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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 Adult 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 Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
02 Apr - 13 Apr 10 day course
German / English
Completed Triebel female Server needed!
Apply* 16 Apr - 27 Apr 10 day course
German / English
In Progress Triebel
Apply* 27 Apr - 14 May Dhamma Service Period
German / English
Open Triebel For old students
for females only few places left!
10 May Trust-meeting
German / English
Open Triebel
Apply* 14 May - 25 May 10 day course
German / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Open Triebel Server most welcome
Apply* 28 May - 08 Jun 10 day course
German / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Triebel
Apply* 10 Jun - 21 Jun 10 day course
German / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Triebel Server most welcome
Apply* 23 Jun - 04 Jul 10 day course
German / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Triebel
04 Jul Trust-meeting
German / English
Open Triebel
06 Jul Open Day
German / English
Open Triebel
Apply* 06 Jul - 09 Jul Sit & Serve Period
German / English
Open Triebel For old students
Apply* 09 Jul - 20 Jul 10 day course
German / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Triebel
Apply* 23 Jul - 03 Aug 10 day course
German / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Triebel
Apply* 03 Aug - 13 Aug Dhamma Service Period
German / English
Open Triebel For old students
08 Aug CCT - Workshop
German / English
Open Triebel
Apply* 13 Aug - 24 Aug 10 day course
German / English
New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Triebel
26 Aug - 06 Sep 10 day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 26 Apr Triebel
06 Sep Trust-meeting
German / English
Open Triebel
Apply* 07 Sep - 10 Sep Sit & Serve Period
German / English
Open Triebel For old students
10 Sep - 21 Sep 10 day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 10 May Triebel
Apply* 21 Sep - 07 Oct Dhamma Service Period
German / English
Open Triebel For old students
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10 day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 07 Jun Triebel
18 Oct German AT-Meeting
German / English
Open Triebel
22 Oct - 02 Nov 10 day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 22 Jun Triebel
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10 day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 04 Jul Triebel
15 Nov Trust-meeting
German / English
Open Triebel
Apply* 16 Nov - 19 Nov Sit & Serve Period
German / English
Open Triebel For old students
19 Nov - 30 Nov 10 day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 19 Jul Triebel
03 Dec - 14 Dec 10 day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 03 Aug Triebel
17 Dec - 20 Dec 3-Day Course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 17 Aug Triebel For old students
Apply* 21 Dec - 26 Dec Dhamma Service Period
German / English
Open Triebel For old students
26 December, 2014 - 06 January, 2015 10 day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 21 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
27 December, 2014 - 07 January, 2015 10 day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 07 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* 15 Apr - 26 Apr 10-Day Course
German / English
In Progress Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham Female Server needed
Apply* 25 Jul - 28 Jul 3-Day Course
English
Open Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham For old students
Apply* 30 Jul - 10 Aug 10-Day Course
German / English
New Women - Long Wait List Old Women - Short Wait List Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
Apply* 12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day Course
German / English
New Women - Short Wait List Old Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Open Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
27 December, 2014 - 05 January, 2015 Satipatthana Course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 21 Sep Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham For old students
2014 Southwest Vipassana Group Courses    Website | Map
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
17 Sep - 28 Sep 10 Day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 17 May Wieshof - Unterhub 1, 88410 Bad Wurzach-Hauerz
 
Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Courses for young people.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2014 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 01 May - 04 May Children Course for girls 8 to 18 years
English
Open Triebel for females only few places left!
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 05 Aug - 08 Aug Children Course 8 to 12 years
English
Open Triebel
Apply to Attend* Apply to Serve* 02 Oct - 05 Oct Children Course for boys 8 to 18 years
English
Open Triebel
 
 

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.

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.

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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