"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 (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 2,000 €. This does not include maintenance costs, minor repairs and food.

 

Account: 

Dhammanikhom Vipassana-Meditationszentrum e.V. 

Sparkasse Spree-Neiße

BIC: WELADED1CBN

IBAN: DE83 1805 0000 0190 0676 24

Purpose: monthly donation 


Cherry blossom-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 donation tree is formed by a trunk with four parts (5.000 € each) and 180 cherry blossoms (1.000 € each). It is also possible to donate a whole branch with eight cherry blossoms (8.000 €). So in total 200.000 €. But this will only cover a first part for the next construction phase. Probably we will need rather 400.000 € for the next construction phase. As soon as a more exact cost estimate is available we will report this here and possibly open another donation tree.

   

Currently, 27,000 € (as of 08.09.2020) have already been donated!

 

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 and 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. 

 

We are looking for 31 people who would like to become food dana godparents for a fixed day in the month over a longer period of time. You can choose a day in the month (e.g. every 1st or 20th etc.) on which you would like to be an food dana sponsor. In the centre we will 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, the daily expenses for food are 20-25 € per year. The standing order for 20 € or 25 € can be set for the respective day of the month.

 

Account: 

Dhammanikhom Vipassana-Meditationszentrum e.V. 

Sparkasse Spree-Neiße

BIC: WELADED1CBN

IBAN: DE83 1805 0000 0190 0676 24 

Purpose: food dana 

 

Monthly food dana sponsors

1 donated

(till 07/2021)

2 donated

(till 07/2021)

3 donated

(till 07/2021)

4 donated

5 donated

(till 01/2021)


6 donated

(till 01/2021)

7 donated

8 donated

9 donated

10 donated


11 donated

(till 12/2020)

12 donated

13 donated

14 donated

15 donated

(till 07/2021)


16 donated

(till 07/2021)

17 donated

18 donated

19 donated

(till 07/2021)

20 donated

(till 01/2021) & 

(02/2021 till 01/2022)


21 donated

(till 01/2021)

22 donated

23 donated

24 donated

25 donated

(till 07/2021)


26 donated

(till 07/2021)

27 donated

28 donated

(till 07/2021)

29 donated

(till 07/2021)

30 donated


31 donated



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.