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Activities and program of Karuṇā Sevena

The possibility of individual meditation seclusion

 

Feel free to send and e-mail to: karuna.sevena.en@gmail.com for more information.

You are warmly welcomed to join our individual seclusions, which are open to anyone interested, both advanced practitioners and complete beginners.

May 2022 

  Weekly  Protective Recitations (paritta)

Evening joint meeting for recitations and blessings

Recitations take place every Wednesday at 7 pm CET. 

  21.05.  Vesākhā - a Buddhist festival

We cordially invite you to join us for the annual celebration of the Buddha's birthday, his enlightenment, and his departure to parinibbāna. Everybody is welcome.

 

June 2022 

  Weekly  Protective Recitations (paritta)

Evening joint meeting for recitations and blessings

Recitations take place every Wednesday at 7 pm CET. 

  6.06. - 19.06.  Individual meditation seclusion

This dates are offer for individual meditation practice. During the course, it is possible to learn from the guidance and instructions of Venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi, but keeping in mind that the practice is first and foremost based on one's own experience.

Vassa 2022 

 13.06. - 09.10.  

For 3 months, Venerable bhikkhuni Visuddhi is in meditation seclusion and does not teach or give talks. This time is for the actual monastic practice. Read more HERE.

August - September 2022 

  Individual meditation seclusion  

During the vassa start in this period, one can come to the ārāma Karuṇā Sevena to both take care of the Venerable Visuddhi and for individual practice in silence. 

October 2022 

  Weekly  Protective Recitations (paritta)

Evening joint meeting for recitations and blessings

Recitations take place every Wednesday at 6 pm CET. 

  06.10. - 09.10.  Meditation course for newcommers and begginers

We cordially invite you to this course, where you will learn in detail step by step the meditation practice and teaching of the Dhamma under the guidance of the Venerable Visuddhi. Registration is open until Semptember 30, 2022.

  15.10.  Kaṭhina - a Buddhist festival

We cordially invite you to join us for the annual Kaṭhina celebration. It is the second most important Buddhist festival in the Theravāda tradition right after Vesākha. Everybody is welcome.

November 2022 

  Weekly  Protective Recitations (paritta)

Evening joint meeting for recitations and blessings

Recitations take place every Wednesday at 6 pm CET.

  16.11. - 20.11.  Death Meditation - meditation course

 5 days meditation course. This course is for anyone who is committed to a better understanding of death and dying. There is one space available. Registration is open until November 6, 2022.

December 2022 

  Weekly  Protective Recitations (paritta)

Evening joint meeting for recitations and blessings

Recitations take place every Wednesday at 6 pm CET. 

  08.12. -11.12.  Mettā - meditation course

Mettā - a meditation weekend spent in developing mettā - the meditation of love and kindness led by Venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi, where you will learn step by step the meditation practice and Dhamma teachings.

Registration is open until November 30, 2022.

 

Feel free to send and e-mail to: karuna.sevena.en@gmail.com for more information.

Buddhist holidays - Uposatha days

 January 17  2022  

Duruthu (phussa) uposatha

>> The Buddha’s first visit to Sri Lanka

 

 

 February 16  2022   

Navam (māgha) uposatha

>> The day of the ordination of ven. Sāriputta and ven. Mahā Moggalāna. The First Buddhist council after the Buddha’s death

 

 

 March 17  2022 

Madin (phagguṇa) uposatha
>> The first Buddha’s visit to his kingdom Kapilavasu, after reaching the enlightenment

 

 

 April 16 2022   

Bak (citta) uposatha

>> The second Buddha’s visit to Sri Lanka,

Sri Lankan New Year

 

 

 May 15 2022   

Vesak (vesākhā) uposatha

>> The celebration of Buddha’s birthday, his enlightenment and entering the parinibbāna

 

 

 June 14 2022   

Poson (jeṭṭhā) uposatha

>> The beginning of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

 

 

 July 13 2022   

Esala (āsāḷhā) uposatha

>> Day of the Dhamma, the First Discourse of the Buddha, the arrival of the sacred toothrelic in Sri Lanka

 

 

 July 13 - October 09 2022   

Vassa (vassāna)

>> Beginning of rain retreats

 

 August 11 2022  

Nikini (sāvana) uposatha

>> Seclusion of monks and nuns after the Buddha’s passing away, the time of fasting and seclusion for monastic communities

 

 

 September 09 2022  

Bināra (poṭṭhapāda) uposatha

>> The day of the inauguration of the bhikkhunī Saṅgha

 

 October 09 2022   

Vap (assayuja) uposatha, - Pavāraṇā

>> The end of Vassa period, the day of the Abhidhamma - The Buddha was teaching the Abhidhamma to the gods in the Tāvatiṃsa heaven

 

 

 November 08  2022  

Il (kattikā) uposatha

>> The day of passing away of venerable Sāriputta, the Buddha ordained the first sixty disciples

 

 

 December 07 2022  

Unduvap (māgasira) uposatha

>> The day of Bodhi, bringing of the Bodhi tree by Saṅghamittā therī to Srí Lanka