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 be ready to organise an international meditation course with Lama Ole Nydahl in 2016. Meanwhile we plan to finish the house in Vilshinky in 2014.

WHEN CAN WE MEET?

Znamin team will take part in the International Meeting of Retreat Centers in Nagodzice, Poland, 1-6 March 2016.

What is Znamin?

THE PROJECT

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

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

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

Because 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 get well known by the local population.

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

LOCATION

Znamin lies in a stunning, rural Zakarpaty 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 an account held by Polish Diamond Way Buddhism association:

Buddyjski Związek Diamentowej Drogi Linii Karma Kagyu
SWIFT: PKOP PL PW
Account number: PL 05 1240 6292 1111 0000 5015 2225
Bank: PEKAO SA

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.

We have hosted 6 working weekends. Friends from all over Europe has helped to build the house and the infrastructure in Vilshinky. During these weekends we have also organised meditation sessions and lectures by travelling teachers.

We have created an active group of friends from the countries involved who come to help with building, share experiences from projects in their countries and help to organise work. We meet regularly since more than a year.

We have organised meetings in various locations such as Mangutovo, Budapest and Zagorzany.

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. We want to be ready in 2016.

WHAT COMES IN 2013?

Where can we meet?

1-6 MARCH 2016, NAGODZICE, POLAND

Dear Friends!

Join us at the International Meeting of Retreat Centers in Nagodzice, Poland which will take place 1-6 March 2016.

For details please have a look at Nagodzice website

See you there!

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