality For old students
Apply 26 May 1-Day Open Banganga Municipality For old students
Apply 27 May - 30 May 3-Day Open Banganga Municipality For old students
24 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Banganga Municipality For old students
24 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Banganga Municipality For old students
28 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Banganga Municipality For old students
21 Sep - 24 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Banganga Municipality For old students
25 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Banganga Municipality For old students
30 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Banganga Municipality For old students
27 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Banganga Municipality For old students
25 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Banganga Municipality For old students
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
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No courses are currently scheduled.
 
 

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://nandana.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.

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.