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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

 
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.
2014 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 31 Aug 1 day course for old students Open Brisbane For old students
Apply* 14 Sep 1-Day Open Darwin For old students
Apply* 14 Sep 1-Day Open Pomona For old students
*Pomona*
Apply* 28 Sep 1 day course for old students Open Brisbane For old students
Apply* 03 Oct - 06 Oct 3-Day Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 18 Oct 1-Day Open Kuranda For old students
*Kuranda*
Apply* 19 Dec - 22 Dec 3 day course for old students Open 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* 20 Aug - 31 Aug 10-Day In Progress Pomona For both new and old students.
Apply* 03 Sep - 14 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Pomona For both new and old students.
Apply* 15 Sep - 19 Sep Work Period Open Pomona For old students
*Click `Apply` if you wish to serve* Old students only
Apply* 19 Sep - 30 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Pomona For both new and old students.
Apply* 08 Oct - 19 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Servers - Open Pomona For both new and old students.
Apply* 19 Oct Work Period Open Pomona For old students
Gardening bee. Click `Apply` if you wish to register.
Apply 22 Oct - 02 Nov Special 10-Day Open Pomona For old students
For old students only, see course requirements, below.
Apply* 05 Nov - 16 Nov 10-Day Open Pomona
Apply* 16 Nov Work Period Open Pomona For old students
Gardening bee. Click 'Apply' if you wish to register.
Apply* 19 Nov - 30 Nov 10-Day Open Pomona
Apply* 03 Dec - 14 Dec 10-Day Open Pomona
Apply* 14 Dec Work Period Open Pomona For old students
Gardening bee. Click 'Apply' to register.
Apply* 15 Dec - 19 Dec Work Period Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 26 December, 2014 - 06 January, 2015 10-Day Open Pomona
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Jan - 18 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Sep Pomona
21 Jan - 01 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Pomona
04 Feb - 15 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Oct Pomona
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 01 Oct - 02 Oct For children aged 8-12: Contact Jan 07 5485 2968 for more info Open Pomona
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 20 Oct For Teenagers aged 12-16: Contact Jan 07 5485 2968 for more info Open Pomona
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 09 Nov For children and teenagers aged 8-16: Contact Jan 07 5485 2968 for more info Open Brisbane
 
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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