Gunabhadri, What Adhisthana Means to Me

BY GUNABHADRI, ECA Development Team

I have had the good fortune to stay at Adhisthana many times in the last few years. 

When I arrive, and of course several times during an event itself, I will circumambulate Bhante’s burial mound. And recently I got into the habit of a daily walk in a circle around the grounds so as to take in the changing and often quite magical surroundings and atmosphere.

Often there are unexpected chance meetings. I cross paths with old friends who are on another retreat or just arriving when I am about to leave; I meet new friends who are staying at Adhisthana for a few months; have a chance in-depth communication or the honour to introduce someone who has never been before to Bhante’s burial mound and some of the key buildings.

This blog is an excerpt from the Tenth Anniversary book which can be viewed online or bought from Adhisthana.

English (UK)