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Uk
Vipassana Meditation UK, Herefordshire & Suffolk, United Kingdom
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

There are two centres offering 10-day courses for new and old students in the UK:  Dhamma Dipa in Herefordshire and Dhamma Sukhakāri in Suffolk. Dhamma Padhāna also offers courses for experienced (old) students. This page includes all opportunities to sit and serve in the UK; select a button below to choose a course by location.
 
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 Dipa, Pencoyd, St Owens Cross, Hereford HR2 8NG 
Tel: 01989 730234
 
Address: Dhamma Sukhakāri,  Walnut Tree Manor, Haughley Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3RQ
Tel:01449 833080
 
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

Please Note:    Applications are now accepted from 8 p.m. in the summer and 7 p.m. in the winter, UK time on the day courses open for registration. The actual opening time may be a few minutes or even up to an hour later. This is due to the automated nature of the system.

 
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day In Progress Herefordshire servers needed
Apply* 24 May - 27 May 3-Day In Progress Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Apply* 28 May - 29 Jun General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
01 Jun - 02 Jun Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome.
Apply* 02 Jun - 05 Jun Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

Apply* 05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Herefordshire servers needed
Apply* 06 Jun - 09 Jun 3-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
servers needed
Apply* 13 Jun - 16 Jun Work Weekend Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Arrivals on Thursday from 3.30 - 6pm. Ends on Sunday 5pm. All old students are welcome. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Apply* 16 Jun - 19 Jun Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

Apply* 19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day
Hindi / English
Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 26 Jun - 07 Jul 10-Day Women - Wait List New Men - Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland Applications only from Irish residents (incl NI) until the 5th of June. Applications from overseas before then will be refused, and applicant will need to reapply from scratch at a later date.
Apply* 28 Jun - 07 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Closed Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students
This course has been cancelled.
Apply* 29 Jun - 02 Jul 3-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Apply* 30 Jun - 02 Jul Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

Apply* 02 Jul - 13 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 03 Jul - 09 Jul General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
07 Jul Open Day Open Stowmarket, Suffolk From 2pm to 6pm. All welcome
Apply* 09 Jul - 20 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Direct coach transport from Glasgow to Dhamma Sukhakāri and back is available.
13 Jul - 14 Jul Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
Apply* 13 Jul - 17 Jul Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

Apply* 17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
20 Jul - 21 Jul Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome.
Apply* 20 Jul - 24 Jul General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Apply* 24 Jul - 04 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk
Apply* 28 Jul - 31 Jul Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

Apply* 31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 04 Aug - 07 Aug General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Apply* 07 Aug - 18 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk
Apply* 11 Aug - 14 Aug Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

Apply* 14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 18 Aug - 23 Aug General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Apply* 23 Aug - 26 Aug 3-Day Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
25 Aug - 30 Aug General Service Period Applications accepted starting 27 May Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
27 Aug - 04 Sep General Service Period Applications accepted starting 29 May Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
31 Aug Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome.
02 Sep - 11 Sep General Service Period Applications accepted starting 04 Jun Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
04 Sep - 15 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jun Stowmarket, Suffolk
07 Sep - 08 Sep Trust meeting and AGM Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jun Herefordshire
15 Sep - 19 Sep General Service Period Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
19 Sep - 22 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
22 Sep - 25 Sep Service Period Applications accepted starting 27 Jun Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

23 Sep - 25 Sep General Service Period Applications accepted starting 25 Jun Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
25 Sep - 06 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jun Stowmarket, Suffolk
25 Sep - 06 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jun Herefordshire
06 Oct - 09 Oct Service Period Applications accepted starting 11 Jul Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

06 Oct - 09 Oct General Service Period Applications accepted starting 08 Jul Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jul Herefordshire
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jul Stowmarket, Suffolk
20 Oct - 23 Oct Service Period Applications accepted starting 25 Jul Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

20 Oct - 31 Oct General Service Period Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
23 Oct - 01 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 25 Jul Herefordshire For old students
26 Oct - 27 Oct Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome.
31 Oct - 03 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
02 Nov - 03 Nov Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
02 Nov - 08 Nov General Service Period Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
04 Nov - 06 Nov General Service Period Applications accepted starting 06 Aug Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
06 Nov - 17 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Aug Stowmarket, Suffolk
10 Nov - 13 Nov Service Period Applications accepted starting 15 Aug Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Aug Herefordshire
17 Nov - 28 Nov General Service Period Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
24 Nov - 27 Nov Service Period Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Herefordshire
28 Nov - 01 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Aug Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
02 Dec - 17 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 03 Sep Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
07 Dec - 08 Dec Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome.
08 Dec - 11 Dec Service Period Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Herefordshire
17 Dec - 28 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Stowmarket, Suffolk
22 Dec - 27 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Herefordshire For old students
Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
27 December, 2019 - 07 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Herefordshire
28 Dec - 30 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
30 December, 2019 - 02 January, 2020 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
30 Aug - 01 Sep Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Herefordshire
31 Aug Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Stowmarket, Suffolk Ages 8-16
08 Nov - 10 Nov Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Herefordshire
 
 

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 https://www.uk.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.

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.

Open Days are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Centre.

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.