Retreat Centra

Dhamma Group Brussels (Belgium)

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.

June 26 – July 12: Sayadaw U Nanujjota.

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.

Panditarama Forest Meditation Centre

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.

Application will start April 15 and is possible until October 31. There will be about 120 participants. My experience: if possible don’t wait longer than mid August with your application, later you will be dependent on cancellations.

When you are seriously considering to participate, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Tathagata Meditation Centre – TMC (California, USA)

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).


June 1 – 30: Sayadaw U Nandasiddhi ALL ACTIVITIES UNTIL AUGUST 1 CANCELLED

September 1 – 30: Sayadaw U Thuzana

December 1 – 30: guest teacher from Panditarama