On 29th April 2018, we paid for the new retreat center house and land, our first in Sweden since 1976.
Back in 2017 from the explosive first weeks of fundraising at the EC Summer Course, through Kuchary, KBL Greece, Bratislava, Israel, Kassel, Warsaw… what a joyous ride! So many incredible days with our Lama, so many friends, so many new connections, so much support from all of you, so much generosity! Many, many of you have helped us accomplish this with your donations and wishes.
In Israel, our good friends from Switzerland offered unbelievable last minute support to get this project across the finish line. Thank you so much to all! Together, we’re for sure making Tyresö happen for the benefit of all.
The activity of developing and maintaining this new Diamond Way retreat center has begined with big blessing. This is an exciting time. On May 1st 2018, we moved in and the renovations on the house is in progress. Lama Oles wish is to bulit a Gompa on the new land and we are know in the process of finalising the designs of the Gompa, additional residential houses and retreat huts.
Our first weekend retreat guests arrived in early June 2018. On 21-23 June, we hosted our annual Midsommar Course at Tyresö. It was a big success and more than 50 friends participated. We had inspiring lectures with several travelling teachers, meditated, enjoyed the wondrous Tyresö nature with its pine trees, the stunning view on the archipelago and the refreshing sea swim.
Thank you Lama Ole for this incredible opportunity!