Wheel of Dhamma

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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.

Due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, courses and group sittings have recommenced, with limited numbers and social distancing and hygiene requirements in place. Courses may need to be cancelled if circumstances change. Please do not join a course or group sitting without registering beforehand.

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
Apply* 01 Nov 1-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Closed Southport For old students
Limited places due to social distancing.
Apply* 08 Nov 1-Day
English / Khmer
Women - Long Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Closed Springwood, Brisbane For old students
សូមទាក់ទងណារុនតាមលេខ0405 169 881ឬសុភណ័0430 108 129
Apply* 15 Nov 1-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Billinudgel For old students
Numbers limited due to social distancing.
Apply* 05 Dec - 16 Dec 10-Day New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Natural Bridge
Non-Centre course in Gold Coast hinterland.
Priority given to Northern Rivers, Gold Coast & Brisbane residents. Open to those who have not sat a 10 day course and old students who haven’t sat within the last 18 months.
Dormitory accommodation only.
06 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Nov Southport For old students
Limited places available due to social distancing.
13 Dec 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 13 Nov Springwood, Brisbane For old students
សូមទាក់ទងណារុនតាមលេខ0405 169 881ឬសុភណ័0430 108 129
20 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Nov Billinudgel For old students
Numbers limited due to social distancing.

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.