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Program of activities Karuṇā Sevena

Buddhist holidays - Uposatha days

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. 

Each course starts at 7 p.m. on the day and end up 12am. Your arrival time is a convenient 5 - 5.30 p.m. at the latest. 

For more information on the daily schedule, accommodation, rules and overheads please click > HERE.

 

 December 2022 - February 2023 

 

Venerable Visuddhi is in Sri Lanka. During this time it is possible to come to ārāma Karuṇā Sevena, take care of ārāma and take this opportunity for your own practice.

Read more > HERE. 

 

 

 March 2023 

 

  Weekly  Protective Recitations (paritta)

Evening joint meeting for recitations and blessings. 

Recitations take place every Wednesday at 7 pm CET. 

Read more HERE.

 

  16.03. - 19.03.  Mindfulness of Death - meditation course

5 days meditation course. This course is for anyone who is committed to a better understanding of death and dying.

Read more HERE. 

 

  30.03. - 2.04.  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.

Read more HERE.

 

 

 April 2023 

 

  Weekly  Protective Recitations (paritta)

Evening joint meeting for recitations and blessings. 

Recitations take place every Wednesday at 7 pm CET. 

Read more HERE.

 

 13.04. -16.04.  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. Read more HERE.

 

  27.04. - 30.04.  Mindfulness of Death - meditation course

5 days meditation course. This course is for anyone who is committed to a better understanding of death and dying.

Read more HERE. 

 

 

 May 2023 

 

  Weekly  Protective Recitations (paritta)

Evening joint meeting for recitations and blessings. 

Recitations take place every Wednesday at 7 pm CET. 

Read more HERE.

 

  07.05 Vesākhā - Buddhist festival

We cordially invite you to join us for the annual Vesākhā celebration.

Vesākhā is the most important Buddhist festival in the Theravāda tradition. It is held every year on the first full moon in the month of May. On this day we commemorate the Buddha's birthday, his enlightenment and his passing into parinibbāna.

Read more > HERE. 

 

 12.05. -14.05.  Mettā practice in nature - meditation weekend course with trips to nature 

Mettā - a meditation weekend spent in developing mettā - the meditation of love and kindness led by Venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi, where you will learn in detail the step-by-step practice of meditation and how to teach this practice in daily life.

Read more > HERE.

 

 

 June 2023 

 

 31. 05. - 11.06.  12 day meditation course

This 12 day meditation course, led by Venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi, is for all interested persons, beginners and advanced, who wish to delve deeply into their meditation practice. The course will give you a detailed step-by-step introduction to meditation practice and Dhamma teaching. Read more > HERE.

 

 

 Vassa 2023  

 

 Vassa - 03.07 - 29.09.2023

For 3 months, Venerable bhikkhunī 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. Read more HERE.

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

 January 6  2023  

Duruthu (phussa) uposatha

>> The Buddha’s first visit to Sri Lanka

 

 February 5  2023   

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 6  2023  

Medin (phagguṇa) uposatha
>> The first Buddha’s visit to his kingdom Kapilavattu,

after reaching the enlightenment

 

 

 April 5 2023   

Bak (citta) uposatha

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

Sri Lankan New Year

 

 

 May 5 2023   

Vesak (vesākhā) uposatha

>> The celebration of Buddha’s birthday,

his enlightenment and entering the parinibbāna

 

 

 June 3 2023   

Poson (jeṭṭhā) uposatha

>> The beginning of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

 

 

 July 3 2023   

Adhi Esala (āsāḷhā) uposatha

>> Adhi Esala Full Moon Poya Day is official marked and celebrated in Sri Lanka over a span of 15 years. 

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

 

 

 July 3 - October 29 2023   

Vassa (vassāna)

>> Beginning of rain retreats

 

August 1 2023  

Esala (āsāḷhā) uposatha 

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

 August 30 2023  

Nikini (sāvana) uposatha

>> Seclusion of monks and nuns after the Buddha’s

passing away, the time of fasting and seclusion for monastic communities

 September 29 2023  

Bināra (poṭṭhapāda) uposatha

>> The day of the inauguration of the bhikkhunī Saṅgha

 

 October 28 2023   

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 26  2023  

Il (kattikā) uposatha

>> The day of passing away of venerable Sāriputta,

the Buddha ordained the first sixty disciples

 

 

 December 26 2023  

Unduvap (māgasira) uposatha

>> The day of Bodhi, bringing of the Bodhi tree

by Saṅghamittā therī to Srí Lanka

 


 

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