Wheel of Dhamma

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Shringa
Dhamma Shringa, Kathmandu, Nepal
Centre Location: Website | Map
Nepali or English conversation skill is Compulsary although we may be able to provide Meditation materials in your Native Language.

Dhamma Shringa, meaning Summit of Dhamma, was founded in April, 1981. Also known as the Nepal Vipassana Center, it is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, overlooking the Kathmandu valley, about 12 kilometer north of Kathmandu City. The Center's land covers nearly four acres. Various buildings serve for residences, ranging from dormitories to single rooms, two separate dining halls for men & women, and a few meditation halls. The center can comfortably accommodate about 250 people. A half-ring shaped building containing 84 meditation cells, is available for the old students.
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
Address: Nepal Vipassana Centre - Dharmashringa Budhanikantha; Muhan Pokhari; Kathmandu; Nepal Email: [email protected] Phone: [977](1) 4371-655, 4371-077 Fax: [977](1)4224720

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

“To all confirmed applicants for upcoming 10 days Vipassana Course scheduled, please bring a PCR report conducted in last 48 hours before joining the course.

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. Or they should present documents validating their arrival in Kathmandu at least 14 days earlier than the course start date. This rule applies to all students regardless of their citizenship.”

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Teenagers' and Children's Courses
To register please contact our City office at Jyoti Bhawan, Kantipath. 01-4250581, 01-4215656
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Dec - 27 Dec Children CANCELLED Kathmandu

FOR 13-18 YEARS BOYS ONLY.

This course may get cancelled depending up situation of COVID-19

2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 Oct - 03 Nov 7-day Vipassana course for teens Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Kathmandu

For BOYS only

Age : 15 to 19

 
Short Courses
Only for Old Students who have completed full 10 days course as taught by S.N Goenka. To register please contact our City office at Jyoti Bhawan, Kantipath. 01-4250581, 01-4215656
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Kathmandu For old students
BUDDHA JAYANTI
09 Nov - 12 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Kathmandu For old students
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

*You may get confirmations for multiple course applications but you can attend only one.

*The waitlist status is not updated automatically, it might lag behind the actual status by a day or so.

2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
19 Nov - 30 Nov 10-Day Completed Kathmandu
Apply 01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Women - Course Full Men - Course Full Servers - Open Kathmandu
Apply 03 Dec - 12 Dec Satipatthana Sutta New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open Kathmandu For old students
Apply 14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Kathmandu
Apply 20 Dec - 31 Dec Special 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kathmandu For old students
"ONLY FOR OLD STUDENTS WHO ARE QUALIFIED FOR LONG COURSES".
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Open Kathmandu
Apply 14 Jan - 25 Jan 10-Day Open Kathmandu
Apply 26 Jan - 25 Feb 30-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kathmandu For old students

10 Days of Anapana.

preference given to 30 days course students and students applying for 45 days for the first time.

Apply 26 Jan - 12 Mar 45-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Kathmandu For old students

10 Days of Anapana.

preference given students applying for 45 days for the first time.

Apply 01 Feb - 12 Feb 10-Day Open Kathmandu
Apply 14 Feb - 25 Feb 10-Day Open Kathmandu
01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Kathmandu
14 Mar - 25 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Dec Kathmandu
15 Mar - 26 Mar Executive Course Applications accepted starting 15 Dec Kathmandu
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Kathmandu
01 Apr - 31 May 60-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Kathmandu For old students

Priority to Nepali ATs

(For Nepalese Only)

14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jan Kathmandu
01 May - 12 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Kathmandu
14 May - 25 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Kathmandu
01 Jun - 12 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Kathmandu
09 Jun - 25 Jul 45-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Dec Kathmandu For old students

15 Days of Anapana.

students who have already done at least one 45 days are only eligible.

14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Mar Kathmandu
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Kathmandu
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Apr Kathmandu
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Kathmandu
04 Aug - 25 Aug 20-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Kathmandu For old students
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 May Kathmandu
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Kathmandu
03 Sep - 12 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Kathmandu For old students
14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jun Kathmandu
15 Sep - 26 Sep Executive Course Applications accepted starting 15 Jun Kathmandu
28 Sep - 09 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jun Kathmandu
12 Oct - 23 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Kathmandu

DASHAIN COURSE. (ONLY FOR NEPALESE)

Foreigners are kindly requesting to apply in other courses.

14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Sep Kathmandu
15 Nov - 26 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Aug Kathmandu For Bhikhu and Nuns only
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Kathmandu
03 Dec - 12 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Kathmandu For old students
14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Oct Kathmandu
15 Dec - 26 Dec Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Kathmandu For old students
"ONLY FOR OLD STUDENTS WHO ARE QUALIFIED FOR LONG COURSES".
 
 

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://shringa.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.

10-day Executive Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation especially for business executives and government officials where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. For more information please visit the Executive course website. 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 7:30am.

Special 10-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.

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.

60-day Courses are reserved for: 1. Active ATs who have sat at least two 45-day courses and conduct at least four 10-day courses annually.  2. Those who are enrolled in or about to enter AT Training, have sat two 45-day courses, have served at least four 10-day courses in the past 12 months and/or are deeply involved in daily Dhamma service. 3. In some areas, non-ATs may be accepted as rare exceptions if they have completed at least two 45-day courses, served at least four 10-day courses annually and/or are deeply involved in daily Dhamma service.

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.

Children's Courses are open for all children aged 8-12 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.

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.