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) 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 10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Herefordshire female servers needed.
Apply 24 Feb - 06 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire servers needed
Apply* 09 Mar - 20 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
19 Mar - 20 Mar Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Comitee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
Apply 24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Herefordshire
Apply 06 Apr - 17 Apr 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply 20 Apr - 01 May 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 02 May - 13 May 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.
14 May - 15 May Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Comitee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
18 May - 29 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Herefordshire
30 May - 07 Jun 25th Anniversary Events and Service Period Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Herefordshire For old students
Who may apply for all or part of the event.
Timetable
30 May-02 June  Prepare site for Sanga Dana and Open day
03 June       1-Day course (To attend apply separately below)
04 June       Sangha Dana (Offering to the monks)
05 June       Open Day (For the general public)
06-07 June  Prepare for the next course

See the oldstudent website for more information.

03 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Herefordshire For old students
Note To stay overnight either before and/or after the course please apply for the 25th Anniversary Events service period above

08 Jun - 19 Jun 10-Day Hindi/English Applications accepted starting 10 Mar Herefordshire Hindi / English Bilingual Course
22 Jun - 03 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Mar Herefordshire
06 Jul - 17 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Apr Herefordshire
18 Jul - 22 Jul General Service Period Applications accepted starting 19 Apr 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 Jul - 24 Jul Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Comitee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
29 Jul - 31 Jul Service Period during children's course teachers workshop Applications accepted starting 30 Apr Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served a 10-day course before and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
03 Aug - 14 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 May Herefordshire
17 Aug - 28 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Herefordshire
29 Aug - 01 Sep General Service Period Applications accepted starting 31 May Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served a 10-day course before and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
07 Sep - 18 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jun Herefordshire
21 Sep - 02 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Herefordshire
05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jul 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
19 Oct - 30 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jul Herefordshire
02 Nov - 13 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Herefordshire
14 Nov - 17 Nov General Service Period Applications accepted starting 16 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.
22 Nov - 03 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Herefordshire
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
19 Dec - 26 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 20 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, 2016 - 07 January, 2017 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.
2016 Dhamma Sukhakari Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 11 Feb - 14 Feb 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Suffolk For old students
19 Feb - 21 Feb Children`s Course mixed 8-11 CANCELLED Suffolk
25 Feb - 28 Feb 3-Day CANCELLED Suffolk For old students
Apply* 25 Mar - 28 Mar 3-Day Closed Suffolk For old students
14 Apr - 17 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Feb Suffolk For old students
29 Apr - 02 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Feb Suffolk For old students
19 May - 22 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Mar Suffolk For old students
27 May - 30 May 3-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Mar Suffolk For old students
09 Jun - 12 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Apr Suffolk For old students
23 Jun - 26 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Apr Suffolk For old students
30 Jun - 03 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 02 May Suffolk For old students
23 Jul Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-15, Girls 12-15 Applications accepted starting 24 May Suffolk
28 Oct - 30 Oct Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Suffolk
2016 Vipassana Meditation in Ireland Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Feb 1-Day Open Benburb Street, Dublin For old students
Apply* 18 Feb - 21 Feb 3-Day Open Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students
Servers needed for this course
28 Feb 1-Day Open Benburb Street, Dublin For old students
06 Mar 1-Day Open Benburb Street, Dublin For old students
20 Mar 1-Day Open Benburb Street, Dublin For old students
Apply* 23 Mar - 03 Apr 10-Day New Women - Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
This course is open for applications from Irish residents only until Feb 15th and from then on to all - overseas applications will not be processed if received before Feb 15th.

13 Jul - 24 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Apr Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland Venue may change
This course is open for applications from Irish residents only until June 1st and from then on to all - overseas applications will not be processed if received before June 1st.

28 Oct - 31 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students
Venue may change
2016 Northern England Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 25 Mar - 28 Mar 3-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Castlehead Field Centre For old students
This course is held at a rented site, Castlehead Field Centre. Please do not contact the venue directly.
2016 Scotland Vipassana Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 06 Apr - 17 Apr 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Loch Long This course is open for applications from residents of Scotland, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and Co. Durham only until February 6th and from then on open to all.
Applications from those not resident in the above areas will not be processed if received before February 6th.
 
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
19 Feb - 21 Feb Children`s Course mixed 8-11 CANCELLED Suffolk
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 06 May - 08 May Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Open Herefordshire
23 Jul Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-15, Girls 12-15 Applications accepted starting 24 May Suffolk
27 Jul - 29 Jul Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 28 Apr Herefordshire
02 Sep - 04 Sep Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Herefordshire
28 Oct - 30 Oct Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Suffolk
18 Nov - 20 Nov Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 20 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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