Vipassana-retreats in Burmese Mahasi tradition in Dhammaramsi Meditation Centre in Rivière (between Namur and Dinant, Belgium). A few times a year Myanmarese monks and nuns are teaching here who have been trained by Sayadaw U Pandita (1921-2016). Thanks to the generosity of the couple who are the owners of this centre, costs for food and lodging are about half as much as usual in the Netherlands.
See also Facebookpage.
03/11 – 8/11 : Vipassana retreat with study sessions and discussions around suttas, accompanied by Sayadaw U NODHIÑANA – activity to be confirmed
English branch of Panditarama Family, the only Panditarama centre in Europe. There is one Burmese monk living: Sayadaw U Taraka. See also Facebook page.
Summer (Waso) Retreat August 21- 30;
December Retreat December 24 – January 3.
Individual retreats are possible from a few days up to one month.
July 18 – September 5: Vipassana Summer Retreat with Bhante Bodhidhamma.
September 12 – 20: Mahasi Retreat with Guus Went
All retreats are now online for the rest of the year.
Pian dei Ciliegi (Garden of Cherries) is a retreat centre in the hilly country near Piacenza in Northern-Italy. An excellent opportunity for a first meeting with Asian-style teachers in Europe, like Sayadaw U Vivekananda.
December 29 – January 6, 2021: Bhante Sujiva
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.
Forest centre in Myanmar (Burma), established 1993 by Sayadaw U Pandita (1921 – 2016). From December 1 2020 till January 31 2021 the 22st Special Retreat for strangers will be given by senior students of Sayadaw U Pandita. I did participate seven times in the past eight years and find it highly recommendable.
DUE TO THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
When you are seriously considering to participate, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Established in 1950, in this place the Mahasi Sayadaw has been teaching until his passing away 1982, and subsequently his successor Sayadaw U Pandita until 1990. From 2016 on there is an annual Wisdom of Mindfulness Retreat for English speaking people. In 2022: February 2 – February 11.
Meditation centre in San José, California, established in 1991 by Vietnamese Americans. Here the Mahasi technique is being taught and practiced as it was taught by Sayadaw U Pandita. Sayadaw U Thuzana, the current head monk of this centre, is annually teaching in centre Dhammaramsi in Belgium (see above).
September 1 – 30: Sayadaw U Thuzana
December 1 – 30: guest teacher from Panditarama
Vipassana (Mahasi method) with Guus Went and Jerome Stoel. Dutch spoken.
Abdijhoeve Betlehem, Doetinchem, Netherlands.
July 26 – August 6, 2021