16 January 2018

The Dhamma Hospital

In 2012, Sayadaw Ottamathara had the idea to built a Dhamma Hospital to provide a place for patients, yogis and meditators so everybody can practice meditation, have a peaceful mind and a healthy body. It is a safe place suitable for all to get a better understanding of the benefits of meditation and doing good deeds. All around the world, doctors and scientist are researching these benefits in healing and/or preventing physical and mental afflictions. Meditation is the unique way to truly heal and/or change your mind to fulfill your desire to return to good health more quickly. Since the opening ceremony in May 2017, the Dhamma Hospital offers refuge to 400 yogis/patients to be cared for by locals and Burmese (students) nurses.

Here is a recording of Sayadaw Ottamathara explaining what is the Dhamma Hospital: Audio

6 January 2018

Thabarwa Nature Center EU needs you

Appello a tutti i volontari meditanti: Il Centro Thabarwa Nature Center EU, ha bisogno di te. Nei primi giorni di dicembre una violenta pioggia ghiacciata ha spaccato molti alberi che si trovano nel meraviglioso bosco che contorna il Centro. Il Centro è in fase di costruzione, ma può già ospitare volontari. Abbiamo urgente bisogno di aiuto per salvare le piante che a causa dei rami spezzati rischiano di morire. Come in tutti i Centri fondati dal Venerabile Sayadaw Ottamasara potrai ricevere cibo alloggio e praticare meditazione in totale gratuità.Nel centro è presente anche un'insegnante di meditazione che seguendo l'insegnamento di Sayadaw potrà aiutarti nella pratica. Grazie a tutti quelli che risponderanno a questo appello.

Appeal to all meditating volunteers: The Thabarwa Nature Center EU needs you. In the first days of December a violent rain and hail broke through many trees in the wonderful forest that surrounds the Center. The Center is under construction, but it can already host volunteers. We urgently need help to save the plants that are likely to die because of broken branches . As in all the Centers founded by the Venerable Sayadaw Ottamasara you can receive food accommodation and practice meditation total free. In the center there is also a meditation teacher who, following Sayadaw's teaching, can help you in practicing. Thanks to all those who will respond to this appeal.

Contact:
Dr Dony Barbagallo

‭+39 347 6977778‬
barbagallo.dony@libero.it

4 January 2018

Welcome to the new Thabarwa center in Italy


A new Thabarwa center opened in Italy

The Thabarwa Nature Center Europe is established with a headquarter in Italy.

A Vipassana Meditation and International solidarity Center situated in Piemonte, between Serravalle Scrivia and Gavi where people, anyone, without discrimination, can actively participate and build a community based on social well being, engaging oneself in volunteer work and receiving teachings of Samatha Meditation (concentration through sustained attention) and Vipassana Meditation (insight through reflection and clear vision).

Thabarwa Centers belong to everyone – not to somebody in particular – who desire to do good deeds with no limits, with altruistic spirit breaking the boundaries of the “Self”.

The center is still in the process of being organized, but you can already contact us for information and start collaborating actively with us: everyone can participate in the life of the center by offering their time and will.

Food, lodging and teaching are freely provided.

In order to participate and contribute to the birth of the center, please fill in the attached form.

For more information:
Email: info@thabarwanaturecentre.org

Thabarwa Nature Center website

January Events

Weekend Meditation Retreat in Noble Silence

Guided by Sayalay Chandadhika

Jan 5 - Jan 7

Meditation retreat - water fasting with mindfulness/detachment

Guided by Sayalay Khema Cari

Jan 9 - Jan 16