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Sukhakari
Dhamma Sukhakāri, Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

A new 10-day centre in the UK, set in 20 acres of land on the edge of Haughley Green, in the Suffolk countryside, a few miles from Stowmarket station. From summer 2018, the new centre will offer a programme of 10- and 3-day courses for up to 80 students, as well as courses for children and young people. Dhamma Sukhakāri means ‘giving the happiness of Dhamma’.

Courses are also held in other locations in the UK and Ireland

           
  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Returning 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 provided one in your application. We aim to respond within two weeks. Please check your spam folder for our email.
  5. If your application is accepted we will ask you to reconfirm a month before the course begins in order to secure your place.
Waiting Lists: Those applying for courses marked as 'Wait List' will only be offered places as they become available due to cancellations. We have a reconfirmation process which typically elicits cancellations 2 to 3 weeks before the course starts. Places can even become available up to the day of the course but there is no guarantee of this.
 
Please note:  All courses are offered subject to availability of assistant teachers, who are volunteers like all course servers.  In the rare event that a teacher is unavailable and the course has to be cancelled we will inform you by email. 
Additional information

Address: Dhamma Sukhakari,  Walnut Tree Manor, Haughley Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3RQ

 
email:  [email protected]
 
Tel: 01449 833080

 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

Applications are accepted from 8 p.m. in the summer and 7 p.m. in the winter UK time on the day courses open for registration.

Note: The 'apply' link will not be visible until then. Also the actual opening time may be a few minutes or even up to an hour later. This is due to the automated nature of the system. You will need to refresh this page to see the 'apply' link as this page does not auto-refresh.

Important message regarding Coronavirus:

Courses and service periods are resuming at Dhamma Sukhakari.

For the time being, the centre is only open to residents of England, Scotland and Wales.

Whether you are applying to sit or serve, please make sure that the Covid 19 guidelines in your area will allow you to travel and that you will not be in breach of them by attending a course.

2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 09 Sep - 20 Sep 10-Day In Progress Stowmarket, Suffolk OLD STUDENTS ONLY
Apply* 20 Sep - 24 Sep General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Apply* 24 Sep - 27 Sep 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Apply* 27 Sep - 30 Sep General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Apply* 30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Closed Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk
Apply* 11 Oct - 20 Oct General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Apply* 20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk
31 Oct - 01 Nov Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome.
Apply* 31 Oct - 04 Nov General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Apply* 04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Applications open to Scottish residents only, until 1st October.
Apply* 15 Nov - 19 Nov General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Apply* 19 Nov - 22 Nov 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Apply* 22 Nov - 25 Nov General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
Apply* 25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk
06 Dec Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk Group sit at 9:30am Committee meeting starts at 10:45am, Trust meeting starts at 2pm. All old students are welcome.
Apply* 06 Dec - 09 Dec General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Stowmarket, Suffolk
Apply* 20 Dec - 23 Dec General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have served at least 3 days of a 10-day course or a 3 day course and sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.
23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Stowmarket, Suffolk
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Jan - 24 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Oct Stowmarket, Suffolk
28 Jan - 31 Jan 3-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
03 Feb - 14 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Nov Stowmarket, Suffolk
23 Feb - 26 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Nov Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Dec Stowmarket, Suffolk
17 Mar - 28 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Dec Stowmarket, Suffolk
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
No courses are currently scheduled.
 
 

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://sukhakari.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.

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.