Stupa inauguration course program

We are happy to invite you to the inauguration of the Lhabab Stupa in Stupkalnis, which commemorates Buddha‘s descent from the gods‘ realm. The stupa will be inaugurated by Nedo Rinpoche on 24 September 2022.

COURSE PROGRAM

September 22 (Thursday) – Program with travelling teachers

September 23 (Friday) – Teachings by Nedo Rinpoche

September 24 (Saturday) – Stupa consecration ceremony

September 25 (Sunday) – White Tara initiation

REGISTRATION

Registration for the Lhabab stupa inauguration course (September 22-25, 2022) at Lhabab-stupa-inauguration.

Payment details are provided upon registration completion.

ACTIVITY PRIOR TO THE INAUGURATION COURSE

If you wish to take part in the course preparation and Stupa building activities, come and help us starting from 23 July.

There is a camping site for tents on the course site (please bring your tent, sleeping bag, mat, meditation cushion, warm clothes, boots, raincoats etc.). Showers with hot water will be provided. Please register here.


WHERE IS STUPKALNIS

Stupkalnis is located in the central part of Lithuania. It’s 225 km from the capital Vilnius and 200 km from Riga (Latvia).

Coordinates: 55.610640282034375, 22.65892649423951

HOW TO REACH STUPKALNIS

By plane

By ferry

There are very nice and romantic ferry lines to Klaipėda (for example, from Kiel (Kiel-Klaipeda-DFDS)). From Klaipėda seaport, you can easily reach Stupkalnis Klaipėda to Stupaklnis

By car

By bus

You may choose to come to Kryžkalnis (22 km away from Stupkalnis) by bus. You can see the timetable and buy bus tickets to Kryžkalnis here: http://www.autobusubilietai.lt/

SHUTTLE

From Kryžkalnis the shuttle will be organised according to the demand only during the Inauguration course days on September 22-25th.

The shuttle will be provided (8 a.m. to 22.30 p.m.) from/to nearby town Kryzkalnis on demand (except for the empowerment and lectures). Please make sure to mark such an option during registration online. 

  • Payment is cash only, price is 10 EUR per person one way (depending on the number of people in a car). 
  • Please drop a message or call us at least one hour before your arrival: tel: +370 60347028. 

CARPOOL

What to do if I do not have a car/nor driving licence, but want to stay off-site? Well, in this case, Self-transfer cooperation is always welcome, although, for those, who need help, we have created a sheet, where you may catch a car if you are lucky. 🙂 

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.

ACCOMMODATION

According to the current weather forecast, the daytime temperature in Stupkalnis will be 16-18 C, the nighttime temperature is ~10 C. We have a lot of space in Stupkalnis for self-service camping if you prefer (please bring your tent, sleeping bag, mat, meditation cushion, warm clothes, boots, raincoats etc.). Showers with hot water will be provided.

We will be able to provide more comfortable accommodation (with our own sleeping bags and mattresses) in the Kražiai village nearby only for a limited amount of people with special needs; however, please find information on hotels and hostels in the surrounding area (30 – 60 min drive by car).

  • If you need more comfortable accommodation, please drop us an email: registration@stupkalnis.lt
  • Or we may talk: Tel.+370 60346870 (English, or we may try Russian)

INAUGURATION COURSE PRICES (September 22-25, 2022)*

Prepay before the 15th of August

  • Whole course (September 22-25):
    • Regular price – €145
    • Children (5-16 years) – €60
  • Day price:
    • Regular price (September 22) – €25
    • Regular price (September 23-25) – €40
    • Children (5-16 years) – €15

Payment from the 16th of August

  • Whole course (September 22-25):
    • Regular price – €165
    • Children (5-16 years) – €60
  • Day price:
    • Regular price (September 22) – €30
    • Regular price (September 23-25) – €45
    • Children (5-16 years) – €15

* Prices include 3 meals per day

MEALS

Meals will be provided three times a day and is included in the course price. Vegetarian food is available.

TRANSLATION

During the lectures, the translation into Lithuanian and Russian will be available via FM players. It will be possible to rent an FM player during the course.

CHILDCARE

Organized child care will not be provided. Although, a children’s playground will be set up during the event. Children are only admitted to the lectures and initiations from the age of 12.

COVID LATEST UPDATES

Currently, there are no Covid restrictions for the events in Lithuania. However, we suggest you keep travel arrangements flexible, since change is constant, especially nowadays.

Follow us on Stupkalnis facebook page or subscribe to a newsletter on our website www.stupkalnis.lt or visit the official EU site: https://reopen.europa.eu/en to get the latest news. 

CONTACT

If you need more information:

  • check the site: www.stupkalnis.lt
  • if you have Facebook, please like Stupkalnis Stupa page for the latest updates.
  • If you have unanswered questions in regards to registration and accommodation, please drop us an email: registration@stupkalnis.lt 
  • Or we may talk: Tel.+370 60346870 (English, or we may try Russian)
  • Shuttle service: tel: +370 60347028

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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