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.

Important message regarding Coronavirus
Courses and all work periods are open only to residents of the UK and Republic of Ireland, until further notice. Please make sure that the Covid 19 guidelines in your area will allow you to travel and that you will not be in breach of them by attending a course.

2020 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day In Progress Herefordshire
Apply* 08 Nov - 11 Nov 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* 11 Nov - 22 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 22 Nov - 24 Nov 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* 24 Nov - 05 Dec 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Herefordshire
05 Dec - 06 Dec Trust meeting New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Open Servers - Open Herefordshire

Virtual meeting, please write to [email protected] for information about how to join.

Apply* 05 Dec - 09 Dec 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* 09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Herefordshire
Apply* 20 Dec - 27 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, 2020 - 07 January, 2021 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Wait List Herefordshire
2021 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 08 Jan - 12 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* 13 Jan - 24 Jan 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Wait List Servers - Wait List Herefordshire
Apply* 24 Jan - 27 Jan 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* 27 Jan - 07 Feb 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Herefordshire
07 Feb - 10 Feb Service Period Applications accepted starting 12 Nov 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.

10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Nov Herefordshire
20 Feb - 21 Feb Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
21 Feb - 24 Feb Service Period Applications accepted starting 26 Nov 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.

24 Feb - 07 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Nov Herefordshire
08 Mar - 11 Mar General Service Period Applications accepted starting 08 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.
12 Mar - 14 Mar Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 12 Dec Herefordshire
15 Mar - 17 Mar Service Period Applications accepted starting 18 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.

17 Mar - 28 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Dec Herefordshire
28 Mar - 31 Mar Service Period Applications accepted starting 31 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.

31 Mar - 11 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Dec Herefordshire
12 Apr - 22 Apr General Service Period Applications accepted starting 12 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.
17 Apr - 18 Apr Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
23 Apr - 25 Apr Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 23 Jan Herefordshire
26 Apr - 29 Apr General Service Period Applications accepted starting 26 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.
30 Apr - 02 May Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 30 Jan Herefordshire
03 May - 05 May Service Period Applications accepted starting 05 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.

05 May - 16 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Feb Herefordshire
16 May - 19 May Service Period Applications accepted starting 18 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.

19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Herefordshire
30 May - 02 Jun Service Period Applications accepted starting 04 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.

02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Mar Herefordshire
12 Jun - 13 Jun Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
14 Jun - 19 Jun General Service Period Applications accepted starting 16 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.
20 Jun Open Day Open Herefordshire From 2pm to 6pm. All welcome
21 Jun - 23 Jun Service Period Applications accepted starting 26 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.

23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Mar Herefordshire
04 Jul - 07 Jul Service Period Applications accepted starting 08 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.

07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Apr Herefordshire
19 Jul - 23 Jul General Service Period Applications accepted starting 20 Apr 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.
24 Jul - 25 Jul Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
26 Jul - 04 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Herefordshire For old students
04 Aug - 05 Aug Service Period Applications accepted starting 09 May 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.

06 Aug - 08 Aug Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 08 May Herefordshire
09 Aug - 11 Aug Service Period Applications accepted starting 14 May 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.

11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day
Hindi / Nepali
Applications accepted starting 13 May Herefordshire
22 Aug - 25 Aug Service Period Applications accepted starting 27 May 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.

25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Herefordshire
05 Sep - 08 Sep Service Period Applications accepted starting 10 Jun 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.

08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jun Herefordshire
19 Sep - 21 Sep Service Period Applications accepted starting 24 Jun 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.

21 Sep - 02 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Herefordshire
02 Oct - 03 Oct Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
02 Oct - 06 Oct Service Period Applications accepted starting 07 Jul 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.

06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul Herefordshire
17 Oct - 20 Oct Service Period Applications accepted starting 22 Jul 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.

20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Herefordshire
31 Oct - 03 Nov Service Period Applications accepted starting 05 Aug 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.

03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Herefordshire
14 Nov - 17 Nov Service Period Applications accepted starting 19 Aug 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 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Herefordshire
29 Nov - 03 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 31 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.
04 Dec - 05 Dec Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Herefordshire
20 Dec - 26 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 21 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, 2021 - 07 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Herefordshire
 
 

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://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.

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.