The area of 26.000 square meters of undeveloped agricultural land was purchased by the Community in 2005, in a nature park at 70 km distance from the Croatian capital Zagreb, where the Community's urban Buddhist centre is located. The property is well connected by public transport and has all the basic infrastructure. At the same time it is in a very peaceful and scarcely populated area. It was cleared and maintained during our work camps. The energy of the place was tested during several days of retreat in tents. It was then that we clearly realised that we do need a firm roof over our heads (we were blown away by the storm...) After a long process of planning and meeting strict urban development requirements, the building permit was finally obtained in June 2013. At the present moment first construction phase is under way. And we are still raising funds – so far we collected nearly two thirds of project value in donations.
DESIGN AND PLANNING
WORD FROM THE TEACHER