we would like to kindly inform you about the Venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi and her program until the end of 2020.
Venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi has been very occupied in the past three months with teaching online, mostly local Czech people - meditation, Q&A, intensive sutta study, and meeting meditators individually to discuss their practice. Some days, there were 40-70 people present in the zoom meetings during the quarantine time. Mettā meditation helps all beings to get through difficult times. Also, Bhikkhunī is editing a Dhamma book and getting it ready to be printed. She is now preparing for the vassa period and meditation seclusion. The sad news is, that we have unfortunately lost a lot of supporters (dāyakas) lately.
As mendicants who live dependent on the material support of the lay community, Buddhist monastics are among the most vulnerable at times of challenges and crises. This is the case for our venerable. We would like to ask all donors and friends who were not too drastically touched by the current situation resulting from the pandemic to keep financially supporting our venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi through the Association Karuṇā Sevena during the vassa period (July-September 2020). For those, who would like to specifically contribute towards food for the venerable, please send us an email, our volunteers will order vegetarian food. We have created a new fundraising website for easier giving. https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-bhikkhuni-visuddhi
Starting in August 2020, you can come to the ārāma Karunā Sevena in Prostějov for an individual meditation self-retreat - now without undergoing a preparatory weekend retreat. Please, due to the capacity of the accommodation, send us an email in advance, thank you for your understanding. It is advisable that you read the rules, understand them, and follow them. If you have any questions, write to us, we will be happy to help you.
For summer study and reading, we offer many resources in our library.
Program starting in October 2020:
An overview of weekend meditation retreats in the ārāma Karunā Sevena can be found here:
3.10. - Kaṭhina celebration - come with us to celebrate the sangha, give dāna to our venerable and spend a nice time with friends
13.10. The Alphabet of the Buddha's Teachings - Online teaching at 6 p.m. (in the Czech language)
15. - 18.10 - Meditation weekend for the students of the Alphabet of Happy Life and online mettā meditation
27.10. The Alphabet of the Buddha's Teachings - Online teaching from 6 p.m.(in the Czech language)
29.10-1.11. Mettā meditation in Slovak meditation center Javorie - under the guidance of the Venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi
10.11. - The Alphabet of the Buddha's Teachings - Online instruction from 6 p.m.(in the Czech language)
13. - 15.11. Meditation weekend in Silence - ārāma Karuṇā Sevena
24.11. The Alphabet of the Buddha's Teachings - Online teaching from 6 p.m. (in the Czech language)
27. - 29.11. Meditation weekend in Silence - ārāma Karuṇā Sevena (Czech and English)
8.12. The Alphabet of the Buddha's Teachings - Online teaching from 6 p.m. (in the Czech language)
11-13.12 Meditation weekend in Silence - ārāma Karuṇā Sevena
22.12 - The Alphabet the Buddha's teachings - online teaching from 6 p.m. (in the Czech language)
26.12-3.1.2021 - New Year's meditation retreat - ārāma Karuṇā Sevena (Czech and English)
May you be well, healthy, and happy. May our shared merit arising from supporting the venerable’s bhikkhunī Visuddhi seclusion during the upcoming rains retreat lead us all to the eradication of all unwholesome states and the pure, supreme joy of Nibbāna!
With a lot of mettā,
members of the Association Karuṇā Sevena
The contact to support projects and activities of the Association Karuṇā Sevena: 6855804001/5500, IBAN: CZ6755000000006855804001, SWIFT: RZBCCZPP - The funds are used to cover the basic monastic needs of the Venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi, such as - robe, food, medicine and abode (this also covers transportation, accommodation, air tickets, etc.). Distribution of books, construction of the meditation room, the furnishing of the monastery KS, insurance, utility bills, etc. Tax deductible in the Czech Republic. Please state the reason for the donation with the following note" For the Association KS."
The contact for the project Suriya Lamai: 6855679001/5500, IBAN: CZ4955000000006855679001, SWIFT: RZBCCZPP
- The intention of the project Suriya Lamai “The Children of the Sun” is to enable children from poor families to develop and educate themselves and to provide them with basic needs. The donation is tax deductible in the Czech Republic.
Neither of the above is a public collection, and therefore we ask all donors to add their contact information to their gift, so that we can issue a donation agreement contract or a donation receipt. We thank all the donors.
Link to the Paypal for foreign donors: