"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).

 

In this area we will keep you updated on the fundraising for supporting further extension as well as the implementation steps.


The first step soon will be finished. We hope within a few days to be able to start using the two new rooms with bathroom.


It is still to be checked carefully which will be the next step. Probably it will be the extension of the utility rooms (currently gardening department, building material store) and the attic above.

 

There a new, larger meditation hall will be built. Underneath it, a handicapped accessible guest room will be built as well as two toilets and an easily accessible and central utility room for the cleaning materials etc. So the current meditation hall can be used as a permanent report room, library and devotional room. 

    

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.