About Dhamma Bhumi Vipassana Meditation Center
Dhamma Bhumi means Dhamma soil or Dhamma land Buildings and gardens The land includes over 40 acres of flowering heath and eucalyptus forest on the edge of an escarpment in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Just outside the town of Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, within walking distance of the railway station, it has excellent rail and road connections with Sydney. It also has great natural beauty, commanding magnificent views of the cliffs opposite and valley below. Its extensive gardens and ponds attract many native birds and animals, including some very colourful rosellas, and sometimes ducks and wallabies. It is the oldest Vipassana centre in Australia, and the second to be founded outside. Mr S. N. Goenka conducted the first two ten-day courses there in late 1983, and a number of other courses in subsequent years. There is now a continuous program of Vipassana courses, with two or more typically held every month. Facilities comprise a new meditation hall for 300 students, 36 meditation cells, a smaller hall for 40 people, and indoor accommodation for 110, including 16 single rooms with attached bathrooms.
How to Get There
Directions to the Vipassana Meditation Centre The centre is located in Blackheath, which is located approximately two and a quarter hours west of Sydney not far from the Great Western Highway and the railway line. If you are attending a course please use the railway where possible as car parking space is limited.