We would like to wish you all the best in the new and nicely round year of 2020. All the best in your personal, professional life and in the practice of the Dhamma. We are very happy to announce the following news, we have recorded an audio version of the suttas from the Majjhima Nikāya (in Czech language) and a new video of Karuna Sevena has been created. We thank Vidu Gunaratna for making this beautiful video and everyone else who contributed to it. We thank the venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi, bhante Vinīta and Bara Glombova for recording the audio suttas. Such a great project!
We would like to share a program of activities for you this year. (Be informed that some dates have changed.)
The Alphabet of a Happy Life I. and II. will take place in the Lotus Center in Prague, please sign up now for either session. The Alphabet I is for beginners and The Alphabet II. for the advanced meditators.
The Happy Life Alphabet I. will take place on Tuesdays from 17.00-18.30 and The Alphabet of Happy Life II. on Tuesdays from 19.00-20.30 (not on Wednesdays as originally planned).
The program will be given in Czech language only, but you may bring a friend that would translate for you.
This year, there will be less sutta study, and more meditation. Please reserve in advance if you would like to attend weekends in silence, the spots fill up quickly! If there is more interest in studying the suttas, we would like to open lessons or lectures in the Ārāma Karuṇā Sevena. Email us. Note, for the weekend stays, due to increased energy, the recommended overhead contributions have changed.
Since February 2020, every Thursday from 18.-19.30, it is possible to participate in a joint meditation with the venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi and the subsequent discussion of meditation in the Ārāma Karuṇā Sevena. Please register in advance, the minimum number for meditation sessions is 7 people.
Another course for beginners will take place on 20.3.-23.3.
In April, we expect a visit of the venerable Bhikkhunī Vijitananda, a Sri Lankan theravāda senior nun from the Sakyadhita Center, who may stay in the Czech Republic for a month. At the end of April, the venerable bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā will come to the Czech Republic. She promised a study seminar in Lotus on "Mindfulness and Satipaṭṭhāna in Early Buddhist Meditation" from 1. to 3.5.2020. If you are interested, please register now at our email address firstname.lastname@example.org or via Lotus Center. This course will be in English only.
Venerable bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā has also accepted our invitation to the annual Vesākhā 9.5 celebration, where she will give a Dhamma talk. Both venerable nuns belong to the Saṅgha of our venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi. Please contribute financially or by other means to their hosting in the Czech Republic.
Celebration of Vesākhā
We would like to publish two books in free distribution again this year, we are working intensively on editorial work. We would like to send books to the publisher in late February. However, we now need financial support for pre-print and proofreading work. Donations may be sent to the account we created in cooperation with Lotus Center for this purpose. Type "Dhamma dāna Project."
We thank all our last year’s and this year’s donors that you continue to support the venerable and Ārāma Karuṇā Sevena, and we look forward to meeting you during our future activities. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback, but please be patient if we don't respond immediately. Follow us on the web and facebook and let us know what interests you. Your feedback will help us prepare the program in for you the best way.
May the Triple Gem Bless you.
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.
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