COVID-19

Our activities have been resumed since the end of June. 
Please refer to the calendar page to consult what activities are available.
Concerning the courses already opened, the participants will be regularly informed of course conditions. In particular, for the moment:

  • only students who can travel to the center as established by the authorities are allowed.
  • please don't go to the center if in the previous 14 days you have had symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with people infected by Covid-19.
  • all participants must keep the 1.5 meters safety distance everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • please bring masks for the entire course.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Dhamma Sacca

 

In May 2015 the Spanish Vipassana Trust started the construction of a new meditation center. The completion of the first phase of construction and the beginning of courses are scheduled for August 2016.

The search for a suitable site in the center of the Iberian peninsula and not far from Madrid began in 2009. In 2012, members of the search committee found the ideal place: a property about 2 hours from Madrid, in the town of Candeleda in the province of Ávila, with 10 hectares of rural land, protected from the north wind by the Sierra de Gredos mountains, and with stunning views of Pico Almanzor (2,592 m).

Dhamma Sacca means the Truth of Dhamma. The center will have a capacity for 120 students and 30 servers. The proximity to Portugal makes it possible to share courses with the neighbouring country.

The construction of the center meets all environmental requirements from the Junta the Castilla and Leon, the Confederación Hidrográfica del Tajo and the city of Candeleda.

The land has been replanted with the oaks, ash and cork trees native to the area.