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.
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.
Znamin lies in a stunning, rural Zakarpaty 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.
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.
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.
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!