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Ārāma Karuṇā Sevena is a monastic dwelling, founded in May 2009 by Venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi therī. Thanks to the generous support of a dedicated group of practitioners and donors, the construction works began in stages and the ārāma underwent an extensive renovation in 2016 when the main meditation hall was built.

Bhikkhunī emphasizes that the ārāma is open to people of all ages, all religious beliefs, cultures, genders and backgrounds. The ārāma is a meditation and spiritual place to find peace, contentment, wisdom, discipline, loving kindness and compassion.

Throughout the years, the ārāma Karuṇā Sevena has served the community, offering Dhamma classesmeditation seclusionsretreats for beginners, religious ceremonies and chantings, birthday blessings, house blessings, hospital visitations, last rites, memorial services, family retreats, children retreats, and providing one-on-one meditation sessions with an individual guidance of Venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi therī. In addition to these services, the ārāma hosts several annual cultural events such as: Annual Vesākha Celebration, and Kaṭhina Robe Offering Ceremony. These events welcome in all people, including children.

The Association Karuna Sevena is grateful that the ārāma is outgrowing its humble structure, however, there are challenges that we need to overcome. We have two goals for the coming years: Our first wish is to “make our ārāma debt free.” In 2017, the Association Karuna Sevena took on a bank loan and purchased a neighboring house called the Viveka (which in the pāli language means “mental detachment”, i.e. the inner detachment from sensuous things). It is used for an accommodation of monastic or lay visitors to the ārāma Karuṇā Sevena. There is 72.000 EUR remaining.

The second wish is to raise funds for the Viveka’s roof repair. There has been very serious roof leakage in the past year. The estimated amount for the repair and building project (we would like to elevate the roof and allow space for several extra rooms for accommodation of visitors) is 40.000 EUR.

We rely on the generosity of those who see the benefit in giving, supporting the monastic life of the Venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi in Europe, keeping the ārāma open and the Buddha’s teaching alive. We joyfully accept donations of any amount. May all beings be happy and well.

How can you help?

  • giving 10 roof tiles EUR 16

  • giving 100 roof tiles EUR 160

  • giving one month worth of mortgage EUR 330

  • giving three months’ worth of mortgage EUR 990

  • finding other donors

  • helping to raise funds

  • volunteering in any way

"For the one who gives merit is increased,
From restraint hatred is not accumulated,
The skillful one gives up what is bad,
Through the destruction of passion, hatred,
and delusion, he is emancipated."
DN 16

BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER: 6855804001/5500
IBAN: CZ6755000000006855804001
SWIFT: RZBCCZPP
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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 to all the donors.

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