Indications for the Online Retreat Program 2021

The suggested quota is 5€ a day plus a fixed sum of 10€ (also suggested) to cover secretarial costs. The fee may be paid within 5 days of subscription via bank transfer, details of which you can find on the home page. Upon receipt of payment the subscriber will receive a second email confirming subscription, and with other useful information (including Zoom credentials) which will be briefly summarized here.

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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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There are still some places available for the Satipatthana Vipassana retreat guided by Hannes Huber from June 24th to July 2nd, and we encourage you to take this opportunity to develop your practice with such a valuable and expert Dhamma teacher. You can listen to his Dhamma talks on our YouTube channel “Centro di Meditazione Pian dei Ciliegi”. For more information about how to book, about the teacher and the retreat  please visit our website www.piandeiciliegi.it.

There is still one place for Ven. Viranani's online retreat, from June 26th to July 4th. Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details on how to join 

This month once again  Ven. Viranani will guide us online in the practice of Metta, on Saturday June 26th, from 8.30 to 10.00. Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the crecdentials to enter the Zoom virtual room.

As you certainly know, the situation in Myanmar after the military coup is getting worse every day. The heavy violence against those who oppose it by demonstrating peacefully and without weapons is so unjustified as to leave us dismayed. At the same time a great desire also arises in us to be close to the firmness and courage of this people. Now more than ever our friends in Myanmar need our help!
As the Pian dei Ciliegi Association we have opened a fundraising to support them in their basic needs. 
Since it is not possible to use the banking system, trusted people have given us some safe references to send our help directly to people connected to friends, teachers and monasteries in Myanmar.
If you wish you can make a transfer to Associazione Pian dei Ciliegi
IBAN code: IT47F0623065420000030714189 For payments from abroad: SWIFT CODE: CRPPIT2P027 (n.b. the ninth character is a zero) or pay by credit card using the PayPal button.
Remember to write in the description "donation for Myanmar"


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