"Do not give way to heedlessness. Do not indulge in sensual pleasures. Only the heedful and meditative attain great happiness."

(Dhammapada 27 - Appamādavagga)


Dhammanikhom Vipassanā-Meditationszentrum


At Most Venerable Phra Prom Mongkol Vi´s (Venerable Phra Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo) suggestion and with his blessings, the Buddhist teaching and the Vipassanā meditation (insight- or mindfulness meditation) is taught and promoted in Dhammanikhom Vipassanā-Meditationszentrum. 


It is also a nunnery in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. For women who are firmly connected to the Vipassana tradition of the Most Venerable Phra Prom Mongkol Vi, there is the possibility to walk the monastic path here and to ordain and live as a Buddhist nun.


The center has been named by Most Venerable Phra Prom Mongkol Vi (Venerable Phra Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo) as Dhammanikhom Vipassanā-Meditationszentrum 

Dhammanikhom describes a community of persons, who come together to live and practice the Dhamma together. It can be translated as a Dhamma community.


Dhamma is the Teaching of the Buddha. 

Nikhom (= Thai) or Nigama (= Pali) means community, settlement, also meeting place, market or small town.