Vipassana Meditation Tasmania (Dhamma Pabha)

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Vipassana Meditation Tasmania (Dhamma Pabha):

  • Address: GPO Box 6 Hobart TAS 7001 Australia
  • Tradition: Theravada, Western
  • Phone: (03) 6266 4343 (03) 6228 6535 / 03) 6263 6785 or (03) 6261 1364
  • Website: http://www.pabha.dhamma.org/
  • Contact: Martin Rose
  • Notes and Events:

Dhamma Pabha (which means "radiance" or "glow of Dhamma") is nestled in a forest in the slopes of Mt Dromedary, forty minutes by road from Hobart. The tall trees and the bushland setting are far from the noises of civilisation, trains or traffic, the only sounds being those of the native wildlife.

After twelve years of holding courses at hired campsites, the first course was held at Dhamma Pabha in December 1994 using temporary facilities. There is now a warm and comfortable meditation hall, kitchen and office. The next project will be to build more permanent accommodation for the students. Despite Tasmania\'s isolation and small population, a dedicated group of Vipassana students are building a peaceful sanctuary of Dhamma in the forest there.

Ten-day residential courses in vipassana meditation are held every month. All ten-day courses begin the evening of the first day and end early morning of the last day. Vipassana means to see things as they really are. In a ten-day course students learn to develop heightened awareness and concentration, which is then used to examine their own mental and physical nature. By this practice they gain insight and detachment to free themselves from such mental tensions as anger, greed and fear.

These courses are conducted by Assistant Teachers to S. N. Goenka of the Vipassana International Academy, India.

Course registration & information: [61] (03) 6228-6535 or (03) 6266-4343