As Buddhists, we of course know that everything is uncertain, changing, impermanent. This is a teaching that becomes very clear in the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last night, president Trump announced that all flights from Europe are suspended for at least 30 days. This means that I will not be able to go to Empty Cloud Monastery and NYC to teach. It also means that I will not be able to travel to Forest Refuge to have a 2-month retreat.
I regret not being able to see friends in NY and not having this wonderful opportunity to go to Forest Refuge. I therefore intend to stay at TIlorien Monastery and do a 2-month retreat here.
We hope that Ayya Anopama will still be able to travel to Tilorien and give daylongs in April and May. We will keep you informed if there are any changes.
If anybody wishes to help support the costs of my retreat in TIlorien Monastery, please consider making a donation via the samita.be website. It is much appreciated.
With much metta and gratitude,