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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 limited places so courses fill very 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.

2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Aug Children CANCELLED Taringa, Brisbane Ages 8 - 12
Apply* 15 Aug Children / Teens Open Southport for ages 8 to 17.
Apply* 19 Sep Teen Open Taringa, Brisbane Ages 13 - 17
Apply* 20 Sep - 21 Sep Children Open Pomona Ages 8 - 12
14 Nov Children Applications accepted starting 11 Sep 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.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Aug 1-Day
English / Khmer
CANCELLED Springwood, Brisbane For old students
សូមទាក់ទងណារុនតាមលេខ0405 169 881ឬសុភណ័0430 108 129
Apply* 29 Aug 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Filling Up Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply* 05 Sep 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Filling Up Southport For old students
Apply* 05 Sep 1-Day Open Pomona For old students
12 Sep 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 08 Aug Springwood, Brisbane For old students
សូមទាក់ទងណារុនតាមលេខ0405 169 881ឬសុភណ័0430 108 129
26 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Taringa, Brisbane For old students
03 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Sep Southport For old students
10 Oct 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Springwood, Brisbane For old students
សូមទាក់ទងណារុនតាមលេខ0405 169 881ឬសុភណ័0430 108 129
16 Oct - 19 Oct 3-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Natural Bridge For old students
Non-Centre course in Gold Coast hinterland. Priority given to Northern Rivers & Gold Coast residents. Dormitory accommodation.
17 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Sep Pomona 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.

2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Pomona
08 Aug - 11 Aug Work Period CANCELLED Pomona For old students
Apply* 11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day
Hindi / English
Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Short Wait List Pomona

Open to Queensland and Northern Territory residents only.  Priority given to those who have not sat a 10 day course and old students who haven't sat within the last 12 months.

Priority given to Hindi speakers.

Apply* 22 Aug - 25 Aug Work Period Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Pomona

Open to Queensland, Northern Rivers & Northern Territory residents only.  Priority given to those who have not sat a 10 day course and old students who haven't sat within the last 12 months.

Dutch- and English- speaking teacher. 

 

Apply* 05 Sep Gardening Day Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Virtual Trust meeting via Microsoft Teams at 9.15am. For Gardening, start with 8am group sitting in hall. All old students welcome.
Apply* 05 Sep - 08 Sep Work Period Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Long Wait List Pomona

Open to Queensland, Northern Rivers & Northern Territory residents only. Priority given to those who have not sat a 10 day course and old students who haven't sat within the last 12 months.

Apply* 19 Sep Work Period Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 21 Sep - 23 Sep Work Period Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 23 Sep - 04 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Filling Up Pomona

Open to Queensland, Northern Rivers & Northern Territory residents only. Priority given to those who have not sat a 10 day course and old students who haven't sat within the last 12 months.

Apply* 04 Oct - 06 Oct Work Period Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Aug Pomona

Open to Queensland, Northern Rivers & Northern Territory residents only. Priority given to those who have not sat a 10 day course and old students who haven't sat within the last 12 months.

German- and English- speaking teachers.

Apply from 1pm to 3pm on 7 August.

Apply* 17 Oct Gardening Day Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Virtual Trust meeting via Microsoft Teams at 9.15am. For gardening, start with 8am group sitting in hall. All old students welcome.
17 Oct - 20 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Aug Pomona
31 Oct - 03 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 31 Aug Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Sep Pomona Hindi-, Punjabi- and English- speaking teacher
Apply* 14 Nov Gardening Day Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Virtual Trust meeting via Microsoft Teams at 9.15am. For gardening, start with 8am group sitting in hall. All old students welcome.
14 Nov - 17 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 14 Sep Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Sep Pomona
28 Nov - 01 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 02 Oct Pomona
 
សូម​អាន”ច្បាប់វិន័យ”មុននឹងដាក់ពាក្យសុំ
 
បើអ្នកត្រូវការជំនួយក្នុងការដាក់ពាក្យសុំជាភាសារអង់គេ្លស
សូមទាក់ទងណារុនតាមលេខ0405 169 881ឬសុភណ័0430 108 129
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Oct Natural Bridge Non-Centre course in Gold Coast hinterland. Priority given to Northern Rivers & Gold Coast residents. Dormitory accommodation.
12 Dec Gardening Day Applications accepted starting 12 Aug Pomona For old students
Virtual Trust meeting via Microsoft Teams at 9.15am. For gardening, start with 8am group sitting in hall. All old students welcome.
12 Dec - 15 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 12 Oct Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
15 Dec - 24 Dec Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 02 Oct Pomona For old students
Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page.
24 Dec - 27 Dec Work Period Applications accepted starting 24 Oct Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
27 December, 2021 - 07 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Pomona Hindi-, Punjabi- and English- speaking teacher
2022 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 07 Nov Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
11 Jan - 12 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 11 Nov Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
12 Jan - 23 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Nov 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 https://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.

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.

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.

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.

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.