I hope you are well and healthy. I send you this email today to share some updates from Karuṇā Sevena.
Venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi has begun her three-month summer seclusion, also known as vassa in the monastic environment. During the following three months she will spend time in meditation and reconnecting
with other venerable nuns. Thus, the courses at Karuṇā Sevena are temporarily halted
and will resume in mid-October.
Practitioners, however, can join the ārāma for individual silent seclusions from
mid-August. In case you are interested in spending some time in silent meditation
at the ārāma, please contact me via email and I will provide you with all the information
you might need.
As during this vassa period Venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi will not host any events or
programs, the dāna of the four requisites will likely decline, as past years’ experience
taught us. Nonetheless, I would like to stress that Venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi will
still need your support with food, medicine, and other necessities during this period.
I thus highly encourage you all to keep supporting her monastic life throughout all the
If you wish to donate some food and you can’t deliver it personally to the ārāma,
please consider using the delivery service of local supermarkets. They can deliver your groceries directly to the ārama Karuṇā Sevena.
Feel free to have a look at the calendar for future programs at Karuṇā Sevena.
As many of you might already know, the current situation in Sri Lanka is critical and highly unstable due to the recent political unrest. Now, more than ever, our fellow Sri Lankan friends, nuns, families, and children need our help. Please check out our latest blog post to read more about the latest events in Sri Lanka.
Venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi with her students will travel to Sri Lanka in July, and
they will bring all the charitable donations they can from Europe. If you wish to help
people in Sri Lanka, this is the perfect time as Venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi will
be able to personally deliver the donations to the nuns and children there.
I would encourage everyone to take advantage of this occasion because it is one of
the rare chances we have to bring donations to Sri Lanka without paying transfer fees,
taxes, or bank fees.
More about the possibility of donating can be found here:
We appreciate your precious donations. Thanks to your generosity, Venerable Bhikkhunī can continue to live her monastic life. May your merits bring you good health and peace of mind.
- If you wish to financially support Venerable Visuddhi, feel free to check the link bellow for more information. https://www.karunasevena.cz/donation-options
- If you would like to send a food donation, feel free to contact the ārāma or send us an email to define the details of the delivery.
If you are not able to personally deliver it, there is the possibility to order food online and have it delivered to the ārāma. A number of supermarkets, restaurants, and cafes have the free-delivery option. We invite you to check with your selected shop for more information.
If you haven’t check it out yet, you are warmly welcome to read the new Karuṇā Sevena blog. We regularly update it with news, information about Bhikkhunī Saṅgha, Sri Lanka, etc. There, you can also find the latest updates about the donation campaigns for Suriya Lamai and SOS Help for Sri Lanka.
to our website. Venerable Bhikkhuni Visuddhi is currently finalizing a Dhamma book
that is due for publication next year. Now, it is also possible to play our audio recordings
on various streaming services thanks to the kind help of Gabriela Konderlová. For your
information, at the moment we only have audios in Czech, but we would be grateful if any
of you who is a native English speaker or who has been living in an English speaking
country for many years would be happy to record the audios in English for our international
practitioners. If you are interested in helping us out with this, please contact us.
Also, we are planning to produce downloadable applications for you. If you have anyone
with experience in their production and want to help us, contact us at our email.
Have a wonderful summer, enjoy the holidays and sunshine and we look forward to seeing you again.
Support of the venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi and activities of the Association Karuṇā Sevena:
Full name of the account holder: Spolek Karuna Sevena
Bank account: 6855804001/5500; IBAN: CZ6755000000006855804001; SWIFT: RZBCCZPP
Address of the recipient: Slezska 3; City: Prostejov, Zipcode: 79601; Country: Czech Republic
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,
the furnishing of the ārāma Karuṇā Sevena, insurance, utility bills, etc. Tax-deductible in the Czech Republic.
Please state the reason for the donation with the following note" For the Association Karuna Sevena."
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.
Links for donation: