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

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.

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.

2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 25 Oct - 28 Oct 3-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Open Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students

´╗┐Servers needed for this course.

10 Nov 1-Day Open Merrion Road, Dublin For old students
08 Dec 1-Day Open Merrion Road, Dublin For old students
Apply* 26 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 Please note this is a 9 day course. Applications accepted same as a standard 10 day. New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

Applications only from Irish Residents (inc NI) until November 5th. Applications from overseas received before that date will not be processed

2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jan Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Mar Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

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.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.