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Passaddhi
Dhamma Passaddhi, Northern Rivers Gold Coast, New South Wales, Australia
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Passaddhi, meaning 'Tranquillity of Dhamma', covers the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, and the Gold Coast area of Queensland. Courses are currently being held at rented locations until a permanent meditation centre is established.

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

Address: PO Box 1 Ocean Shores NSW 2483

Northern Rivers and Gold Coast Vipassana Email: [email protected]

Tel:  +61 408 009 105 or +61 405 107 011

Additional ten day courses for new and old students are held in Pomona, Queensland. Apply here

Scroll down to see any current local children's and teens' courses.

 
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.
2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 16 Dec 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Billinudgel For old students
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 06 Jan 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Southport For old students
Apply* 20 Jan 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Billinudgel For old students
Apply* 25 Jan - 28 Jan 3-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Open Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Numinbah Valley For old students
Non-Centre course
Gold Coast hinterland


Apply* 03 Feb 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Southport For old students
Apply* 17 Feb 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Billinudgel For old students
Apply* 03 Mar 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Southport For old students
17 Mar 1-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Dec Billinudgel For old students
07 Apr 1-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jan Southport For old students
21 Apr 1-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Billinudgel For old students
05 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Feb Southport For old students
19 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Feb Billinudgel For old students
01 Jun - 12 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jan Natural Bridge Non-Centre course
Gold Coast hinterland

02 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Southport For old students
16 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Mar Billinudgel For old students
21 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Apr Billinudgel For old students
18 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Billinudgel For old students
15 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Billinudgel For old students
20 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jul Billinudgel For old students
17 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Billinudgel For old students
15 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Sep Billinudgel For old students
 
 

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.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.

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.