Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
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: [email protected]   
Website: http://www.dipa.dhamma.org
 
Ten Day & Other Courses

Applications are accepted from 8 p.m. in the summer and 7 p.m. in the winter 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 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.

2018 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day In Progress Herefordshire
Apply* 17 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.
Apply* 27 December, 2018 - 07 January, 2019 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Herefordshire
2019 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 07 Jan - 18 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.
12 Jan - 13 Jan Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
Apply* 18 Jan - 20 Jan Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Open Herefordshire
Apply* 23 Jan - 03 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Herefordshire
Apply* 03 Feb - 06 Feb Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

Apply* 06 Feb - 17 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
16 Feb - 17 Feb Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
Apply* 17 Feb - 20 Feb Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

Apply* 20 Feb - 03 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 03 Mar - 06 Mar Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

Apply* 06 Mar - 17 Mar 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
17 Mar - 19 Mar Service Period Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

19 Mar - 30 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Herefordshire
30 Mar - 31 Mar Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
30 Mar - 05 Apr General Service Period Applications accepted starting 30 Dec 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 Apr - 07 Apr Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 05 Jan Herefordshire
10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jan Herefordshire
21 Apr - 07 May General Service Period and EATM Applications accepted starting 21 Jan Herefordshire For old students
The European Assistant Teacher's Meeting will be held between April 27 - May 5. Servers are needed to help in the kitchen at that time.
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.
07 May - 18 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Feb Herefordshire
18 May - 19 May Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
18 May - 22 May Service Period Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

22 May - 02 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Herefordshire
02 Jun - 05 Jun Service Period Applications accepted starting 07 Mar Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Mar Herefordshire
16 Jun - 19 Jun Service Period Applications accepted starting 21 Mar Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day
Hindi / English
Applications accepted starting 21 Mar Herefordshire
30 Jun - 02 Jul Service Period Applications accepted starting 03 Apr Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

02 Jul - 13 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Apr Herefordshire
13 Jul - 14 Jul Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
13 Jul - 17 Jul Service Period Applications accepted starting 18 Apr Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Apr Herefordshire
31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 May Herefordshire
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 May Herefordshire
25 Aug - 30 Aug General Service Period Applications accepted starting 27 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.
30 Aug - 01 Sep Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Herefordshire
02 Sep - 11 Sep General Service Period Applications accepted starting 04 Jun 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.
07 Sep - 08 Sep Trust meeting and AGM Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Jun Herefordshire
25 Sep - 06 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jun Herefordshire
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jul Herefordshire
23 Oct - 01 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 25 Jul Herefordshire For old students
02 Nov - 03 Nov Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
02 Nov - 08 Nov General Service Period Applications accepted starting 04 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.
08 Nov - 10 Nov Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 10 Aug Herefordshire
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Aug Herefordshire
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Aug Herefordshire
11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Herefordshire
22 Dec - 27 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 23 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.
27 December, 2019 - 07 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 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: [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.