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Medini
Dhamma Medinī, Dhamma Medini, New Zealand
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Medini, meaning 'Ground of Dhamma', is located in Makarau valley, north of Kaukapakapa, within an hour's drive northwest of Auckland. Established in February 1987, the centre is situated on 137-acres of land on a grassy valley covered in native bush and inhabited by native birds. The centre facilities include 68 single rooms and a Dhamma hall that seats 100 students.
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 Centre New Zealand -- Dhamma Medini
153 Burnside Road, RD 3, Kaukapakapa, New Zealand 0873

Tel: [64] (09) 420-5319
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://medini.dhamma.org

In view of the present risk of transmitting the Covid-19 virus, we are only accepting applications from people who will be in New Zealand, symptom-free, for a minimum of 20 days prior to the start of the courseThe New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all travellers wanting to travel to New Zealand by either air or sea.

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

Application opening dates may change at any time; and courses may possibly re-open at short notice.

Please apply to sit only one Ten Day Course at a time. Any additional applications will not be processed.

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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.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
24 Oct 1-Day Completed Auckland - Blockhouse Bay For old students
25 Oct 1-Day CANCELLED New Plymouth For old students
Apply* 15 Nov 1-Day Open Dunedin For old students
Apply* 15 Nov 1-Day Open Palmerston North For old students
Apply* 22 Nov 1-Day Open Auckland - Blockhouse Bay For old students
Apply* 22 Nov 1-Day Open New Plymouth For old students
Apply* 29 Nov 1-Day Open Christchurch For old students
Apply* 05 Dec 1-Day Open Whangarei For old students
Apply* 13 Dec 1-Day Open Palmerston North For old students
Apply* 18 Dec - 20 Dec 2-Day Open Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 19 Dec 1-Day Open Auckland - Blockhouse Bay For old students
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 21 Jan - 24 Jan 3-Day Open Dhamma Medini For old students
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Oct - 03 Nov 20-Day In Progress Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 03 Nov - 04 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Medini For old students

Please read our Covid19 Information before applying for this work period

Apply* 04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Dhamma Medini
Apply* 15 Nov - 18 Nov Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Medini For old students

Please read our Covid19 Information before applying for this work period

Apply* 18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day
English / French
Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Servers - Open Dhamma Medini

Pour vous incrire en Français, appuyez sur le bouton Languages|Français, en haut de la page du calendrier des cours.

Apply* 29 Nov - 02 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Medini For old students

Please read our Covid19 Information before applying for this work period

Apply* 02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Medini
Apply* 13 Dec - 23 Dec Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Medini For old students

Please read our Covid19 Information before applying for this work period

Apply* 23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Closed Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Dhamma Medini
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 03 Jan - 06 Jan Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 06 Jan - 17 Jan 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Medini
Apply* 17 Jan - 21 Jan Work Period Servers - Open Dhamma Medini For old students
24 Jan - 27 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Oct Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 27 Jan - 07 Feb 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Medini
07 Feb - 10 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 09 Nov Dhamma Medini For old students
Apply* 10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Dhamma Medini
21 Feb - 24 Feb Work Period Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Dhamma Medini For old students
24 Feb - 07 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Oct Dhamma Medini
07 Mar - 17 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 07 Dec Dhamma Medini For old students
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
 

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://medini.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.

20-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.

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.