1. Monthly fix costs as per figures
In 2022 it was 9,245 € monthly (raised energy, insurance costs, water, etc. for our Retreat institute after completion not included yet)
Owing to rising costs and inflation due to the war in Europe, we estimate to surpass appr. 12,000 € per month starting with 2023 (raises due to ongoing buildup not included yet). Starting with 2024, we will face a whopping monthly 17,000 €!
Our fix costs are composed of mortgage rates for both houses and other fixed costs such as gas, water, electricity, insurances, communal fees, webhosting, etc. Electricity and insurance, as well as communal fees for the retreat center will rise tremendously.
The detailled table is available with our office. The fix costs however do not include any administrative expenses whatsoever since everything is volontarily and honorarily done by students of the dharma and each and every Euro is being spent directly for our activities.
2. Next step of adaption in the Retreat Institute
Development of the entire farm to become a functioning retreat center started summer of 2019 and are on the way: demolition, reconstruction, adaption and afterwards furnishing, including statues, thrones, etc. With the pandemic and Chöje Lama Palmo’s severe illness, we are currently unable to predict the Retreat Institute’s opening, enabling us to welcome the first retreatants for individual retreats, overseen by a Palpung lama.
3. Completion of the City Institute
The big construction work is completed! Only the 8 stupas commemorating the 8 most important steps in Lord Buddha’s life, 1000 Buddhas and prayer wheels along one side of the facade are missing!
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