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. All courses open at 7:30 pm (8:30 pm in SA daylight saving 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.

These Vipassana courses successfully operate around the world because old students volunteer their time as servers. Transport can be provided to and from the airport. Wait until you have emailed confirmation of acceptance onto the course before booking flights and taking leave.

 
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.
2021 Short Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 07 Aug 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed North Adelaide For old students

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

Apply* 19 Aug - 22 Aug 3-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Clare For old students

Males and Females

Apply* 04 Sep 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed North Adelaide For old students

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

02 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Aug North Adelaide For old students

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

06 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Sep North Adelaide For old students

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

04 Dec 1-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Oct North Adelaide For old students

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

 
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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
21 Jul - 01 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Clare

Female students only

Apply* 04 Aug - 15 Aug 10-Day New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Filling Up Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Clare

Female students only

Apply* 25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Filling Up Old Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Clare

Male Students only

Apply* 08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Open Old Men - Filling Up Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Clare

Male students only.

Apply* 22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Clare

Female students only.

South Australian residents only until further Notice. This course will open for South Australian New Students on 22nd July. . 

Apply* 06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Open Female Server - Closed Male Server - Open Clare

Male students only

Apply* 20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day New Women - Filling Up Old Women - Open Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Clare

Female students only.

South Australian residents only until further Notice. Interstate Old students who wish to stay longer to serve may apply. . 

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

Male students only.

South Australian residents only until further Notice. Interstate Old students who wish to stay longer to serve may apply. . 

17 Nov - 26 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Clare For old students

Please see eligibility criteria at the bottom of the page.

Males and Females.

01 Dec - 12 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Aug Clare

Female students only

South Australian residents only until further Notice. Interstate Old students who wish to stay longer to serve may apply. . 

13 Dec - 24 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Sep Clare

Female students only.

South Australian residents only until further Notice. Interstate Old students who wish to stay longer to serve may apply. . 

26 December, 2021 - 06 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Sep Clare

Male students 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 https://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.

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.