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Tilorien Monastery: we've started building!


#1


Samita ASBL is now a full member of the BUB… and had its first opportunity to make use of its new voting right
#2

That’s a beautiful hole in the ground!

But seriously, it’s amazing that you’ve all come so far, sadhu! to everyone involved.


#3

Sadhu & good luck. Have you some idea about inauguration date or is it too early to know now?


#4

Well, the building itself will be finished by March next year. Then we still have to do all the interior fittings, electricity, plumbing, heating, floors, kitchen, bathroom, etc… :sweat_smile: That depends a lot on donations and volunteers, so we don’t have a final date yet. :slightly_smiling_face:


#5

Oh, and very importantly, build the kutis! :blush:


#6

May I ask where this Monastery is located?


#7

It’s in Belgium and you can find more information here:
http://tilorien.org/en/buildingworks/


#8

And if ever some foreign monastics would like to come and visit, this is what you can look forward to when applying for a religious visa:

http://christydmcdougall.com/blog/europe/how-to-apply-for-a-belgian-visa

(My tip: just come as a tourist instead!)


#9

One more picture, the 5000l micro-system for kitchen/toilet/shower:


#10

The snow has melted and the walls of the basement have gone up now!


#11

It’s progressed quickly! :slightly_smiling_face:

With metta


#12

And some more pics:


#13

Are all the hoses pink there? :grinning:

with metta


#14

Sadhu sadhu sadhu! It’s coming along well.
I spent some of my childhood in Belgium and think it’s awesome you’re building a nuns monastery there.


#15

After 2 weeks winter holidays the work goes on: part of the basement has received its ceiling now!

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#16

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!

It is so wonderful :smiley:


#17

The basement will be finished this week! It already looks like a “real” building with a “real” entrance, doesn’t it… ? :heart_eyes:


#18

Awesome! When can I “really” move in? :smiley:


#19

Do you have your passport ready? :wink:


#20

No. :cry: