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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
 

** Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, courses may be cancelled at short notice. **

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

All courses open at 7pm (8pm in NSW daylight saving time); refresh your browser and the 'Apply' link will appear.
NOTE: the actual opening time may be some time later, due to the automated nature of the system. 

 
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.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 20 Jun 1-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Wait List Servers - Closed Greenwich For old students
Apply* 20 Jun 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Scotts Head For old students
Apply* 27 Jun 1-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Closed Canley Vale For old students
Apply* 02 Jul - 05 Jul 3-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Tallong For old students
Southern Highlands near Goulburn, Santa Sabina College Education and Retreat Centre. 

 

Apply* 04 Jul 1-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Filling Up Blackheath For old students
Apply* 11 Jul 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed ACT For old students
Apply* 18 Jul 1-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Closed Greenwich For old students
Apply* 25 Jul 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Canley Vale For old students
Apply* 01 Aug 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Filling Up Blackheath For old students
Apply* 08 Aug 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed ACT For old students
Apply* 15 Aug 1-Day Open Greenwich For old students
Apply* 15 Aug 1-Day Open Scotts Head For old students
Apply* 19 Aug - 22 Aug 3-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Blackheath For old students
19 Aug - 22 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jun Dhamma Pasada For old students

New centre at Lower Portland

Female only

22 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Canley Vale For old students
05 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Blackheath For old students
05 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jul ACT For old students
16 Sep - 19 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jun Dhamma Pasada For old students

New centre at Lower Portland

Male only

19 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jul Greenwich For old students
26 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jul Canley Vale For old students
02 Oct - 04 Oct 2-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jul Blackheath For old students
14 Oct - 17 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Dhamma Pasada For old students

New centre at Lower Portland

Female only

17 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Greenwich For old students
17 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Blackheath For old students
17 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Scotts Head For old students
24 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Canley Vale For old students
07 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Sep ACT For old students
11 Nov - 14 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Dhamma Pasada For old students

New centre at Lower Portland

Male only

 

21 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Greenwich For old students
28 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Blackheath For old students
28 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Canley Vale For old students
05 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Oct ACT For old students
09 Dec - 12 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Dhamma Pasada For old students

New centre at Lower Portland

Female only

12 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Scotts Head For old students
12 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Blackheath 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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 13 Jun - 28 Jul Work Period In Progress Dhamma Pasada For old students
Apply* 18 Jun - 22 Jun Work Period In Progress Blackheath For old students
Apply* 22 Jun - 03 Jul 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Short Wait List Blackheath

Servers Needed

Female servers urgently needed

Apply* 27 Jun Other Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Blackheath

For Old Students: Children Course Server Training for Adult Old Students, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Workshop via Zoom

Apply* 03 Jul - 06 Jul Work Period Servers - Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 06 Jul - 17 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Short Wait List Blackheath
Apply* 17 Jul - 20 Jul Work Period Servers - Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 20 Jul - 31 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Blackheath
Apply* 31 Jul - 03 Aug Work Period Servers - Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 03 Aug - 14 Aug 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* 04 Aug - 15 Aug 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Filling Up Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Dhamma Pasada

New centre at Lower Portland

Female only

Apply* 14 Aug - 19 Aug Work Period Servers - Open Blackheath For old students
Apply* 24 Aug - 04 Sep 10-Day Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Blackheath
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Dhamma Pasada

New centre at Lower Portland

Male only

07 Sep - 18 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jul Blackheath

This course is using a random selection process to determine which applications will be considered. Open for the evening.

Apply* 07 Sep - 18 Sep 10-Day
Hindi / English
New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Filling Up New Men - Short Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Blackheath

Hindi speaking students apply here

20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jun Blackheath

This course is using a random selection process to determine which applications will be considered. Open for the evening.

29 Sep - 10 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Dhamma Pasada

New centre at Lower Portland

Female only

05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jul Blackheath

This course is using a random selection process to determine which applications will be considered. Open for the evening.

05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day
English / Mandarin
Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Blackheath

Chinese speaking students apply here

 

19 Oct - 30 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jul Blackheath
29 Oct - 07 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 31 Jul Dhamma Pasada For old students

New centre at Lower Portland 

Male only

02 Nov - 13 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Blackheath
16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Blackheath

Khmer speaking students apply here

16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Blackheath

This course is using a random selection process to determine which applications will be considered. Open for the evening.

26 Nov - 05 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 28 Aug Dhamma Pasada For old students

New centre at Lower Portland 

Female only

30 Nov - 11 Dec 10-Day
English / Vietnamese
Applications accepted starting 01 Sep Blackheath

Vietnamese speaking students apply here

30 Nov - 11 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Blackheath

This course is using a random selection process to determine which applications will be considered. Open for the evening.

13 Dec - 24 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Sep Blackheath
26 December, 2021 - 06 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Blackheath
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people. For more information, please visit
www.children.dhamma.org .
2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 18 Jul Children / Teens Girls - Wait List Boys - Closed Servers - Open Blackheath

For Children age 8-12 years old and for Teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old Male Servers needed.

19 Sep Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Blackheath For Children age 8-12 years old and for Teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old
03 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Scotts Head

For Children age 8-12 years old and for Teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Scotts Head is on the NSW Mid North Coast

14 Nov Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 12 Sep 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 https://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.

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.

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.