Wheel of Dhamma

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Vipassana Meditation in Ireland
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

The Irish Vipassana Trust organises several 10 day Vipassana meditation courses each year for new and old students.  We also offer 1-day and 3-day courses for old students.
Currently the 10 Day and 3 Day Courses are held at a rented site in Drogheda.
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
Mail Address  C/O: Clifton Lodge, 
  Corbawn Lane, 
  Co. Dublin, 
E-mail  [email protected]
Site  www.ie.dhamma.org


Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

Applications are accepted from 8 p.m. in the summer and 7 p.m. in the winter Irish time on the day courses open for registration.

Note: The 'apply' link will not be visible until then. Also 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. You will need to refresh this page to see the 'apply' link as this page does not auto-refresh.

Please make sure that the Covid 19 guidelines in your area will allow you to travel and that you will not be in breach of them by attending a course.

About the 1-Day courses
No application is needed. Old students are welcome to come for all or part of the day. 
Further information can be found in the old student section of the Irish Website. Please read this information if you have not attended before.

2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 Aug - 29 Aug 3-Day CANCELLED St. Flannan's College, Ennis For old students

Course cancelled. It is hoped that the 28 October 3 day below will go ahead. 

12 Sep Other Closed Online

Trust Meeting details to be announced

28 Oct - 31 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Sep St. Flannan's College, Ennis For old students
Applications from Irish Residents (inc NI) only. Please be advised that due to the changing covid situation the course may be cancelled at short notice. Students and servers will have single accommodation. Participants will be asked to leave the course if they develop any covid symptoms.
26 December, 2021 - 06 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Nov St. Flannan's College, Ennis

Applications from Irish Residents (inc NI) only. Please be advised that due to the changing covid situation the course may be cancelled at short notice. Students and servers will have single accommodation. Participants will be asked to leave the course if they develop any covid symptoms.


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://ie.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.

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.