Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

 
Ujjala
Dhamma Ujjala, Clare, South Australia
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

Residential Vipassana meditation courses in this tradition have been held in rented facilities in the Adelaide area since the mid 1980s.   Dhamma Ujjala, which means “bright or blazing Dhamma”, was purchased in December 2008. It is located in the pristine Clare Valley, one and three quarter hours north of Adelaide.

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

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +61 (0)8 8312 3105

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 the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the Centre has re-opened. 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.
 
Short Courses
1-Day, 2-Day, and 3-Day courses are short courses for old students.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 01 Aug 1-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Closed North Adelaide For old students
Apply* 05 Sep 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed North Adelaide For old students
03 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Aug North Adelaide For old students
07 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Sep North Adelaide For old students
05 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Oct North Adelaide For old students
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
29 Jan - 01 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Oct Clare 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.
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day In Progress Clare

Males only

Due to COVID-19 coronavirus regulations, South Australian applications only accepted at this time.

Apply* 05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Closed Clare

Females only

Due to COVID-19 regulations, South Australian residents only will be accepted on this course. 

Apply* 09 Sep - 20 Sep 10-day Women - Closed New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Clare

Males only

Due to COVID-19 regulations, SA residents only will be accepted on this course.

Apply* 30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Clare

Females only

Due to COVID-19 regulations, SA residents only will be accepted on this course.

04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Aug Clare Males only
13 Dec - 24 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Clare

Females only

30 December, 2020 - 10 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Clare

Males only

2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
13 Jan - 22 Jan Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Clare For old students

Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page.

Male and Females.

03 Feb - 14 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Nov Clare

Females only

24 Feb - 07 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Nov Clare

Males only

10 Mar - 21 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Dec Clare

Males only

26 Mar - 29 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 26 Dec Clare For old students

Male and Female students.

Working Bee

31 Mar - 11 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Dec Clare

Females only

14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jan Clare

Females only

05 May - 16 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Feb Clare

Males only

19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Feb Clare

Males only

02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Mar Clare

Females only

18 Jun - 21 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 Mar Clare For old students

Males and Females.

Working Bee

23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Mar Clare

Males only

07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Apr Clare

Males only

 
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.
 
 

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.

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.