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Dhamma Sukhakāri, Stowmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom
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** 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:

National lockdown restrictions mean we cannot run courses at present. The planned courses below will be cancelled if the restrictions continue. Please check back for the latest information.
For the time being, we are accepting applications for the planned courses and work periods, though they are open to residents of the UK and Republic of Ireland only.
Whether you are applying to sit or serve, please make sure that you will not be in breach of the Covid-19 guidelines in your area by attending a course.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 22 Feb - 14 Apr General Service Period In Progress Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Applications from experienced servers for long-term service only (at least 3 weeks). 
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day CANCELLED Stowmarket, Suffolk
17 Mar - 28 Mar 10-Day CANCELLED Stowmarket, Suffolk
31 Mar - 11 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Stowmarket, Suffolk
10 Apr - 11 Apr Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm. Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am. All old students are welcome. Contact [email protected] for details.
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED 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.