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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
23 Apr 1-Day Completed Wollongong For old students
Mt Kiera Girl Guide Camp, Wangi House
23 Apr 1-Day Completed Bellingen For old students
23 Apr 1-Day Completed ACT For old students
Apply* 30 Apr 1-Day Open Canley Vale For old students
Bilingual English/Khmer
Apply* 07 May 1-Day Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 20 May 1-Day Open Ermington For old students
Bilingual English/Burmese
Apply* 21 May 1-Day Open Wollongong For old students
Mt Kiera Girl Guide Camp, Rangers Den
Apply* 21 May 1-Day Open Greenwich For old students
Apply* 28 May 1-Day Open Canley Vale For old students
Bilingual English/Khmer
Apply* 04 Jun 1-Day Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 04 Jun 1-Day Open ACT For old students
Apply* 17 Jun 1-Day Open Ermington For old students
Bilingual English/Burmese
Apply* 18 Jun 1-Day Open Greenwich For old students
Apply* 18 Jun 1-Day Open Bellingen For old students
NSW mid north coast

25 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Canley Vale For old students
Bilingual English/Khmer
02 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 May Blackheath For old students
15 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 16 May Ermington For old students
Bilingual English/Burmese
16 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 May Greenwich For old students
30 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Canley Vale For old students
Bilingual English/Khmer
06 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jun Blackheath For old students
06 Aug One Day Course for Old Students only Applications accepted starting 07 Jun ACT For old students
19 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Ermington For old students
Bilingual English/Burmese
20 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Greenwich For old students
27 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jun Canley Vale For old students
Bilingual English/Khmer
03 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jul Blackheath For old students
16 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jul Ermington For old students
Bilingual English/Burmese
17 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jul Greenwich For old students
24 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Jul Canley Vale For old students
Bilingual English/Khmer
08 Oct One Day Course for Old Students only Applications accepted starting 09 Aug ACT For old students
03 Nov - 05 Nov 2-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Aug 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
12 Apr - 23 Apr 10-Day Completed Blackheath For new and old students
Apply 23 Apr - 01 May work period for old students In Progress Blackheath For old students
Work Period: projects to maintain buildings, construction, household and garden
Apply 01 May - 01 Jul 60-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Open Female Server - Long Wait List Male Server - Short Wait List Blackheath For old students
Apply 05 Jul - 16 Jul 10-Day
Mandarin / English
Women - Open Men - Open Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Blackheath For new and old students
For both Mandarin/English speakers

preference given to Chinese applicants
course now closed for female non-Chinese students and wait-listed for non-Chinese male students
Apply 19 Jul - 30 Jul 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Filling Up New Men - Filling Up Old Men - Open Servers - Open Blackheath
02 Aug - 13 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 May Blackheath
13 Aug Other Applications accepted starting 14 Jul 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.
16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 May Blackheath
30 Aug - 10 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Blackheath
10 Sep - 15 Sep work period for old students Applications accepted starting 10 Jun Blackheath For old students
Work Period: projects to maintain buildings, construction, household and garden
15 Sep - 26 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Blackheath
27 Sep - 08 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Blackheath
08 Oct Other Applications accepted starting 04 Sep 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.
11 Oct - 22 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jul Blackheath
23 Oct - 01 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 25 Jul Blackheath For old students
23 Oct - 03 Nov Special 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jun Blackheath For old students
08 Nov - 19 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Blackheath
22 Nov - 03 Dec 10-Day
Vietnamese / English
Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Blackheath For new and old students
For both Vietnamese/English speakers

preference given to Vietnamese applicants
06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Sep 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.
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 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* 16 Jul Children / Teens Open Blackheath for Children age 8-12 years old and for Teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old
10 Sep Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 13 Jun Blackheath for Children age 8-12 years old and for Teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old
05 Nov Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 07 Aug 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 04 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.

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.

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.

 
 
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