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Medini
Dhamma Medinī, Dhamma Medini, New Zealand
Centre Location: Website | Map
** 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
153 Burnside Road, RD 3, Kaukapakapa, New Zealand 0873

Tel: [64] (09) 420-5319
Email: [email protected]
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.

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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.
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 28 Oct 1-Day Open Auckland - Blockhouse Bay For old students
Apply* 11 Nov 1-Day Open Dunedin For old students
Apply* 25 Nov 1-Day Open Auckland - Blockhouse Bay For old students
Apply* 08 Dec 1-Day Open Nelson For old students
New Venue
23 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Oct Auckland - Blockhouse Bay For old students
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Jan - 27 Jan 3-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Oct Dhamma Medini For old students
04 Jul - 07 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Apr Dhamma Medini 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.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 17 Oct - 28 Oct 10-Day
English / Burmese
In Progress Dhamma Medini English/Burmese bilingual course This course is now CLOSED for NON-Burmese speaking applications. Still open for Burmese speakers.
Apply* 28 Oct - 31 Oct Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 31 Oct - 11 Nov 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Medini
Apply* 11 Nov - 14 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day
English / French
Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Medini Pour s'incrire en Français, appuyez sur le bouton Languages|Français, en haut de la page du calendrier des cours, puis descendez au mois de Novembre pour y trouver le cours bilingue Anglais/Français. The quota for non-French speakers has been reached, so please apply for another course if French is not your first language.
Apply* 25 Nov - 28 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 28 Nov - 09 Dec 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Medini Some places may be available for experienced campers
Apply* 09 Dec - 12 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 12 Dec - 23 Dec 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Medini Some places may be available for experienced campers
Apply* 23 Dec - 26 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Medini High demand course - Please do not apply for this course if you are able to attend another one. Some places may be available for experienced campers
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 06 Jan - 09 Jan Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Medini Some places may be available for experienced campers
20 Jan - 24 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Oct Dhamma Medini For old students
27 Jan - 30 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Oct Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 30 Jan - 10 Feb 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Medini Some places may be available for experienced campers
10 Feb - 13 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Nov Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 13 Feb - 24 Feb 10-Day
English / Mandarin
Women - Filling Up Men - Open Servers - Open Dhamma Medini English / Mandarin bilingual course
用中文申請,請點選右上角的 Languages下拉選單 The quota is now full for NON-Chinese speaking women and a waitlist operating. Still open for Chinese speakers. Some places may be available for experienced campers
24 Feb - 27 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Nov Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 27 Feb - 10 Mar 10-Day Open Dhamma Medini Some places may be available for experienced campers
10 Mar - 20 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 10 Dec Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 20 Mar - 31 Mar 10-Day Open Dhamma Medini Some places may be available for experienced campers
31 Mar - 03 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 31 Dec Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 03 Apr - 14 Apr 10-Day Open Dhamma Medini Some places may be available for experienced campers
14 Apr - 17 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 14 Jan Dhamma Medini For old students
17 Apr - 28 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Oct Dhamma Medini
28 Apr - 02 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 28 Jan Dhamma Medini For old students
02 May - 02 Jun 30-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Nov Dhamma Medini For old students
02 Jun - 05 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 04 Mar Dhamma Medini For old students
05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Dec Dhamma Medini
16 Jun - 19 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Dhamma Medini For old students
19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Dec Dhamma Medini
30 Jun - 04 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Dhamma Medini For old students
07 Jul - 10 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 08 Apr Dhamma Medini For old students
10 Jul - 21 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jan Dhamma Medini
21 Jul - 24 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Dhamma Medini For old students
24 Jul - 04 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Jan Dhamma Medini
04 Aug - 07 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 06 May Dhamma Medini For old students
07 Aug - 18 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Feb Dhamma Medini
18 Aug - 21 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 May Dhamma Medini For old students
21 Aug - 01 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Feb Dhamma Medini
01 Sep - 04 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Dhamma Medini For old students
04 Sep - 13 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 08 Mar Dhamma Medini For old students
13 Sep - 18 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Jun Dhamma Medini For old students
18 Sep - 29 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Mar Dhamma Medini
29 Sep - 02 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Dhamma Medini For old students
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Apr Dhamma Medini
13 Oct - 16 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Dhamma Medini For old students
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Apr Dhamma Medini
27 Oct - 30 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Dhamma Medini For old students
30 Oct - 10 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 May Dhamma Medini
10 Nov - 13 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Dhamma Medini For old students
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 May Dhamma Medini
24 Nov - 27 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Dhamma Medini For old students
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 May 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: [email protected]

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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.

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.