Project description

Goal: To own and develop land in Sweden in order to protect, develop, and share our DWB values

Fundraising target: 

  • Phase 1 = 500 000 € (buy house and renovate)
  • Phase 2 = 150 000 € (buy second piece of land)
  • Phase 3 = 100 000 € (build gompa)

Project in brief: Following Lama Ole’s wish, we are at the moment fundraising to expand our retreat center in Tyresö outside of Stockholm. The idea is to buy a house next to the two pieces of land that was privately bought by friends in the sangha.  The next step is to make some renovations once we own the house. Then, we wish to buy one piece of land from our friends and build a new “big” gompa.

In January 2015, Karina and Göran bought the first property in Tyresö. It was presented to Lama Ole as a potential retreat place. In May 2015, they were offered to buy the neighboring land (shown in photo above). They asked Lama Ole about this opportunity. Soon after the land was bought. Karina, Göran and Oliver moved in January 2016. In March/April 2017, Lama Ole stayed in Tyresö for one week during the course in Stockholm. During Lama Ole’s visit, the Stockholm sangha showed Lama Ole the neighboring house. He told us to buy it.  In July 2017, H.H. 17th Karmapa visited us for one hour. In December 2017, we finally got the answer that the house is for sale!  Now, we work towards this 😉