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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* 22 Feb - 14 Apr General Service Period In Progress Stowmarket, Suffolk For old students
Applications from experienced servers for long-term service only (at least 3 weeks). 
24 Feb - 07 Mar 10-Day CANCELLED Herefordshire
03 Mar - 14 Mar 10-Day CANCELLED Stowmarket, Suffolk
08 Mar - 11 Mar 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.
15 Mar - 17 Mar 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.

17 Mar - 28 Mar 10-Day CANCELLED Herefordshire
17 Mar - 28 Mar 10-Day CANCELLED Stowmarket, Suffolk
28 Mar - 31 Mar 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.

31 Mar - 11 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Herefordshire
31 Mar - 11 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Stowmarket, Suffolk
10 Apr - 11 Apr 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.
12 Apr - 18 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.
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Stowmarket, Suffolk
17 Apr - 18 Apr Trust meeting Open Herefordshire Virtual meeting. Only open to current Trust and Committee members.
19 Apr - 30 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Herefordshire
30 Apr - 03 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.

05 May - 16 May 10-Day CANCELLED Herefordshire
16 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.

Apply* 19 May - 30 May 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Wait List Herefordshire
30 May - 02 Jun Service Period Applications accepted starting 04 Mar 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.

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
21 Jun - 23 Jun Service Period Applications accepted starting 26 Mar 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.

23 Jun - 04 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Mar Herefordshire
04 Jul - 07 Jul Service Period Applications accepted starting 08 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.

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.
21 Jul - 01 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 May 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 this summer.

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
04 Aug - 05 Aug Service Period Applications accepted starting 09 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.

09 Aug - 11 Aug Service Period Applications accepted starting 14 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.

11 Aug - 22 Aug 10-Day
Hindi / Nepali
Applications accepted starting 13 May Herefordshire
22 Aug - 25 Aug Service Period Applications accepted starting 27 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.

25 Aug - 05 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Herefordshire
05 Sep - 08 Sep Service Period Applications accepted starting 10 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.

08 Sep - 19 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jun 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.

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
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.

06 Oct - 17 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul Herefordshire
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.

20 Oct - 31 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Jul Herefordshire
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
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.

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
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 this summer.

 
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
06 Aug - 08 Aug Boys 8-18, Girls 8-18 Applications accepted starting 08 May 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.