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.

 
2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day In Progress Herefordshire
Apply* 15 Sep - 19 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* 19 Sep - 22 Sep 3-Day Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Apply* 22 Sep - 25 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* 23 Sep - 25 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.
Apply* 25 Sep - 06 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 25 Sep - 06 Oct 10-Day Women - Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk servers needed
Apply* 06 Oct - 09 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* 06 Oct - 09 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* 09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk servers needed
Apply* 09 Oct - 20 Oct 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Wait List Herefordshire
20 Oct Dhamma Sukhakari AGM and Trust meeting Open Stowmarket, Suffolk All old students are welcome. Timetable:
9:30am: Groupsit
10:45am-12pm: Committee meetings
12pm: Lunch then 12:45pm: Groupsit
2:15pm-5:15pm: AGM/Trust meeting
Apply* 20 Oct - 23 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* 20 Oct - 23 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* 23 Oct - 01 Nov Satipatthana Sutta Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Herefordshire For old students
Apply* 23 Oct - 03 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk
Apply* 25 Oct - 28 Oct 3-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Open Servers - Open Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland For old students

Servers needed for this course.

02 Nov - 03 Nov Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
Apply* 02 Nov - 08 Nov 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* 04 Nov - 06 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* 06 Nov - 17 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk
Apply* 10 Nov - 13 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* 13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 17 Nov - 28 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* 24 Nov - 27 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* 27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 28 Nov - 01 Dec 3-Day Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Apply* 02 Dec - 17 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.
07 Dec - 08 Dec 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.
Apply* 08 Dec - 11 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* 11 Dec - 14 Dec 3-Day Open Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Apply* 11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Herefordshire
Apply* 17 Dec - 28 Dec 10-Day Women - Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Stowmarket, Suffolk
22 Dec - 27 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 23 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.
26 December, 2019 - 05 January, 2020 Please note this is a 9 day course. Applications accepted same as a standard 10 day. Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland Applications only from Irish Residents (inc NI) until November 5th. Applications from overseas received before that date will not be processed.



27 December, 2019 - 07 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Herefordshire
28 Dec - 30 Dec General Service Period Applications accepted starting 29 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.
30 December, 2019 - 02 January, 2020 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Jan - 18 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Oct Stowmarket, Suffolk
08 Jan - 10 Jan Service Period Applications accepted starting 13 Oct 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 Jan - 12 Jan Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
15 Jan - 26 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Oct Herefordshire
18 Jan - 19 Jan 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.
23 Jan - 26 Jan 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Oct Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
27 Jan - 30 Jan Service Period Applications accepted starting 01 Nov 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 Jan - 09 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Oct Stowmarket, Suffolk
03 Feb - 07 Feb General Service Period Applications accepted starting 05 Nov 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.
12 Feb - 23 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Nov Herefordshire
18 Feb - 21 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Nov Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
22 Feb - 23 Feb 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.
24 Feb - 25 Feb Service Period Applications accepted starting 29 Nov 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 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Nov Herefordshire
26 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Nov Stowmarket, Suffolk
09 Mar - 10 Mar Service Period Applications accepted starting 13 Dec 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 Mar - 22 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Dec Herefordshire
11 Mar - 22 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Dec Stowmarket, Suffolk
14 Mar - 15 Mar Trust meeting Open 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
23 Mar - 24 Mar Service Period Applications accepted starting 27 Dec 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.

25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Dec Herefordshire
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Dec Stowmarket, Suffolk
06 Apr - 07 Apr Service Period Applications accepted starting 10 Jan 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 Applications accepted starting 09 Jan Herefordshire
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jan Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
10 Apr - 13 Apr 3-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jan Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
18 Apr - 19 Apr 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.
20 Apr - 23 Apr General Service Period Applications accepted starting 21 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.
27 Apr - 30 Apr Service Period Applications accepted starting 31 Jan 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.

04 May - 05 May Service Period Applications accepted starting 07 Feb 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 Applications accepted starting 06 Feb Herefordshire
18 May - 19 May Service Period Applications accepted starting 19 Feb 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 Applications accepted starting 20 Feb Herefordshire
01 Jun - 05 Jun General Service Period Applications accepted starting 03 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.
06 Jun - 07 Jun Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
06 Jun - 07 Jun 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.
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day
Hindi / English
Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Herefordshire
22 Jun - 27 Jun General Service Period Applications accepted starting 24 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.
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Mar Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
28 Jun Open Day Open Herefordshire From 2pm to 6pm. All welcome
29 Jun - 30 Jun Service Period Applications accepted starting 03 Apr 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 Applications accepted starting 02 Apr Herefordshire
10 Jul - 13 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Apr Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
13 Jul - 14 Jul Service Period Applications accepted starting 17 Apr 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 Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Herefordshire
18 Jul - 19 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 Open 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
27 Jul - 28 Jul Service Period Applications accepted starting 01 May 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 Applications accepted starting 30 Apr Herefordshire
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Apr Stowmarket, Suffolk
10 Aug - 11 Aug Service Period Applications accepted starting 15 May 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 Herefordshire
12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 May Stowmarket, Suffolk
24 Aug - 25 Aug Service Period Applications accepted starting 29 May 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 Applications accepted starting 28 May Herefordshire
28 Aug - 31 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 30 May Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
07 Sep - 10 Sep General Service Period Applications accepted starting 09 Jun 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 Applications accepted starting 19 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.

16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Jun Herefordshire
26 Sep - 27 Sep Trust meeting Open 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 Applications accepted starting 03 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.

30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Jul Herefordshire
12 Oct - 13 Oct Service Period Applications accepted starting 17 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.

14 Oct - 23 Oct Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Herefordshire For old students
24 Oct - 25 Oct Trust meeting Open 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 Applications accepted starting 31 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.

28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Herefordshire
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
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
05 Dec - 06 Dec Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Saturday: Sit at 1pm. Committee meetings from 2pm.
Sunday: Sit at 7:45am. Trust meeting from 9am.
All old students are welcome
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 Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Herefordshire
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.
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
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.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 26 Oct Children / Teens Open Edinburgh
Apply* 08 Nov - 10 Nov Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Girls - Open Boys - Open Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Herefordshire
2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
31 Jan - 02 Feb Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 02 Nov Herefordshire
24 Apr - 26 Apr Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 25 Jan Herefordshire
01 May - 03 May Young Person`s Courses Boys 12-18, Girls 12-18 Applications accepted starting 01 Feb Herefordshire
11 Sep - 13 Sep Children`s Course mixed 8-11 Applications accepted starting 13 Jun Herefordshire
 
 

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.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.