Avalòkita is a lay meditation and minful living Center inspired to the teachings of Dhyana teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese monk, poet and peacemaker, and by the Plum Village school he founded.

The Center aims to support on their path those who have already undertaken or intend to undertake the practice of mindfulness, and to offer all who wish to do so the opportunity to experience its benefits in a conducive and dedicated context.

Dedicated to Avalòkita, an awakened being that is able to listen deeply and compassionately to the suffering of the world, the Center has had and still has the constant guidance and support of teachers Helga e Karl Riedl of the German Center Intersein.

The Center is located in Castelli, on the Adriatic side of the Gran Sasso, in an pristine environment of great natural beauty. It offers retreats and days of mindfulness open to all.

The Avalòkita Center is a project of the Fondazione Avalòkita, which owns the land and buildings. Both the Center and the Foundation were created by and with the support of the Italian members of the Comunità dell’Interessere (Order of Interbeing).