This year we will have the pleasure of welcoming Ariya Baumann for the first time to lead a meditation weekend with the theme “the taste of freedom”. Indeed, the practice of Dhamma has only one taste: the taste of freedom. This unique taste can be experienced at the most basic level, through the practice of generosity, through acts of devotion, or by observing the precepts. The taste of freedom can be experienced at the intermediate level through the practice of meditation. Finally, it can be experienced at the highest level when full enlightenment has been achieved. In all these cases the taste is the same – the taste of freedom.