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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 meditation cells has begun. Old students are welcome to apply to serve on the project for short or long periods. For further information, contact [email protected].

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.  

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.
2018 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 24 Sep - 25 Sep Children Open Pomona Ages 8 - 12
Apply* 21 Oct Teen Open Taringa, Brisbane Ages 13 - 17
 
Short Courses
Short courses for old students are held in various locations in Queensland. Check the 'Location' section for details.
2018 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 26 Aug 1-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Closed Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply* 30 Sep 1-Day Open Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply* 07 Oct 1-Day Open Southport For old students
Apply* 12 Oct - 15 Oct 3-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Open Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Natural Bridge For old students
Non-Centre course
Gold Coast hinterland
Apply* 28 Oct 1-Day Open Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply* 04 Nov 1-Day Open Southport For old students
Apply* 25 Nov 1-Day Open Taringa, Brisbane For old students
Apply* 25 Nov 1-Day Open Pomona For old students
30 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Aug Taringa, Brisbane For old students
2019 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Jan - 28 Jan 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Sep Numinbah Valley For old students
Non-Centre course
Gold Coast hinterland


25 Jan - 28 Jan 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Sep Pomona For old students
27 Jan 1-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep 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.

2018 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 17 Aug - 26 Aug Satipatthana Sutta In Progress Pomona For old students

Apply* 26 Aug Gardening bee Open Pomona For old students
Apply* 26 Aug - 29 Aug Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction and Centre service - servers of all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 29 Aug - 09 Sep 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Long Wait List Pomona
Apply* 09 Sep - 12 Sep Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction and Centre service - servers of all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 12 Sep - 23 Sep 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Short Wait List Pomona
Apply* 26 Sep - 07 Oct 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Long Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Pomona
Apply* 07 Oct Gardening bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
Apply 09 Oct - 30 Oct 20-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page
Apply* 31 Oct - 11 Nov 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Servers - Open Pomona
04 Nov Trust meeting Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
Apply* 11 Nov - 14 Nov Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction and Centre service - servers of all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 14 Nov - 25 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Pomona
Apply* 25 Nov - 28 Nov Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction and Centre service - servers of all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 28 Nov - 09 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Pomona
Apply* 09 Dec Gardening bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
Apply* 09 Dec - 12 Dec Working bee Servers - Open Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction and Centre service - servers of all skill levels welcome to apply.
Apply* 12 Dec - 23 Dec 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Pomona
23 Dec - 26 Dec Working bee Applications accepted starting 23 Aug Pomona For old students
Pagoda construction and Centre service - servers of all skill levels welcome to apply.
26 December, 2018 - 06 January, 2019 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Pomona
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
09 Jan - 20 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Pomona
20 Jan Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 20 Sep Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
30 Jan - 10 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Sep Pomona
13 Feb - 24 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Oct Pomona
24 Feb Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 25 Oct Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
27 Feb - 10 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Oct Pomona
13 Mar - 24 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Nov Pomona
24 Mar Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
27 Mar - 07 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Nov Pomona
13 Apr - 22 Apr Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 12 Dec Pomona For old students
Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page.
24 Apr - 05 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Dec Pomona
05 May Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 03 Jan Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
05 May - 10 May Working bee Applications accepted starting 03 Jan Pomona For old students
11 May - 01 Jun 20-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Nov Pomona For old students
Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page
02 Jun Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 31 Jan Pomona For old students
05 Jun - 16 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Feb Pomona
19 Jun - 30 Jun 10-Day
English / Mandarin
Applications accepted starting 17 Feb Pomona
03 Jul - 14 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Pomona
14 Jul Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 14 Mar Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
17 Jul - 28 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Mar Pomona
31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Mar Pomona
11 Aug Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 11 Apr Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Apr Pomona
28 Aug - 08 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Apr Pomona
08 Sep Gardening bee Applications accepted starting 09 May Pomona For old students
Also, Trust meeting today, starting with 8am group sitting. All old students welcome.
26 Sep - 07 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Pomona
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.
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.
 
 

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.

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.

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.

 
 
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