Since 2017 our
association has been devoting its efforts to forging a compassionate community,
dedicated to the wellbeing of others, in Cluj-Napoca. Our most
meaningful project is building a retreat center in the beautiful
Apuseni Mountains, Romania. Nestled amongst beautiful forests, the
small village of Tranisu (80 km away from Cluj-Napoca) will be home
to a Retreat Center, consisting of a Main Retreat Cabin, a Teacher’s
Cabin, a Buddhist stupa and a wild fruit garden.
WE WISH FOR THIS RETREAT CENTER TO BENEFIT ALL, OFFERING A SAFE SPACE FOR:
- short-term educational and spiritual programs or long-term retreats
- sheltering a small residential community
- practicing Dharma – we intend to offer this space to all FPMT Buddhist communities that do not have a center
- practicing Dharma consistently, making the best of the proximity of the stupa.
WHAT ARE WE FUNDRASING FOR?
This campaign is dedicated to raising money for a WILD FRUIT GARDEN close to the buildings of the center.
Along with the spaces needed to practice Dharma, we would like to grow a wild garden, on permaculture principles. Natural space, esthetics and usefulness play an important part in our contemplative practices as well.
WHAT DO WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT WITH?
Sponsor a bush or a tree! The money you are donating will be used to acquire, plant and tend to the chosen bush/tree. Any extra money left will be redirected towards the main project undergoing now, phase 1 of building the Main Cabin. More details here: BUILDING A RETREAT CENTER IN TRANSYLVANIA.
Your gift of love and berries will be much appreciated by visitors and wild life in the area.
SPONSOR A RASPBERRY BUSH (pink) (“zmeura” in Romanian) – 10 EUR (50 LEI) - 20 pc available
SPONSOR A BLACKBERRY BUSH (black) (“mur” in Romanian) – 10 EUR (50 LEI) - 20 pc available
SPONSOR A GOOSEBERRY TREE (green or red) (“agrise” in Romanian) – 15 EUR (75 LEI) - 10 pc available
SPONSOR A BLACKCURRENT BUSH (black, red or white) (“strugurasi” or “coacaze” in Romanian) – 15 EUR (75 LEI) - 10 pc available
SPONSOR A HAZELNUT TREE (brown) (“alun” in Romanian) – 30 EUR (150 LEI) - 10 pc available
Consider supporting our community project by making a small donation here: BUILDING A RETREAT CENTER IN TRANSYLVANIA.
You will foster a wild fruit bush or tree on the ground of our retreat center and we will make sure:
- you are mentioned on the plaque “Parents of the Wild Fruit Garden”
- you are welcome to help us pick up the fruits, tend to the garden and bring back home a small box of wild fruits
- you are welcome for a walk and rest at our retreat (provided we do not have specific activities).
You will be creating skies of good karma which in turn will bring happiness and success on your own path.
You will be helping support the work of HH Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the FPMT and Mahayana Buddhism throughout Cluj and Romania.