Venerable Dhammadipa has a vow to spread Buddha's message in Europe. For that purpose he founded the Island of dharma, Dhammadipa foundation, with the aim to provide space for study and practice of Buddhism and spirituality in general. The name of the newly established center is "The forest of tranquility", Shanta Vana.
The forest of tranquility, Shanta Vana is located in a protected nature reservation area called "Czech paradise". The visitors to the centre come from all different parts of this earth.