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MC Brigitte and we at Mind & Metta wish you all a happy and joyful 2021!

2020 was a challenging year. Nevertheless, we have achieved a lot, thanks to your support!

MC Brigitte was able to continue her social projects from Europe. This year's donations went mainly to orphans and Buddhist nuns, the weakest in society. One last big donation went to Bhutan: HE Samten Dorji Rinpoche was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS), which, if left untreated, can lead to chronic health problems and sometimes to a heart attack or stroke. Thanks to your donations, MC Brigitte was able to purchase a CPAP machine for nighttime ventilation and send it to Bhutan. HE Samten Dorji Rinpoche would not have been able to raise the cost of 2000 Euros without you - thank you!

News from MC Brigitte

MC Brigitte will stay in the apartment in Ravensburg for the time being because a return trip to Thailand is not possible. There are reports that the entry restrictions to Thailand will be eased in February, but nothing is certain. MC Brigitte is spending the first winter in decades in Europe, isolated from the Sangha and her teachers - not a comfortable situation. At the beginning of next year, she will have to decide whether to stay in Europe until spring or return to Thailand. In favor of Europe is the possibility to hold the planned Easter retreat in Dicken (Switzerland). Against it speaks the high cost of living and the uncertainty weather retreats with several people will be possible at all.

The good news is: MC Brigitte is mostly healthy! She suffered from cardiac arrhythmias during the last weeks and was therefore treated by a cardiologist. The results of the examinations are in - and they are reassuring. We are all very grateful because health is the prerequisite for MC Brigitte to continue her valuable work. So the online meditations will continue next year. They are well attended, with an average of 120 people taking part each week.

Tomorrow MC Brigitte will lead a metta meditation for the farewell of Alfred Pawlin, whom many of you know. Since very few can attend Vienna's funeral in person, this meditation together allows us to say goodbye to Alfred. If you want to be there, you can join us on Saturday, December 19 at 10am Vienna time (4pm Thai time) using the usual ZOOM code. And here is the link to Alfred's obituary in the Bangkok Post.

The participation in all online meditations works with the
usual Zoom code.

All meditation times can be found in the
Online Schedule.

You can find more guided meditations from MC Brigitte and many other teachers on Insighttimer.

Your donations are as always welcome. If you want to support MC Brigitte monthly, you can do it either by bank transfer, paypal  or patreon
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