Wheel of Dhamma

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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 message regarding Coronavirus
All courses and service periods are cancelled until further notice. We will resume all activities as soon as possible, when the situation has stabilised.

2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Stowmarket, Suffolk
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Herefordshire
05 Apr Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Group sit at 9:30am Committee meeting starts at 10:45am, Trust meeting starts at 2pm. All old students are welcome.
05 Apr - 09 Apr General Service Period CANCELLED 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.
06 Apr - 07 Apr Service Period CANCELLED 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.

08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

Cancelled - Coronavirus

08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Herefordshire
09 Apr - 12 Apr 3-Day CANCELLED Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
10 Apr - 13 Apr 3-Day CANCELLED Moffat New Course!!For old students
13 Apr - 15 Apr General Service Period CANCELLED 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.
15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Stowmarket, Suffolk
20 Apr - 23 Apr General Service Period CANCELLED 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.
26 Apr - 24 Jun General Service Period CANCELLED 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.
27 Apr - 30 Apr Service Period CANCELLED 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* 01 May - 04 May Work Weekend Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Arrivals on Thursday from 3.30 - 6pm. Ends on Sunday 5pm. All old students are welcome. Contact [email protected] for more information.
04 May - 05 May Service Period CANCELLED 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.

06 May - 17 May 10-Day CANCELLED Herefordshire
18 May - 19 May Service Period CANCELLED 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.

20 May - 31 May 10-Day CANCELLED Herefordshire
30 May - 31 May Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome.
01 Jun - 05 Jun General Service Period CANCELLED 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.
06 Jun - 07 Jun Trust meeting CANCELLED Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day
Hindi / English
CANCELLED Herefordshire
18 Jun - 21 Jun Work Weekend Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Arrivals on Thursday from 3.30 - 6pm. Ends on Sunday 5pm. All old students are welcome. Contact [email protected] for more information.
22 Jun - 27 Jun General Service Period CANCELLED 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.
Apply* 24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Open Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

Applications suspended

28 Jun Open Day CANCELLED Herefordshire From 2pm to 6pm. All welcome
29 Jun - 30 Jun Service Period CANCELLED 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.

01 Jul - 12 Jul 10-Day Closed Herefordshire
05 Jul - 08 Jul General Service Period Applications accepted starting 06 Apr 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 Jul - 12 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
12 Jul - 14 Jul General Service Period Applications accepted starting 13 Apr 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.
13 Jul - 14 Jul Service Period Closed 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.

15 Jul - 26 Jul 10-Day Closed Herefordshire
25 Jul - 26 Jul Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome.
25 Jul - 26 Jul Trust meeting Closed Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm at Dhamma Padhana.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
25 Jul - 29 Jul General Service Period Applications accepted starting 26 Apr 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.
27 Jul - 28 Jul Service Period Closed 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.

29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day Closed Herefordshire
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Apr Stowmarket, Suffolk
09 Aug - 12 Aug General Service Period Applications accepted starting 11 May 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.
10 Aug - 11 Aug Service Period Closed 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.

12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 May Stowmarket, Suffolk
12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day Closed Herefordshire
23 Aug - 25 Aug General Service Period Applications accepted starting 25 May 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 Aug - 25 Aug Service Period Closed 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.

26 Aug - 06 Sep 10-Day Closed Herefordshire
27 Aug - 28 Aug General Service Period Applications accepted starting 29 May 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.
28 Aug - 31 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 30 May Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
03 Sep - 06 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Moffat New Course!!For old students
05 Sep - 06 Sep Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome.
07 Sep - 10 Sep General Service Period Closed 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.
14 Sep - 15 Sep Service Period Closed 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.

16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Closed Herefordshire
26 Sep - 27 Sep Trust meeting Closed Herefordshire At Dhamma Padhana Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
28 Sep - 29 Sep Service Period Closed 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.

30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Closed Herefordshire
12 Oct - 13 Oct Service Period Closed 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.

14 Oct - 23 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Closed Herefordshire For old students
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
26 Oct - 27 Oct Service Period Closed 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.

28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Closed Herefordshire
31 Oct - 01 Nov Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome.
09 Nov - 10 Nov Service Period Closed 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 Closed Herefordshire
23 Nov Service Period Closed 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 Closed Herefordshire
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 Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Group sit at 9:30am Committee meeting starts at 10:45am, Trust meeting starts at 2pm. All old students are welcome.
07 Dec - 08 Dec Service Period Closed 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 Herefordshire
21 Dec - 26 Dec General Service Period Closed 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.
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 Closed 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
24 Apr - 26 Apr Children`s Course mixed 8-11 CANCELLED Herefordshire
01 May - 03 May Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 CANCELLED Herefordshire
31 May Children / Teens CANCELLED Luddendenfoot Ages 8-18
26 Aug Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 28 May Stowmarket, Suffolk Ages 8-15
11 Sep - 13 Sep Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Closed Herefordshire
26 Sep Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 26 Jun Edinburgh Ages 8-15
17 Oct Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 19 Jul Stowmarket, Suffolk Ages 8-18
 
 

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.

Open Days are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Centre.

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.