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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.
 
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.
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 11 Jan 1-Day Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 18 Jan 1-Day Open Greenwich For old students
Apply* 24 Jan - 26 Jan 2-Day Open Blackheath For old students
this course will finish 5pm Mon 26th
Apply* 25 Jan 1-Day Open Canley Vale For old students
Apply* 08 Feb 1-Day Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 15 Feb 1-Day Open Greenwich For old students
22 Feb 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Dec Canley Vale For old students
08 Mar 1-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jan Blackheath For old students
15 Mar 1-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jan Greenwich For old students
15 Mar 1 day Applications accepted starting 14 Jan ACT For old students
Turner
29 Mar 1-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jan Canley Vale For old students
02 Apr - 06 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jan Blackheath For old students
this course will finish 7.30am Mon 6th
17 May 1 Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar ACT For old students
Turner
19 Jul 1 Day Applications accepted starting 20 May ACT For old students
Turner
18 Oct 1 Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug ACT For old students
Turner
20 Dec 1 Day Applications accepted starting 21 Oct ACT For old students
Turner
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
The schedule of courses for the Vipassana Meditation Centre in Blackheath are currently listed at this location.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day In Progress Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course
Apply* 13 Jan - 24 Jan 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course
Apply* 28 Jan - 08 Feb 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Blackheath For new and old students
Apply* 11 Feb - 22 Feb 10-Day Open Blackheath For new and old students
Apply* 25 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Open Blackheath For new and old students
Apply* 09 Mar - 20 Mar 10-Day
Khmer / English
Open Blackheath For new and old student
For both Khmer and English speakers
21 Mar - 01 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Dec Blackheath For new and old students
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jan Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course

21 Apr - 30 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 21 Jan Blackheath For old students
06 May - 17 May 10-Day
Burmese / English
Applications accepted starting 05 Feb Blackheath For new and old students
For both Burmese and English speakers
20 May - 31 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Feb Blackheath For new and old students
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Mar Blackheath For new and old students

17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Apr Blackheath For new and old students

01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course


15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Apr Blackheath For new and old students

29 Jul - 29 Aug 30-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Blackheath For old students
29 Jul - 13 Sep 45-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jan Blackheath For old students


14 Sep - 23 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Blackheath For old students
24 Sep - 05 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Jun Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course


07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Blackheath For new and old students

21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jul Blackheath For new and old students

04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Blackheath For new and old students

18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Blackheath For new and old students

02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Blackheath For new and old students

16 Dec - 27 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course


 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people. For more information, please visit
www.children.dhamma.org .
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 18 Jan Children / Teens Open Canley Vale
 
 

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.

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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