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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 ONE 10 DAY COURSE ONLY, as one application per person will be processed. 

Applications for all courses will open around 7:00pm AEST (8:00pm AEDT) on the scheduled open date.
Note: the 'apply' link will not be visible until then. The actual opening time may be some time later, due to the automated nature of the system. You will need to refresh this page to see the link as this page does not autorefresh.

 
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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 28 Apr 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Canley Vale For old students
Khmer/English
Apply* 28 Apr 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Wollongong For old students
Apply* 05 May 1-Day Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 12 May 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed ACT For old students
Apply* 18 May 1-Day
English / Burmese
Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Closed Ermington For old students
Burmese/English
Apply* 19 May 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Wollongong For old students
Apply* 19 May 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Greenwich For old students
Apply* 26 May 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Canley Vale For old students
Khmer/English
Apply* 07 Jun - 10 Jun 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 15 Jun 1-Day
English / Burmese
Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Ermington For old students
Burmese/English
Apply* 16 Jun 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Greenwich For old students
Apply* 23 Jun 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Wollongong For old students
30 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Canley Vale For old students
Khmer/English
07 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 08 May Blackheath For old students
20 Jul 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 21 May Ermington For old students
Burmese/English
21 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 22 May Greenwich For old students
28 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 29 May Canley Vale For old students
Khmer/English
28 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 29 May ACT For old students
17 Aug 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Ermington For old students
Burmese/English
18 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jun Greenwich For old students
25 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Jun Canley Vale For old students
Khmer/English
13 Sep - 15 Sep 2-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Blackheath For old students
15 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jul Greenwich For old students
21 Sep 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 23 Jul Ermington For old students
Burmese/English
22 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jul ACT For old students
29 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Jul Blackheath For old students
29 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Jul Canley Vale For old students
Khmer/English
13 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Aug ACT For old students
13 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Blackheath For old students
19 Oct 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 20 Aug Ermington For old students
Burmese/English
20 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Aug Greenwich For old students
27 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Aug Canley Vale For old students
Khmer/English
10 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Sep Blackheath For old students
16 Nov 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 17 Sep Ermington For old students
Burmese/English
17 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Greenwich For old students
24 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Sep Canley Vale For old students
Khmer/English
08 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Oct ACT For old students
21 Dec 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 22 Oct Ermington For old students
Burmese/English
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
The schedule of courses for the Vipassana Meditation Centre in Blackheath are currently listed at this location.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 24 Apr - 05 May 10-Day In Progress Blackheath Still need 2 full-time female servers. ´╗┐
Apply* 05 May Other Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Ermington For Old Students Children Course Server Training for Adult Old Students, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Apply* 08 May - 19 May 10-Day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Closed New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Filling Up Blackheath
Apply* 22 May - 02 Jun Work Period Servers - Open Blackheath For old students
Work Period: projects to maintain buildings, construction
02 Jun Other Applications accepted starting 03 May Blackheath For Old Students Children Course Server Training for Adult Old Students, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Apply* 03 Jun - 07 Jun Work Period Servers - Open Blackheath For old students
Work Period: projects to maintain buildings, construction, household and garden
Apply* 12 Jun - 23 Jun 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Blackheath
Apply* 26 Jun - 07 Jul 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Blackheath
Apply* 09 Jul - 20 Jul 10-Day Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Blackheath
Apply 22 Jul - 22 Aug 30-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Blackheath For old students
Apply 22 Jul - 06 Sep 45-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Wait List Blackheath For old students
01 Sep Other Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Ermington For Old Students Children Course Server Training for Adult Old Students, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
06 Sep - 11 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Blackheath For old students
Work Period: servers needed for T/AT ANZ conference
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jun Blackheath
01 Oct - 12 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jul Blackheath
15 Oct - 26 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jul Blackheath
29 Oct - 09 Nov 10-Day
English / Vietnamese
Applications accepted starting 31 Jul Blackheath For Vietnamese & English Applicants
From 31/7 accepting applications from Vietnamese only, then from 7/8 open to all applicants.
Preference given to Vietnamese Students´╗┐

03 Nov Other Applications accepted starting 04 Oct Ermington For Old Students Children Course Server Training for Adult Old Students, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
12 Nov - 23 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Blackheath
26 Nov - 07 Dec 10-Day
English / Mandarin
Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Blackheath For Chinese & English Applicants
From 9/9 accepting applications from Chinese only, then from 16/9 open to all applicants.
Preference given to Chinese Students´╗┐

08 Dec - 17 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Blackheath For old students
08 Dec - 19 Dec Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jun 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 .
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 19 May Children / Teens Open Blackheath For Children age 8-12 years old and for Teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old
23 Jun Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 15 May Blackheath For Children age 8-12 years old and for Teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old
29 Sep Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 15 Aug Yennora For Children age 8-12 years old and for Teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old
24 Nov Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 15 Oct Blackheath For Children age 8-12 years old and for Teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old
 
 

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: [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.

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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three 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.

Work Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

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.