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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

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.

Please Note:    Applications are now accepted from 9 p.m. (21:00 hrs) Berlin time on the day courses open for Registration. The actual opening time may be a few minutes or even up to an hour after 9 p.m. This is due to the automated nature of the system.

Please note that we cannot process your application if you do not submit a valid email address.

Please place our e-mail registration-calm@dvara.dhamma.org on the whitelist of your e-mail account, otherwise the confirmation letter may end up in your spam folder.

Please note that we also offer courses outside the centre in northwest, northeast, southeast and southwest Germany, see below.

There are further german/english courses in Austria

                                                  

 
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.
2016 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
14 Sep - 23 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Completed Triebel For old students
Apply* 23 Sep - 05 Oct Work Period In Progress Triebel For old students
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 30 Sep - 03 Oct Course for Girls Open Triebel Open for girls aged from 8 to 18 years
Apply 05 Oct - 16 Oct 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Triebel
Apply 18 Oct - 29 Oct 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Triebel
Apply 31 Oct - 11 Nov 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Filling Up Triebel
12 Nov - 13 Nov Trust-Meeting Open Triebel If you want attend, please contact the office
Apply* 13 Nov - 16 Nov Work Period Open Triebel For old students
Sit & Serve
Apply 16 Nov - 27 Nov 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Triebel
Apply 30 Nov - 11 Dec 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Triebel Registration opens 9 pm
Apply 14 Dec - 18 Dec 3-Day Women - Filling Up Men - Filling Up Servers - Open Triebel For old students
Registration opens 9 pm
Apply* 18 Dec - 27 Dec Work Period Open Triebel For old students
27 December, 2016 - 07 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Triebel
2017 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
07 Jan - 08 Jan Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
08 Jan - 11 Jan Work Period Applications accepted starting 08 Oct Triebel For old students
11 Jan - 22 Jan 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Oct Triebel
25 Jan - 05 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Oct Triebel
08 Feb - 19 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Nov Triebel
22 Feb - 05 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Nov Triebel
08 Mar - 17 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 08 Dec Triebel For old students
18 Mar - 19 Mar Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
19 Mar - 22 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Dec Triebel For old students
22 Mar - 02 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Dec Triebel
06 Apr - 17 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Jan Triebel
17 Apr - 05 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 17 Jan Triebel For old students
20 Apr - 23 Apr Course for Boys Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Triebel Open for boys aged from 8 to 18 years
02 May - 13 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Feb Triebel
13 May - 14 May Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
14 May - 17 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 14 Feb Triebel For old students
17 May - 28 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Feb Triebel
31 May - 11 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Triebel
14 Jun - 25 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 Mar Triebel
27 Jun - 08 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Mar Triebel
10 Jul - 21 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Apr Triebel
21 Jul - 22 Jul Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply in the office
23 Jul Open Day Open Triebel
23 Jul - 29 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Apr Triebel For old students
24 Jul - 27 Jul Course for Girls and Boys Applications accepted starting 25 Apr Triebel Open for girls and boys aged from 8 to 11 years
29 Jul - 19 Aug 20-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct Triebel For old students
23 Aug - 03 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 May Triebel
05 Sep - 16 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Triebel
16 Sep - 17 Sep Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
17 Sep - 20 Sep Work Period Applications accepted starting 19 Jun Triebel For old students
20 Sep - 01 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Triebel
03 Oct - 14 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Jul Triebel
16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Triebel
27 Oct - 08 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 27 Jul Triebel For old students
29 Oct - 01 Nov Course for Girls Applications accepted starting 31 Jul Triebel Open for girls aged from 8 to 18 years
04 Nov - 05 Nov Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
05 Nov - 08 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 07 Aug Triebel For old students
08 Nov - 19 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Aug Triebel
22 Nov - 03 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 22 Aug Triebel
06 Dec - 17 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Sep Triebel
26 December, 2017 - 06 January, 2018 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.
2017 Dhamma Dvāra Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
10 Apr - 21 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Jan Berlin Area The course with be held at Lychen, near Berlin.
2016 Northwest Vipassana Group Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
28 December, 2016 - 08 January, 2017 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Meppen,Germany
2017 Northwest Vipassana Group Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Nov - 13 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Aug Meppen,Germany
27 December, 2017 - 07 January, 2018 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Meppen,Germany
2016 Southeast Vipassana Group Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
15 Aug - 26 Aug 10-Day Completed Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
2017 Southeast Vipassana Group Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Apr - 22 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Jan Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
28 Jul - 31 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham For old students
02 Aug - 13 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 02 May Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
14 Aug - 25 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 14 May Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
27 December, 2017 - 05 January, 2018 Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 27 Sep Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham For old students
2016 Southwest Vipassana Group Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
11 Sep - 22 Sep 10-Day Completed Wieshof - Unterhub 1, 88410 Bad Wurzach-Hauerz
Apply* 22 Sep - 25 Sep 3-Day In Progress Wieshof - Unterhub 1, 88410 Bad Wurzach-Hauerz For old students
End of Course ~ 4.30 p.m
Server needed!

2017 Southwest Vipassana Group Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
05 Sep - 16 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 05 Jun Wieshof - Unterhub 1, 88410 Bad Wurzach-Hauerz
16 Sep - 27 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Jun Wieshof - Unterhub 1, 88410 Bad Wurzach-Hauerz
 
 

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: 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.

Open Days are held between meditation courses. All are welcome to attend and learn about Vipassana Meditation and the Centre.

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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