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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): German / English

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 purchased in December 2000 and officially opened after a period of reconstruction and renovation in December 2002. It can accommodate close to 100 meditators and servers. Courses are held throughout the year, usually two 10-day-courses per 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. Important: New students can apply for one 10-day course only. Old students can only sit two courses within 12 months with a minimum gap of three months.
  5. 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.
  6. 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: info@dvara.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.dvara.dhamma.org/index.php?L=1

Important: New students can apply for one 10-day course only. Old students can only sit two courses within 12 months with a minimum gap of three months.

                                                  

 
Ten Day & Other Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
22 Oct - 02 Nov 10 day course Completed Triebel
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10 day course Completed Triebel
15 Nov - 16 Nov Trust-meeting Completed Triebel
16 Nov - 19 Nov Sit & Serve Period Completed Triebel For old students
Apply* 19 Nov - 30 Nov 10 day course In Progress Triebel
Apply* 03 Dec - 14 Dec 10 day course Women - Closed Men - Closed Female Server - Open Male Server - Closed Triebel
Apply* 17 Dec - 21 Dec 3-Day Course Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Triebel For old students
Server needed
Apply* 21 Dec - 26 Dec Dhamma Service Period Open Triebel For old students
Apply* 26 December, 2014 - 06 January, 2015 10 day course Closed Triebel
2015 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 07 Jan - 18 Jan 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Triebel
Apply* 20 Jan - 31 Jan 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Triebel
31 Jan - 01 Feb Trust-Meeting Open Triebel Please apply via the office
Apply* 01 Feb - 04 Feb Work Period Open Triebel For old students
Sit & Serve Period
Apply* 04 Feb - 15 Feb 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Wait List Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Triebel
Apply* 18 Feb - 01 Mar 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Short Wait List Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Triebel
04 Mar - 13 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 04 Dec Triebel For old students
14 Mar - 15 Mar Trust-Meeting Open Triebel
Apply* 15 Mar - 18 Mar Work Period Open Triebel For old students
Sit & Serve Period
18 Mar - 29 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Dec Triebel
01 Apr - 12 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jan Triebel
14 Apr - 25 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jan Triebel
Apply* 26 Apr - 03 May Europeen At-meeting Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Triebel For old students
05 May - 16 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Feb Triebel
16 May - 17 May Trust-Meeting Open Triebel
Apply* 16 May - 27 May Work Period Open Triebel For old students
21 May - 24 May Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 21 Feb Triebel Open for boys aged from 8 to 18 years
27 May - 07 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Feb Triebel
09 Jun - 20 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Mar Triebel
22 Jun - 03 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Mar Triebel
03 Jul - 04 Jul Trust-Meeting Open Triebel
05 Jul Open Day Open Triebel
Apply* 05 Jul - 08 Jul Work Period Open Triebel For old students
Sit & Serve period
08 Jul - 19 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Apr Triebel
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Apr Triebel
Apply* 02 Aug - 08 Aug Work Period Open Triebel For old students
03 Aug - 06 Aug Children Applications accepted starting 05 May Triebel Children aged 8-11 years old
Apply 08 Aug - 29 Aug 20-Day Open Triebel For old students
01 Sep - 12 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jun Triebel
12 Sep - 13 Sep Other Open Triebel If you want attend,please contact the office
Apply* 13 Sep - 16 Sep Sit & Serve Period Open Triebel For old students
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Triebel
30 Sep - 11 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Jun Triebel
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Jul Triebel
Apply* 25 Oct - 02 Nov Work Period Open Triebel For old students
29 Oct - 01 Nov Children / Teens Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Triebel Open for girls aged from 8 to 18 years
02 Nov - 13 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Triebel
14 Nov - 15 Nov Trust-Meeting Open Triebel If you want attend, please contact the office
Apply* 15 Nov - 18 Nov Sit & Serve Period Open Triebel For old students
Service-Period
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Aug Triebel
02 Dec - 13 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Sep Triebel
16 Dec - 20 Dec 3-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Sep Triebel For old students
26 December, 2015 - 06 January, 2016 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.
2014 Northwest Vipassana Group Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 27 December, 2014 - 07 January, 2015 10 day course New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List Men - Wait List Servers - Open Koppelschleuse Meppen Jugend- und Kulturgästehaus Helter Damm 1 49716 Meppen
2015 Northwest Vipassana Group Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
27 December, 2015 - 07 January, 2016 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Koppelschleuse Meppen Jugend- und Kulturgästehaus Helter Damm 1 49716 Meppen
2014 Southeast Vipassana Group Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 27 December, 2014 - 05 January, 2015 Satipatthana Course New Women - Closed Old Women - Open New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham For old students
2015 Southeast Vipassana Group Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
31 Mar - 11 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jan Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
31 Jul - 03 Aug 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham For old students
05 Aug - 16 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 May Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
17 Aug - 28 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 May Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
27 December, 2015 - 05 January, 2016 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham For old students
2015 Southwest Vipassana Group Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
29 Aug - 09 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 May Wieshof - Unterhub 1, 88410 Bad Wurzach-Hauerz
 
 

The online application form encrypts your information before it is sent from your computer to our application server. However, it may not be totally secure even though encryption is used. If you are concerned about the possibility of security risks of your confidential information while it is on the Internet, do not use this form and instead download an application. Print and complete it. Then please send the form to the course organizers. By faxing or posting your application form it may delay the registration process by one to two weeks.


To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.dvara.dhamma.org/index.php?L=1. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: info@dvara.dhamma.org

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.

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.

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.

 
 
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