CONCLUSION OF THE FIRST 10-DAY COURSE AT ROSA DOS VENTOS

Dear Fellow Meditators, 

February 26th 2020 was a very significant day for Vipassana Bahia Association, as it was when we successfully concluded our first 10-day course at Rosa dos Ventos. We also had a General Meeting to vote for the new members of our Association’s Directing Counsel.

On the same day we invited fellow meditators to come see the site of our future Centre, Dhamma Bhassara. You can see it too by clicking on the link below:

May all beings be happy.

Vipassana Bahia Association

FINAL PUSH FOR FINISHING OUR DHAMMA HALL: Vipassana Bahia Campaign

The works at the Meditation Hall of the Espaço Rosa dos Ventos – Vipassana Bahia’s temporary meditation centre in Itacaré – began on February 27, 2019. Fellow meditators have successfully worked together on several occasions since then. Our work has been recorded and can be seen on the videos available on our website:

www.dhammabhassara.org

On our website we also provide updates and the details for participating in our current campaign.

This is a key moment for Vipassana Bahia Association. Once the renovation at Rosa dos Ventos is completed, we will no longer have rental costs with our courses. More Dana will then be saved toward the construction of the Dhamma Bhassara Centre, which will be located in a piece of land that is 1 kilometer away from Rosa dos Ventos.

Until December 2019 six 10-day courses, as well as several other shorter courses for children, teenagers and adults were offered in rented venues in Ilhéus and Conceição de Jacuípe.

For 2020 two 10-day courses have already been scheduled at Rosa dos Ventos: 

February 15 to 26 – Course for Men

April 1st to 12 – Course for Women

We are deeply grateful to the fellow meditators who have volunteered to service Dhamma in this endeavor.

May all beings be happy!

Vipassana Bahia Association

SERVICE AND COLLECTIVE EFFORTS AT VIPASSANA BAHIA: Acknowledgements and invites

Dear Fellow Meditators,

The Vipassana Bahia Association would like to express its heartfelt appreciation for the contributions received, whether financial, through participation in the committees, collective efforts, through service during courses or by sending metta.

2019 was an important year for us. During this period we at the Vipassana Bahia Association focused our efforts on the town of Itacaré, in which region the Dhamma Bhassara centre will be built.

Now 2020 will be a year of even more accomplishments and proactivity! We would like to invite you to come join us in the project of making Dhamma shine in Bahia.

If you are available to come to our temporary centre between January 10th and February 14th to serve for a minimum period of 2 days, do not hesitate to register for the service period by clicking of the link below. 

https://www.dhamma.org/pt-BR/schedules/noncenter/nordeste.br

If you can only come for the collective effort days, no registration is required. We do need to be informed of your participation, however, which you can do by contacting whatsapp (73)999908080.

2020 SCHEDULE OF COLLECTIVE EFFORTS 

*January 11 and 12* – group work at green roof of external showers  

* January 18 and 19* – group work at adobe walls and plastering 

*January 25 and 26* – group work for weeding and preparation of camping area

*February 1st  and 2nd* – group work for temporary walling of Dhamma Hall 

* February 8 and 15* – pre-course group work (course organisation): set-up of segregation, paths, lighting, dorms, kitchen and adjacent room, pantry, organisation of servers’ quarters, among other tasks.

To know more about how you can donate please click:

www.dhammabhassara.org

May all beings be happy.

Vipassana Bahia Association