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

Dhamma Bhumi, meaning 'Land of Dhamma', is located in Blackheath in the NSW Blue Mountains. The centre is located approximately two and a quarter hours west of Sydney not far from the Great Western Highway and the railway line. Neighbouring the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, the centre is home to attractive bushland, native birds and animals and superb views over the valley. Facilities at the centre include single and shared accommodation and a meditation hall that seats over 100 people.
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

Vipassana Meditation Centre, Blackheath | Dhamma Bhumi
PO Box 103, Blackheath NSW 2785 Australia
t: [61] (02) 4787 3600
f: [61] (02) 4787 7221
email: contact us
web: www.bhumi.dhamma.org
 

Please apply for ONE 10 DAY COURSE ONLY, as one application per person will be processed. 

Applications for all courses will open around 7:00pm AEST (8:00pm AEDT) on the scheduled open date.
Note: the 'apply' link will not be visible until then. The actual opening time may be some time later, due to the automated nature of the system. You will need to refresh this page to see the link as this page does not autorefresh.

 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 27 Oct 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Wollongong For old students
Apply* 27 Oct 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Canley Vale For old students
Khmer/English
Apply* 10 Nov 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Blackheath For old students
Apply* 16 Nov 1-Day
English / Burmese
Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Servers - Closed Ermington For old students
Burmese/English
Apply* 17 Nov 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Greenwich For old students
Apply* 24 Nov 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Canley Vale For old students
Khmer/English
Apply* 24 Nov 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Wollongong For old students
Apply* 08 Dec 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed ACT For old students
Apply* 15 Dec 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Wollongong For old students
Apply* 15 Dec 1-Day Open Scotts Head For old students
mid north coast NSW
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
18 Jan 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 19 Nov Ermington For old students
Burmese/English
19 Jan 1-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Nov Greenwich For old students
25 Jan - 27 Jan 2-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Oct Blackheath For old students
15 Feb 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 17 Dec Ermington For old students
16 Feb 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Dec ACT For old students
16 Feb 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Dec Greenwich For old students
23 Feb 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 25 Dec Canley Vale For old students
15 Mar 1-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Greenwich For old students
21 Mar 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 21 Jan Ermington For old students
29 Mar 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 29 Jan Canley Vale For old students
09 Apr - 13 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jan Blackheath For old students
18 Apr 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Ermington For old students
19 Apr 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Feb Greenwich For old students
19 Apr 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Feb ACT For old students
26 Apr 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 26 Feb Canley Vale For old students
16 May 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 17 Mar Ermington For old students
17 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Greenwich For old students
31 May 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Canley Vale For old students
31 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr ACT For old students
05 Jun - 08 Jun 3-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Mar Blackheath For old students
20 Jun 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 21 Apr Ermington For old students
21 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Apr ACT For old students
21 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Greenwich For old students
28 Jun 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Canley Vale For old students
18 Jul 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 19 May Ermington For old students
19 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May ACT For old students
19 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 20 May Greenwich For old students
26 Jul 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 27 May Canley Vale For old students
15 Aug 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Ermington For old students
16 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Greenwich For old students
30 Aug 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Canley Vale For old students
30 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul ACT For old students
19 Sep 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 21 Jul Ermington For old students
20 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Greenwich For old students
20 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Greenwich For old students
27 Sep 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Canley Vale For old students
04 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Aug ACT For old students
17 Oct 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Ermington For old students
18 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Greenwich For old students
25 Oct 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Canley Vale For old students
01 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep ACT For old students
15 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Greenwich For old students
21 Nov 1-Day
English / Burmese
Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Ermington For old students
29 Nov 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 30 Sep Canley Vale For old students
06 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Oct ACT For old students
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
The schedule of courses for the Vipassana Meditation Centre in Blackheath are currently listed at this location.
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 15 Oct - 26 Oct 10-Day
English / Burmese
In Progress Blackheath

Non Burmese Students only please apply here.

A few more full time male servers needed.

Apply* 15 Oct - 26 Oct 10-Day
Burmese
In Progress Blackheath BURMESE SPEAKING STUDENTS ONLY please apply for this course
Non Burmese Students please apply for the course below also scheduled for these dates
Apply* 29 Oct - 09 Nov 10-Day
Vietnamese
New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Filling Up Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Blackheath VIETNAMESE SPEAKING STUDENTS ONLY please apply for this course
Non Vietnamese Students please apply for the course above also scheduled for these dates
Apply* 29 Oct - 09 Nov 10-Day
English / Vietnamese
Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Blackheath Non Vietnamese Students only please apply here.
Apply* 03 Nov Other Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Ermington For Old Students Children Course Server Training for Adult Old Students, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Apply* 12 Nov - 23 Nov 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Blackheath
Apply* 26 Nov - 07 Dec 10-Day
Mandarin
New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Filling Up Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Blackheath CHINESE SPEAKING STUDENTS ONLY please apply for this course
Non Chinese Students please apply for the course below also scheduled for these dates
Apply* 26 Nov - 07 Dec 10-Day
English / Mandarin
Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Blackheath

Non Chinese Students only please apply here.

More male servers needed.

08 Dec Open Day Open Blackheath
Apply* 09 Dec - 18 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Long Wait List Blackheath
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 01 Jan - 12 Jan 10-Day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Blackheath
Apply* 13 Jan - 24 Jan 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Blackheath
29 Jan - 09 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Oct Blackheath
Apply 11 Feb - 22 Feb Special 10-Day Open Blackheath For old students
11 Feb - 22 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Nov Blackheath
25 Feb - 07 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Nov Blackheath
10 Mar - 21 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Dec Blackheath
24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-Day
Khmer
Applications accepted starting 09 Dec Blackheath

KHMER SPEAKING STUDENTS ONLY please apply for this course 
Non Khmer Students please apply for the course below also scheduled for these dates

24 Mar - 04 Apr 10-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 31 Dec Blackheath

Non Khmer Students please apply here.

04 Apr - 09 Apr Work Period Applications accepted starting 05 Jan Blackheath For old students
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jan Blackheath
28 Apr - 09 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Jan Blackheath
12 May - 23 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Feb Blackheath
23 May - 05 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Feb Blackheath For old students
09 Jun - 20 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Mar Blackheath
23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day
Hindi
Applications accepted starting 25 Feb Blackheath

HINDI SPEAKING STUDENTS ONLY please apply for this course
Non Hindi Students please apply for the course also scheduled for these dates.  

23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day
Hindi / English
Applications accepted starting 25 Mar Blackheath

Non Hindi Students please apply here

07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Blackheath
20 Jul - 31 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Apr Blackheath
02 Aug - 17 Sep 45-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Feb Blackheath For old students
19 Sep - 27 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Blackheath For old students
29 Sep - 10 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Blackheath
13 Oct - 24 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Blackheath
27 Oct - 07 Nov 10-Day
Mandarin
Applications accepted starting 29 Jun Blackheath

CHINESE SPEAKING STUDENTS ONLY please apply for this course 
Non Chinese Students please apply for the course also scheduled for these dates

27 Oct - 07 Nov 10-Day
English / Mandarin
Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Blackheath

Non Chinese Students only please apply here.

10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Blackheath
24 Nov - 05 Dec 10-Day
Vietnamese
Applications accepted starting 26 Jul Blackheath

VIETNAMESE SPEAKING STUDENTS ONLY please apply for this course
Non Vietnamese Students please apply for the course also scheduled for these dates.  

24 Nov - 05 Dec 10-Day
English / Vietnamese
Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Blackheath

Non Vietnamese Students only please apply here.

07 Dec - 18 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Blackheath
20 Dec - 31 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Blackheath
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people. For more information, please visit
www.children.dhamma.org .
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 24 Nov Children / Teens Open Blackheath For Children age 8-12 years old and for Teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old
 
 

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.

Special 10-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

45-day Courses are open only to persons involved in Dhamma Service and Assistant Teachers who have completed a minimum of seven 10-day courses (one since their first 30-day course), two 30-day courses, one Satipatthana Sutta course, and have been practicing regularly for at least three years.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

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.