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

“Dhamma Surrekhetta” means the area where celestial beings (“Devas”) meditate. It was eastablished in 2012. It is placed in a strategic location in the west of Nepal close to the Indian border.
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 Surakhetta - Surkhet Vipassana Center
Birendranagar – 8
Katkuwa Surkhet
Surkhet, Nepal.
Email : [email protected]

  1. Omdatta Regmi, Birendranagar – 8, Surkhet
    Phone : [+977] 98580 50633
  2. Basanta Thapa, Birendranagar – 6, Surkhet
    Phone : [+977] 98480 38419
  3. Yash Kumar Chapain, Birendranagar – 1, Surkhet
    Phone : [+977] 9858050404
  4. Geeta Regmi, Birendranagar – 8, Surkhet
    Phone : [+977] 9848064394

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 precautionery 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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Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 14 Nov 1-Day Open Katkuwa Surkhet For old students
Apply 28 Nov 1-Day Open Katkuwa Surkhet For old students
Apply 26 Dec 1-Day Open Katkuwa Surkhet For old students
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Course will be conducted in Nepali, Hindi and English Language Only.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
22 Oct - 02 Nov 10-Day In Progress Katkuwa Surkhet
Apply 08 Nov - 19 Nov 10-Day Open Katkuwa Surkhet
Apply 08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day Open Katkuwa Surkhet
Apply 20 Dec - 29 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Open Katkuwa Surkhet For old students
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 28 Nov Children Open Katkuwa Surkhet

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://surakhetta.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.

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.