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Rasmi
Dhamma Rasmi, Pomona, Queensland, Australia
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Rasmi (or 'Ray of Dhamma') is set in the sub-tropical hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, approximately 140 km, or two hours, north of Brisbane. Established in 1989, it is set in landscaped gardens within 60 acres of bushland inhabited by kangaroos and other native animals and birds. The centre accommodates up to 70 students.

To read more about Vipassana Meditation, visit the International Vipassana website for an introduction. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
 

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

Address: Vipassana Centre Queensland, PO Box 119, Pomona. Queensland. 4568

Phone: +61 (0)7 5485 2452

Fax: +61 (0)7 5485 2907

Email: info@rasmi.dhamma.org

Scroll down to apply for 10 day Adult courses.
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Children's courses are for ages 8 to 12. Teenager courses are for ages 13 to 17.
Visit www.children.dhamma.org or phone Jan on (07) 5485 2968 for further information.
2015 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 19 Jan - 20 Jan Children Open Pomona
03 May Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Brisbane
06 Jul - 07 Jul Children Applications accepted starting 06 Mar Pomona
23 Aug Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Brisbane
28 Sep - 29 Sep Children Applications accepted starting 29 May Pomona
30 Sep Teen Applications accepted starting 31 May Pomona
2016 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Jan - 21 Jan Children Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Pomona
22 Jan Teen Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Pomona
 
Short Courses
Short courses for old students are held in various locations in Queensland. Check the 'Location' section for details.
2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 30 Nov 1-Day Open Brisbane For old students
Apply* 14 Dec one day course for old students Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 19 Dec - 22 Dec 3 day course for old students Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 28 Dec 1-Day Open Brisbane For old students
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 25 Jan 1-Day Open Brisbane For old students
Apply* 31 Jan 1-Day Open Kuranda For old students
Apply* 15 Feb one day course for old students Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 22 Feb 1-Day Open Brisbane For old students
Apply* 29 Mar 1-Day Open Brisbane For old students
Apply* 26 Apr 1-Day Open Brisbane For old students
Apply* 02 May 1-Day Open Kuranda For old students
Apply* 02 May 1-Day Open Pomona For old students
31 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Dec Brisbane For old students
05 Jun - 08 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Feb Pomona For old students
28 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Brisbane For old students
26 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Brisbane For old students
01 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Kuranda For old students
30 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Brisbane For old students
13 Sep one day course for old students Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Pomona For old students
27 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Mar Brisbane For old students
02 Oct - 05 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Pomona For old students
25 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Apr Brisbane For old students
31 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 04 May Kuranda For old students
29 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Brisbane For old students
18 Dec - 21 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Pomona For old students
27 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Brisbane For old students
2016 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
23 Jan 1-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Nov Pomona 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.
2014 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 19 Nov - 30 Nov 10-Day In Progress Pomona
Apply* 03 Dec - 14 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Closed Pomona For both new and old students.
Apply* 15 Dec - 19 Dec Work Period Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 23 Dec - 24 Dec Work Period Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 26 December, 2014 - 06 January, 2015 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Pomona For both new and old students.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 07 Jan - 18 Jan 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Pomona For both new and old students.
Apply* 21 Jan - 01 Feb 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Pomona For both new and old students.
Apply* 01 Feb Work Period Open Pomona For old students
Gardening bee
Apply* 04 Feb - 15 Feb 10-Day Open Pomona For both new and old students.
Apply* 18 Feb - 01 Mar 10-Day Open Pomona For both new and old students.
Apply* 01 Mar Work Period Open Pomona For old students
Gardening bee
Apply* 03 Mar - 24 Mar 20-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 26 Mar - 06 Apr 10-Day Open Pomona
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Dec Pomona
Apply* 19 Apr Work Period Open Pomona For old students
Gardening bee
21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Dec Pomona
03 May - 08 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 03 Jan Pomona For old students
08 May - 19 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jan Pomona
22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Pomona English - Mandarin course
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Feb Pomona
21 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Dec Pomona For old students
Gardening bee
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Feb Pomona
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Mar Pomona
19 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Pomona For old students
Gardening bee
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Mar Pomona
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Apr Pomona
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Apr Pomona
30 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Pomona For old students
Gardening bee
02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 May Pomona
14 Sep - 18 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 18 May Pomona For old students
18 Sep - 27 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 22 Mar Pomona For old students
27 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 28 May Pomona For old students
Gardening bee
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jun Pomona
21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Pomona
01 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Pomona For old students
Gardening bee
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jul Pomona
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jul Pomona
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Pomona
13 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Pomona For old students
Gardening bee
14 Dec - 18 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Pomona For old students
22 Dec - 24 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Pomona For old students
26 December, 2015 - 06 January, 2016 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Pomona
2016 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Pomona
24 Jan Gardening bee and Trust meetings Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Pomona For old students
Old students welcome
27 Jan - 07 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Pomona
10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Oct Pomona
 
 

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@rasmi.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.

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.

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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