our summer is quickly coming to an end, with that, also a vacation time and fun summer activities. We are left with plans for the new school year, along with the responsibilities and worries of everyday life. Therefore, it is good to get grounded in our practice. Let’s not forget that the spiritual life is an important "food" and nutrition of our hearts as well.
Bhikkhunī Visuddhi sends many regards from her meditation retreat in her monastic dwelling in the Czech Republic. She is now observing vassa, and will be available again after the end of October. If you have any questions, please email us after this period.
During the three months meditation retreat, we provide food for the venerable by a company that delivers vegetarian meals to the ārāma Karuṇā Sevena every day. One lunch costs CZK 90 CZK (about USD 4,5). If you would like to donate food dāna for venerable Visuddhi for a few days, weeks or even for the whole month, you can send any amount to our bank account or via PayPal (look for our email firstname.lastname@example.org in PayPal). Email us too to let us know about your donation.
We have prepared news we would like to share with you and give you brief information for visitors and practitioners in ārāma Karuṇā Sevena (see attachment). In June and July 2016, the first meditators stayed in our beautiful, newly reconstructed ārāma. Karuṇā Sevena received a very good feedback from these practitioners. You can view the photogallery here.
A video of the inauguration of ārāma Karuṇā Sevena in late May is also available for viewing. We wanted to give the opportunity to those of you, who were unable to attend, to experience a little of the friendly atmosphere that prevailed here via this video. It was carefully shot and donated to us by a retired neighbor, who once worked in the movie industry. We think he did a good job.
We wish you a nice rest of September and we look forward to seeing you after the vassa. You can NOW apply for weekend stays in the ārāma. Those who are interested, please sign up on our email address. Per your request, we will send you information about the operation of ārāma and conditions of stay. There you can find the Basic information for lay practitioners. We would like to offer, for whose, who seek longer stay, the following dates:
26. 12. 2016 – 1.1. 2017 - New Year’s meditation stay
Also come celebrate the End of the Vassa ceremony (Kaṭhina) with us on the 12.11.2016.
The Trust Society Karuna Sevena will be taking a loan from a bank to buy the neighboring house to secure better conditions for meditators. If you know of any donors who would like to contribute to this project or wanted to participate in any other way, please contact us.
I wish you a wonderful day.
President of Karuṇā Sevena