Wheel of Dhamma

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Dhamma Pabhā, Dhamma Pabha, Tasmania, Australia
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Pabha (which means “radiance” or “glow of Dhamma”) is nestled in a forest in the slopes of Mt Dromedary, forty minutes by road from Hobart.

The tall trees and the bushland setting are far from the noises of civilisation, trains or traffic, the only sounds being those of the native wildlife.

After twelve years of holding courses at hired campsites, the first course was held at Dhamma Pabha in December 1994 using temporary facilities.

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 Meditation Centre Tasmania - Dhamma Pabha
GPO Box 6, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
Tel: [61](03) 6263 6785 (during courses)
Email:  pabha@dhamma.org.au

Registration & Information:
Tel: [61] 0408586461  or  [61] 0413220373
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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day In Progress Dhamma Pabha
Apply* 11 Mar - 14 Mar 3-Day Open Dhamma Pabha For old students
Apply* 23 Mar - 03 Apr 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Pabha
Apply* 15 Apr - 17 Apr 2-Day Open Dhamma Pabha Note: New Dates!For old students
Apply* 24 Apr 1-Day Open Launceston For old students
Apply* 13 May - 22 May Satipatthana Sutta Open Dhamma Pabha For old students
Apply* 10 Jun - 13 Jun 3-Day Open Dhamma Pabha For old students
Apply* 26 Jun 1-Day Open Launceston For old students
Apply* 06 Jul - 17 Jul 10-Day Open Dhamma Pabha
12 Aug - 14 Aug 2-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Mar Dhamma Pabha For old students
07 Sep - 18 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Apr Dhamma Pabha
20 Oct - 23 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Dhamma Pabha For old students
09 Nov - 20 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jun Dhamma Pabha
27 December, 2016 - 07 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Dhamma Pabha
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.au.dhamma.org/os/. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

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

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.

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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