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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
19 Apr 1-Day Completed Greenwich For old students
19 Apr 1-Day Completed Bundagen For old students
mid north coast
Apply* 26 Apr 1-Day Open Canley Vale For old students
Apply* 03 May 1-Day Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 17 May 1-Day Open Greenwich For old students
Apply* 17 May 1 Day Open ACT For old students
Turner
Apply* 31 May 1-Day Open Canley Vale For old students
Apply* 07 Jun 1-Day Open Blackheath For old students
21 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Bundagen For old students
mid north coast
21 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Greenwich For old students
28 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Canley Vale For old students
05 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 06 May Blackheath For old students
19 Jul 1 Day Applications accepted starting 20 May ACT For old students
Turner
19 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May Greenwich For old students
26 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Canley Vale For old students
02 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Blackheath For old students
16 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Greenwich For old students
16 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Bundagen For old students
mid north coast
30 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Canley Vale For old students
06 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul Blackheath For old students
20 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Greenwich For old students
27 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Canley Vale For old students
04 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Blackheath For old students
18 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Greenwich For old students
18 Oct 1 Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug ACT For old students
Turner
18 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Bundagen For old students
mid north coast
25 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Canley Vale For old students
01 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Blackheath For old students
15 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Greenwich For old students
29 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Sep Canley Vale For old students
20 Dec 1 Day Applications accepted starting 21 Oct ACT For old students
Turner
20 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Oct Bundagen For old students
2016 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
23 Jan - 26 Jan 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Oct Blackheath For old students
this course will finish 5pm tues 26th

 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
The schedule of courses for the Vipassana Meditation Centre in Blackheath are currently listed at this location.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Completed Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course

19 Apr server training Completed Ermington child/teen course server training
for ADULT old students


Apply* 21 Apr - 30 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 30 Apr - 06 May Service Period Open Blackheath For old students
Work Period
Apply* 06 May - 17 May 10-Day
Burmese / English
Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Blackheath For new and old students
For both Burmese and English speakers
Apply* 17 May Open Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Blackheath For both Mandarin and English speakers
From 10am to 2pm
All welcome

Apply* 20 May - 31 May 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Blackheath For new and old students
Apply* 03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day Open Blackheath For new and old students

14 Jun server training Applications accepted starting 14 May Blackheath child/teen course server training
for ADULT old students
Apply* 17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-Day
Mandarin / English
Open Blackheath For new and old students
For both Chinese and English speakers
Chinese language applications email   chinese-info@bhumi.dhamma.org






Apply* 01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Open Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course


Apply* 15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Open Blackheath For new and old students

26 Jul server training Applications accepted starting 26 Jun Ermington child/teen course server training
for ADULT old students


Apply 29 Jul - 29 Aug 30-Day Open Blackheath For old students
Apply 29 Jul - 13 Sep 45-Day Open 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

18 Oct server training Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Blackheath child/teen course server training
for ADULT 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 Vietnamese / English Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Blackheath 10 day course for new and old students
For both Vietnamese & English speakers


13 Dec server training Applications accepted starting 13 Nov Ermington child/teen course server training
for ADULT old students


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


30 December, 2015 - 10 January, 2016 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course

2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Jan - 22 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Blackheath For new and old students
school holiday course

27 Jan - 07 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Nov Blackheath For new and old students

10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Blackheath For new and old students
24 Feb - 06 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Nov Blackheath For new and old students
 
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* 10 May Children / Teens Open Canley Vale ages 8-12 and 13-17
12 Jul Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 12 Jun Blackheath ages 8-12 and 13-17
06 Sep Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Canley Vale ages 8-12 and 13-17
15 Nov Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 15 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.

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.

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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