New Kwan Yin statue arrived

We are happy and privileged to have received a magnificent big marble Kwan Yin statue, carved in Vietnam, on Saturday, 6th June 2015, which resides in front of our big cave.

Kwan Yin, a bodhisattva of compassion, is a timely reminder of forgiveness, love and compassion to everyone.

We are very grateful to our Vietnamese donors and supporters and we thank Gia Hieu, Tam Ngan, and our reliable builder Patrick for the perfect handling.

For a video of the installation of the statue, click here.

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Retreat with Sayadaw U Jagara

The Santi nuns and a few dedicated lay practitioners just came out of a wonderful one month intensive meditation retreat with the Canadian teacher Sayadaw U Jagara. He has been a monk for 36 years and his gentle presence and vast knowledge boosted everyone’s meditation practise. Daily dhamma talks and group sittings brought a very peaceful atmosphere to Santi and helped deepen our understanding of the path.

We deeply appreciated his stay at Santi and hope he will be able to come back next year.

A big thank you goes to all supporters whose generous contributions made this retreat possible.