The Trust

The Austrian Vipassana Trust has been established in 2008 in order to serve the growing demand for Vipassana courses in Austria. From 2008 till 2010 three courses could be organized annually at rented sites with capacities of up to 150 persons. In 2011 and 2012 four courses have been held and even five courseshave been scheduled for 2013 and 2014.

The long term perspective is to establish an Austrian meditation centre, dedicated solely to running Vipassana Meditation Courses. A site has been bought. Planning, design and funding are already in progress. For information about the current status of the centre project can be found in the "Old Student's Section - Dhamma Mudita".

The outreach committee has organized viewings of the film “Doing Time Doing Vipassana” which documents the stunning effects of Vipassana in Indian prison rehabilitation programs and more screenings ( inclusive a the new Documentary “ The Dhamma Brothers” on Vipassana Meditation in Jails in USA ) are projected for 2011 at the university of Vienna. Also the website www.austria.dhamma.org will be upgraded to the international standard.

Different committees, like the course organization committee, finance committee, kitchen committee, outreach committee, inreach committee or the centre development committee have been established. They are open to old students who have done at least one course. Whoever whishes to participate and support any of these committees is very welcome. Please contact us at info@austria.dhamma.org

Organisation

Course statistics

Date of course Location Fulltime students Overall participants
03.09.08 - 14.09.08 Wetzlas 54 72
26.12.08 - 06.01.09 Weikersdorf 89 111
04.04.09 - 16.04.09 Wetzlas 52 68
30.07.09 - 10.08.09 Wetzlas 61 77
26.12.09 - 06.01.10 Arbogast 122 147
31.03.10 - 11.04.10 Klaffer a.H.  120 139
11.10.10 - 22.10.10 Klaffer a.H.  86 118
26.12.10 - 06.01.11 Arbogast 122 144
18.04.11 - 29.04.11 Klaffer a.H. 68 105
12.07.11 - 23.07.11 Weikersdorf 72 80
02.08.11 - 13.08.11 Weikersdorf 74 96
28.12.11 - 08.01.12 Arbogast 115 149
29.03.12 – 09.04.12 Grünau 84 114
22.08.12 – 02.09.12 Grünau 85 111
03.09.12 - 14.09.12 Grünau 82 107
26.12.12 - 06.01.13 Arbogast 125 158
21.03.13 - 01.04.13 Klaffer a.H.  98 127
18.05.13 - 29.05.13 Ostermiething 65 78
17.08.13 - 28.08.13 Ostermiething 75 96
16.10.13 - 27.10.13 Mariazeller Land 113 130
26.12.13 - 06.01.14 Arbogast 135 159
04.03.14 - 15.03.14 Waldviertel 126 147
10.04.14 - 21.04.14 Mariazeller Land 127 148
08.10.14 - 19.10.14 Mariazeller Land 98 117
22.10.14 - 02.11.14 Mariazeller Land 117 139
26.12.14 - 06.01.15 Arbogast 119 148
04.02.15 - 15.02.15 Waldviertel 134 159
26.03.15 - 06.04.15 Mariazeller Land 116 144
21.10.15 - 01.11.15 Mariazeller Land 109 136
26.12.15 - 06.01.16 Arbogast 121 144
04.02.16 - 15.02.16 Waldviertel 136 158
17.03.16 - 28.03.16 Mariazeller Land 125 151