Dhamma Khetta, or the Vipassana International Meditation Centre, is located in a suburban area about 12 km from Hyderabad
, in Andhra Pradesh
. The center, situated amid lush green gardens on six acres of land in Sahebnagar, was inaugurated by Goenkaji in 1976.
The center aims to promote the practice of Vipassana, one of India's most ancient meditation techniques. Vipassana is the practical spirit of the teachings of Buddha, who taught Dhamma - the Universal Law of Nature.
Dhamma Khetta conducts 30-day and 20-day meditation courses annually. Ten days introductory meditation courses are also offered. The center has full facilities for self courses and every Sunday transportation facilities are arranged for local meditators to attend for group sittings and one day courses.
The center features a cool spacious meditation hall, which accommodates up to 300 people, and a pagoda (religious multistoried tower) with 72 cells in three concentric rings. Accommodation facilities are provided for 150 male and 100 female students.
Hyderabad Airport and Secunderabad Railway Station are the nearest airport and railway station respectively.