Pian dei Ciliegi Anti-Covid Protocol

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.

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Pian dei Ciliegi has also activated a virtual hall for daily meditation sessions, open to all those who wish to practice together, from 6 to 7 in the morning (Italian time). It will not be guided and will use the Zoom platform. For subscriptions and information on how to access, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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

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