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    Pian dei ciliegi APS

    Centro di meditazione vipassana

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    Pian dei ciliegi APS

    Centro di meditazione vipassana


    Soon it will be possible to sign up for the second part of our yearly retreat program (on May 1st), so here is some useful information.
    For retreats that will begin after 5 July and until the end of the year - except for Bhante Sujiva’s in August - it will be possible to sign up online starting Sunday 1 May 2022, 8 am.

    Retreat fee: the contribution for our 2022 retreats will be 35 euros per day.
    Members are invited to pay the retreat fee within 5 days of booking, under penalty of exclusion, unless previously agreed upon with the management.

    Membership fee: our 2022 membership fee is 25 euros and can be paid together with the retreat fee in the first transfer you will make, specifying in the description that the payment is made for both the retreat and membership fee.
    All payments must be made out to the Credit Agricole account
    IBAN code: IT47F0623065420000030714189
    For international transfers: SWIFT CODE: CRPPIT2P027 (please note: the ninth digit is a zero)
    BIC: CRPPIT2P027

    How to sign up for retreats: prior to your booking, you must have been admitted as a member of the Pian dei Ciliegi Association by following the online procedure on the Pian dei Ciliegi website.
    If you are already a member of the Association and in good standing with the payment of the 2022 membership fee, you can register directly for the chosen retreat.
    If you are not a member of the Association, follow the procedure below:
    (please keep in mind that Google Chrome sometimes blocks pages and prevents the procedure from continuing. It is therefore advisable to use another browser, like Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer):
    1) Register on the Pian dei Ciliegi website (if you are not already registered);
    2) Log in with your username and password by writing it in the fields at the top of the page;
    3) On each page you will find the "Apply for Membership" button on the right (in the User’s Menu box);
    4) Pressing it activates the admission procedure which must be followed until the end. All this takes just a few minutes.

    In any case, to participate in a retreat in presence in Pian dei Ciliegi, it is always necessary to register on the website and ask for membership to the Association. Prior to your booking, simply send the membership form; it is not necessary to wait for a confirmation email.
    If you are not yet a member, you can carry out these preliminary operations as of now, even if bookings are not yet open. In this way, your booking procedure for retreats will be faster.
    ATTENTION: If you have problems with your membership application or retreat booking you can write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    On Sunday 15 May, on the occasion of the Buddha Day, Bhante Bodhidhamma will lead an online ceremony from 9pm to 10pm, together with the UK Sangha connected to his meditation center, Satipanya, in Wales (www.satipanya.org.uk). Here is the description of the event and the program: "Full Moon Observance, an opportunity to renew our commitment to the Path" – 9 pm short speech entitled "Buddha and the War", then sitting meditation until 9.45pm. Recitations will follow with the taking of refuge and precepts according to tradition, to finish with the practice of Metta.For information and credentials write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Abhidhamma Lectures will be offered online (via Skype) from May 20th  to  22nd by Sayalay Daw Vimalanani, a Nepalese nun who practiced under the guidance of Ven. Sayadaw U Pandita in Myanmar since 1991, completing the Sasanadhaja Dhammacaryya in 1999, which qualifies her to teach Buddhist scriptures. The focus of the three days will be on material phenomena (rupa) and nibbana, as dealt with in the sixth chapter of Bhikkhu Bodhi's book "A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma". For information and registration write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Participation to the seminar is on donation (dana based).