Vipassana Meditation Centre Hawkesbury Welcome to Dhamma Pāsāda

The Vipassana Meditation Centre Hawkesbury in NSW offers residential courses in Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka.

Vipassana Meditation Centre Hawkesbury  NSW


The technique of Vipassana meditation is a practical way to achieve peace of mind and live a happy, productive life. It is learned by attending a ten day residential course with a qualified teacher where the student is free from distractions so that the reality within can be observed. This technique helps practitioners come out of suffering; it is non-sectarian and is suitable to all people regardless of religion, gender, race or nationality.


Before applying for a course you should read and accept the code of discipline which explains what Vipassana is and is not, and what is expected of you when attending a course, which is a serious undertaking.

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About ourcourses

All courses offered at the Vipassana Meditation Centre Hawkesbury, Dhamma Pāsāda, are conducted by assistant teachers of SN Goenka using audio and video recordings of Mr Goenka’s instructions and discourses. All ten day courses begin the evening of the arrival day and end early morning of the departure day.

There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. Expenses are largely met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit.


Please note that many courses are fully booked 2-3 months in advance. We encourage you to apply early in order to allow time to make travel arrangements once registered. An application is required to register for all courses. Please apply to sit only one ten day course at one centre at a time. Any additional applications will not be processed.

AboutDhamma Pāsāda

Dhamma Pāsāda is located in Lower Portland by the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney's CBD and west of Gosford. The centre offers regular ten day residential courses in Vipassana meditation. The facilities at the centre include the meditation hall, kitchen/dining facility, accommodation and ablution blocks.

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We offerresidential courses in Vipassana meditation

The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practise sufficiently to experience its beneficial results.

Courses in other locations

Vipassana courses are held in other meditation centres and at non-centre course locations at rented sites. Courses are also held at the Vipassana Meditation Centre, Blackheath. Each location has its own schedule of courses. View all Australian centres and locations and centres and locations worldwide.

Accommodation, Dhamma Pasada

How to apply

Find out the steps involved in applying for a course.

Main building, Dhamma Pasada

About the centre

Find out about the centre and its location.

View to the river from Dhamma Pasada

Old students

Information for old students of Vipassana meditation