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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
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Completed Herefordshire
24 Sep - 27 Sep 3-Day Completed Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Apply* 27 Sep - 29 Sep General Service Period In Progress 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* 27 Sep - 30 Sep General Service Period In Progress 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 New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Wait List Stowmarket, Suffolk
Apply* 30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 11 Oct - 20 Oct 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.
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 - Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - 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 - Wait List 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.
Apply* 31 Oct - 04 Nov 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.
Apply* 04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Applications open to Scottish residents only, until 1st October.
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Sukhakāri, Suffolk

Applications open to Scottish residents only, until 1st October. Apply via the Dhamma Sukhakari course link.

Apply* 09 Nov - 10 Nov 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* 11 Nov - 22 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Herefordshire
Apply* 15 Nov - 19 Nov 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.
Apply* 19 Nov - 22 Nov 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Apply* 22 Nov - 25 Nov 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.
Apply* 23 Nov 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* 24 Nov - 05 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Herefordshire
Apply* 25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open 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.
Apply* 06 Dec - 09 Dec 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.
Apply* 07 Dec - 08 Dec 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* 09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk
Apply* 20 Dec - 23 Dec 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.
Apply* 21 Dec - 26 Dec 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.
Apply* 23 December, 2020 - 03 January, 2021 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Stowmarket, Suffolk
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Oct Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

Applications from Irish Residents (inc NI) only.  We need a new site to rent for the next course to take place and are asking old students for venue suggestions.  The venue should hold 60-80 (ideally in single rooms), with a hall and kitchen/dining for around €7,500. Please send suggestions to [email protected]  

27 December, 2020 - 07 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Herefordshire
2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
08 Jan - 12 Jan General Service Period Applications accepted starting 10 Oct 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.
13 Jan - 24 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Oct Herefordshire
13 Jan - 24 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Oct Stowmarket, Suffolk
27 Jan - 07 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Oct Herefordshire
28 Jan - 31 Jan 3-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
03 Feb - 14 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Nov Stowmarket, Suffolk
10 Feb - 21 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Nov Herefordshire
20 Feb - 21 Feb Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
23 Feb - 26 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Nov Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
24 Feb - 07 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Nov Herefordshire
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Dec Stowmarket, Suffolk
08 Mar - 11 Mar General Service Period Applications accepted starting 08 Dec 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.
17 Mar - 28 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Dec Stowmarket, Suffolk
17 Mar - 28 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Dec Herefordshire
31 Mar - 11 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Dec Herefordshire
12 Apr - 22 Apr General Service Period Applications accepted starting 12 Jan 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.
17 Apr - 18 Apr Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
26 Apr - 29 Apr General Service Period Applications accepted starting 26 Jan 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.
05 May - 16 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Feb Herefordshire
19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Herefordshire
02 Jun - 13 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Mar Herefordshire
12 Jun - 13 Jun Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
14 Jun - 19 Jun General Service Period Applications accepted starting 16 Mar 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.
20 Jun Open Day Open Herefordshire From 2pm to 6pm. All welcome
23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Mar Herefordshire
07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Apr Herefordshire
19 Jul - 23 Jul General Service Period Applications accepted starting 20 Apr 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.
24 Jul - 25 Jul Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
26 Jul - 04 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 27 Apr Herefordshire For old students
11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day
Hindi / Nepali
Applications accepted starting 13 May Herefordshire
25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Herefordshire
08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jun Herefordshire
21 Sep - 02 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Herefordshire
02 Oct - 03 Oct Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul Herefordshire
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Herefordshire
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Herefordshire
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Herefordshire
29 Nov - 03 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 31 Aug 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.
04 Dec - 05 Dec Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Herefordshire
20 Dec - 26 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 21 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.
27 December, 2021 - 07 January, 2022 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.
2021 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
12 Mar - 14 Mar Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 12 Dec Herefordshire
23 Apr - 25 Apr Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 23 Jan Herefordshire
30 Apr - 02 May Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 30 Jan Herefordshire
06 Aug - 08 Aug Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 08 May Herefordshire
 
 

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.