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Padhana
Dhamma Padhāna, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Padhāna is situated in Herefordshire in the west of England, next to Dhamma Dipa. Dhamma Padhāna means 'Foremost in Dhamma'.
 
It is the first Vipassana centre in the West that has been specially designed for long courses for returning students. The European long-course centre offers ideal facilities for more serious meditation. Each student lives and meditates separately with single en-suite accommodation and a small private meditation room.
 
Between the long courses the centre offers shorter old student courses and also courses for executives.
  1. Access the application form for sitting 3-day, 10-day and Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta courses or for serving all courses by clicking 'Apply' in the left hand column. Note that for sitting 20-day, 30-day, 45-day and 10-day Special courses you need to apply using the Long Course Application form.
  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 email if you give an email 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
Registered office: Dhamma Dipa, Pencoyd, St Owens Cross, Hereford HR2 8NG
Email: info@padhana.dhamma.org
Tel:  01989 730234
Website: www.padhana.dhamma.org
For regular 10 day courses, suitable for both old and new students in Herefordshire please visit the Dhamma Dipa Schedule page
 
Ten Day & Other 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.
2014 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Aug - 01 Sep 30-day course In Progress Herefordshire For old students
01 Aug - 16 Sep 45-day course
Spanish / English
In Progress Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 16 Sep - 19 Sep General Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 19 Sep - 28 Sep Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta course Women - Open Men - Open Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Herefordshire For old students
male servers needed
Apply* 01 Oct - 12 Oct Special 10-Day Course Open Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 15 Oct - 05 Nov 20-day course Open Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 06 Nov - 11 Nov General Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 12 Nov - 21 Nov Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta course Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Short Wait List Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 26 Nov - 07 Dec 10-Day for Old Students Open Herefordshire For old students
07 Dec - 10 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 07 Sep Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 10 Dec - 19 Dec Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta course Open Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 21 December, 2014 - 21 January, 2015 30-day course Women - Open Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Herefordshire For old students
2015 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
22 Jan - 26 Jan General Service Period Applications accepted starting 24 Oct Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 28 Jan - 08 Feb 10-Day for Old Students Open Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 13 Feb - 22 Feb Satipatthana Sutta Open Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 25 Feb - 18 Mar 20-Day Open Herefordshire For old students
19 Mar - 22 Mar General Service Period Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 23 Mar - 23 Apr 30-Day Open Herefordshire For old students
27 Apr - 03 May General Service Period Applications accepted starting 27 Jan Herefordshire For old students
Joint service period. Please apply from Dhamma Dipa schedule page.
06 May - 17 May 10-Day for Old Students Applications accepted starting 07 Nov Herefordshire For old students
22 May - 31 May Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 23 Nov Herefordshire For old students
01 Jun - 05 Jun General Service Period Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Herefordshire For old students
Joint service period. Please apply from Dhamma Dipa schedule page.
Apply* 10 Jun - 21 Jun 10 Day Course for Executives Open Herefordshire
Apply* 24 Jun - 05 Jul Special 10-Day Open Herefordshire For old students
08 Jul - 17 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 09 Jan Herefordshire For old students
23 Jul - 26 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jan Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 31 Jul - 31 Aug 30-Day
Spanish / English
Open Herefordshire For old students
02 Sep - 11 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 06 Mar Herefordshire For old students
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day for Old Students Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 30 Sep - 15 Nov 45-Day Open Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 17 Nov - 08 Dec 20-Day Open Herefordshire For old students
11 Dec - 20 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 14 Jun Herefordshire For old students
21 Dec - 26 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Herefordshire For old students
Joint service period. Please apply from Dhamma Dipa schedule page.
Apply* 27 December, 2015 - 27 January, 2016 30-Day Open Herefordshire For old students
 
 

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

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@padhana.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 Executive Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation especially for business executives and government officials where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. For more information please visit the Executive course website. 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 7:30am.

10-day Courses for Old Students have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. These courses are open to serious old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses and one Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta course, 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, are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives, and trying to maintain daily practice.

Special 10-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.

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.

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.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three 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.

 
 
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