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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 [email protected].

Please apply to sit only 1 ten day course at a time.  Due to high demand, additional applications are unable to be processed.

 
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.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 16 Jun Children / Teens Open Southport for ages 8 to 17.
Apply* 01 Jul - 02 Jul Children Open Pomona Ages 8 - 12
Apply* 23 Sep Teen Open Pomona Ages 13 - 17
Apply* 24 Sep - 25 Sep 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.
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 26 May 1-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Servers - Closed Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply* 02 Jun 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Southport For old students
Apply* 30 Jun 1-Day Open Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply* 07 Jul 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Southport For old students
Apply* 14 Jul Comemmorative 1 day course Open Pomona For old students
Special program of meditation and presentations to celebrate 50 years since S.N. Goenka gave the first Vipassana course in India. To attend the full day, click the 'Apply' link.
All welcome to attend the 2.30pm afternoon tea and presentations.

Apply* 28 Jul 1-Day Open Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply* 04 Aug 1-Day Open Southport For old students
Apply* 25 Aug 1-Day Open Taringa, Brisbane For old students
01 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jun Southport For old students
29 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 30 May 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.

2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 May - 01 Jun 20-Day In Progress Pomona For old students
Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page
Apply* 01 Jun - 12 Jun 10-Day New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Open Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Natural Bridge Non-Centre course
Gold Coast hinterland

 Servers needed for this course. Please click 'Apply’.
Apply* 02 Jun Gardening bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 02 Jun - 05 Jun Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Pomona English- Hindi- and Punjabi- speaking assistant teacher
Apply* 16 Jun - 19 Jun Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day
English / Mandarin
Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open 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


Apply* 30 Jun Trust workshop Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Training weekend for Trust members.
Old students welcome to apply to serve.
For information about participating in the workshop, email [email protected]
Apply* 03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Pomona
Apply* 07 Jul Trust meeting Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting in office meditation room. All old students welcome.
14 Jul Special Commemoration Open Pomona
Special program of meditation and presentations to celebrate 50 years since S.N. Goenka gave the first Vipassana course in India.
To apply to sit or serve, click here.

All welcome to attend the 2.30pm afternoon tea and presentations.
Apply* 15 Jul - 17 Jul Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Servers - Open Pomona
Apply* 28 Jul - 31 Jul Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Pomona
Apply* 11 Aug Gardening bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
Apply* 11 Aug - 14 Aug Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Pomona
Apply* 25 Aug - 28 Aug Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 28 Aug - 08 Sep 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Pomona
Apply* 08 Sep Gardening bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
Apply* 08 Sep - 11 Sep Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Pomona
26 Sep - 07 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Pomona English- and Japanese-speaking assistant teacher
07 Oct - 09 Oct Working bee Applications accepted starting 07 Jun Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jun Pomona English- and Dutch- speaking assistant teachers
13 Oct Trust meeting Applications accepted starting 13 Jun Pomona For old students
Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
20 Oct - 23 Oct Working bee Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
23 Oct - 03 Nov 10-Day
English / Khmer
Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Pomona Bilingual Khmer/English course
Preference given to local Khmer speakers
សេចក្ដីណែនាំ​អំពី​បច្ចេកទេស


03 Nov - 06 Nov Working bee Applications accepted starting 04 Jul Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
06 Nov - 17 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Pomona Hindi- Punjabi- and English- speaking assistant teacher
17 Nov Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 18 Jul Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
17 Nov - 20 Nov Working bee Applications accepted starting 18 Jul Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply 20 Nov - 01 Dec Special 10-Day Open Pomona For old students
Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page.
30 Nov - 11 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Natural Bridge Non-Centre course
Gold Coast hinterland

01 Dec Trust workshop Applications accepted starting 31 Aug Pomona For old students.
02 Dec - 04 Dec Working bee Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
04 Dec - 15 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Pomona Hindi- Punjabi- and English- speaking assistant teacher
16 Dec - 19 Dec Working bee Applications accepted starting 16 Aug Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
23 Dec - 26 Dec Working bee Applications accepted starting 23 Aug Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction, course preparation and maintenance - all skill levels welcome to apply.
26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Pomona Hindi- Punjabi- and English- speaking assistant teacher
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Jan - 19 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Pomona
29 Jan - 09 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Pomona
12 Feb - 23 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Pomona
26 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Oct Pomona
11 Mar - 22 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Nov Pomona
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Nov Pomona
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Dec 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: [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.

Special 10-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.

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.

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.

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.