Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

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

Residential Vipassana meditation courses in this tradition have been held in the Adelaide area since the mid 1980s in rented facilities. 

Dhamma Ujjala which means “bright or blazing Dhamma” was purchased in December 2008. It is located in the pristine Clare Valley one and three quarter half hours north of Adelaide.

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: Dhamma Ujjala Email: [email protected]
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.
2019 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
17 Apr - 28 Apr 10 Day Female only course Completed Clare New Course!!
Female only course Servers Needed
04 May 1-Day Completed North Adelaide For old students
10 May - 15 May Working Bee Completed Dhamma Ujjala For old students
Working Bee
15 May - 26 May 10 Day Male only course In Progress Clare New Course!!
Male only course Servers Needed
Apply* 01 Jun 1-Day Open North Adelaide For old students
Apply* 07 Jun - 10 Jun 3 Day Old student only Open Clare New Course!!For old students
Old student only Servers Needed
Apply* 29 Jun Teen Open North Adelaide New Course!!
Apply* 03 Jul - 14 Jul 10 Day Male only course Women - Closed New Men - Short Wait List Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Clare New Course!!
Male only course SERVERS NEEDED
Apply* 06 Jul 1-Day Open North Adelaide For old students
03 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jun North Adelaide For old students
Apply* 21 Aug - 01 Sep 10 Day Female only course Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Clare New Course!!
Female only course Servers Needed
07 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jul North Adelaide For old students
27 Sep - 30 Sep 3 Day Old Student course Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Clare New Course!!For old students
3 Day Old student course
02 Oct - 13 Oct 10 Day Female only course Applications accepted starting 04 Jul Clare New Course!!
10 Day Female only course
05 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Aug North Adelaide For old students
02 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Sep North Adelaide For old students
06 Nov - 17 Nov 10 Day Male only course Applications accepted starting 08 Aug Clare New Course!!
Male only course
07 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Oct North Adelaide 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.au.dhamma.org/os/. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: [email protected]

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.

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.