Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Surakhetta, Katkuwa Surkhet, Far Western, 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.

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
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
27 Jul Children Completed Katkuwa Surkhet
31 Aug Teen Completed Katkuwa Surkhet
28 Sep Children Completed Katkuwa Surkhet
Apply 30 Nov Children Open Katkuwa Surkhet
Apply 25 Dec Children Open Katkuwa Surkhet
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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
03 Aug 1-Day Completed Katkuwa Surkhet For old students
07 Sep 1-Day Completed Katkuwa Surkhet For old students
Apply 07 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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Aug - 19 Aug 10-Day Completed Katkuwa Surkhet
08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Completed Katkuwa Surkhet
17 Oct - 28 Oct 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
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Open Katkuwa Surkhet
08 Feb - 19 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Nov Katkuwa Surkhet
08 Mar - 19 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Dec Katkuwa Surkhet
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jan 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://www.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.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana meditators.

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.