Panditarama Lumbini

Centre in the Buddha’s birthplace (Lumbini, Nepal) under the guidance of Sayadaw U Vivekananda (Germany, 1956) and Burmese nun Sayalay Bhadda Manika (1955). 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.
From November 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 resident teachers at Panditarama Lumbini will be conducting a Panditarama Lumbini Online Retreat program using Skype as a platform. Participants are offered four to five guided-interviews with two live Dhamma talks and five recorded Dhamma talks per week.
May 2 – 13, 2022 Sayadaw U Vivekananda and Sayalay Daw Bhaddamanika will – ONLINE from Lumbini – conduct a retreat at Abdijhoeve Betlehem, Doetinchem, Netherlands.