Vipassana Centre Victoria

Welcome to Dhamma Āloka

The Vipassana Centre Victoria in Woori Yallock offers residential courses in Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka.

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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 10-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 Centre Victoria, Dhamma Āloka, are conducted by assistant teachers of S. N. 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.

Apply early

Please note that many courses are full 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.

AboutDhamma Āloka

Dhamma Ãloka ('Light of Dhamma')  is situated on a hill adjoining a reserve on the banks of the Yarra River.  The centre 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 Sanctuary.

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We offerresidential courses in Vipassana meditation

The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at 10-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practise sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations.

Courses in other locations

Vipassana courses are held in other meditation centres and at non-centre course locations at rented sites. Each location has its own schedule of courses. Other locations are listed below.