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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
Apply* 05 Jul - 06 Jul Children Open Pomona Ages 8 - 12
Apply* 07 Jul Teen Girls - Open Boys - Open Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Pomona Ages 13 - 17
08 Aug Children Applications accepted starting 12 Jun Taringa, Brisbane Ages 8 - 12
15 Aug Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 13 Jun Southport for ages 8 to 17.
19 Sep Teen Applications accepted starting 17 Jul Taringa, Brisbane Ages 13 - 17
20 Sep - 21 Sep Children Applications accepted starting 21 May Pomona 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
Apply* 30 May 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply* 06 Jun 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Filling Up Southport For old students
Apply* 13 Jun 1-Day
English / Khmer
Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Short Wait List Springwood, Brisbane For old students
សូមទាក់ទងណារុនតាមលេខ0405 169 881ឬសុភណ័0430 108 129
19 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 19 May Kuranda New Course!!For old students
Far North Queensland
27 Jun 1-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply* 08 Jul - 11 Jul 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Open to Queensland, Northern Rivers & Northern Territory residents only.
11 Jul 1-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 13 Jun Springwood, Brisbane For old students
សូមទាក់ទងណារុនតាមលេខ0405 169 881ឬសុភណ័0430 108 129
25 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jun Taringa, Brisbane For old students
29 Aug 1-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Taringa, Brisbane For old students
05 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Pomona For old students
26 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Taringa, Brisbane For old students
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
06 May - 06 Jun 30-Day In Progress Pomona For old students
Apply* 04 Jun - 15 Jun 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Short Wait List Natural Bridge
Non-Centre course in Gold Coast hinterland. Priority given to Northern Rivers & Gold Coast residents. Dormitory accommodation.

Servers needed, please click apply

Apply* 06 Jun - 09 Jun Work Period Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 09 Jun - 20 Jun 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Short 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* 20 Jun 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* 20 Jun - 23 Jun Work Period Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - 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* 06 Jul - 08 Jul Work Period Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 12 Jul - 14 Jul Work Period Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 May 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.

Trial random selection process.   Apply from 1pm to 3pm on 15 May.

Apply* 25 Jul Gardening Day Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Virtual Trust meeting via Microsoft Teams commencing at 9.15am. For Gardening, start with group sit in hall at 8am. All old students welcome
25 Jul - 28 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 25 May Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
28 Jul - 08 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 May Pomona
08 Aug - 11 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 08 Jun Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day
Hindi / English
Applications accepted starting 12 Jun Pomona Hindi-, Punjabi- and English- speaking teacher
22 Aug - 25 Aug Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Jun Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Jun Pomona 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.
05 Sep - 08 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jul Pomona
19 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
21 Sep - 23 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
23 Sep - 04 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jul Pomona
04 Oct - 06 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 04 Aug 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 German- and English- speaking teachers
17 Oct Gardening Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun 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
14 Nov Gardening Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jul 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
 
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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 18 Sep 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.

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.