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Updates on future retreats

The intensive Satipatthana Vipassana retreat led by Bhante Sujiva has just begun, and will end on September 3rd. Brother Dassana was unable to reach the Center from Malaysia this year, so Bhante Sujiva will guide the whole retreat. His assistants will respectively be Massimo Bonomelli, Luisa Lazzarotto and Piero Urban.
 
To offer further opportunities for practice, and to compensate for the forced closure of the center in spring and the cancellation of retreats due to the Covid emergency, we have added two autumn retreats to our calendar:
Gautam Verma will lead a Satipatthana Vipassana retreat from October 3rd to 11th, 2020 in English with Italian translation.
Federica La Rosa will lead a Satipatthana Vipassana retreat from October 30th to November 3rd, in Italian. You can sign up by following the procedure indicated on our website www.piandeiciliegi.it, where you will also find our updated program. To know the availability of places you can check the "book a retreat" section of the site.
 
Ven. Viranani will conduct an online guided Metta meditation session, from 8.30 to 10 am every fourth Saturday of the month. For information on how to access the room, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In addition, the Venerable Viranani will lead, with the assistance of Federica La Rosa, an online Metta retreat on  Zoom, from November 21st to 29th 2020. For information and booking, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The teachings of Ven. Viranani will be given in English with Italian translation.
 
At the requests of many meditators, who have experienced the great support that a shared practice can give, Pian dei Ciliegi center has decided to activate a virtual meditation room, open to all those who wish to practice together. The meditation sessions will take place every day, starting from September 14, 2020, from 6 to 7 in the morning (Italian time). It will not be guided and will use the zoom platform. For information on how to sign up and access the virtual hall, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bhante Bodhidhamma will conduct an online Vipassana retreat in the Mahasi tradition from July 18th to September 5th. The starting dates are Saturday 18 July, 1, 15 and 29 August. For information write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Finally, we’d like to inform you that a Pian dei Ciliegi association members’ meeting is scheduled for September 13th 2020 at 2 p.m. We expect it would be complicated for foreigners to attend, but if you need further information we’d be glad to give you the details.
 

 

The Opening of a Virtual Meditation Room

Dear friends,

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):


-every evening Pian dei Ciliegi opens its virtual meditation hall to yogis who want to share their practice; it’s guided by a different Italian Dhamma teacher or experienced yogi every evening, with an occasional “special guest” (Wednesday April 15th and 22nd Bhante Sujiva will guide a couple of meditations). We are in the process of switching to another platform, and will give you the necessary information asap. For the time being, we are still using Zoom and you can write to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can give you the credentials to access the hall.

- 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

Center closed until April 25, 2020

Dear friends,

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

2020 ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

If you are not a member of the Pian dei Ciliegi Association yet and wish to be so, to support our activities and join a retreat in 2020 (our retreat schedule will be published shortly),  fill in the membership form. You will receive an automatic e-mail with instructions for the payment of the 25 euros as membership fee.

If you are already a member of the Pian dei Ciliegi Association and you wish to pay your 2020 membership fee you can make out a money transfer of 25 euros using the following bank data:

Associazione Pian dei Ciliegi

Bank: Unicredit  

Address: Via Roma, 2 29027 Podenzano (PC) - Italia

IBAN code: IT36S0200865410000104574143

Foreign bank transfers: SWIFT CODE: UNCRITM1V57

A heartfelt thank you from the Pian dei Ciliegi staff