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

Dhamma Tarai means the Plain of Dhamma. Established in 1996, Dhamma Tarai is the second oldest Vipassana center in Nepal. The center is situated on a lush green 5-hector land, surrounded in the South and the North by two rivers, respectively called Kiyasut and Sirsiya, and located near the settlement of Parwanipur, about 9 km north of Birgunj, a town on the Nepal-India border. The nearest airport called Simara, is about 10 km from the center, with regular flights from Kathmandu. The nearest railway junction is at Raxaul, about 13 km from the center and 4 km from the town of Birgunj.
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: Birganj-Nepal Vipassana Centre -- Dhamma Tarai, Vipassana
Kendra, Parwanipur , Birganj. contact person:  Mr. Swasti Lal Joshi;
Birganj Nepal Email: info@tarai.dhamma.org  Phone: [977] 051621115,
Mobile: [977] 9804244576 / 9845718137.
 
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.
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Apr - 16 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jan Birganj For old students
13 May - 16 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Feb Birganj For old students
 
Ten Day & Other 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.
2017 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Completed Birganj
15 Sep - 24 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Completed Birganj For old students
27 Sep - 08 Oct 10-Day Completed Birganj Dashain Course
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Completed Birganj
09 Nov - 30 Nov 20-Day Completed Birganj For old students
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Completed Birganj
Apply 15 Dec - 26 Dec 10-Day Open Birganj
2018 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 02 Jan - 13 Jan 10-Day Open Birganj
Apply 28 Jan - 28 Feb 30-Day Women - Open Men - Wait List Servers - Open Birganj For old students
04 Mar - 15 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Dec Birganj
20 Mar - 31 Mar Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Birganj For old students
02 Apr - 13 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jan Birganj
02 May - 13 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Feb Birganj
02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Mar Birganj
18 Jun - 29 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Birganj
02 Jul - 13 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Apr Birganj
16 Jul - 27 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Apr Birganj
02 Aug - 13 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 May Birganj
17 Aug - 28 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Birganj
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Birganj
18 Sep - 27 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Birganj For old students
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jul Birganj
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jul Birganj
10 Nov - 11 Dec 30-Day Applications accepted starting 10 May Birganj For old students
10 Nov - 26 Dec 45-Day Applications accepted starting 10 May Birganj For old students
 
 

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.tarai.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@tarai.dhamma.org

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.

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.

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.

 
 
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