Wheel of Dhamma

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Dipa
Dhamma Dipa, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Dipa is a 22-acre property set in rolling farmland between Hereford and Ross-on-Wye. Purchased in 1991, its peaceful location is ideally suited to serious meditation. The centre has about 50 single rooms and can accommodate 130 students in total.

Courses are also held in other locations in the UK and Ireland

Dhamma Padhana (Herefordshire) Dhamma Sukhakari (East Anglia) Northern England Scotland Ireland Teenager's and Children's Courses
  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Returning 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 provided one in your application. We aim to respond within two weeks. Please check your spam folder for our email.
  5. If your application is accepted we will ask you to reconfirm a month before the course begins in order to secure your place.
Waiting Lists: Those applying for courses marked as 'Wait List' will only be offered places as they become available due to cancellations. We have a reconfirmation process which typically elicits cancellations 2 to 3 weeks before the course starts. Places can even become available up to the day of the course but there is no guarantee of this.
 
Please note:  All courses are offered subject to availability of assistant teachers, who are volunteers like all course servers.  In the rare event that a teacher is unavailable and the course has to be cancelled we will inform you by email. 

 

 

 

Additional information
Address: Vipassana Trust, Dhamma Dipa, Pencoyd, St Owens Cross, Hereford HR2 8NG 
Tel: 01989 730234
Email: info@dipa.dhamma.org   
Website: http://www.dipa.dhamma.org
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

Please Note:    Applications are now accepted from 8 p.m. (20:00 hrs) on the day courses open for Registration. The actual opening time may be a few minutes or even up to an hour after 8 p.m. This is due to the automated nature of the system.

2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 20 May - 31 May 10 Day Course In Progress Herefordshire
Apply* 01 Jun - 05 Jun General Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served a 10-day course before and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Apply* 10 Jun - 21 Jun 10 Day Course
Hindi / English
Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire male servers needed
Apply* 24 Jun - 05 Jul 10 Day Course Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 08 Jul - 19 Jul 10 Day Course Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 22 Jul - 02 Aug 10 Day Course Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Herefordshire
Apply 05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 19 Aug - 30 Aug 10 Day Course Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Herefordshire
14 Sep - 17 Sep General Service Period Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served a 10-day course before and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
23 Sep - 04 Oct 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Herefordshire
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Herefordshire
21 Oct - 01 Nov 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting 21 Jul Herefordshire
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Herefordshire
16 Nov - 20 Nov General Service Period Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served a 10-day course before and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Herefordshire
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Herefordshire
21 Dec - 26 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served a 10-day course before and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
27 December, 2015 - 07 January, 2016 10 Day Course Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Herefordshire
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2015 Dhamma Sukhakari Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 30 May Children`s Course mixed 8-18 Open Suffolk
Apply* 25 Jun - 28 Jun 3-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Suffolk For old students
Apply* 02 Jul - 05 Jul 3-Day Women - Open Men - Wait List Servers - Open Suffolk For old students
Apply* 09 Jul - 12 Jul 3-Day Women - Open Men - Wait List Servers - Open Suffolk For old students
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 18 Jul Children`s Course mixed 8-18 Open Suffolk
Apply* 23 Jul - 26 Jul 3-Day Open Suffolk For old students
06 Aug - 09 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jun Suffolk For old students
28 Aug - 31 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Suffolk For old students
04 Sep - 07 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Suffolk For old students
17 Sep - 20 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jul Suffolk For old students
24 Sep - 27 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Jul Suffolk For old students
03 Oct - 09 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Suffolk For old students
Applicants must have served a 10-day course before and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
12 Oct - 15 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Suffolk For old students
30 Oct - 01 Nov Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 31 Aug Suffolk
05 Nov - 08 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Sep Suffolk For old students
26 Nov - 29 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Suffolk For old students
11 Dec - 14 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Oct Suffolk For old students
24 Dec - 27 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Oct Suffolk For old students
2015 Vipassana Meditation in Ireland Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Jun 1-Day Open Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin For old students
No application needed
Apply* 15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland Open for Irish Residents only until June 1st and from then open to all.
Now closed for applications from students who have not sat a course before.






19 Jul 1-Day Open Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin For old students
No application needed
23 Aug 1-Day Open Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin For old students
No application needed
20 Sep 1-Day Open Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin For old students
No application needed
11 Oct 1-Day Open Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin For old students
No application needed
23 Oct - 26 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students
15 Nov 1-Day Open Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin For old students
No application needed
06 Dec 1-Day Open Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin For old students
No application needed
2015 Scotland Vipassana Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 25 Jun - 28 Jun 3-Day Open Moffat For old students
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 30 May Children`s Course mixed 8-18 Open Suffolk
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 18 Jul Children`s Course mixed 8-18 Open Suffolk
18 Sep - 20 Sep Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Herefordshire
30 Oct - 01 Nov Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 31 Aug Suffolk
 
 

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.dipa.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@dipa.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.

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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