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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: [email protected]

Construction of the Centre pagoda with individual meditation cells has begun. If you are applying to sit a course, there may be some construction noise at the Centre, but every effort is being made to minimise it.  

Old students are welcome to apply to serve on the Pagoda project for short or long periods. For further information, contact the Centre.

Please apply to sit only one 10 day course at a time.  Due to high demand, additional applications are unable to be processed.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, numbers at the Centre are limited and social distancing and hygiene requirements are in place. Courses may need to be cancelled if circumstances change. Please do not visit the Centre without registering beforehand.

Course applications open around 1pm (AEST) on the day the course opens. There are VERY limited places so courses fill quickly.

 
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.

For children's and teens' courses in the Northern Rivers area of NSW, see the Northern Rivers Gold Coast Vipassana course schedule.

2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 02 Nov Teen Open Pomona Open to Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre students only
Apply* 08 Nov Children Girls - Short Wait List Boys - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Taringa, Brisbane Ages 8 - 12
 
Short Courses
Short courses for old students are held in various locations in Queensland. Check the 'Location' section for details.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
27 Sep 1-Day In Progress Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply* 11 Oct 1-Day
English / Khmer
Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Closed Springwood, Brisbane For old students
សូម​អាន”ច្បាប់វិន័យ”មុននឹងដាក់ពាក្យសុំ
បើអ្នកត្រូវការជំនួយក្នុងការដាក់ពាក្យសុំជាភាសារអង់គេ្លស
សូមទាក់ទងណារុនតាមលេខ0405 169 881ឬសុភណ័0430 108 129
Apply* 18 Oct 1-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 25 Oct 1-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Servers - Closed Taringa, Brisbane For old students
08 Nov 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 09 Oct Springwood, Brisbane For old students
សូម​អាន”ច្បាប់វិន័យ”មុននឹងដាក់ពាក្យសុំ
បើអ្នកត្រូវការជំនួយក្នុងការដាក់ពាក្យសុំជាភាសារអង់គេ្លស
សូមទាក់ទងណារុនតាមលេខ0405 169 881ឬសុភណ័0430 108 129
29 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Taringa, Brisbane For old students
13 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Nov Pomona For old students
13 Dec 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 13 Nov Springwood, Brisbane For old students
សូម​អាន”ច្បាប់វិន័យ”មុននឹងដាក់ពាក្យសុំ
បើអ្នកត្រូវការជំនួយក្នុងការដាក់ពាក្យសុំជាភាសារអង់គេ្លស
សូមទាក់ទងណារុនតាមលេខ0405 169 881ឬសុភណ័0430 108 129
27 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Nov 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.

2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 24 Sep - 05 Oct 10-Day In Progress Pomona

Limited places available due to social distancing. Open to Queensland residents only.

Apply* 27 Sep Annual General Meeting and Trust Meeting In Progress Pomona For old students
9.10am AGM followed by Trust meeting via Zoom.
Apply* 05 Oct - 07 Oct Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Short Wait List Pomona

Limited places available due to social distancing. Open to Queensland, Northern Rivers and Northern Territory residents only.

Servers needed for this course. Please click 'Apply’.
Apply* 18 Oct Gardening bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
Apply* 21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Long Wait List Pomona

Limited places available due to social distancing. Open to Queensland, Northern Rivers and Northern Territory residents only.

Apply* 01 Nov - 04 Nov Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Filling Up Pomona

Limited places available due to social distancing. Open to Queensland, Northern Rivers & Northern Territory residents only.

Apply* 15 Nov Gardening bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
Apply* 15 Nov - 18 Nov Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Pomona

Limited places available due to social distancing. Open to Queensland, Northern Rivers & Northern Territory residents only.

29 Nov - 02 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 30 Sep Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 03 Oct Pomona
Open to Khmer speakers only
Limited places - Queensland, Northern Rivers & Northern Territory residents only
 
សូម​អាន”ច្បាប់វិន័យ”មុននឹងដាក់ពាក្យសុំ
 
បើអ្នកត្រូវការជំនួយក្នុងការដាក់ពាក្យសុំជាភាសារអង់គេ្លស
សូមទាក់ទងណារុនតាមលេខ0405 169 881ឬសុភណ័0430 108 129
13 Dec Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
14 Dec - 26 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 15 Oct Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Oct Pomona High demand course. Please apply for another course if you are able to.
Open to Queensland, Northern Rivers & Northern Territory residents only.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Jan - 13 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 11 Nov Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
13 Jan - 24 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Nov Pomona High demand course. Please apply for another course if you are able.
27 Jan - 07 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Nov Pomona
10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Dec Pomona
21 Feb - 03 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Dec Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jan Pomona
17 Mar - 28 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jan Pomona
02 Apr - 11 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 02 Feb Pomona For old students
Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page.
16 Apr - 18 Apr National Children's Course Teacher workshop Applications accepted starting 13 Feb Pomona For old students
National CCT workshop - servers need for kitchen and course preparation
21 Apr - 02 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Feb Pomona
03 May - 06 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
06 May - 06 Jun 30-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Nov Pomona For old students
Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page.
Limited places available. Priority given to those who have not sat a 30 day course or have sat fewer times.

 
 

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.

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.