Not long ago I thought that we would be living here in Santi with 3 nuns and some lay people visiting once in a while.
Reality is by far different, amazing and wonderful. We are presently 6 monastics staying here, one more Bhikkhuni coming in January and friends arranging their affairs at home to leave everything behind to come back to Santi to take ordination. Who would have thought that we would be booked out…
Laypeople are coming for meditation practice for short term or longer retreats and others are just coming for a day to offer food for us monastics and to enjoy the forest.
The trust and and joy of people who come or stay here is creating a beautiful atmosphere, so much so that even on a foggy day like this the forest seems bright.