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Uk
Vipassana Meditation UK, Herefordshire & Suffolk, United Kingdom
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English

There are two centres offering 10-day courses for new and old students in the UK:  Dhamma Dipa in Herefordshire and Dhamma Sukhakāri in Suffolk. Dhamma Padhāna also offers courses for experienced (old) students. This page includes all opportunities to sit and serve in the UK; select a button below to choose a course by location.
 
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: Dhamma Dipa, Pencoyd, St Owens Cross, Hereford HR2 8NG 
Tel: 01989 730234
 
Address: Dhamma Sukhakāri,  Walnut Tree Manor, Haughley Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3RQ
Tel:01449 833080
 
 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

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

Important messages regarding Coronavirus
Please refer to the individual centre's schedule pages. Use the links above to access them

2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 09 Aug - 12 Aug General Service Period In Progress Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time Welcome.
12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day In Progress Herefordshire for old students only
Apply* 12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day In Progress Stowmarket, Suffolk For Old Students Only
Apply* 23 Aug - 28 Aug General Service Period Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Part-Time Welcome.
Apply* 24 Aug - 25 Aug Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

Apply* 26 Aug - 06 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire for old students only
Apply* 28 Aug - 31 Aug 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Apply* 31 Aug - 09 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.
03 Sep - 06 Sep 3-Day Closed Moffat For old students
Apply* 07 Sep - 15 Sep General Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
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 Sep - 20 Sep 10-Day Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk OLD STUDENTS ONLY
Apply* 16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Herefordshire
20 Sep - 24 Sep General Service Period Closed 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.
24 Sep - 27 Sep 3-Day Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Apply* 27 Sep - 29 Sep General Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
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.
27 Sep - 30 Sep General Service Period Closed 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 - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Herefordshire
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk
11 Oct - 20 Oct General Service Period Closed 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* 12 Oct - 13 Oct Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

Apply* 14 Oct - 23 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Women - Closed Men - Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Herefordshire For old students
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk
24 Oct - 25 Oct Trust meeting Closed Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
Apply* 26 Oct - 27 Oct Service Period Open Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

Apply* 28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
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.
31 Oct - 04 Nov General Service Period Closed 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.
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk
09 Nov - 10 Nov Service Period Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

11 Nov - 22 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Aug Herefordshire
15 Nov - 19 Nov General Service Period Closed 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.
19 Nov - 22 Nov 3-Day Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
22 Nov - 25 Nov General Service Period Closed 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 Nov Service Period Applications accepted starting 28 Aug Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

24 Nov - 05 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Herefordshire
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk
05 Dec - 06 Dec Trust meeting Closed Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
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.
06 Dec - 09 Dec General Service Period Closed 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.
07 Dec - 08 Dec Service Period Applications accepted starting 11 Sep Herefordshire For old students
Help set up the next course. Part-Time welcome. Applicants must have sat a 10-day course within the last 2 years.

09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Herefordshire
20 Dec - 23 Dec General Service Period Closed 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.
21 Dec - 26 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 22 Sep Herefordshire For old students
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 Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

Applications from Irish Residents (inc NI) only until November 20th. Applications from overseas received before that date will not be accepted. Servers from overseas may apply as soon as the course opens.

27 December, 2020 - 07 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Herefordshire
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
26 Sep Children / Teens Closed Edinburgh Ages 8-15
 
 

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click https://www.uk.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.

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.

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.

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.