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Dhamma Medinī, Dhamma Medini, New Zealand
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Medini, meaning 'Ground of Dhamma', is located in Makarau valley, north of Kaukapakapa, within an hour's drive northwest of Auckland. Established in February 1987, the centre is situated on 137-acres of land on a grassy valley covered in native bush and inhabited by native birds. The centre facilities include 68 single rooms and a Dhamma hall that seats 100 students.
How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course
  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old 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 give an e-mail address in your application. Due to the large volume of applications, it may take up to two weeks before receiving notification.
  5. If your application is accepted then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.
Additional information

Vipassana Centre New Zealand -- Dhamma Medini
C/- Burnside Road, RD 3, Kaukapakapa, New Zealand

Tel: [64] (09) 420-5319
Fax: [64] (09) 420-5320
Email: registration@medini.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.medini.dhamma.org

Please apply to sit only one Ten Day Course at a time. Any additional applications will not be processed.

Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Apr 1-Day Completed Auckland For old students
Apply* 26 Apr 1-Day Open Dunedin New Course!!For old students
Apply* 30 Apr - 03 May 3-Day Open Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 24 May 1-Day Open Christchurch For old students
Apply* 30 May 1-Day Open Auckland For old students
Apply* 27 Jun 1-Day Open Auckland For old students
25 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Apr Auckland For old students
29 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 31 May Auckland For old students
03 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jul Auckland For old students
Apply* 22 Oct - 25 Oct 3-Day Open Dhamma Medini For old students
31 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Auckland For old students
28 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Aug Auckland For old students
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.
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2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 19 Apr - 30 Apr work period In Progress Dhamma Medini For old students
26 Apr Open Day Open Dhamma Medini No need to apply, just turn up any time between 1pm and 4pm
Apply* 06 May - 17 May 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Medini
Apply* 20 May - 31 May 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Dhamma Medini
Apply* 03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day Open Dhamma Medini
Apply* 17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-Day Open Dhamma Medini
Apply* 28 Jun - 04 Jul work period Open Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 04 Jul - 15 Jul 10-Day Open Dhamma Medini
Apply* 18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-Day Open Dhamma Medini
Apply 01 Aug - 22 Aug 20-Day Open Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply 26 Aug - 06 Sep 10-Day Open Dhamma Medini
Apply* 09 Sep - 20 Sep 10-Day Open Dhamma Medini
Apply* 23 Sep - 04 Oct 10-Day Open Dhamma Medini
Apply* 07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Open Dhamma Medini
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day
Mandarin / English
Applications accepted starting 28 Apr Dhamma Medini 前往中文申請表請按此
11 Nov - 22 Nov 10-Day
French / English
Applications accepted starting 11 May Dhamma Medini Pour s'incrire en Français, appuyez sur le bouton Languages / Français, en haut de la page du calendrier des cours, puis descendez jusqu'au mois de Novembre pour y trouver le cours bilingue (Anglais/Français).
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 May Dhamma Medini
09 Dec - 18 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 12 Jun Dhamma Medini For old students
23 December, 2015 - 03 January, 2016 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Jun Dhamma Medini
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.

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

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

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

Open Days are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Centre.

Satipatthana Sutta Courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. The difference is that in the taped evening discourses the Satipatthana Sutta is carefully examined. This is the principal text in which the technique of Vipassana is systematically explained. These courses are open to serious old students who have sat (not including courses served) at least three 10-day courses, have not been practising any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practising this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, and who are trying to maintain their meditation practice and the five precepts in their daily lives, at the very minimum from the time of applying to the course.

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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