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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

  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.

2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 12 Apr - 23 Apr 10-Day Completed Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland Applications from Irish residents (inc NI) only until Mar 1st - overseas applications will not be processed if received before Mar 1st
Apply 12 Apr - 23 Apr 10-Day In Progress Herefordshire
Apply 14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day In Progress Stowmarket, Suffolk This is a male only course Male servers needed
23 Apr Other Completed Merrion Road, Dublin See http://www.ie.dhamma.org/ for details. For students who have already sat a 10 day course only
Apply 24 Apr - 09 May 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.
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
Apply 10 May - 21 May 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Herefordshire Male servers needed
Apply 11 May - 14 May 3-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Female Server - Closed Male Server - Wait List Dhamma Sukhakari For old students
Apply 22 May - 25 May 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.
Joint with Dhamma Padhana.
Apply 26 May - 28 May Work Period Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Dhamma Sukhakari For old students
Service Period: Arrivals on Friday from 2-5pm. Ends on Sunday 6pm. 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.
Trust Meeting: Sunday 10:30am till 6pm. All old students are welcome. Email info@sukhakari.dhamma.org before arrival.
Apply 03 Jun 1-Day Open Herefordshire For old students
Apply 07 Jun - 18 Jun 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire Hindi / English course. Instructions will be in both languages.
Apply 15 Jun - 18 Jun 3-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Sukhakari For old students
Apply 21 Jun - 02 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
24 Jun - 27 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Dhamma Sukhakari For old students
30 Jun - 03 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students
Apply 04 Jul - 15 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
05 Jul - 16 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Apr Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland Applications from Irish residents (inc NI) only until June 20th - overseas applications will not be processed if received before June 20th
15 Jul - 16 Jul Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
Apply 17 Jul - 20 Jul 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.
20 Jul - 23 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 May Dhamma Sukhakari 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 This is a female only course
09 Aug - 20 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 May Stowmarket, Suffolk This is a female only course
09 Aug - 20 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 May Herefordshire
17 Aug - 20 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jun Dhamma Sukhakari For old students
23 Aug - 03 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 May Stowmarket, Suffolk This is a male only course
23 Aug - 03 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 May Herefordshire
01 Sep - 03 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Dhamma Sukhakari For old students
Service Period: Arrivals on Friday from 2-5pm. Ends on Sunday 6pm. 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.
Trust Meeting: Sunday 10:30am till 6pm. All old students are welcome. Email info@sukhakari.dhamma.org before arrival.
06 Sep - 17 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jun Herefordshire
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
04 Oct - 15 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Herefordshire
18 Oct - 29 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Herefordshire
27 Oct - 30 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Aug Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students
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.
08 Nov - 19 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Herefordshire
10 Nov - 12 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Sep Dhamma Sukhakari For old students
Service Period: Arrivals on Friday from 2-5pm. Ends on Sunday 6pm. 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.
Trust Meeting: Sunday 10:30am till 6pm. All old students are welcome. Email info@sukhakari.dhamma.org before arrival.
22 Nov - 03 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Herefordshire
06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Sep Herefordshire
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.
27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Castlehead Field Centre This course is held at a rented site, Castlehead Field Centre. Please do not contact the venue directly.
27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland Applications from Irish residents (inc NI) only until Nov 20th - overseas applications will not be processed if received before Nov 20th
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.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 29 Apr 1 day Children`s Course Mixed 8-18 Open Dhamma Sukhakari
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 20 May Children's Course Boys and Girls 8-15 Open St. Andrews For information contact scotlandchildrenscourse @ gmail. com
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 26 May - 28 May Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Open Herefordshire
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 03 Jun 1-Day Young Person`s Courses Mixed 8-15 Open Dhamma Sukhakari
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 21 Jul - 23 Jul Children`s Course Mixed 8-11 Open Herefordshire
29 Jul 1 day Children's Course Mixed 8-15 Applications accepted starting 30 May Dhamma Sukhakari
05 Aug Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 06 May Plymouth 1 Day Children's Course Mixed 8-18
28 Oct 1 day Children`s Course Mixed 8-18 Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Dhamma Sukhakari
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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