Ajahn Nitho is now on his annual 3-month retreat, and will return to Oslo in October. The weekly meditations on Zoom is now on pause until the winter.
Treasure Mountain Podcast
Since bhikkhuni Ayya Canda soon will be visiting Norway – we wish to highlight one of her episodes in the podcast:
See all the episodes on this page.
Buying Property for Retreat Centre
OVBF is looking for property around Oslo, which is suitable for a future retreat center. We are looking for those who want to sell a property, and people who can give us a lead, advice or help. Read more in Norwegian language about the property we are looking for, at this info page.
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Mountain Retreat 2022
July and August 2022, OVBF carried out a pilot project – a retreat in the Norwegian mountains over 4 weeks. We had about 60 guest nights, we taught basic meditation, metta meditation, basic Buddhism, the eightfold path, the four focuses of mindfulness, and more. We had group meditations, as well as discussions and QAs. Read more in our blog.
Weekend retreat with three senior Norwegians
On the weekend of 25th and 26th of June, OVBF arranged a weekend retreat in Sandvika, this time with three Norwegian senior monks: Ajahn Brahmali as instructor, Ajahn Ajito as guest, in addition to Ajahn Nitho. Read more in our blog.
UN Vesak celebration Oslo 2022
The Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, has some very old Buddha statues in its collection, and they were willing to host the United Nations Vesak celebration in Oslo 2022 – combined with an exhibition of these ancient treasures. Ajahn Nitho was asked to give a talk on Buddhism’s relationship to changes in the environment. Read more in our blog.
National Vesak Celebration 2022
It was at Karma Tashi Ling, belonging to Tibetan Buddhism, located outside Oslo, that the national Vesak celebration of 2022 took place. Ajahn Nitho was invited to give a short speech. Read more in our blog.
Weekend retreat in Nordland
Ajahn Nitho taching at the weekend retreat in Nordland 7th of May 2022. See our blog.
Weekend Course in Sandvika
On the weekend of April 30 and May 1, OVBF completed a pilot project – our first weekend course in meditation and Buddhism. 26 people signed up, and we rented premises at Pranahuset in Sandvika, Bærum. More info in our blog.
Skogsholmen Winter Retreat
The Skogsholmen Winter Retreat is now finished – inspiring development and experiences of beautiful minds, despite practical challenges and covid. See the pictures on this page.
Together in silence
The newspaper Helgeland Blad came to visit, after OVBF was invited to Nordland, to support and inspire meditation and wisdom. Read more here.
Just as the ocean has only one taste – the taste of salt, so have my teachings only one taste – the taste of freedom.The Buddha
Photo: Retreat Centre – Spirit Rock California