In April 2017, the humble beginnings of Tilorien Monastery were formed in the Belgian Ardennes. The Sangha is now living in very basic conditions, in a tree house and a tent in a kind supporter’s garden.
We hope to be able to build a monastery building with facilities for lay visitors and a meditation room.
In the mean time, you can support the nuns in various ways and if you want to come and meet us for the day, you are always welcome. Please contact us in advance via the website of our supporting organisation, Samita ASBL.
During the “Vassa 2017” from July until 6th October, we will be in retreat. Because we do not have a building yet, we will also be away for the winter months. But we hope to be back in the spring 2018 with a new building and the possibility to receive visitors.
“There’s one born in the Sakyan clan,
The Enlightened One, without an equal,
Conqueror of all, Māra’s subduer,
Who everywhere is undefeated,
Everywhere freed and unattached,
The One with Vision who sees all.
“Attained to the end of all kamma,
Liberated in the extinction of acquisitions,
That Blessed One is my Teacher:
His is the teaching I approve.”
— The bhikkhunī Sīsupacālā SN 5.8