in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English
In 1975 Ratilal Mehta, a very spiritual businessman, after sitting a couple of courses with Goenkaji in Rajasthan, invited him to conduct a course in his newly constructed switch factory in Hyderabad. After a couple of courses being conducted there, he decided to construct a meditation centre in 2 acres of adjoining land. Goenkaji named it Dhamma Khetta and the first course was conducted there in September 1976 – the first centre to conduct a course in this tradition. Initially Goenkaji used to conduct two courses a year there, but later when he appointed Assistant Teachers, a course was conducted every month. Gradually over the years, more land was donated and now the centre has almost 7 acres.
A spacious Dhamma Hall for 150 students and a Pagoda for 72 students were built in the early 1980’s. Later a mini hall for 50 students, one hall for 30 students and another one for 75 students were built. Pagoda cells also have been increased to have a total of 125 cells. There was accommodation for about 90 males and 75 females initially but as the buildings were very old they are being slowly upgraded and now there are 24 single and 15 double rooms on the female side and 20 double rooms and 12 single rooms on the male side. 7 more single rooms on the female side and 28 single rooms on the male side will be built in the future. The kitchen and dining hall will also be upgraded after that. Eventual the centre will cater to 75 male and 60 female students. There are residences for 2 female AT’s and 4 male AT’s.
Two courses are conducted every month, starting on the 1st and 3rd wednesday except when there is a long courses of 30 and 45 days. A childrens course is conducted on the Sunday that the course ends – twice a month. There are many buses from the city to the centre. The centre is 1km away from the main road (which leads to Nagarjuna Sagar). The airport is 34 kms away and the various train stations in Hyderabad are between 20 to 22 kms away.
- Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
- Please carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course.
- Fully and completely fill out all the sections of application form and submit it. An application is required to register for all courses.
- 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.
- If your application is accepted then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.
Vipassana International Meditation Centre - Dhamma Khetta
12.6km. Ibrahim-patnam Road,
Gurramguda Bus Stop,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500 070, India
Phone: Land line: [+91] (40) 2424-0290, Cell # (+91) 9491594247
Fax: [+91](40) 2424-1746
1-Day Children's Course on last day of every 10 day course (usually on a Sunday). Age Group: 10 - 18 yrs.
Unless otherwise noted, all 1-Day Children's Courses are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
How to apply for Teenagers Courses:
1. Click to read the Code of Discipline in Hindi or English
2. Click to download the application form in Hindi / English
3. Complete the application form; parent's signature is required
4. Courier form to Dhamma Khetta, 12.6 km, Nagarjuna Sagar Road, Kusum Nagar, Hyderabad - 500070
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
|Attend / Serve||Dates||Course Type||Status||Location||Comments|
|23 Aug - 23 Sep||30-Day||Completed||Hyderabad - 500 070, Andhra Pradesh||For old students|
|23 Aug - 08 Oct||45-Day||Completed||Hyderabad - 500 070, Andhra Pradesh||For old students|
|12 Oct - 23 Oct||10-Day||Completed||Hyderabad - 500 070, Andhra Pradesh||Males registration is closed.|
|26 Oct - 06 Nov||10-Day||Completed||Hyderabad - 500 070, Andhra Pradesh|
|09 Nov - 24 Nov||TSC||Completed||Hyderabad - 500 070, Andhra Pradesh||TSC - Teachers' Self Course.|
|29 Nov - 01 Dec||DS Wkshp||Completed||Hyderabad - 500 070, Andhra Pradesh||Dhamma Sevaks Workshop. Who ever takes this course should give at least one seva by end of the year.|
|04 Dec - 15 Dec||10-Day||In Progress||Hyderabad - 500 070, Andhra Pradesh|
|Apply||18 Dec - 29 Dec||10-Day||Open||Hyderabad - 500 070, Andhra Pradesh|
To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.khetta.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.
Questions may be addressed to Email: firstname.lastname@example.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 have the opportunity to provide Dhamma Service at the courses listed above.
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.
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.
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.
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.