After more than a year’s painstaking search, Rigpa has found the perfect place for its new Spiritual Care Centre in Germany, and has acquired the land. Situated approximately 70km south east of Berlin, in the old spa-town of Bad Saarow, the land adjoins the largest lake in the region, the Scharmützelsee, with beautiful views across the waters.
Apart from the natural beauty of its lake-side location, the sense of peace and positive uplifting energy makes the location ideal for a spiritual care centre. Also, Bad Saarow has excellent transport connections to Berlin and a well developed infrastructure of local medical services.
His Holiness Sakya Trizin (seated, 3rd from left) and
Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche (seated, centre), both of whom made prayers there.
The plot of land covers an area of approximately 8,000 square meters, which is an ample size for the project. A large, disused building already stands on the site. It will need to be demolished before future works can begin
In January 2011, an interview and selection process for architects for the new Centre will begin.
The land has been purchased by the recently formed Tertön Sogyal Foundation in Germany, which is currently responsible for the project.
For more information, or to support the project in any way, please contact the project team in Germany at email@example.com or by telephone at: +49 (0) 30 23 25 50 27.