Course preparation

As we prepare for the inauguration of the Stupa, we warmly invite everyone to participate in every step of the process of completing the Stupa and the preparation of the course. Below you will find important information about how life is organised in Stupkalnis BEFORE the inauguration of the Stupa (starting July 23 until September 21, 2022).

Registration

Please let us know the date of your arrival for the Course preparation and register here

Course preparation July 23-September 21, 2022

Recommended donation

  • For people who come for less than 5 days (or longer, but will not be able to help with Stupa and general Stupkalnis every day works for at least 4 hours/day) the standard price for a day is 17 eur (meals included, 3 times per day);
  • For those who are coming for more than 5 days, the discount will be applied and the price will be 12 eur/day. 
  • Price per day without meals – 5 eur
  • For kids younger than 16 years old: please pay for the food. Recommended donation is 12 Eur, but if you feel your kids eat way less than an adult, please donate as it feels fair. 
  • If you have a wish and time to come to help but have financial difficulties, please write: urte.lina@gmail.com, we will see what we can do.

Accommodation  (July 23 – September 21, 2022)

The big house will be open until September 5, 2022. Until then – gompa in the big house and your own tent are available for accommodation, please bring your own sleeping mat and mattress with you (a tent, if you need). Please take warm clothes, raincoats, rubber boots, etc.

If you have special accommodation requirements (for example, health issues, etc.), please write to stupkalnis@budizmas.lt. Please mind we have really limited space to provide, but we will see what we can do.

On September 6, 2022 accommodation in the big house will be limited, thus self-camping (tents, caravans) in the Stupkalnis or renting a place in the surroundings will be the best option. 

Daily program

We start and close the day with common XVI Karmapa meditation at 9 am and 9 pm. 

TsaTsa and mantra workshops are running every day. Other preparations for stupa are organised according to the instructions of the lama.

Skills and talents

Those who have special skills with maintenance works (carpenters, plumbers, electricians, etc.), we have plenty of work for you – please let us know. 

For people with general skills, there is lots of joyful work to do as well: cooking, cleaning, cutting grass, etc. 

Gifts for the Stupa

In case you want to bring anything, we are still collecting jewels and precious stones. Of course, money is always a good gift.

Shuttle

A shuttle from Kryžkalnis may be provided depending on demand and possibilities, please drop an email 2 hours before arrival, provided below. Price – 10 eur one way.

Money

Keep in mind, that the nearest ATM is located 20 km away from Stupkalnis, thus make sure to have enough cash to pay for the shuttle, accommodation in the nearby village, beverages and an extra cup of coffee, dharmashop, etc.

Meals

Those who work with tsatsas or mantras should not smoke or eat meat. Alcohol drinks are generally forbidden in our centres. Commonly prepared food is mostly vegetarian. 

Other questions

We have weekly shifts for running Stupkalnis (organizing food, cleaning and guest welcome) – if you have time and wish, please write: stupkalnis@budizmas.lt 

If you have any questions or inquiries, please write to Stupkalnis@budizmas.lt  or call / SMS / WhatsApp / Signal: +37069880699  

See you in Stupkalnis!

This charitable event is organized by the Buddhist Community of Diamond Way Buddhism Karma Kagyu Lineage in Lithuania. All collected funds remaining after covering the event organizational expenses will be allotted to cherishing Buddhism values.

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