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Bhumi
Dhamma Bhumi, Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Bhumi, meaning 'Land of Dhamma', is located in Blackheath in the NSW Blue Mountains. The centre is located approximately two and a quarter hours west of Sydney not far from the Great Western Highway and the railway line. Neighbouring the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, the centre is home to attractive bushland, native birds and animals and superb views over the valley. Facilities at the centre include single and shared accommodation and a meditation hall that seats over 100 people.
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 Meditation Centre, Blackheath | Dhamma Bhumi
PO Box 103, Blackheath NSW 2785 Australia
t: [61] (02) 4787 3600
f: [61] (02) 4787 7221
email: contact us
web: www.bhumi.dhamma.org
 

Please apply for all courses in English unless the course is a bilingual course.

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Please apply to sit only one Ten Day Course. Only one application will be processed at a time.

 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2017 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 24 Sep 1-Day Open Canley Vale For old students
Bilingual English/Khmer
Apply* 01 Oct 1-Day Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 08 Oct One Day Course for Old Students only Open ACT For old students
Apply* 15 Oct 1-Day Open Greenwich For old students
English
Apply* 21 Oct 1-Day Open Ermington For old students
English/Burmese
Apply* 22 Oct 1-Day Open Bellingen For old students
mid north coast NSW
Apply* 29 Oct 1-Day Open Canley Vale For old students
English/Khmer
Apply* 03 Nov - 05 Nov 2-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Open Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 05 Nov 1-Day Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 18 Nov 1-Day Open Ermington For old students
English/Burmese
Apply* 19 Nov 1-Day Open Greenwich For old students
English
Apply* 19 Nov 1-Day Open Wollongong For old students
26 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Canley Vale For old students
English/Khmer
Apply* 15 Dec - 19 Dec 3-Day Open Bellingen For old students
mid north coast NSW
17 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Oct Wollongong For old students
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Jan - 28 Jan 3-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Oct Blackheath For old students
29 Mar - 02 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Dec Blackheath For old students
01 Apr 1-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Dec Wollongong For old students
08 Jun - 11 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Mar Blackheath For old students
28 Sep - 01 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Blackheath For old students
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
The schedule of courses for the Vipassana Meditation Centre in Blackheath are currently listed at this location.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 15 Sep - 26 Sep 10-Day In Progress Blackheath
Apply 27 Sep - 08 Oct 10-Day Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Blackheath
Apply* 08 Oct Other Open Blackheath CC Servers Training for old students Training to serve children and teenager courses. Training will start with group sit at 9 am and complete by 12 noon.
Apply* 11 Oct - 22 Oct 10-Day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Blackheath
Apply 23 Oct - 01 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Blackheath For old students
Apply 23 Oct - 03 Nov Special 10-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 08 Nov - 19 Nov 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Blackheath
Apply* 22 Nov - 03 Dec 10-Day
Vietnamese / English
New Women - Filling Up Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Blackheath For new and old students
For both Vietnamese/English speakers

preference given to Vietnamese applicants

course now wait-listed for non Vietnamese female students

Apply* 06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Short Wait List Old Men - Open Servers - Open Blackheath
10 Dec Other Applications accepted starting 11 Nov Ermington CC Servers Training for old students Training to serve children and teenager courses. Training will start with group sit at 9 am and complete by 12 noon.
Apply* 20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Open Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Blackheath
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Blackheath
13 Jan - 24 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Oct Blackheath
31 Jan - 11 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Nov Blackheath
14 Feb - 25 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Nov Blackheath
28 Feb - 11 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Nov Blackheath
14 Mar - 25 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Dec Blackheath
04 Apr - 15 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jan Blackheath
18 Apr - 29 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jan Blackheath
02 May - 13 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Blackheath
16 May - 27 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Blackheath
29 May - 07 Jun Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Blackheath For old students
13 Jun - 24 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Mar Blackheath
27 Jun - 08 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Mar Blackheath
11 Jul - 22 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Apr Blackheath
12 Sep - 23 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jun Blackheath
03 Oct - 14 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jul Blackheath
17 Oct - 28 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jul Blackheath
31 Oct - 11 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Blackheath
14 Nov - 25 Nov Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 May Blackheath For old students
14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Aug Blackheath
28 Nov - 09 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Aug Blackheath
10 Dec - 19 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 11 Sep Blackheath For old students
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Blackheath
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people. For more information, please visit
www.children.dhamma.org .
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 05 Nov Children / Teens Open Blackheath for Children age 8-12 years old and for Teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old
03 Dec Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 05 Oct ACT ages 8-12 and 13-17
 
 

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.au.dhamma.org/os/. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@bhumi.dhamma.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 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.

Special 10-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

Children's Courses are open for all children aged 8-12 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana meditators.

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.

Old Student Short Courses (1-3 days) are for any student who has completed the 10-day course with S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers. All old students are welcome to apply to attend these courses, including those where it has been some time since their last course.

 
 
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