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Simone Deiringer is a Mitra in Triratna’s Berlin sangha, Germany, training for ordination and exploring possibilities for a project enabling sangha to live and work together near Berlin.
She writes: “I am looking for somewhere close to Berlin where we can establish a collective project, living and working together. Right now I am investigating a small agriculture and gardening business for sale in the Uckermark (an hour and a half drive from the city): 10 hectares of land with buildings and a working horse!
My plan is to create a situation where time spent looking after basic needs such as food and shelter leaves enough time and energy for spiritual development. The main business would be a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project subsidised by a retreat facility for one or two people and a programme of courses on mental and physical health for residents, guests and neighbours.
The project’s understanding of spiritual development is based on Sangharakshita’s vision: the community will consist of committed Triratna Buddhists seeking to live a total Dharma life. Everyone is asked to take part on a dana basis; to give what they can and take what they need.”
If you are an Order Member or a Mitra who has asked for ordination, and interested in becoming one of 4-6 community members living and working together in the north German countryside, please demozug [at] posteo.de (contact Simone. )
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