"This is the law of nature, which applies to one and all; a defiled mind remains agitated, an unstained mind is happy."
- SN Goenka
About the centre
Dhamma Āloka (which means 'light of Dhamma') was purchased in 1995 after years of searching for a site.
The property is at Woori Yallock ('running stream' in the local Aboriginal language), one hour's drive east of Melbourne and only ten kilometres from the renowned Healesville wildlife sanctuary.
The centre is on a hill which adjoins a reserve on the banks of the Yarra River, with an outlook across lush river flats towards mountain ranges. The eighteen acre site has a three-bedroom house, and new buildings include a hall for fifty people, accommodation blocks and bathrooms. It is mostly cleared with a fringe of ti-tree and eucalypt forest. The impression is one of seclusion and tranquillity.
Facilities at the centre include a warm and comfortable meditation hall, kitchen, office, dining rooms and individual student accommodation blocks, as well as server accommodation.
From time to time ten day non-centre courses are held at locations outside of centres as they are arranged by local students of Vipassana in those areas. An alphabetical list of worldwide course locations is available as well as a graphical interface of course locations worldwide and in India and Nepal.
Information on Vipassana meditation courses is also available in the other languages. Click on the globe on the top right of the international Vipassana meditation page to select a language.