Update 5 March 2017
After an exhaustive search, two years ago the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast Vipassana Trust found a beautiful property at Carool, near Tweed Heads, which was very suitable for a new centre. We then embarked on a campaign to raise the dana required.
The Trust received wonderful support from the meditation community to purchase this property, and are grateful for the generosity, dana, loans, gratitude and commitment of so many old students.
However, we were still dependent on vendor finance to purchase the property outright.
Unfortunately, the property has now proceeded to settlement with another buyer. It has been difficult to purchase a property when there are cash buyers and those who do not need to get council pre-approval.
The Trust is continuing to maintain the momentum generated for a new centre in this area, and has been actively looking at other properties. We remain hopeful we will find an equally suitable property.
We thank everyone for their generosity and patience.
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