- The Meditation Centre is open throughout the whole year (including Christmas and New Year) with the exception of a period in August, when a meditation course is organised at the Benedictine Abbey of Scheyern. You can start your course at any time, as long as there is space available.
- If you are interested in doing a basic course or retreat, please contact us via e-mail (see “Contact/Registration”) and let us know which dates you would like to come. We will check for availability and get back to you.
- To register for any course, please send us your full name, e-mail address, telephone number and postal address.
(start at any time)
|15 days||The course is open to everyone interested in getting to know Vipassana mediation in the tradition of Most Ven. Ajahn Tong.||Info I|
(start at any time)
|12 days||The 10-day retreat (plus arrival and departure day) is open to all meditators who have already completed the basic course.||Info I|
|Summer course at Benedictine Abbey in Scheyern||12 – 15 days|
Every year in August we offer a basic course as well as a 10-day-retreat at the Benedictine Abbey in Scheyern (Bavaria). The course is lead by Khun Thanat Chindaporn & Khun Kathryn Johnston-Chindaporn together with Hildegard Huber
(start at any time)
|8 – 12 weeks||Meditators integrate a regular schedule of meditation for several weeks into their daily lives and are guided through the course by our teacher Hildegard Huber. To complete the course, 2-4 days of presence in the meditation centre are required.||Info III|
|Individual days of practice|
It is also possible to come for a few days of meditation. However, please note that we give preference to meditators signing up for a basic course or a 10-day retreat. Because of this, we can take reservations for individual meditation days on short notice only.
Our meditation centre offers a space for seclusion and the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in and concentrate on your practice. In general, the daily schedule consists of:
- the individual meditation sessions
- a daily report with your teacher
- one hour of working meditation to help us run and maintain the centre
- the meals
You can practice in your room, the meditation hall or outside in the garden and you will be able to fit in breaks between your individual meditation sessions. However, there will be no time to pursue any leisure activities.
The “Dhammacari Vipassana Meditationszentrum e.V.” as well as the meditation teacher and the voluntary staff cannot accept any liability for physical and psychological damages, which may arise during the participation in one of the courses.
Schedule for 2020 – 21
|1 June – 13 August 2020||Hildegard||Info I|
|18 August – 1.September 2020||Basic course and 10-day retreat at Benedictine Abbey in Scheyern (Bavaria) with Khun Thanat Chindaporn and Khun Kathryn Chindraporn and Hildegard Huber||Info II|
|5 September – 10.November 2020||Hildegard Huber||Info I|
|11 November – 6.December 2020||Venerable Phrakhrubhavanabidhan|
Phra Ajahn Ofer
|6 December 2020 – |
13 August 2021
|Throughout the year: |
|Hildegard Huber||Info III|
- comfortable, white clothes (“fit for a monastery”, not too tight, not see-through, shoulders and knees should be covered)
- digital timer and alarm clock (mobile phone need to be deposited with house management for the duration of the course)
- slippers to wear inside the house
- bedclothes (fitted sheets, bedsheet, pillowcase)
- thermos flask
- flowers for the shrine/opening ceremony (white or light coloured)
- shoes and clothes for working meditation outside
Please note that we are a mobile-phone-free-zone. Phones have to be deposited with house management at the beginning of the course.
Further, the house has a biological sewage system and we kindly ask you to only bring biologically degradable soaps, shampoos, etc.
Unfortunately, we do not have the possibility to process donations made by debit- or creditcard (cash only).
Participation in the courses is based on Dana (to translate “Dana” with “donation” does, unfortunately, not really capture the much deeper and more complex meaning of Dana).
We specifically do not give any recommendation for the amount of Dana. This is in accordance with the Buddhist tradition that the value of the teaching cannot be measured in terms of money.
Giving and generosity are active aspects of any spiritual practice. They help to maintain the teaching and to make it available to everyone.
We do not have the possibility to take donations by debit- or creditcard. Kindly bring cash with you.
“Dana” is gift and generosity.
It embraces the support of those who unselfishly and openly
give of their time and knowledge to teach the path of
silence, insight and compassion.
Dana is a way of thanksgiving:
a spontaneous grateful offering which stems from the appreciation
of that which was received.
Such generositiy cannot be forced.
It simply opens when the tree of mindfulness
blossoms and finally bears fruit.
Dhammacari Vipassana Meditationszentrum e.V
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