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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.
2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Sep 1-Day Completed Greenwich For old students
Apply* 28 Sep 1-Day
Khmer / English
Open Canley Vale For old students
Apply* 03 Oct - 05 Oct 3-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Blackheath For old students
this course will finish 5pm Sun 5th
Apply* 12 Oct 1-Day Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 19 Oct 1-Day Open Greenwich For old students
Apply* 26 Oct 1-Day
Khmer / English
Open Canley Vale For old students
Apply* 26 Oct One day course for old students Open ACT For old students
Turner
Apply* 09 Nov 1-Day Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 16 Nov 1-Day Open Greenwich For old students
Apply* 23 Nov One day course for old students Open Bundagen For old students
Mid North Coast
Apply* 30 Nov 1-Day
Khmer / English
Open Canley Vale For old students
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Jan - 26 Jan 2-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Oct Blackheath For old students
this course will finish 5pm Mon 26th
02 Apr - 06 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jan Blackheath For old students
this course will finish 7.30am Mon 6th
 
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
10 Sep - 21 Sep Suitable for both English and Vietnamese speaking students Completed Blackheath *Suitable for English and Vietnamese speakers. Xin Lien Lac Anh Chi , Qua So Dien Thoai 0404298555.
21 Sep 1-Day Server Training Workshop Completed Blackheath These workshops provide training for those wishing to serve on courses. The schedule includes two group sittings, hands-on instructions, lunch preparation and tour around the centre. Even old students who have served before are welcome to this up-to-date orientation.
Apply* 22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day In Progress Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course
Apply* 08 Oct - 19 Oct 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Blackheath For new and old students
Apply* 20 Oct - 29 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 29 Oct - 09 Nov 10-Day New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Blackheath For new and old students
Apply* 12 Nov - 23 Nov 10-Day Open Blackheath For new and old students
Apply* 26 Nov - 07 Dec 10-Day Open Blackheath For new and old students
Apply* 07 Dec 1-Day Server Training Workshop Open Blackheath These workshops provide training for those wishing to serve on courses. The schedule includes two group sittings, hands-on instructions, lunch preparation and tour around the centre. Even old students who have served before are welcome to this up-to-date orientation.
Apply* 08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day Open Blackheath For new and old students
Apply* 20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Open Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Oct Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course
13 Jan - 24 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Oct Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course
28 Jan - 08 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Blackheath For new and old students
11 Feb - 22 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Nov Blackheath For new and old students
25 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Nov Blackheath For new and old students
09 Mar - 20 Mar 10-Day
Khmer / English
Applications accepted starting 09 Dec 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
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people. For more information, please visit
www.children.dhamma.org .
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 28 Sep Children / Teens Open Bass Hill Children 8-12yrs/Teens 13-17yrs
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 09 Nov Children / Teens Open Blackheath Children 8-12yrs/Teens 13-17yrs
 
 

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.

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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