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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* 03 May Children / Teens Open Brisbane
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 06 Jul - 07 Jul Children Open 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
 
Short Courses
Short courses for old students are held in various locations in Queensland. Check the 'Location' section for details.
2015 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
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 Pomona For old students
Apply* 02 May 1-Day Open Kuranda For old students
Apply* 31 May 1-Day Open Brisbane For old students
Apply* 05 Jun - 08 Jun 3-Day Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 28 Jun 1-Day Open Brisbane For old students
Apply* 26 Jul 1-Day Open Brisbane For old students
01 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Kuranda For old students
30 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Apr Brisbane For old students
02 Oct - 05 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jun 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.
2015 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 26 Mar - 06 Apr 10-Day In Progress Pomona
Apply* 08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Pomona Female servers needed (old students only)
Apply* 19 Apr Gardening bee Open Pomona For old students
Also Trust meetings day. All old students welcome.
Apply* 21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Pomona Burmese and English speaking teachers.
Apply* 03 May - 08 May Work Period Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 08 May - 19 May 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Pomona
Apply* 22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day
Mandarin / English
Open Pomona English - Mandarin course Bilingual servers needed.
Apply* 10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Open Pomona
Apply* 21 Jun Gardening bee Open Pomona For old students
Also Trust meetings day. All old students welcome.
Apply* 24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Open Pomona
Apply* 08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Open Pomona
Apply* 19 Jul Gardening bee Open Pomona For old students
Also Trust meetings day. All old students welcome.
Apply* 22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Open Pomona
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Apr Pomona Women Only Course
19 Aug - 30 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Apr Pomona
Apply* 30 Aug Gardening bee Open Pomona For old students
Also Trust meetings day. All old students welcome.
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
Apply* 18 Sep - 27 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Open Pomona For old students
Details and entry requirements at the bottom of the page.
27 Sep Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 28 May Pomona For old students
Also Trust meetings day. All old students welcome.
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 Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Pomona For old students
Also Trust meetings day. All old students welcome.
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 Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Pomona For old students
Also Trust meetings day. All old students welcome.
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 Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Pomona For old students
Also Trust meetings day. All 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.

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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