|At the Private University with George (to the left) and the director of the university|
|Participating at a conference on Mindfulness meditation|
|Giving a talk in a meditation center with George translating|
|The infamous Palace of the late Romanian dictator|
|Countryside between Bucharest and Constanta|
|Gazing over the Black sea|
|Meeting my Sri Lankan friend, Gitan in Austria.|
We stayed at Gitan's friend's house near Salsburg for a couple of days and he took us for a drive into south Czech republic and a day hike in the Alps near Salsburg.
|Bush growing out of a chimney in the Czech countryside.|
|On a day hike in the alps an hours drive from Salsburg|
|Alpine huts on top-we did not make it that far|
|With two monks from the Geneva Buddhist Vihara on Lac Neuchatel|
|The small Swiss village where we had a weekend retreat|
who is the abbess of the Anenja nuns Vihara which is located nearby the Buddha Haus. Next summer in June 2015 the first ordination of a Theravada bhikkhuni in Germany will take place at the Anenja Vihara.
More photos highlight the events.
|Gathering at the Buddha Haus|
|Teachers authorized by Ayya Khema|
|Metta Vihara within the woods|
|Main building with meditation hall, kitchen and guest rooms|
|The tent in the distance where the Wesak celebration took place|
|Colorful painted flags installed for the occasion|
|Bavarian horn blowers played inspiring tunes|
|Hand carved wooden deer grace the entrance to the shrine|
|Ayya Sucinta happily receiving a portion of the relics|