"A dwelling-place is praised by the Awakened One as chief gift to an Order.

Therefore a wise man, looking to his own wealth, should have charming dwelling-places built so that those who have heard much can stay therein. To these food and drink, raiment and lodgings

he should give, to the upright, with mind purified.

(Then) these teach him dhamma dispelling every ill."                                                                                      (Vihāra-dāna-gāthā)


With the support of two architects, for whose help we are very grateful, we have developed a long-term comprehensive plan for the Dhammanikhom Vipassana-Meditationszentrum with monastic routine (see below).

 

We will keep you updated here in this section about the next stages of construction. Information about fundraising to support further expansion can be found here.


The next step is to replace the heating system in one of the houses. Currently, the buildings are heated via two separate heating systems (oil heating systems over 25 years old). In view of the future total area and, of course, energy considerations, a central heating system is to be installed for all buildings in the future. This will be built in stages. 

 

The first step in this direction is to be taken in 2021 and the association has also been granted a subsidy for this. 

 

The heating system is to be converted to pellet boilers and solar thermal energy for the hot water supply in summer. 


 

Outlook on the planned expansion measures (comprehensive concept)

 

The goals are:

Establishment...

  • ... of a nun´s area for up to four nuns, 
  • ... of more rooms for helpers,
  • ... of more guest rooms,
  • ... of a larger meditation hall,
  • ... of a separate report room with Dhamma library. 

Further modernization and renovation measures like e.g.

  • ... Removal of moisture damage,
  • ... renewal of old lines (electricity, water),
  • ... renovation of old buildings,
  • ... insulation and thermal insulation,
  • ... renewal of the heating system,
  • ...

This makes the current donation tree the first step in the overall concept. We will then share current information with you on further stages of construction.

 

We hope that the outer growth will be a healing and beneficial condition for the inner growth of many people and that the Dhammanikhom Vipassana Meditation Center will be able to provide space for more nuns and aspirants in the future.