PROJECT UPDATE
CASTELLINA MARITTIMA, TUSCANY, ITALY
MAY 31, 2019
Phase One is Completed... We’re on Our Way!

Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of large and small donors we’ve met our
Phase One goal of the $1,295,952 required to purchase the land and the adjacent villa. A heartfelt thank you to all of those who contributed to our Phase One success!
On April 24th, we purchased the land and on May 29th, we completed the purchase of the villa next door. The villa will be called “Miyo Samten Ling
( མི་གཡོ་ བསམ་གཏན་གླིང་ )” meaning “Centre of Unwavering Dhyāna,” and this is the name conferred by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The villa will serve as the gateway to the retreat area, staging area for food deliveries, staff and volunteer residence, meeting hall, and headquarters for the research activities. The overall plan to build 18 sustainably built cabins designed specifically for long-term meditators is in its final stage of being approved by the city council.
Phase Two Has Begun

Your continued support is vital to bringing this shared vision to life and will determine the pace at which construction can proceed. Our fundraising goal for Phase Two is $ 2.8 million.

The pace of building the cabins will depend entirely on the success of our fundraising. We plan to begin construction as soon as the final permits are issued in October and build the electrical, water distribution, and septic systems along with the roads and cabin foundations through the winter. We expect the first cabins to be erected in the spring of 2020 and continue at a pace of four cabins being completed every two months.
The work we do at the CCR will contribute significantly to gaining a deeper understanding of the nature and potentials of consciousness and of the true source of genuine well-being .

With your continued help, this is the legacy we can leave in this very lifetime.

We already received pledges through the generosity of those who participated in the 2019 8-week retreat, which was enhanced with the help of a $100,000 matching donation.

Please begin or continue your support a t www.sbinstitute.com/donation
Help Us Spread the Word!

To complete the project and be ready for retreat in 2021 we will have to expand our reach to those who may not yet know about CCR. Please help us spread the word and our vision with your friends and community.
Donation Method:
Wire Transfer (Please email ccr@sbinstitute.com / info@sbinstitute.com )
Check/cheque: Please issue the check to SBI, in the memo write for CCR and mail it to SBI, P.O. Box 3573, Santa Barbara, CA 93130

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