Vipassana Meditation


Centre Information

Welcome to Dhamma Dipa

Dhamma Dipa (Island of Dhamma) is one of the many centres around the world dedicated to the practice of Vipassana meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka.

It is situated in Herefordshire in the west of England. Residential meditation courses are held here throughout the year. Courses are also held at non-centre sites in East Anglia, Sussex, Ireland and elsewhere from time to time. Dhamma Dipa is owned and managed by Vipassana Trust, a registered educational charity.


Introduction to Vipassana meditation

Vipassana means "to see things as they really are". It is a process of self-purification by self-observation. It is an ancient technique from India, which was originally taught by the Buddha. The teaching is universal and not connected with any religious organisation and can be practised by anyone without conflict with existing religious beliefs or absence of beliefs. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation we recommend visiting the International Vipassana Website for an introduction.

Applying for a course

Vipassana meditation is taught during ten-day  residential courses. This period has been found to be the minimum necessary for new students to understand the technique and its benefits through their own experience. To apply for a course please read the Code of Discipline and then find a convenient date in the UK Course Schedules, and submit an online application form.

Course finances

Courses are run solely on a donation basis. No charges are made, not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from those who have already completed courses, experienced the benefits of Vipassana and wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and others who help on the courses volunteer their time freely.

News & Events

Vipassana Courses for Executives
For more information click here.

Obituary of SN Goenka
Click here to read


How to apply for a
10 day course

1. Read the Code of Discipline
2. Check the Courses in the UK for suitable dates and location and apply directly from there.
3. Once accepted, check what to bring to the centre for the course.

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