Wheel of Dhamma

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Dipa
Dhamma Dipa, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Dipa is an 11-acre property set in rolling farmland between Hereford and Ross-on-Wye. Purchased in 1991, its peaceful location is ideally suited to serious meditation. The centre has about 50 single rooms and can accommodate 130 students in total.

Courses are also held in other locations in the UK and Ireland

  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Returning 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 provided one in your application. We aim to respond within two weeks. Please check your spam folder for our email.
  5. If your application is accepted we will ask you to reconfirm a month before the course begins in order to secure your place.
Waiting Lists: Those applying for courses marked as 'Wait List' will only be offered places as they become available due to cancellations. We have a reconfirmation process which typically elicits cancellations 2 to 3 weeks before the course starts. Places can even become available up to the day of the course but there is no guarantee of this.
 
Please note:  All courses are offered subject to availability of assistant teachers, who are volunteers like all course servers.  In the rare event that a teacher is unavailable and the course has to be cancelled we will inform you by email. 

 

 

 

Additional information
Address: Vipassana Trust, Dhamma Dipa, Pencoyd, St Owens Cross, Hereford HR2 8NG 
Tel: 01989 730234
Email: info@dipa.dhamma.org   
Website: http://www.dipa.dhamma.org
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

Applications are accepted from 8 p.m.  UK 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 after 8 p.m. This is due to the automated nature of the system.

2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 08 Nov - 19 Nov 10-Day In Progress Herefordshire
Apply* 22 Nov - 03 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Herefordshire Male servers needed.
26 Nov 1-Day Open Merrion Road, Dublin For old students
Apply* 06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open Herefordshire Male servers needed.
10 Dec 1-Day Open Merrion Road, Dublin For old students
Apply 18 Dec - 26 Dec General Service Period Open 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.
Joint with Dhamma Padhana.
Apply* 27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Herefordshire
Apply 27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland Applications from Irish residents (inc NI) only until Nov 20th - overseas applications will not be processed if received before Nov 20th
Apply 27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Closed Castlehead Field Centre This course is held at a rented site, Castlehead Field Centre. Please do not contact the venue directly.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
20 Jan - 21 Jan Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
Apply* 22 Jan - 25 Jan General Service Period Open 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.
Apply* 30 Jan - 10 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 14 Feb - 25 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
28 Feb - 09 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 30 Nov Herefordshire For old students
10 Mar - 11 Mar Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
14 Mar - 25 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Dec Herefordshire
28 Mar - 08 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jan Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
29 Mar - 09 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Dec Herefordshire
10 Apr - 13 Apr General Service Period Applications accepted starting 10 Jan 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.
14 Apr - 15 Apr Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
18 Apr - 29 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jan Herefordshire
30 Apr - 03 May General Service Period Applications accepted starting 30 Jan 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.
09 May - 20 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Feb Herefordshire
23 May - 03 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Feb Herefordshire
04 Jun - 08 Jun General Service Period Applications accepted starting 06 Mar 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.
09 Jun - 10 Jun Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
13 Jun - 24 Jun 10-Day
Hindi / English
Applications accepted starting 15 Mar Herefordshire
25 Jun - 30 Jun General Service Period Applications accepted starting 27 Mar 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.
29 Jun - 02 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Apr Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students
01 Jul Open Day Open Herefordshire From 2pm to 6pm. All welcome
04 Jul - 15 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Mar Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
04 Jul - 15 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Apr Herefordshire
18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Apr Herefordshire
28 Jul - 29 Jul Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 May Herefordshire
15 Aug - 26 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 May Herefordshire
27 Aug - 30 Aug General Service Period Applications accepted starting 29 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.
05 Sep - 16 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jun Herefordshire
19 Sep - 30 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Herefordshire
19 Sep - 30 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Applecross
19 Sep - 30 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Applecross
29 Sep - 30 Sep Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
03 Oct - 14 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jul Herefordshire
17 Oct - 28 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jul Herefordshire
26 Oct - 29 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Aug Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students
31 Oct - 11 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Herefordshire
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Aug Herefordshire
24 Nov - 25 Nov Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings From 1pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting 8am.
All old students are welcome
26 Nov - 29 Nov General Service Period Applications accepted starting 28 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.
05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Sep Herefordshire
17 Dec - 26 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 18 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.
26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
27 December, 2018 - 07 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Herefordshire
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 26 Jan - 28 Jan Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Open Herefordshire
04 May - 06 May Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 03 Feb Herefordshire
31 Aug - 02 Sep Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Herefordshire
30 Nov - 02 Dec Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 01 Sep 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 http://www.dipa.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@dipa.dhamma.org

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.

 
 
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