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.
February 17 – March 5: Carnival Retreat with Sayalay Daw Vajirañani.
April 28 – May 14: Easter Retreat with Sayadaw U Thitzana
June 30 – July 14: Summer retreat with Sayadaw U Ñanujjota and Sayalay Daw Vajirañani
July 15 – 30: Summer retreat with (ONLINE) Sayadaw U Thuzana and Sayalay Daw Vajirañani
October 27 – November 5: Vipassana and Abhidhamma retreat with Sayadaw U Ottarañana
Satipanya Buddhist Retreat (Wales, UK)
April 1 – 29: Mahasi retreat with Bhante Bodhidhamma.
May 27 – September 17: Summer Mahasi retreat with Bhante Bodhidhamma and Noirin Sheahan.
October 14 – 28: 14-day retreat with Guus Went
Pian dei Ciliegi (Italy)
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.
May 19 – 28: Vipassana retreat with Sayalay Daw Virañani.
Sayalay Daw Virañani
The American nun Sayalay Daw Virañani was ordinated by Sayadaw U Pandita in Myanmar in 2003, and is residing at Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centre since 2006.
May 19 – 28: Ponte dell’Olio, Piacenza, Italia
Vipassana retreat with Sayalay Daw Virañani at Pian dei Ciliegi.
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.
Panditarama Forest Meditation Centre
Forest centre in Myanmar (Burma), established 1993 by Sayadaw U Pandita (1921 – 2016).
The annual Special Retreat for international yogis at the Panditarama Forest Center will not be held this year.
Saddhamma Foundation is happy to announce the 2023 International Vipassana Retreat held at the Khemanandi Meditation Center in Malaysia from December 6, 2023 – January 5, 2024.
This retreat in beautiful Malaysia provides a place for international meditators to practice according to the instructions given by the most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, under the guidance of meditation teachers, England Sayadaw U Nanujjota, Nepal Sayadaw U Nyanavudha and Nepal Sayalay Daw Vimalañani, who were trained under Sayadaw U Panditabivamsa.
Registration is now open and applications will be accepted until October 31, 2023. All applicants must speak English sufficiently enough to listen to Dhamma talks and interview without aid of a translator or translation device. Only lay meditators will be accepted, monks and nuns are not eligible for this retreat.
For more information and to apply, please visit saddhamma.org
Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha (Myanmar)
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.
Tathagata Meditation Centre – TMC (California, USA)
Tathagata Meditation Center 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).
April 1 – May 30: 60-day Vipassana retreat with Sayadaw U Thuzana.
10-day Vipassana retreats Doetinchem (Netherlands)
Vipassana (Mahasi method) with Guus Went and Jerome Stoel. Dutch spoken.
Abdijhoeve Betlehem, Doetinchem, Netherlands.
July 31 – August 11, 2023
Haus der Besinnung, Switzerland
May 2 – 12, 2023: Vipassana retreat with Sayadaw U Vivekananda and Sayalay Daw Vimalañani.