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    Pian dei Ciliegi

    Vipassana Meditation Center


    IN-PRESENCE RETREATS - The retreat on Metta (loving kindness) led by Ayya Virañani, with Bianca Blaickner as assistent has concluded at the end of May. Teacher, assistent and meditators were really greatful and happy for this shared opportunity to attend such a long Metta retreat (20 days), a more unique than rare occasion here in Europe! 

    Moreover, during the retreat there was the Vesak day, which has been celebrated and particularly felt among the whole Sangha, making the retreat even more valuable.

    An heartfelt thank you to all those who have been attending to the online and in presence Vesak celebrations, in particular the the online one led by Bhante Bodhidhamma; the online connection from all over the world together with Ayya Virañani and Ariya Baumann for Vesak and full moon celebration with Metta chants; the in-presence celebration organized by U.B.I.(Italian Buddhist Union) in Italy, to inform about several projects supported by U.B.I. and joyfully celebrate the festivity and its spiritual aspect, sharing several ways to celebrate according to different buddhist traditions, Theravada, Seon, Vajrayana e Zen.

    In June from 1st to 8th, there is a Vipassana retreat led by Ven. Mettananda, who is teaching for the first timeat our meditation center. 


    • 5 places available for Bhante Gavesi’s retreat from June the 21st to July the 6th. In this case there is now the opportunity to participate to a shorter period of time (for information, please check our website and / or wirte to our mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

    Bookings are possible on our website for all the retreats at the following link https://www.piandeiciliegi.it/en/subscription-retreats.html

    Please note that in case of full retreat, you can write to the secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ask to be put on waiting list.

    We offer the opportunity to enter the "Cherry Tree", a virtual International Meditation Room in Pian dei Ciliegi opened 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for all those who practice mindfulness meditation (Vipassana) and Loving Kindness (Metta) anywhere they are and at any time of the day. To access, you must register on the site at the following link https://www.piandeiciliegi.it/it/sale-virtuali/cherrytree.html

    To facilitate the sharing of the practice with other meditators, a WhatsApp chat has been created, where it is possible to agree the time for silent practice in Cherry Tree International Silent Meditation Room, open 24/7. Anyone who would like to be included in the chat can send a request by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating the mobile number. The reference time zone to indicate the time of practice is CENTRAL EUROPE (CET)