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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

2021 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 09 Jun - 20 Jun 10-Day In Progress Stowmarket, Suffolk
Apply* 14 Jun - 19 Jun 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.
20 Jun Open Day CANCELLED Herefordshire From 2pm to 6pm. All welcome
Apply* 20 Jun - 23 Jun 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 Jun - 23 Jun 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* 23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Stowmarket, Suffolk
Apply* 23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 04 Jul - 07 Jul 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 Jul - 07 Jul 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* 07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk
Apply* 19 Jul - 23 Jul 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* 21 Jul - 01 Aug 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Wait List Stowmarket, Suffolk
21 Jul - 01 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

The Irish Vipassana Trust is hoping to re-commence courses in Ireland  either this August or October.  An update will be posted here following the June 27th trust meeting.  

24 Jul - 25 Jul Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
Apply* 26 Jul - 04 Aug Satipatthana Sutta Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 01 Aug - 11 Aug 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 Aug - 05 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.

07 Aug - 08 Aug Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm. Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am. All old students are welcome. Contact [email protected] for details.
Apply* 09 Aug - 11 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* 11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk Due to building works, this course is only open to female applicants.
Apply* 11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day
Hindi / Nepali
Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire Only for Hindi or Nepali speakers.
Apply* 22 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* 22 Aug - 27 Aug 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* 25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Wait List Herefordshire
Apply* 27 Aug - 30 Aug 3-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Wait List Male Server - Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Due to building works, this course is only open to female applicants.
04 Sep - 05 Sep Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm. Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am. All old students are welcome. Contact [email protected] for details.
Apply* 05 Sep - 08 Sep 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* 08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Stowmarket, Suffolk UPDATE: This course will be for female applicants only.
Apply* 08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Filling Up Herefordshire
19 Sep - 21 Sep Service Period Applications accepted starting 24 Jun 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.

19 Sep - 22 Sep General Service Period Applications accepted starting 21 Jun 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 Sep - 02 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Herefordshire
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Jun Stowmarket, Suffolk UPDATE: Course opens for Male and Female applicants on 24th June.
02 Oct - 03 Oct Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
02 Oct - 06 Oct Service Period Applications accepted starting 07 Jul 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.

03 Oct - 06 Oct General Service Period Applications accepted starting 05 Jul 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 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul Herefordshire
06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul Stowmarket, Suffolk
17 Oct - 20 Oct Service Period Applications accepted starting 22 Jul 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.

17 Oct - 03 Nov General Service Period Applications accepted starting 19 Jul 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.
20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Herefordshire
23 Oct - 24 Oct Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm. Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am. All old students are welcome. Contact [email protected] for details.
31 Oct - 03 Nov Service Period Applications accepted starting 05 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.

03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Herefordshire
03 Nov - 14 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Aug Stowmarket, Suffolk Priority will initially be given to those with a postcode in the north of England before opening up to everyone else. The Northern England Committee are organising transport from different pick up points in the North to Dhamma Sukhakari. More information about transport will be sent upon registration.
14 Nov - 17 Nov Service Period Applications accepted starting 19 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.

14 Nov - 18 Nov General Service Period Applications accepted starting 16 Aug 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.
17 Nov - 28 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Aug Herefordshire
18 Nov - 21 Nov 3-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Aug Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
21 Nov - 02 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 23 Aug 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 Nov - 28 Nov Dhamma Sukhakari Trust Meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm. Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am. All old students are welcome. Contact [email protected] for details.
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.
02 Dec - 05 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Sep Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
04 Dec - 05 Dec Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
05 Dec - 08 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 06 Sep 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.
08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Herefordshire
08 Dec - 19 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Stowmarket, Suffolk
19 Dec - 23 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 20 Sep 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.
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.
23 December, 2021 - 03 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 24 Sep Stowmarket, Suffolk
27 December, 2021 - 07 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Herefordshire
29 December, 2021 - 09 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Oct Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

We will open the courses to applications when we can confirm that the courses can be held in a safe way for everyone and in line with the government covid guidelines.  All going well we are hoping to hold our first course since covid later in the year.

 
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
Apply* 06 Aug - 08 Aug Boys 8-18, Girls 8-18 Girls - Wait List Boys - Wait List Servers - Filling Up Herefordshire
 
 

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://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.