Due to the recent regulations for the containment of Covid19, we must reduce the number of participants in our retreats to 21/22, so that everyone can have a single room and share a bathroom with one other person. Furthermore, this is the only way to ensure regular distancing between people in the meditation hall and in the dining room.
The teachings of Ven. Virañani will be given in English with translation by Donatella Levi.
Finally, we’d like to remind you that on our website www.piandeiciliegi.it, in the audio file section you can find and listen to all the teachings and guided meditations offered during our retreats, and on our two YouTube channels (Pian dei Ciliegi Meditation Center and PDC Meditazione Online) you will find videos of the talks given in the Zoom virtual room and at the Center. We also have a facebook page: Sangha di Pian dei Ciliegi
Buddha Day Celebration07 May 2020The Sanghas of Pian dei Ciliegi and Satipanya
unfortunately our meditation centre is still closed, and it is still uncertain when we will be able to open again. At the moment all our May retreats are confirmed, but we might have to cancel them if the measures taken by the government to contain the Covid-19 are extended.
The Dhamma doesn’t close down, however, and many of us are taking this period of suspension from our usual activities as an opportunity to deepen our practice, through the many offers of on-line meditation. We would like to suggest a few (in English):
- on our you tube channel “Centro di Meditazione Pian dei Ciliegi” you can find some selected talks from our past retreats and Bhante Sujiva’s Monday night talks.
- every evening Bhante Bodhidhamma is offering “Lockdown Evening Meditations” from 8.30 to 9.30 p.m. (London time). For more information go to www.satipanya.uk.org
-Marcia Rose is offering guided meditations until June every Sunday at 9.30 a.m. (US time). For more information go to www.mountainhermitage.org
May you be safe, peaceful, healthy and happy
The Pian dei Ciliegi Board
we sadly have to announce the cancellation of all our meditation retreat scheduled until April 25th 2020.
We had to make this difficult decision, as you can imagine, because of the new government measures to contrast the spreading of the Covid-19. Since the whole country is in a state of emergency, and we have great concern for the health and wellbeing of all, we have decided to close down the centre at least until April 25th 2020.
We hope to see you soon here in Pian dei Ciliegi for a retreat, and wish you good health and peace of mind in this difficult (and hopefully limited ) situation.
The Pian dei Ciliegi Board