Sunday, August 14, 2016

Food offering for bhikkhunī Visuddhi during vassa

Dear friends,

Bhikkhunī Visuddhi is living in ārama Karuṇā Sevena and is currently on a meditation self-retreat. Because Czech Republic is a non-Buddhist country, and there is no tradition of offering food by lay people to the monastic, we need to be innovative and look for other solutions while maintaining strict vinaya monastic code.

If you also would like to participate and practice generosity towards a monastic, you may cover the food expenses for venerable Visuddhi. Following vegetarian restaurant delivers food in Prostejov (CZ) every day, except Saturdays and Sundays: Kalindi. One meal costs about 4.50 USD per day. If you would like to donate to cover any amount of meals, click on the Paypal button on the right or email us on Bh. Visuddhi will finish vassa at the end of October.

Ever since the time of the Buddha, we can provide the monastics with these following requisites: 
1. monastic robe
2. food
3. medicine - in case of disease
4. shelter

Thank you for your generosity. Much mettā, Ivona Mollberg

Retreat and training for lay disciples in ārāma Karuṇā Sevena

In June and July 2016, new and beautiful ārāma Karuṇā Sevena in the Czech Republic welcomed the first lay practitioners (upāsika, upāsaka). They had the rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the safe and calming environment of the ārāma. These meditators could let go of their every day lives for a moment and practice according to the Buddha's teaching on the path to nibbāna. See pictures here (and longer photo album here.)

The ārāma will be opening again after the vassa period. More information about November 2016 retreats will be coming soon. Daily schedule and Terms of stay in ārāma Karuṇā Sevena will be given both, in Czech and English.

Monday, July 11, 2016

New video from Vesākha celebration and meditation hall inauguration

Dear friends,

we would like to share with you a VIDEO from Vesākha celebration in ārāma Karuṇā Sevena. We also took the opportunity to inaugurate our newly redesigned and reconstructed monastery. This day was a great joy. Karuṇā Sevena welcomed guests from all over the world. You can read the details of this day in our earlier post.

Have a beautiful day,
Ivona Mollberg, the President of the Trust Society Karuna Sevena

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Project of Neighboring House Purchase for use by Practitioners who visit ārāma Karunā Sevena

Dear friends,

during the reconstruction of  ārāma Karunā Sevena, we were approached by a neighbour, offering us his house for a purchase. This is a unique opportunity for meditators in various ways, as it would make the stay in ārāma much more comfortable. Below is more information about the project. If you want to participate in any way or to offer a donation, please let us know:

Vesākha 2016 and The Inauguration of ārāma Karuṇā Sevena

Dear friends, we would like to share a great joy with you in the following article. On May 29, 2016, Karuṇā Sevena celebrated Vesākha and The Inauguration of ārāma Karuṇā Sevena. Kindly find an article about this event below. Since we are still furnishing the temple to ensure to create an ideal space for the meditators, any donations are welcome. Please contact us for futher details. We are also collecting donations (see the PayPal Donation button in the right column) to support the project of purchasing the neighboring building.

 Much mettā from the President of the Trust Society Karuna Sevena, Ivona Mollberg, MBA

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Four Divine Emotions - Program with Venerable bh.Visuddhi in London (22 and 24 April, 2016)

Dear friends,

we are delighted to invite you to join in for a program with Venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi in London on Friday 22nd of April and Sunday 24th of April 2016. Please kindly find more information in the following leaflet. We are looking forward to seeing you. 

Karuṇā Sevena

Friday, March 25, 2016

Vesakhā 2016 & Inauguration of the Meditation Hall at Karuṇā Sevena

Dear friends,

greetings in Dhammavinaya from Karuṇā Sevena Bhikkhunī Ārāma, trusting this finds you well and content.

We are writing with some wonderful news to share, and to extend you an invitation to a very happy and important event for our monastic and lay community at Karuṇā Sevena and its friends near and far.

As you know bhikkhunī Visuddhi and her Dhamma-friends started to lay the foundation for a small monastic dwelling in the Czech Republic back in 2009. Bhikkhunī Visuddhi eventually moved back from Sri Lanka to her land of birth in 2012. Since then, she has been settling back in Europe while trying to make the Buddha’s teachings available in the Czech Republic. Many – men, women, and lots of children – have come to bhikkhunī Visuddhi to study and practice the Dhamma and meditation. Her small bhikkhunī residence has soon become much too small to host friends and practitioners. Our bhikkhunī has been generously sharing her space and private facilities with many laywomen in order to allow them to stay and practice with her.

At long last, the attic of Karuṇā Sevena has now been transformed into a shrine room to host meditation groups. The construction of the meditation room is nearing completion. The rough structure of the shrine is done, as well as the windows. A roof is insulated and covered and is expected to be finished soon. Work started on the interior. If all goes well, it is anticipated that the completion would be just on time for the upcoming Vesakhā festival season.

A simple opening ceremony will be held on Sunday May 29th celebrate the Vesakhā festival and bless the new space. We are delighted to invite you to join in for a day of rejoicing and Dhamma sharing.

It is our heartfelt wish that all the work and generosity that have gone aplenty into this project will be nibbāna paccaya, a condition for the attainment of the highest peace and happiness of nibbāna, for all those who have supported in various ways, far and near, for all those who rejoice in the merits of this project, for all those who will live or come to practice under the roof of Karuṇā Sevena.

With deep gratitude and much mettā,
we are looking forward to being with you

bhikkhunī Visuddhi & Dhamma-friends at Karuṇā Sevena