Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Khetta, Hyderabad - 500 070, Telangana, India
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): Hindi / English / Telugu

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.

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

Vipassana International Meditation Centre - Dhamma Khetta
12.6km. Ibrahim-patnam Road,
Gurramguda Bus Stop,
Hyderabad, Telangana 500 070, India

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Land line: [+91] (40) 2424-0290 
Cell (Timings: 10.00AM To 01.00PM Only):  (+91) 9491594247
Fax: [+91](40) 2424-1746

Teenagers' and Children's Courses

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

No courses are currently scheduled.
Short Courses

1 Day course Every Sunday for Old Students.

No courses are currently scheduled.
Ten Day & Other Adult 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.
No courses are currently scheduled.

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.khetta.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.