"If beings only knew - same like me, how the result of sharing is of such great fruit, with a gladdened mind, rid of the stain of meanness, they would duly give to noble ones who make what is given fruitful."

 (Itivuttaka 26 - Dāna)


According to the Buddhist tradition of Dana (= generosity, giving) the participation in the courses for practice and study is free of charge. There are no fees for the teachings, the facilities and the meals. There are no suggestions for donations. The teaching shall be freely available to anyone, irrespective of their financial background.

 

All arising costs are covered solely by voluntary donations. People who have experienced the benefits of the meditation practice and who wish to maintain and support such offers in the future, can give a donation according to their own wish and possibilities. In this way the courses are a gift from other meditators, previous participants and general supporters.


General monetary donations

 

If you wish to donate once you can either leave your donation in the dana boxes at the meditation center or make a transfer to the bank account of the association. 

  

Account: 

Dhammanikhom Vipassana-Meditationszentrum e.V. 

Sparkasse Spree-Neiße

BIC: WELADED1CBN

IBAN: DE83 1805 0000 0190 0676 24

Purpose: donation 


Long-term monthly donation for running costs (standing order)

 

If you would like to support the association monthly to cover running costs (e.g. electricity, water, heating, insurance, maintenance costs, health insurance), you can set up a standing order. It would be helpful for the bookkeeping if this were on the 1st or 15th of each month.

 

Currently, the monthly running costs amount to 3,000 - 3,100 €. This does not include maintenance costs, minor repairs and food.

You can choose a day of the month (e.g. every 1st or every 20th etc.) on which you would like to dedicate the monthly donation. At the center, we have a list where we write down the donors and then share the merits with them on that day and dedicate the blessing with the donor.

On an annual average, the daily expenses for running costs amount to around €100. You can donate a whole day or a partial amount.

Please have a list at the monthly overview on the German page!

 

Account: 

Dhammanikhom Vipassana-Meditationszentrum e.V. 

Sparkasse Spree-Neiße

BIC: WELADED1CBN

IBAN: DE83 1805 0000 0190 0676 24

Purpose: monthly donation 


Peach blossom-donation tree & Autumn leaves-donation tree for building measures

 

Information on the construction measures can be found here. If you have any questions about the process or the organization of the donation tree, please contact us.

  

The peach blossom donation tree is formed by a trunk (20,000 €) and 180 peach blossoms (1,000 € each). It is also possible to donate a whole branch with eight peach blossoms (8,000 €). So in total 200,000 €

82,300 € have already been donated to the peach blossom tree (of which 22,300 € have already been "harvested" for previous construction phases).

 

 

The autumn leaves donation tree includes 96 leaves (2,000 € each), so the total is 192,000 €. 32,000 € have already been donated here.

 

In total, 92,000 € are available for the next construction phase "Nuns' area". With this we can start the first step. Further support for building measures is very welcome! We are already continuing to collect!

 

Account: 

Dhammanikhom Vipassana-Meditationszentrum e.V. 

Sparkasse Spree-Neiße

BIC: WELADED1CBN

IBAN: DE83 1805 0000 0190 0676 24

Purpose: donation tree 


Donation of food and meals

 

The teacher takes her one meal at 11 a.m. The meditators have breakfast at 6.30 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. If you wish to contribute something to these meals please contact us at least one day prior to your donation.

 

If you cannot come on time in the morning (breakfast before 6 a.m., lunch before 10 a.m.) it is possible to leave a prepared meal or groceries in the kitchen the day before, so that the helpers can offer them the next day.

 

It is also possible to invite the Venerable Bhikkhuni Silavaddhani to the traditional morning alms walk (piṇḍapāta) in front of your own door. If someone is interested in maintaining and supporting this old tradition, please contact us. We can give you more information about the procedure.

 

If you would like to donate the food for Bhikkhuni Silavaddhani, possibly other nuns, the house community and the meditators on a fixed day every month for a longer period of time, please send us an email. 

 

You can choose a day in the month (e.g. every 1st or 20th etc.) on which you would like to be a food dana sponsor. In the centre we have a list on which we will register the donors and then on the respective day we will share the merits with them and dedicate the blessing for the meal to the donor. 

  

On average over the year, the daily expenses for food are approximately 30 €. When the Food Dana sponsorships were launched, the daily costs were about 20-25 €. It is foreseeable that in the future this amount will slowly increase due to further growth (in participants and in course duration).

Existing long-term sponsorships at 20 € can continue as normal. But a few days can also be "double-booked".

 

It would be helpful for the book-keeping if the standing order for 30 € can be set on the 1st or 15th of each month.

 

Please have a look at the monthly overview at the German page!

 

Account: 

Dhammanikhom Vipassana-Meditationszentrum e.V. 

Sparkasse Spree-Neiße

BIC: WELADED1CBN

IBAN: DE83 1805 0000 0190 0676 24 

Purpose: food dana  


Donation of time and skills

 

This can include offering transport or carrying out small gardening tasks, e.g. mowing the lawn. Please ask us what is needed.