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Dhamma Nijjhāna, Nizamabad, Telangana, India
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English / Telugu

In 500 BC in South India, Nizamabad with 3 more districts was called Asaka country.  A monk called Bavary from this place sent his 16 diciples to North India to learn Vippassana.  From this place they spread Vippassana,  in South India and South Eastern countries. 

Dhamma Nijjanna Centre is situated in Pocharam village, which is 13km from Nizamabad district in Andhra Pradesh, India.  A non-centre course was conducted in Nizamabad town in 2001 May in a hostel building with 71 students.  Seeing the response of the course an old student donated his residence with 1.2 acres land in Pocharam village and with the help of other old students, one-day courses were conducted every sunday for 2 years.  During that period a Dhamma hall to seat 50 was constructed and the old residence was modified into male residences for 29 students. Female residences for 25 - seven 3 bedded rooms and two double rooms all with attached toilets, a mini hall for 25, one room each for male and female AT’s, 3 rooms for Dhamma Servers and separate dining halls with kitchen were also constructed.  On 15/5/2003 the first 10 day course was conducted and since then one 10-day course, on the first Wednesday of the month, childrens courses on the ending day of the 10-day course, one teenager course and one Sattipattan course per year are being conducted.

There is a plan to construct 12 single rooms with female teacher residence and shift the male students to the old female residences. There is also a plan to purchase land for the construction of the Pagoda and extension of the centre.

As Nizamabad District is near the border of Maharashtra State many students come from there too.  Nizamabad is around 180 kms from Hyderabad and it would take about 3 hours to get there.  From Nizamabad it is 13km to Pocharam village.  There are buses which go via the centre and the Devgiri express from Hyderabad to Mumabai goes via Nizamabad.
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 Nijjhana - Vipassana International Meditation Centre
Indhur, Post Pocharam, Yedpalli Mandal
Distric Nizamabad, Telangana-503 186

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (+91) 99085-96336, 93472-62876

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 noted, all 1-Day Children's Courses are for children ages 10 - 18 yrs, and are held from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Children Course - Two Sundays Every month on Day11(last day of 10day course)

How to apply for 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 Nijjhana, Indhur, Post Pocharam, Yedpalli Mandal, Distric Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh 503 186

2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 05 Jun - 13 Jun 7-day Vipassana course for teens Open Nizamabad Boys
Age between 15 to 19.
16 Oct - 24 Oct 7-day Vipassana course for teens Applications accepted starting 18 Jul Nizamabad Girls
Age between 15 to 19.
Short Courses

1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.

1 Day Course  on Every Sunday
Children Course - Two Sundays Every month on Day11(last day of 10day course)
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Sep - 18 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Nizamabad For old students
15 Sep - 18 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Nizamabad For old students
old students
12 Dec - 15 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Sep Nizamabad For old students
old students
12 Dec - 15 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Sep Nizamabad 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
01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Completed Nizamabad
15 Jan - 26 Jan 10-Day Completed Nizamabad
01 Feb - 12 Feb 10-Day Completed Nizamabad
15 Feb - 26 Feb 10-Day Completed Nizamabad
01 Mar - 09 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Completed Nizamabad For old students
10 Mar - 12 Mar Other Completed Nizamabad Dhamma sevaks work shop
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Nizamabad Due to corona virus pandemic course is cancelled
Apply 17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-Day Open Nizamabad
Apply 01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Open Nizamabad
15 Jul - 23 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Nizamabad For old students
for old students
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 May Nizamabad
15 Aug - 26 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 May Nizamabad
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Nizamabad
12 Oct - 14 Oct Other Applications accepted starting 14 Jul Nizamabad old students
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Nizamabad
15 Nov - 26 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Nizamabad
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Nizamabad

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.nijjhana.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.

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.