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.
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.
Znamin lies in a stunning, rural Zakarpattya region of Ukraine:
There is a public transport connection from Uzghorod to Vilshinky.
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:
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 an account held by Polish Diamond Way Buddhism association:
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.
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.
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!
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