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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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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.
2016 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 04 Sep 1-Day Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 17 Sep 1-Day Open Ermington For old students
bilingual English/Burmese
Apply* 18 Sep 1-Day Open Greenwich For old students
Apply* 25 Sep 1-Day Open Canley Vale For old students
bilingual English/Khmer
Apply* 25 Sep 1-Day Open Wollongong For old students
Mt Kiera Girl Guide camp In Wangi House
Apply* 02 Oct 1-Day Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 09 Oct One Day Course for Old Students only Open ACT For old students
Turner
Apply* 09 Oct 1-Day Open Wollongong For old students
Mt Kiera Girl Guide camp In Wanga House
Apply* 15 Oct 1-Day Open Ermington For old students
bilingual English/Burmese
Apply* 16 Oct 1-Day Open Bellingen For old students
mid north coast
Apply* 16 Oct 1-Day Open Greenwich For old students
30 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Aug Canley Vale For old students
bilingual English/Khmer
06 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Sep Blackheath For old students
19 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Sep Ermington For old students
bilingual English/Burmese
20 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Greenwich For old students
27 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Canley Vale For old students
bilingual English/Khmer
04 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Oct Blackheath For old students
11 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Oct Canley Vale For old students
bilingual English/Khmer
17 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Oct Ermington For old students
bilingual English/Burmese
18 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Oct Greenwich For old students
2017 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 Jan - 30 Jan 3-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Oct Blackheath For old students
this course will finish at 7.30am Mon 30th
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
The schedule of courses for the Vipassana Meditation Centre in Blackheath are currently listed at this location.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
31 Jul - 31 Aug 30-Day In Progress Blackheath For old students
31 Jul - 15 Sep 45-Day In Progress Blackheath For old students
Apply* 16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Blackheath For new and old students
Apply* 28 Sep - 09 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course


Apply* 12 Oct - 23 Oct 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Blackheath For new and old students
Apply* 23 Oct Mandarin/English Open Blackheath Chinese Open Day
23 Oct Other Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Blackheath Children Course Server Training for Adult Old Students
Apply* 26 Oct - 06 Nov 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Blackheath For new and old students
Apply* 09 Nov - 20 Nov 10-Day
Vietnamese / English
Open Blackheath For new and old students
For both Vietnamese/English speakers

preference given to Vietnamese applicants
Apply* 23 Nov - 04 Dec 10-Day
Mandarin / English
Open Blackheath For new and old students
For both Mandarin/Chinese & English speakers

preference given to Chinese applicants
07 Dec - 18 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Blackheath For new and old students
11 Dec Other Applications accepted starting 11 Nov Ermington Children Course Server Training for Adult Old Students
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Blackheath For new and old students
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Jan - 13 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Oct Blackheath For new and old students
14 Jan - 25 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Oct Blackheath For new and old students
01 Feb - 12 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Nov Blackheath For new and old students
15 Feb - 26 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Nov Blackheath For new and old students
01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-Day
Khmer / English
Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Blackheath For new and old students
For both Khmer/English speakers

preference given to Cambodian applicants
15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Dec Blackheath For new and old students
29 Mar - 09 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Dec Blackheath For new and old students
12 Apr - 23 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Blackheath For new and old students
23 Apr - 01 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 24 Mar Blackheath For old students
Work Period: projects to maintain buildings, construction, household and garden
01 May - 01 Jul 60-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Blackheath For old students
05 Jul - 16 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Apr Blackheath For new and old students
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people. For more information, please visit
www.children.dhamma.org .
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 04 Sep Children / Teens Open ACT ages 8-12 and 13-17
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 11 Sep Children / Teens Open Canley Vale ages 8-12 and 13-17
06 Nov Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 07 Oct Blackheath 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.

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.

60-day Courses are open only to active Teachers and Assistant teachers who have completed two 45 Day courses and conduct at least 4 courses annually.

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.

Open Days are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Centre.

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.

 
 
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