"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) shall be taught and promoted in a meditation center in the eastern part of Germany. 

 

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 or related to the place as Dhamma settlement.

 

Dhamma is the Teaching of the Buddha.

 

Nikhom (= Thai) or Nigama (= Pali) means community, settlement, colony, also meeting place, market or small town. It describes a hamlet which is bigger than a village and which has a market place or is a market.