Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Dhamma Shringa, Kathmandu, 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.

Dhamma Shringa, meaning Summit of Dhamma, was founded in April, 1981. Also known as the Nepal Vipassana Center, it is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, overlooking the Kathmandu valley, about 12 kilometer north of Kathmandu City. The Center's land covers nearly four acres. Various buildings serve for residences, ranging from dormitories to single rooms, two separate dining halls for men & women, and a few meditation halls. The center can comfortably accommodate about 250 people. A half-ring shaped building containing 84 meditation cells, is available for the old students.
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: Nepal Vipassana Centre - Dharmashringa Budhanikantha; Muhan Pokhari; Kathmandu; Nepal Email: [email protected] Phone: [977](1) 4371-655, 4371-077 Fax: [977](1)4224720
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
To register please contact our City office at Jyoti Bhawan, Kantipath. 01-4250581, 01-4215656
No courses are currently scheduled.
Short Courses
Only for Old Students who have completed full 10 days course as taught by S.N Goenka. To register please contact our City office at Jyoti Bhawan, Kantipath. 01-4250581, 01-4215656
No courses are currently scheduled.
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

*You may get confirmations for multiple course applications but you can attend only one.

*Applicants inside Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur are encouraged to apply in person at our City office, Jyoti Bhawan, kantipath. Online application may not be accepted.

*The waitlist status is not updated automatically, it might lag behind the actual status by a day or so.

2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Completed Kathmandu
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day Completed Kathmandu
01 Jun - 12 Jun 10-Day Completed Kathmandu
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Completed Kathmandu
01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day In Progress Kathmandu
Apply 14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Open Kathmandu
Apply 01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Open Kathmandu
Apply 14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Open Kathmandu
Apply 01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Nepal Open Kathmandu
Apply 01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Open Kathmandu
Apply 14 Sep - 25 Sep 10-Day Open Kathmandu
01 Nov - 12 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Kathmandu
14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Aug Kathmandu
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Kathmandu
14 Dec - 25 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Sep Kathmandu

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.shringa.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.