Through countless births in the cycle of existence I have run, in vain
seeking the builder of this house:
and again and again I faced the suffering of new birth.
Oh housebuilder! Now you are seen.
You shall not build a house again for me.
All your beams are broken,
the ridgepole is shattered.
The mind has become freed from conditioning;
the end of craving has been reached.
Dhammapada, vv. 153-154
Within the scope of our humble resources we’re doing everything we can to offer more possibilities for short retreat at Sarana Vihara. Our next step is to build a new kuti that will accommodate one of our residents which will then give us the space to host retreatans for one to two weeks.
May our efforts to offer a space for meditation, flourish into truely supportive conditions for the journey towards the end of suffering. It would be such a magnificent gift if just one single person was able to bring an end to the eternal house building that keep us trapped in the suffering.
The first phase is due to begin in Februrary 2023. During this time we’ll lay the foundation and put up the main building structure. After this we’ll taking care of outer protection and start working on fitting the interior. We’ll add updates to our progress as we go.