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PLEASE BE SURE TO READ OUR COVID PROTOCOL (recently modified) BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE CENTRE

 
We’d like to wish you a peaceful 2022, of growth in wisdom, compassion, and in the knowledge of the Dhamma. We also hope that you will be able to join a meditation retreat here in Pian dei Ciliegi, or online in our virtual meditation hall, in the belief that a period of intensive practice helps to develop precious qualities such as awareness, kindness and equanimity, all the more important in these uncertain times.
 
On our website www.piandeiciliegi.it you will find our retreat program for 2022. Bookings will open on 15 January 2022 at 8.00 for our retreats in presence until 3 July and the August retreat led by Bhante Sujiva. From May 1st it will be possible to register for the remaining retreats.
 
These are the three steps to follow to sign up:
1. register on our website and log in (if you do not remember your username or password you can ask to recover it); make sure you are logged in before proceeding
2. apply for membership to the association by filling in the relevant form in the user menu (if you are not yet a member of the association)
3. in the user menu, click on "book a retreat", choose the retreat you are interested in from the list, click on "sign up", fill out the form and the questionnaire and send.
You will receive a first automatic e-mail with details about payment, which is to be made out within five days. When your payment is verified by the administration, you will receive a second final confirmation e-mail, with links to useful information files.
 
The retreat fee is 35 euros per day for retreats at the centre, and 20 euros total for online weekend retreats. The annual membership fee for 2022 is 25 euros.
You can apply for a sponsorship to cover all or part of your retreat fee, through our retreat fund, by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Also this month Ven. Viranani will guide us in the practice of Metta on Saturday January 15th, 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 credentials to enter the Zoom virtual room.

There will be a Karuna (Compassion) online retreat  from 19 to 26 of March led by Sr Virañani assisted by Federica La Rosa with translation by Donatella Levi. Instructions are provided in the morning session and a Dhamma talk at 2 pm every day. If you would like to register please follow the link  
https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.piandeiciliegi.it/it/iscrizioni-ai-ritiri-online.html

We remind you of the opportunity to enter the "Cherry Tree", a virtual International Meditation Room run by Pian dei Ciliegi open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for all those who practice mindfulness meditation (Vipassana) and Loving Kindness (Metta) wherever they are and at any time of the day. You can find more information on our website.
 
With Metta
The Pian dei Ciliegi Board