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
Applications are now accepted from 8 p.m. (20:00 hrs) on the day courses open for Registration.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 21 Oct - 01 Nov 10 Day In Progress Herefordshire
Apply* 03 Nov - 09 Nov 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* 12 Nov - 23 Nov 10 Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 26 Nov - 07 Dec 10 Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 10 Dec - 21 Dec 10 Day Women - Wait List Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire Places available in Northern England on similar dates
Apply* 22 Dec - 26 Dec 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* 27 December, 2014 - 07 January, 2015 10 Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Herefordshire Places available in Northern England and Norfolk on similar dates
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 14 Jan - 25 Jan 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Herefordshire
28 Jan - 08 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Herefordshire
11 Feb - 22 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Nov Herefordshire
04 Mar - 15 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Dec Herefordshire
16 Mar - 19 Mar General Service Period Applications accepted starting 16 Dec 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 Mar - 07 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Dec Herefordshire
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Herefordshire
27 Apr - 30 Apr General Service Period Applications accepted starting 27 Jan Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served a 10-day course before and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
06 May - 17 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Feb Herefordshire
20 May - 31 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Feb Herefordshire
01 Jun - 05 Jun General Service Period Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served a 10-day course before and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day
Hindi / English
Applications accepted starting 10 Mar Herefordshire
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Mar Herefordshire
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Apr Herefordshire
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Herefordshire
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 May Herefordshire
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Herefordshire
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day 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 Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Herefordshire
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Herefordshire
21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jul Herefordshire
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day 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 Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Herefordshire
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day 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 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.
2014 Dhamma Sukhakari Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 24 Oct - 26 Oct Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Girls - Open Boys - Wait List Servers - Wait List Suffolk
Apply* 06 Nov - 09 Nov 3 Day Wait List Suffolk For old students
Apply* 14 Nov - 17 Nov 3 Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Suffolk For old students
Apply* 11 Dec - 14 Dec 3-Day Women - Open Men - Wait List Servers - Open Suffolk For old students
Apply* 20 Dec - 31 Dec 10 day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Sheringham, Norfolk For both new and old students

2015 Dhamma Sukhakari Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Jan - 17 Jan 3-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Nov Suffolk For old students
29 Jan - 01 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Nov Suffolk For old students
12 Feb - 15 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Dec Suffolk For old students
20 Feb - 22 Feb Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 22 Dec Suffolk
06 Mar - 09 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jan Suffolk For old students
18 Mar - 24 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 17 Jan Suffolk For old students
Applicants must have served a 10-day course before and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
25 Mar - 28 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Suffolk For old students
03 Apr - 06 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Feb Suffolk For old students
16 Apr - 19 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Suffolk For old students
07 May - 10 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Mar Suffolk For old students
22 May - 25 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Mar Suffolk For old students
30 May Children`s Course mixed 8-15 Applications accepted starting 31 Mar Suffolk
11 Jun - 14 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Apr Suffolk For old students
25 Jun - 28 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Apr Suffolk For old students
01 Jul - 04 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 02 May Suffolk For old students
11 Jul Children`s Course mixed 8-15 Applications accepted starting 12 May Suffolk
23 Jul - 26 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 24 May 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
03 Sep - 06 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jul Suffolk For old students
23 Sep - 26 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 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
25 Nov - 28 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Suffolk For old students
19 Dec - 30 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Sheringham, Norfolk For both new and old students
2014 Vipassana Meditation in Ireland Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 24 Oct - 27 Oct 3 Day Open Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students
16 Nov 1-Day Open Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin For old students
No application needed
07 Dec 1-Day Open Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin For old students
No application needed
Apply* 26 December, 2014 - 05 January, 2015 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland Open for applications for Irish residents only from Sept 27th until Nov 10th and from then open to all
2015 Vipassana Meditation in Ireland Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Mar - 16 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
23 Oct - 26 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students
26 December, 2015 - 06 January, 2016 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
2014 Northern England Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 11 Dec - 22 Dec 10 day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Castlehead Field Centre This course is held at a rented site, Castlehead Field Centre. Please do not contact the venue directly.
Apply* 23 December, 2014 - 03 January, 2015 10 day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Castlehead Field Centre This course is held at a rented site, Castlehead Field Centre. Please do not contact the venue directly.
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 24 Oct - 26 Oct Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Girls - Open Boys - Wait List Servers - Wait List Suffolk
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 07 Nov - 09 Nov Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Open Herefordshire
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 09 Jan - 11 Jan Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Open Herefordshire
20 Feb - 22 Feb Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 22 Dec Suffolk
20 Mar - 22 Mar Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Herefordshire
01 May - 03 May Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 31 Jan Herefordshire
30 May Children`s Course mixed 8-15 Applications accepted starting 31 Mar Suffolk
11 Jul Children`s Course mixed 8-15 Applications accepted starting 12 May 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.

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.

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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