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Development of the German Vipassana Association

1983

 

The first Vipassana course in Germany takes place in a rented hostel. Between 1985 and 1994 1-2 courses are held annually in rented places.

1994

 

A hotel is rented in Bad Herrenalb in the Black Forest. Until November 2002 Vipassana courses are held there continuously.

2000

 

The purchase contract for the complex of buildings on the Wacholderhübel in Triebel is signed.

2002

 

After two years of reconstruction and renovation the new meditation centre is officially inaugurated in December 2002 with its first 10 day course. S.N. Goenka names the centre Dhamma Dvara (Gate of Dhamma).

2008

 

The formal application for extension of the centre (from 100 to 150 meditators) is filed.

2011

 

The local authorities greenlight the extension of Dhamma Dvara.

2012

 

Construction of building C (Accommodation with 23 single rooms) starts.

2013 

 

Building C is finished, construction of building D (new Dhamma hall) starts.