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The Boeddhawierde: A New Retreat Centre in the Netherlands

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 15:51

The Boeddhawierde: A New Retreat Centre in the Netherlands

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 15:51

Last week the new retreat centre in the north of the Netherlands was informally opened: the Boeddhawierde. A mosaic made by a friend of the local sangha, Lucia Keidel, was unveiled during a ceremony - which marks a significant step in the further development of Triratna in the Netherlands.

‘Wierde’ refers to a mound that the local ancestors built in the muddy fields, to keep their feet dry and bury their dead. Later when the dykes were build, they became sacred spots and churches were typically built on...