6 Best Vipassana Centers In Hyderabad

Calm your senses and delve into deep meditation at these dedicated places.

Written by Jyotsana Rao, BE
Edited by Madhumati Chowdhury, MA (English Literature)  • 

If you live in Hyderabad, finding a Vipassana center is no herculean task. And to help ease this task further, we have put together a list of Vipassana centers in Hyderabad that are open to the public.

Has the conundrum of daily life left you exasperated and frustrated? Are you on the lookout to achieve real inner peace that you have only heard of in books? If your answer is a yes, you should try Vipassana – a form of meditation prevalent among saints and seers since the time of Gautam Buddha! It is a form of yoga that boosts meditation through mindfulness. It promotes consciousness, silence, and stillness to improve and provide mindfulness-based interventions.

To Know more about Vipassana Check this: Vipassana Meditation

1. Dhamma Khetta:

Located in proximity to Nagarjuna Sagar, Dhamma Khetta had its first meditation course in 1976. Every month, 2 courses are conducted, which start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Courses for children are also conducted on Sundays. Reaching the center is easy from Hyderabad as there are many modes of transportation available.

Contact Number – Land line: [+91] (40) 2424-0290, Cell # (+91) 9491594247

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

Website – http://www.khetta.dhamma.org/

Fee – No fee (donation based)

Anji Beeravalli, a blogger, shares his experience of going to the Dhamma Khetta Vipassana Centre. He had been trying different meditation techniques and he loved it there, describing it as one of the best things he has done so far. He says, “The graph will be high and low. You will want to run away at times. But, if you persist through the 10 days, I think you will love it too (i).”

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Dhamma Khetta also offers a Teacher’s Self-Course. This is for individuals experienced in Vipassana meditation who wish to dedicate their life to spreading its knowledge and Buddha’s Dhamma.

2. Dhamma Nagajjuna:

A place of existing spirituality, Nagarjuna Sagar is a well-known retreat in the vicinity of Hyderabad. With the development of the vipassana center called Dhamma Nagajjuna, the place has a new life altogether. The serenity and tranquility found in the location are a great way to get to mindfulness-based stress reduction, awareness, and insight. The first vipassana 10-day course took place in 2005 and after that many developments took place to accommodate people who come for various vipassana courses. Mostly long courses are conducted here as the climatic conditions are suitable for that. Along with courses for children and adults, special courses for teenagers are also conducted here, along with 10 days of special courses and satipattana courses.

Contact Number – [+91]9440139329 (08680) 277944.

Address – Dhamma Nagajjuna
Vipassana International Meditation Centre
Hill Colony, Nagarjunasagar,
Nalgonda District, Telangana-502 802, India

Website – https://nagajjuna.dhamma.org/os/center-development/dhamma-nagajjuna-1/
Fee – No fee (donation based)

3. Dhamma Arama:

Spanning over 4 acres of land, Dhamma Arama is located within a village called Kodavalli and is surrounded by rice fields. There is a big Dhamma hall in the place that can accommodate almost 72 people, and a small hall with a seating capacity of 30 people. It was in 2006 that the first vipassana course was held in Dhamma Arama. A monthly 10-day course is offered at this center along with an annual satipattana course.

Contact Number – [+91] (08816) 236566, 9989382887

Address – Dhamma Rama
Vipassana Meditation Centre
Kumudavalli Village, Bhimavaram Mandal, West Godavari District
Andhra Pradesh-534 210, India

Website – https://www.rama.dhamma.org/dhamma-arama-dhammarama.html
Fee – No fee (donation based)

4. Dhamma Kondanna:

Located in KondapurvVillage, this center has many historical and archeological references to Buddha and Buddhism. In 2005, an old student of vipassana donated 10 acres of land for the center. Initially, one-day courses were conducted on every Sunday for almost 2 years, while the construction of Dhamma Hall and other buildings was on its way. Now mixed courses are offered in varying durations for kids, teenagers and adults alike. Along with an annual satipattana course, 3 three-day courses are also held every year in the center.

Contact Number – 93920-93799, 93983-16155. 08455-202002

Address – Dhamma Koṇdañña
Vipassana International Meditation Centre
Kondapur Via Sangareddy,
Medak, Telangana-502306

Website – https://www.kondanna.dhamma.org/dhamma-kondanna.html
Fee – No fee (donation based)

5. Dhamma Nijjhana:

Dhamma Nijjhana, located in Pocharam village, is just carrying the legacy of Vipassana that started in the area way back in 500 BC. The center was constructed with the land donation from a student. Initially, one-day courses were conducted on every Sunday for almost 2 years. Dhamma hall was also constructed in this period with other accommodation facilities for men, women and teachers. In 2003, the first 10-day course was started and since then this course is conducted on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Along with this, children’s courses, teenager course, and sattipattana courses are also offered at the center. Plans for extension of the center are also in the pipeline.

Contact Number – (+91) 99085-96336, 93472-62876

Address – Dhamma Nijjhana
Vipassana International Meditation Centre
Indhur, Post Pocharam, Yedpalli Mandal
District Nizamabad, Telangana-503 186

Website – https://www.nijjhana.dhamma.org/dhamma-nijjhana.html
Fee – No fee (donation based)

6. Dhamma Vijaya:

Dhamma Vijaya Center is situated amidst a quiet and serene coconut garden, which is at a distance of almost 2-3 kms from Vijayarai – a small village. The land (3 acres) on which the center is built is donated by a couple who gained immensely from vipassana. In 2003, the first course was conducted at this center. Currently, a monthly 10-day course and a yearly sattipattana course are conducted at the center.

Contact Number – 91(08812) 225522, 94414-49044, 85004-10922

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Vipassana courses imitate a monk’s way of life. Throughout the course, you cannot speak to anyone except the teachers. Your phones will be taken away and you will wear simple clothes and eat plain food. It is not easy. Hence, prepare yourself mentally before enrolling.

Address – Dhamma Vijaya
Vipassana International Meditation Centre
Vijayarayai, Pedavegi Mandal (Post)
West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh 534 475, India

Website – https://www.vijaya.dhamma.org/dhamma-vijaya.html

Fee – No fee (donation based)

Infographic: Top 5 Benefits Of Practicing Vipassana

Vipassana is a form of meditation where one observes their thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations without judgment. Through consistent practice, one can gain increased self-awareness, emotional resilience, and inner peace and live a more meaningful life. Check out the infographic below for the top 5 benefits of including Vipassana in your routine.

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Vipassana is a great way to find peace with your inner-self and put your stressful and frustrating life on the right track. It acts as a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to improve your ability to focus and concentrate. It helps you with contemplation, self-discovery, enlightenment, and spiritual practice. Fortunately, the Vipassana centers in Hyderabad, its outskirts, and beyond listed above are donation-based and collect no fee. These centers also hold special classes for children and teenagers, mostly on Sundays. Sign yourself up at any of these centers at the earliest to witness its magical results. This ancient form of meditation will surely help you bond with your inner-self and help you lead a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is a typical Vipassana course in Hyderabad?

On average, a 10-day Vipassana course is available in all the centers; however, there are longer courses as well that can last from 30 to 45 days.

Is there an age limit for participating in a Vipassana course in Hyderabad?

Different courses are available for children and adults. Children from the 10 to 18 age group can attend the one designed for them, and individuals above 19 can attend the adult course.

Are there any prerequisites for attending a Vipassana course in Hyderabad?

Many Vipassana courses are beginner-friendly and hence do not require any previous knowledge to attend them.

Key Takeaways

  • Vipassana meditation, a practice dating back to the time of Gautam Buddha, offers inner peace and mindfulness through silent introspection and stillness.
  • Hyderabad hosts several Vipassana centers that provide courses for children, teenagers, and adults, typically lasting for 10 to 45 days.
  • This meditation technique focuses on mindfulness-based stress reduction, awareness, and insight.

Experience the serenity of the Vipassana International Meditation Centre in Hyderabad, India. Play this video to immerse yourself in the serene ambiance and ancient techniques that await within its sacred walls.

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