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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.

Course applications open around 12 midday (AEST) on the day the course opens.

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, all courses, work periods and on-site meetings are currently cancelled.  We will resume our program when the situation allows.

 
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
06 Apr - 07 Apr Children CANCELLED Pomona Ages 8 - 12
19 Apr Teen CANCELLED Taringa, Brisbane Ages 13 - 17
24 May Children / Teens CANCELLED Southport for ages 8 to 17.
Apply* 28 Jun - 29 Jun Teen Girls - Open Boys - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Pomona Females only, ages 13-17
Apply* 30 Jun - 01 Jul Children Open Pomona 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
05 Apr 1-Day CANCELLED Southport For old students
12 Apr 1-Day
English / Khmer
CANCELLED Springwood, Brisbane For old students
19 Apr 1-Day CANCELLED Pomona For old students
23 Apr - 26 Apr 3-Day CANCELLED Natural Bridge For old students
Non-Centre course
Gold Coast hinterland
26 Apr 1-Day CANCELLED Taringa, Brisbane For old students
03 May 1-Day CANCELLED Southport For old students
10 May 1-Day
English / Khmer
CANCELLED Springwood, Brisbane For old students
31 May 1-Day CANCELLED Taringa, Brisbane For old students
07 Jun 1-Day CANCELLED Southport For old students
14 Jun 1-Day Closed Pomona For old students
Applications postponed due to COVID-19 coronavirus.
28 Jun 1-Day CANCELLED 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
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day
English / Mandarin
CANCELLED Pomona
Bilingual Mandarin / English course.
Preference given to local Mandarin speakers.

申请之前请阅读课程规范

要使用中文申请,请单击右上角的 Languages下拉菜单


05 Apr Gardening bee CANCELLED Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
05 Apr - 08 Apr Working bee CANCELLED Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Pomona
20 Apr - 23 Apr Working bee CANCELLED Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
23 Apr - 24 May 30-Day CANCELLED Pomona For old students
24 May - 03 Jun Working bee CANCELLED Pomona For old students
ANZ Teachers and Assistant Teachers meetings. Servers needed for kitchen service, course preparation and maintenance.
31 May Gardening bee CANCELLED Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
03 Jun - 14 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Pomona
13 Jun - 24 Jun 10-Day CANCELLED Natural Bridge
Non-Centre course
Gold Coast hinterland
Apply* 15 Jun - 17 Jun Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 17 Jun - 28 Jun 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Pomona
Apply* 28 Jun Gardening bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
Apply* 02 Jul - 03 Jul Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 03 Jul - 12 Jul Satipatthana Sutta Women - Short Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page.
Apply* 12 Jul Gardening bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
Apply* 12 Jul - 15 Jul Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Pomona
Apply* 27 Jul - 29 Jul Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 May Pomona Applications postponed due to COVID-19 coronavirus
09 Aug - 12 Aug Working bee Applications accepted starting 09 Apr Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jun Pomona Applications postponed due to COVID-19 coronavirus.
23 Aug Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
23 Aug - 26 Aug Working bee Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
26 Aug - 06 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Apr Pomona
07 Sep - 09 Sep Working bee Applications accepted starting 08 May Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
09 Sep - 20 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 May Pomona
20 Sep Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 21 May Pomona For old students
Also AGM followed by Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
24 Sep - 05 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 May Pomona
05 Oct - 07 Oct Working bee Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jun Pomona
18 Oct Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
21 Oct - 01 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jun Pomona
01 Nov - 04 Nov Working bee Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jul Pomona
15 Nov Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
15 Nov - 18 Nov Working bee Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jul Pomona
29 Nov - 02 Dec Working bee Applications accepted starting 30 Jul 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 02 Aug Pomona
Bilingual Khmer/English course
Preference given to local Khmer speakers

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13 Dec Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
14 Dec - 26 Dec Working bee Applications accepted starting 14 Aug 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 26 Aug Pomona High demand course. Please apply for another course if you are able to.


2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Jan - 13 Jan Working bee Applications accepted starting 09 Sep 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 Sep Pomona High demand course. Please apply for another course if you are able.
2157 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
16 Jan Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
23 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Sep Pomona For old students
Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting in meditation room next to the office. All old students welcome.
 
 

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.

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.