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Rasmi
Dhamma Rasmi, Pomona, Queensland, Australia
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Dhamma Rasmi ('Ray of Dhamma') is set in the sub-tropical hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, approximately 140 km north of Brisbane. Established in 1989, it is set in landscaped gardens within 60 acres of bushland inhabited by kangaroos and other native animals and birds. The centre accommodates up to 70 students.

To read more about Vipassana Meditation, visit the International Vipassana website for an introduction, or see our answers to commonly asked questions.
 

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: Vipassana Centre Queensland, PO Box 119, Pomona. Queensland. 4568

Phone: +61 (0)7 5485 2452

Fax: +61 (0)7 5485 2907

Email: info@rasmi.dhamma.org

Scroll down to apply for 10 day Adult courses.
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Children's courses are for ages 8 to 12. Teenager courses are for ages 13 to 17.
Visit www.children.dhamma.org or contact Jan on 0414 713 437 for further information.
2017 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 12 Nov Children Open Taringa, Brisbane for ages 8-12
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 19 Nov Teen Open Taringa, Brisbane for ages 13-17
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 08 Jan - 09 Jan Children Open Pomona
 
Short Courses
Short courses for old students are held in various locations in Queensland. Check the 'Location' section for details.
2017 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 Oct 1-Day CANCELLED Kuranda For old students
Apply* 29 Oct 1-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply* 26 Nov 1-Day Open Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply* 10 Dec 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Filling Up Pomona For old students
Apply* 31 Dec 1-Day Open Taringa, Brisbane For old students
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 25 Jan - 28 Jan 3-Day Open Numinbah Valley For old students
Non-Centre course
Gold Coast hinterland


Apply* 25 Jan - 28 Jan 3-Day Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 28 Jan 1-Day Open Taringa, Brisbane For old students
25 Feb 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Oct Taringa, Brisbane 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.

Please apply to sit no more than 2 ten day courses. We are unable to process any more.

2017 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Oct - 08 Nov 30-Day In Progress Pomona For old students
Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page.
Apply 08 Nov - 15 Nov Working bee Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Filling Up Pomona For old students
ANZAT meeting 9th to 13th November.
Apply 15 Nov - 26 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Long Wait List Pomona
Apply 26 Nov Gardening bee Open Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
Apply 29 Nov - 10 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Short Wait List Pomona
Apply 13 Dec - 24 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Long Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Pomona
Apply* 27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Short Wait List Pomona High demand course. If possible, please apply for another course instead.

2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 10 Jan - 21 Jan 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Servers - Open Pomona High demand course. If possible, please apply for another course instead.

Apply 21 Jan Gardening bee Open Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
Apply* 31 Jan - 11 Feb 10-Day
Mandarin / English
Women - Closed Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Pomona English / Mandarin speaking teacher
Apply* 14 Feb - 25 Feb 10-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Pomona
25 Feb Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 26 Oct Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
28 Feb - 11 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Oct Pomona
14 Mar - 25 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Nov Pomona
25 Mar - 30 Mar Working bee Applications accepted starting 23 Nov Pomona For old students
30 Mar - 08 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 28 Nov Pomona For old students
Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page.
08 Apr Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 07 Dec Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
18 Apr - 29 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Dec Pomona
02 May - 13 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Dec Pomona
16 May - 27 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jan Pomona
27 May Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 25 Jan Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
30 May - 10 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jan Pomona
13 Jun - 24 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Feb Pomona
13 Jun - 24 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Feb Natural Bridge Non-Centre course
Gold Coast hinterland

25 Jun - 28 Jun Working bee Applications accepted starting 23 Feb Pomona For old students
01 Jul Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
04 Jul - 15 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Mar Pomona
18 Jul - 29 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Mar Pomona
01 Aug - 12 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Pomona
13 Aug - 17 Aug Working bee Applications accepted starting 13 Apr Pomona For old students
17 Aug - 26 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 17 Apr Pomona For old students
Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page.
26 Aug Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 26 Apr Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
29 Aug - 09 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Pomona
12 Sep - 23 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 May Pomona
26 Sep - 07 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Pomona
05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Natural Bridge Non-Centre course
Gold Coast hinterland
07 Oct Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 07 Jun Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
09 Oct - 30 Oct 20-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Apr Pomona For old students
Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page
31 Oct - 11 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Pomona
14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Pomona
28 Nov - 09 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Pomona
09 Dec Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 09 Aug Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
12 Dec - 23 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Pomona
26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Pomona
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Pomona
30 Jan - 10 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Sep Pomona
13 Feb - 24 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Oct Pomona
27 Feb - 10 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Oct Pomona
 
 

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: info@rasmi.dhamma.org

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.

30-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of six 10-day courses (one since their first 20-day course), one 20-day course, one Satipatthana Sutta 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 
 
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