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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.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
20 Jan - 21 Jan Children Completed Pomona
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 05 Mar Children Open Taringa, Brisbane New Course!!
for ages 8-12
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 02 Apr Teen Open Taringa, Brisbane New Course!!
for ages 13-17
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 10 Apr - 11 Apr Children Open Pomona
 
Short Courses
Short courses for old students are held in various locations in Queensland. Check the 'Location' section for details.
2017 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply 28 Jan 1-Day Open Kuranda For old students
Apply 29 Jan 1-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Closed Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply 23 Feb - 26 Feb 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Filling Up Female Server - Long Wait List Male Server - Open Pomona For old students
Apply 26 Feb 1-Day Open Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply 26 Mar 1-Day Open Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply 29 Apr 1-Day Open Kuranda For old students
Apply 30 Apr 1-Day Open Taringa, Brisbane For old students
28 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Jan Taringa, Brisbane For old students
04 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Feb Pomona For old students
08 Jun - 11 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Feb 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.
2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
22 Jan Gardening bee Completed Pomona For old students
Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. Old students welcome.
22 Jan - 25 Jan Working bee In Progress Pomona For old students
Spring Cleaning Bee with focus on carpets and curtains.
Also garden maintenance.

Apply 25 Jan - 05 Feb 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Short Wait List Pomona Female Servers Needed. Please click 'Apply'.
Apply 08 Feb - 19 Feb 10-Day
Mandarin / English
Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Pomona Servers needed - click 'Apply'

Apply 19 Feb Gardening bee Open Pomona For old students
Also Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
Apply 01 Mar - 12 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Pomona
Apply 15 Mar - 26 Mar 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Pomona
Apply 26 Mar Gardening bee Open Pomona For old students
Also Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
Apply 29 Mar - 09 Apr 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Pomona
Apply 12 Apr - 23 Apr 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Pomona
Apply 26 Apr - 07 May 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Pomona
Apply 07 May Gardening bee Open Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sittingt. All old students welcome.
Apply 10 May - 21 May 10-Day Open Pomona
Apply 24 May - 04 Jun 10-Day Open Pomona
05 Jun - 08 Jun Working bee Applications accepted starting 03 Feb Pomona For old students
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Feb Pomona
25 Jun Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 23 Feb Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sittingt. All old students welcome.
30 Jun - 09 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 28 Feb Pomona For old students
12 Jul - 23 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Pomona
26 Jul - 06 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Mar Pomona
06 Aug Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 06 Apr Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sittingt. All old students welcome.
09 Aug - 20 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Pomona
23 Aug - 03 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Pomona
06 Sep - 17 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 May Pomona
17 Sep Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 18 May Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sittingt. All old students welcome.
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 May Pomona
03 Oct - 08 Oct Working bee Applications accepted starting 03 Jun Pomona For old students
08 Oct - 08 Nov 30-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Apr Pomona For old students
08 Nov - 15 Nov Working bee Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Pomona For old students
ANZAT meeting 9th to 13th November.
15 Nov - 26 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Pomona
26 Nov Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sittingt. All old students welcome.
29 Nov - 10 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Pomona
13 Dec - 24 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Pomona
27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Pomona
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Jan Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 07 Sep Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sittingt. All old students welcome.
10 Jan - 21 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Pomona
31 Jan - 11 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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