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Dvara
Dhamma Dvāra, Triebel, Germany
Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / German

From the Vipassana centre "Dhamma Dvāra" situated on a hilltop in the Saxonian city of Triebel, close to the northern Bavarian city of Hof and the Saxonian city of Plauen, 500 m above sea level, one can look out over the forests and meadows of the landscape called "Vogtland“. The peaceful location is ideally suited for serious meditation.

The centre was acquired in December 2000 and inaugurated in December 2002 after extensive reconstruction. Due to the strong demand the centre has seen significant expansion since 2012. The centre’s maximum capacity is planned to provide space for 150 meditators and servers. There are courses throughout the year, usually two 10-day courses a month.

The Vipassana association, an educational charity/non profit organisation runs all courses. It consists of Vipassana meditators, associated to ensure by honorary work that courses are offered regularly and to inform the public about Vipassana.

 

How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course
  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
  2. Please carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course.
  3. Fully and completely fill out all the sections of application form and submit it.
  4. Await notification. All correspondence will be through e-mail if you give an e-mail address in your application. Due to the large volume of applications, it may take up to two weeks before receiving notification.
  5. If your application is accepted then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.
Additional information
Vipassana Meditation Centre - Dhamma Dvāra
Alte Straße 6
08606 Triebel
Deutschland
Tel: [49](0)37434-79770
Fax: [49](0)37434-79771
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.dvara.dhamma.org

Courses for adults in Dhamma Dvara         Courses for adults outside Dhamma Dvara             Courses for children and teenagers

  • Registration opens at 9 pm.
  • NEW participants can apply for ONE 10-day course only, OLD participants for TWO 10-day courses within 1 calendar year. 
  • There must be a gap of at least 3 months between all courses (except 1- and 3-day courses and service), between long courses a gap of at least 6 months.

Please note the following changes:

Starting with the course from 12.06.2019 a NEW registration procedure for 10-day courses in Dhamma Dvara will be etablished. This applies to New and Old students (except servers).

  • Three months before the start of the course, the registration is open for 3 hours (from 9 pm until midnight). After that the course will be closed for registration for the time being.
  • The course places and waiting list places are then allocated by random selection. Anyone whose application has not been selected will be notified within 7 days.
  • Please note that only one application per person and course is allowed. In case of multiple applications none of the applications will be considered.

It may be necessary to place our e-mail [email protected] on the whitelist of your e-mail account, otherwise the confirmation letter may end up in your spam folder.

 
Ten Day & Other Adult Courses

The  days between two courses are not always identified as a service- period. If you would like to come to the centre serving and  meditating during these days, please apply via the first option on  the course schedule. 

2019 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 01 May - 31 Dec Service between courses In Progress Triebel For old students
For the days between courses (other than service periods) please apply here.
12 Jun - 23 Jun 10-Day Completed Triebel !New registration procedure: registration open from 9 pm until midnight; allocation of places by random selection.
25 Jun - 06 Jul 10-Day Completed Triebel
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Completed Triebel
20 Jul - 21 Jul Trust Meeting In Progress Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
Apply* 21 Jul - 03 Aug Work Period In Progress Triebel For old students
Apply 03 Aug - 24 Aug 20-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Short Wait List Servers - Filling Up Triebel For old students
Server needed!
Apply* 28 Aug - 08 Sep 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Long Wait List Triebel
Apply* 11 Sep - 20 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Women - Filling Up Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Triebel For old students
Server needed!
21 Sep - 22 Sep Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
Apply* 22 Sep - 24 Sep Work Period Open Triebel For old students
Apply* 24 Sep - 05 Oct 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Filling Up Triebel
Apply* 05 Oct - 06 Oct DATM Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Triebel For old students
Apply* 06 Oct - 16 Oct Work Period Open Triebel For old students
Apply* 16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Triebel
29 Oct - 09 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jul Triebel
09 Nov - 10 Nov Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Aug Triebel
27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Aug Triebel
11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Sep Triebel
26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Triebel
 
Non-Centre Courses
Courses and Activities conducted at other locations.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 10-day & other courses for adults outside of Dhamma Dvara
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
23 Jun One-Day-Course Completed Berlin For old students
07 Jul One-Day-Course Completed Berlin For old students
Apply* 26 Jul - 29 Jul 3-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Long Wait List Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham For old students
End of course Day 3 ~ 4.30 pm
Apply* 31 Jul - 11 Aug 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Short Wait List Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
Apply* 11 Aug One-Day-Course Open Berlin For old students
Apply* 12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Short Wait List Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
Apply* 09 Sep - 12 Sep 3-Day Women - Short Wait List Men - Open Servers - Open Wieshof - Unterhub 1, 88410 Bad Wurzach-Hauerz For old students
End of course Day 3 ~ 4.30 pm
Server needed!
Apply* 13 Sep - 24 Sep 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Wieshof - Unterhub 1, 88410 Bad Wurzach-Hauerz Server needed!
15 Sep One-Day-Course Applications accepted starting 25 Aug Berlin For old students
29 Sep One-Day-Course Applications accepted starting 08 Sep Berlin For old students
20 Oct One-Day-Course Applications accepted starting 29 Sep Berlin For old students
23 Oct - 03 Nov 10 Day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 23 Jul Dziadowice (Dhamma Pallava, Poland) Registration opens at 10pm. No random selection for this course. Applications will be processed in order of registration.
10 Nov One-Day-Course Applications accepted starting 20 Oct Berlin For old students
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
15 Dec One-Day-Course Applications accepted starting 24 Nov Berlin For old students
26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Birnbach /Westerwald
26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Sep Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
28 December, 2019 - 08 January, 2020 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Meppen
2020 10-day & other courses for adults outside of Dhamma Dvara
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Apr - 18 Apr 10 Day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 08 Jan Dziadowice (Dhamma Pallava, Poland)
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2019 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 25 Jul - 28 Jul Course for Girls and Boys Girls - Open Boys - Open Servers - Filling Up Triebel Open for girls and boys from 8 to 12 years
Apply* 10 Oct - 13 Oct Course for Girls Girls - Open Boys - Closed Servers - Open Triebel Open for girls from 8 to 12 years
Apply* 10 Oct - 13 Oct Teenager-Course for Girls Girls - Open Boys - Closed Servers - Open Triebel Open for girls from 13 to 18 years
 
 

Note that this center only accepts applications submitted online. The online application form encrypts your information before it is sent from your computer to our application server.


To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.dvara.dhamma.org/os. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: [email protected]

All courses are run solely on a donation basis. All expenses are met by donations from those who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the Teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who serve the courses volunteer their time. Thus Vipassana is offered free from commercialisation.

Old students are those who have completed a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course with S.N. Goenka or his Assistant Teachers. Old students have the opportunity to provide Dhamma Service at the courses listed.

Bilingual courses are courses which are taught in two languages. All students will hear daily meditation instructions in both languages. The evening discourses will be heard separately.

Meditation courses are held at both center and non-center locations. Meditation centers are dedicated facilities where courses are held regularly throughout the year. Before meditation centers were established in this tradition, all courses were held at temporary sites, such as campgrounds, religious retreat centers, churches and the like. Today, in regions where centers have not yet been established by local students of Vipassana who live in the area, 10 Day meditation courses are held at non-center course sites.


10-day Courses are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. The courses begin after a 2 - 4 pm registration period and orientation, followed by 10 full days of meditation, and end the morning of the 11th day by 7:30 am.

20-day Courses are open only to serious Old Students committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five 10-day courses , one Satipatthana Sutta course, given Dhamma Service at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for at least two years.

Dhamma Service on long courses is open to old students who are committed to this technique of Vipassana meditation, who have successfully completed three 10-day Vipassana courses in this tradition, who have served one 10-day course, who practice two hours a day and maintain the five precepts.

Applications must be submitted well in advance as processing may take some time. Students who speak neither English nor one of the other announced course languages may apply for the course, however acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.

Children's Courses are open for all children aged 8-12 years old who wish to learn to meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana meditators.

Courses for children and teens are open for ages 8 to 18 years old (only Boys or only Girls).

Old Student Programs are similar to Service Periods where there is time to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects, but have a more full and structured program, an opportunity to meet with assistant teachers, and possibly committee and trust meetings. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods and in the evening there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

Satipatthana Sutta Courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day courses. The difference is that in the taped evening discourses the Satipatthana Sutta is carefully examined. This is the principal text in which the technique of Vipassana is systematically explained. These courses are open to serious old students who have sat (not including courses served) at least three 10-day courses, have not been practising any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practising this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, and who are trying to maintain their meditation practice and the five precepts in their daily lives, at the very minimum from the time of applying to the course.

Work Periods have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.

Old Student Short Courses (1-3 days) are for any student who has completed the 10-day course with S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers. All old students are welcome to apply to attend these courses, including those where it has been some time since their last course.