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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. Check you spam folder! It might be necessary to place our e-mail [email protected] on the whitelist of your e-mail account.
  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:

For all 10-day courses in Dhamma Dvara and Hausham and all students (except servers) the following new procedure applies:

  • 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.

 
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 August, 2019 - 31 December, 2020 Service between courses In Progress Triebel For old students
For the days between courses (other than service periods) please apply here.
11 Sep - 20 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Completed Triebel For old students
21 Sep - 22 Sep Trust Meeting Completed Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
22 Sep - 24 Sep Work Period Completed Triebel For old students
24 Sep - 05 Oct 10-Day Completed Triebel
05 Oct - 06 Oct DATM Completed Triebel For old students
06 Oct - 16 Oct Work Period Completed Triebel For old students
Apply* 16 Oct - 27 Oct 10-Day In Progress Triebel
Apply* 29 Oct - 09 Nov 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Short Wait List Triebel
09 Nov - 10 Nov Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
Apply* 10 Nov - 13 Nov Work Period Open Triebel For old students
Apply* 13 Nov - 24 Nov 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Servers - Short Wait List Triebel
Apply* 27 Nov - 08 Dec 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Short Wait List Triebel
Apply* 11 Dec - 22 Dec 10-Day Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Short Wait List Triebel
Apply* 26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Servers - Closed Triebel
2020 Ten Day & Other Adult Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 06 Jan - 15 Jan Work Period Open Triebel For old students
10 Jan - 12 Jan Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
Apply* 15 Jan - 26 Jan 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open Triebel
29 Jan - 09 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Oct Triebel
12 Feb - 23 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 Nov Triebel
26 Feb - 08 Mar 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Nov Triebel
11 Mar - 20 Mar Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 12 Dec Triebel For old students
21 Mar - 22 Mar Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
22 Mar - 25 Mar Work Period Applications accepted starting 23 Dec Triebel For old students
25 Mar - 05 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Dec Triebel
08 Apr - 19 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jan Triebel
19 Apr - 04 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 Jan Triebel For old students
25 Apr - 03 May EATM Women - Closed Men - Closed Servers - Open Triebel For old students
04 May - 15 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 03 Feb Triebel
16 May - 17 May Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
17 May - 19 May Work Period Applications accepted starting 17 Feb Triebel For old students
19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 18 Feb Triebel
30 May - 10 Jun Work Period Applications accepted starting 01 Mar Triebel For old students
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Mar Triebel
24 Jun - 05 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Mar Triebel
07 Jul - 18 Jul 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Apr Triebel
18 Jul - 19 Jul Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
19 Jul - 29 Jul Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 Apr Triebel For old students
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Apr Triebel
12 Aug - 23 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 May Triebel
26 Aug - 06 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 27 May Triebel
09 Sep - 18 Sep Satipatthana Sutta Applications accepted starting 11 Jun Triebel For old students
18 Sep - 20 Sep DATM Applications accepted starting 20 Jun Triebel For old students
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Jun Triebel
03 Oct - 04 Oct Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
04 Oct - 07 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 06 Jul Triebel For old students
07 Oct - 18 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 08 Jul Triebel
18 Oct - 28 Oct Work Period Applications accepted starting 20 Jul Triebel For old students
28 Oct - 08 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 29 Jul Triebel
10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 11 Aug Triebel
21 Nov - 22 Nov Trust Meeting Open Triebel For old students
Please apply at the office
22 Nov - 25 Nov Work Period Applications accepted starting 24 Aug Triebel For old students
25 Nov - 06 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Aug Triebel
09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Sep Triebel
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 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
13 Sep - 24 Sep 10-Day Completed Wieshof - Unterhub 1, 88410 Bad Wurzach-Hauerz
29 Sep One-Day-Course Completed Berlin For old students
05 Oct 1 Day Course for Girls & Boys from 8 - 18 years Completed Köln BilinGO Grundschule
Stolberger Str. 311
50933 Köln Ehrenfeld
20 Oct One-Day-Course In Progress Berlin For old students
Apply* 23 Oct - 03 Nov 10 Day course
German / English
New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Closed Dziadowice (Dhamma Pallava, Poland)
Apply* 10 Nov One-Day-Course Open Berlin For old students
Apply* 23 Nov 1 Day Course for Girls & Boys from 8 - 13 years Open Idsten

Montessori-Schule Idstein, Wiesbadener Straße 74, 65510 Idstein


Apply* 09 Dec - 20 Dec 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Short Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Open Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
15 Dec One-Day-Course Applications accepted starting 24 Nov Berlin For old students
Apply* 26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Short Wait List Birnbach /Westerwald
Apply* 26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Short Wait List Male Server - Filling Up Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
Apply* 26 December, 2019 - 06 January, 2020 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List Men - Short Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Short Wait List Meppen
2020 10-day & other courses for adults outside of Dhamma Dvara
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
30 Jan - 02 Feb 3-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Nov Wieshof - Unterhub 1, 88410 Bad Wurzach-Hauerz For old students
04 Feb - 15 Feb 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Nov Wieshof - Unterhub 1, 88410 Bad Wurzach-Hauerz
07 Apr - 18 Apr 10-Day Applications accepted starting 09 Jan Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
07 Apr - 18 Apr 10 Day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 08 Jan Dziadowice (Dhamma Pallava, Poland) New students' applications will be selected randomly for this course.
10 Jun - 21 Jun 10 Day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 12 Mar Dziadowice (Dhamma Pallava, Poland) New students' applications will be selected randomly for this course.
24 Jul - 27 Jul 3-Day Applications accepted starting 25 Apr Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham For old students
29 Jul - 09 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
10 Aug - 21 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 13 May Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
10 Sep - 13 Sep 3-Day Applications accepted starting 12 Jun Wieshof - Unterhub 1, 88410 Bad Wurzach-Hauerz For old students
15 Sep - 26 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 17 Jun Wieshof - Unterhub 1, 88410 Bad Wurzach-Hauerz
13 Oct - 24 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 15 Jul Birnbach /Westerwald
14 Oct - 25 Oct 10 Day course
German / English
Applications accepted starting 16 Jul Dziadowice (Dhamma Pallava, Poland) New students' applications will be selected randomly for this course.
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Sep Jugendhaus Berghof Berg 112 83734 Hausham
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Sep Birnbach /Westerwald
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 30 Sep Meppen
 
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
05 Oct 1 Day Course for Girls & Boys from 8 - 18 years Completed Köln BilinGO Grundschule
Stolberger Str. 311
50933 Köln Ehrenfeld
10 Oct - 13 Oct Teenager-Course for Girls Completed Triebel

Open for Girls from 13 - 18 years

10 Oct - 13 Oct Course for Girls Completed Triebel

Open for girls from 8 to 12 years

Apply* 23 Nov 1 Day Course for Girls & Boys from 8 - 13 years Open Idsten

Montessori-Schule Idstein, Wiesbadener Straße 74, 65510 Idstein


2020 Teenagers' and Children's Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
01 Jun - 04 Jun Teenager-Course for Boys Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Triebel Open for boys from 13 to 18 years
01 Jun - 04 Jun Course for Boys Applications accepted starting 03 Mar Triebel Open for boys from 8 to 12 years
23 Jul - 26 Jul Course for Girls and Boys Applications accepted starting 24 Apr Triebel Open for girls and boys from 8 to 12 years
22 Oct - 25 Oct Teenager-Course for Girls Applications accepted starting 24 Jul Triebel Open for girls from 13 to 18 years
22 Oct - 25 Oct Course for Girls Applications accepted starting 24 Jul Triebel Open for girls from 8 to 12 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.

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.