WHAT IS ZNAMIN?

It is an international project by students of Lama Ole Nydahl to build a Buddhist Retreat Centre on the top of a beautiful mountain in western Ukraine.

WHAT'S BEEN DONE?

We have built a house in a nearby village Vilshinky that will serve as a springboard to the main construction of Znamin.

WHAT IS THE PLAN?

We plan to organise an international meditation course with Lama Ole Nydahl in the near future. Meanwhile we plan to finish the house in Vilshinky.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Come visit us at any time, subscribe to our newsletter, and support us financially by sending donations to one of the bank accounts listed below.

Dear friends, RC Znamin will be closed for quarantine beginning from March 17, 2020!

What is Znamin?

THE PROJECT

Znamin is a project by students of Lama Ole Nydahl to build a Buddhist Retreat Centre in the Carpathian Region of Western Ukraine.

Znamin is 25ha of land including forest located at the top a beautiful mountain, which is 720m above the sea level with a 360° breathtaking view over Carpathians.

The goal of this retreat center is to organise meditation courses with the great meditation masters of the Diamond Way Buddhism.

Since Znamin is a remote and wild place, we have a 2-story house in the nearest village, Vilshinky, which enables us to build the infrastructure and, very importantly, to become friends with the local people.

At present the main activity of the RC Znamin is to finish the house in Vilshinky and to build infrastructure and host meditation courses during both summer and winter.

LOCATION

Znamin lies in a stunning, rural Zakarpattya region of Ukraine:

There is a public transport connection from Uzghorod to Vilshinky.

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

Znamin is an excellent place for international cooperation. Neither people from the European Union nor Russia need a visa to come to Ukraine. People involved in the project come from various countries such as Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and, naturally, Ukraine.

If you would like to know more about the project, please contact your country coordinator:

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

None of this would ever be possible without your friendship, generous work and, of course, financial support.

If you would like to donate money, you can transfer it to our account below:

Company Name: Religious Center of Ukrainian Union of Karma Kagyu Buddhists
IBAN Code: UA203007110000026008052711708
Name of the bank: JSC CB "PRIVATBANK", 1D HRUSHEVSKOHO STR., KYIV, 01001, UKRAINE
Bank SWIFT Code: PBANUA2X
Company address: App.11, 39 Budivelnykiv str., Kyiv, 02100 UA

Correspondent bank - Commerzbank:

Account in the correspondent bank: 400886700401
SWIFT Code of the correspondent bank: COBADEFF
Correspondent bank: Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Correspondent bank - J.P.MORGAN:

Account in the correspondent bank: 6231605145
SWIFT Code of the correspondent bank: CHASDEFX
Correspondent bank: J.P.MORGAN AG, FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY

What has been done?

We have built a house in the nearest village from Znamin, Vilshinky, that will serve as a springboard to the main construction of Znamin. It is a 190m2, 2-story house with a 65m2 gompa, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, toilets and a shower.

We have created a group responsible for spreading information about Znamin in the countries involved in the project.

Over the past year we completed the following:

1. Water drainage system.

2. Construction of the boiler room.

3. Construction of a septic tank and sewage connection.

4. Construction of the supporting wall along the road.

5. The arrangement of the walls of toilet and shower rooms on the first and second floor.

6. Wall dressing of the second floor.

What is the plan?

THE BIG GOAL

We want Znamin to be place capable of hosting courses with the great meditation masters of Diamond Way Buddhism, smaller courses with travelling teachers, international meetings, as well as individual retreats.

WHAT COMES NEXT?

How can you help?

We have big plans for this year…and thus a lot of things that need to be done.

We will have several working weekends with travelling teachers at Znamin this year.

It would be great if you could join us for one, two or even more weekends and give us a hand!

Don't hesitate to share this info with your friends!

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Useful links

WORLDWIDE

Diamond Way Buddhism
His Holiness 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje
Shamar Rinpoche
Lama Ole Nydahl


NATIONAL

Buddhism in Ukraine
Uzghorod Buddhist Centre

Buddhism in Austria
Buddhism in Czech Republic
Buddhism in Hungary
Buddhism in Poland
Buddhism in Romania
Buddhism in Slovakia