Panditarama Lumbini

Centre in the Buddha’s birthplace (Lumbini, Nepal) under the guidance of Sayadaw U Vivekananda (Germany) and Burmese nun Sayalay Bhadda Manika. They were both students of Sayadaw U Pandita (1921 – 2016, Burma), Mahasi Sayadaw’s successor. Every year in April, May and June U Vivekananda uses to go to Europe, Australia or USA for teaching, and Daw Bhadda Manika uses to go to Malaysia or Indonesia. The rest of the year one can apply for a retreat in this centre with a minimum of seven days. Here I went in 2011, 2015 en 2016. See also Facebook page for up-to-date communication and events.

The government of Nepal has decided to continue enforcing the restriction measures in educational institutions (schools, colleges, tuition centers and training centers) until further notice to curb possible spread of the COVID-19.
Panditarama Lumbini International Vipassana Meditation Center will be offering online teachings for home retreatants starting October 19, 2020 (Monday) consisting of up to five (5) meditation interviews a week by Skype, two (2) live Dhamma talks a week and selected recorded talks.
The retreat applicants are requested to practice daily sitting meditation for five (5) hours and walking meditation for four and a half (4.5) hours.
Twenty (20) slots at a time will be available.
If you are interested please send your application by email to mentioning your
📍 motivation, past meditation retreats (teacher, tradition, duration, and location),
📍 willingness to observe the five or eight precepts,
📍 your location and time zone, and
📍 proposed retreat duration.
See also the Sayadaw’s Additional Instructions.
See also Facebook page.