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Dhamma Sagar, Lukla, Nepal
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English / Nepali

Dhamma Sagar is located in the Solu Khumbu district of Nepal, about 20 minutes
walk from Tenzing Hillary airport in Lukla. Located at the height of 2860 meters,
Lukla village serves as the main entrance for trekkers and mountaineers to travel
into the world famous Everest Region. Travelers often make it a point to stay in
Lukla both before and after the end of their trek or expedition.

This center in a meadow, in caves by beautiful forest and rivers, having an
abundance of water supply where natural flowers bloom throughout the year.
Various buildings serve for residences, ranging from dormitories to single rooms,
two separate dining halls for men and women and a meditation hall are being
planned. The center can comfortably accommodate about 50 people. Nepali style
vegetarian meals are served during courses.

Information about the Vipassana courses is available at the Nepal Vipassana
Center, City Office in Kathmandu or one can contact directly at the Dhamma Sagar
Vipassana Center.

Ten day courses are held at the Dhamma Sagar Vipassana Center throughout the
year. However, this schedule may be changed due to the flow of participants.
Courses begin in the evening of the first day and end on the morning of the 11th

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

AT Dorji Sherpa, +977-,9851018820
Mr. Phinjo Sherpa, +977-9851070710
Mr. Raju Khadgi, +977-9841298805


Email: [email protected]

To combat the menace of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, social distancing is being practiced all over the world to retard and ultimately stop its spread. Vipassana Centers in Nepal are also taking steps in this direction. At centers where courses have not been cancelled at this time strict screening of students coming to attend courses is being done, checking their travel history, general health (by medical professionals) etc. The centers are also bound to follow the directives and advisories issued by the Nepal Government and the Immigration department (including the 14-day self or home quarantine after arrival in Nepal).
If you are applying or have applied to sit a course, we would like to ask you to introspect and decide whether it is absolutely necessary for you to sit a course now rather than later and whether your sitting a course now may risk other students health or your own health.
Students of age 65 and older (unless very healthy) and pregnant students are requested not to join courses now. The number of students admitted to courses will also be reduced to ensure that there is no crowding.
Additionally, in a compulsory situation where there is any notification or order from the local authorities, the courses may have to be cancelled at short notice or no notice, which please note.

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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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Open Lukla New Course!!
Apply 03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Open Lukla New Course!!
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Lukla New Course!!

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 https://sagar.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.