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:
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:
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.
We are posting this video (link below), which was shot yesterday, as a way to share the progress of the construction works of our Dhamma Hall. We are now close to finishing its roof. The video also shows the progress of collective efforts in woodwork.
We wish to express our gratitude to the fellow meditators who have volunteered for Dhamma service in this Project. More collective efforts have been planned for next weekend and everyone is invited. On December 14th and 15th we will be working on the adobe preparation for the clay walls of our Dhamma Hall. Everyone is invited!
May all beings be happy! Associação Vipassana da Bahia (Vipassana Bahia Association)