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 an 11-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) UK time 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.

2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 29 Aug - 01 Sep General Service Period In Progress Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
04 Sep 1-Day Open Merrion Road, Dublin For old students
Apply 07 Sep - 18 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire male servers needed
Apply 13 Sep - 24 Sep 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk This course is held at a rented site, Walnut Tree Manor, IP14 3RQ. Please do not contact the venue directly.
Apply 21 Sep - 02 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire servers needed
Apply 29 Sep - 02 Oct 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Suffolk For old students
02 Oct 1-Day Open Merrion Road, Dublin For old students
Apply 05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
15 Oct - 16 Oct AGM and Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Comitee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
Apply 19 Oct - 30 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Herefordshire
20 Oct - 23 Oct 3-Day CANCELLED Suffolk For old students
Apply 28 Oct - 31 Oct 3-Day Open Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students
Apply 02 Nov - 13 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
03 Nov - 06 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Suffolk For old students
Apply 14 Nov - 17 Nov General Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
17 Nov - 20 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Suffolk For old students
Apply 22 Nov - 03 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
24 Nov - 27 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Suffolk For old students
03 Dec - 04 Dec Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Comitee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
07 Dec - 18 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Herefordshire
08 Dec - 11 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Suffolk For old students
19 Dec - 26 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
23 December, 2016 - 03 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Stowmarket, Suffolk
27 December, 2016 - 07 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Herefordshire
28 December, 2016 - 08 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland Applications from Irish residents only until Nov 20th - overseas applications will not be processed if received before Nov 20th
28 December, 2016 - 08 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Castlehead Field Centre This course is held at a rented site, Castlehead Field Centre. Please do not contact the venue directly.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Jan - 21 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Oct Herefordshire
12 Jan - 15 Jan 3-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Nov Suffolk For old students
21 Jan - 22 Jan Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Comitee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
25 Jan - 05 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Oct Herefordshire
26 Jan - 29 Jan 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Dec Suffolk For old students
02 Feb - 05 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Dec Suffolk For old students
08 Feb - 19 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Nov Herefordshire
09 Feb - 12 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Dec Suffolk For old students
22 Feb - 05 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Nov Herefordshire
04 Mar - 05 Mar Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome.
Face to face with Dhamma Padhana & Dhamma Sukhakari.
06 Mar - 09 Mar General Service Period Applications accepted starting 06 Dec Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Joint with Dhamma Padhana
09 Mar - 12 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Suffolk For old students
15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Dec Herefordshire
23 Mar - 26 Mar 3-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Jan Suffolk For old students
29 Mar - 09 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Dec Herefordshire
06 Apr - 09 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Feb Suffolk For old students
12 Apr - 23 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Herefordshire
14 Apr - 17 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Feb Suffolk For old students
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jan Stowmarket, Suffolk
24 Apr - 09 May General Service Period Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Joint with Dhamma Padhana until 4th May.
06 May - 07 May Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
10 May - 21 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Feb Herefordshire
11 May - 14 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Mar Suffolk For old students
22 May - 25 May General Service Period Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Joint with Dhamma Padhana.
26 May - 29 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Mar Suffolk For old students
07 Jun - 18 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Mar Herefordshire
08 Jun - 11 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Apr Suffolk For old students
21 Jun - 02 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Mar Herefordshire
22 Jun - 25 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Suffolk For old students
29 Jun - 02 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 04 May Suffolk For old students
04 Jul - 15 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Apr Herefordshire
15 Jul - 16 Jul Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
17 Jul - 20 Jul General Service Period Applications accepted starting 18 Apr Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
20 Jul - 23 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 May Suffolk For old students
26 Jul - 06 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Herefordshire
26 Jul - 06 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Stowmarket, Suffolk
08 Aug - 19 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 May Stowmarket, Suffolk
09 Aug - 20 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 May Herefordshire
23 Aug - 03 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 May Herefordshire
25 Aug - 28 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Suffolk For old students
06 Sep - 17 Sep 10-Day
Hindi / English
Applications accepted starting 08 Jun Herefordshire Hindi / English bilingual course
07 Sep - 10 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jul Suffolk For old students
16 Sep - 17 Sep AGM and Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome.
AGM with Dhamma Padhana & Dhamma Sukhakari.
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jun Herefordshire
21 Sep - 24 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Suffolk For old students
04 Oct - 15 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Herefordshire
05 Oct - 08 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Suffolk For old students
18 Oct - 29 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Herefordshire
28 Oct - 29 Oct Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
30 Oct - 02 Nov General Service Period Applications accepted starting 01 Aug Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
02 Nov - 05 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Sep Suffolk For old students
08 Nov - 19 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Herefordshire
16 Nov - 19 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Suffolk For old students
22 Nov - 03 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Herefordshire
06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Sep Herefordshire
07 Dec - 10 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Oct Suffolk For old students
18 Dec - 26 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 19 Sep Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Joint with Dhamma Padhana.
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Stowmarket, Suffolk
27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Herefordshire
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 02 Sep - 04 Sep Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Open Herefordshire
24 Sep Children's Course Boys and Girls 8-18 Open St. Andrews To apply for this course please email
jkwoodbury2002 @ gmail . com
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 28 Oct - 30 Oct Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Open Suffolk
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 18 Nov - 20 Nov Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Open Herefordshire
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Feb - 26 Feb 2-Day Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 26 Dec Suffolk
10 Mar - 12 Mar Children`s Course Mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 10 Dec Herefordshire
26 May - 28 May Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 25 Feb Herefordshire
03 Jun 1-Day Young Person`s Courses Mixed 8-15 Applications accepted starting 04 Apr Suffolk
21 Jul - 23 Jul Children`s Course Mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Herefordshire
02 Sep Young Person`s Course Mixed 8-15 Applications accepted starting 04 Jul Suffolk
27 Oct - 29 Oct Children`s Course Mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 28 Aug Suffolk
03 Nov - 05 Nov Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Herefordshire
 
 

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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