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Group water bowl retreat participants Inge Eijkhout, Diana Carroll, Ven. Tenzin Chodron, Jaclyn Yip, Annette van Citters, March 2014. Photo courtesy of Maitreya Instituut.

Group water bowl retreat participants Inge Eijkhout, Ven. Tenzin Chodron, Diana Carroll, Jaclyn Yip, Annette van Citters, March 2014. Photo courtesy of Maitreya Instituut.

Long-time student Annette van Citters shares news about the first group water bowl retreat held at Maitreya Instituut Loenen, one of the two thriving FPMT centers in the Netherlands:

Jaclyn Yip, Maitreya Instituut group water bowl retreat, March 2014. Photo courtesy of Maitreya Instituut.

Jaclyn Yip, Maitreya Instituut group water bowl retreat, March 2014. Photo courtesy of Maitreya Instituut.

From February 28 through March 9, Maitreya Institute Loenen hosted its first group water bowl retreat. With just five participants, it was clear from the start that we wouldn’t meet our goal of offering 100,000 bowls, but we are very content to have reached 56,586.

In the very last session, we offered 4,138 bowls on 26 tables and 6 windowsills – a wonderful, colorful and inspiring sight! With an abundance of clean and fresh water, our country seems to be the perfect place for this practice. We hope to be able to make this a yearly event.

We give special thanks to Ven. Tenzin Chodron for her guidance, to Yke Krol and Geney Stans for their loving care, and to Koosje for organizing the Dorje Kadro offering. We also thank everyone else who assisted us during our sessions and to Di Carroll and Jaclyn Yip, who made a special effort to join our group.

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