"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 teaching, the facilities and the meals. There are no suggestions for donations. The teaching shall be freely available for anyone, irrespective of their financial background.
All arising costs are covered solely by voluntary donations. Persons, who have experienced the benefits of the meditation practice and who wish to maintain and support the 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.
If you wish to donate once or regularly 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. It is also possible to arrange a standing order if you wish to continuously support the association and the organisation of meditation courses.
Dhammanikhom Vipassana-Meditationszentrum e.V.
IBAN: DE 09 505 922 00000 52 11 565
Purpose: general (i.e. "donation for Dhammanikhom")
Donation of requisites
A list of useful things needed at the meditation center can be found below (update: 15.06.2016). It is advisable to contact the center in advance.
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.
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.