Vipassana retreats

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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 Burmese 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. February 9 - 18: Sayalay Ma Vajiranani (American nun from Panditarama Shwe Taung Gon Forest Meditation Center in Myanmar). April 3- 30: Sayadaw U Thuzana (Myanmarese monk, head of TMC in San José, California). See also Facebookpage.

Satipanya Buddhist Retreat (Wales, UK)

January 13 - March 10: Mahasi Winter Retreat (Bhante Bodhidhamma); April 14 - 22: Guus Went; April 28 - May 12: Noirin Sheahan; June 30 - September 16: Mahasi Summer Retreat (Bhante Bodhidhamma).

Pian dei Ciliegi (Italy)

December 29 - January 7: Bhante Sujiva (Malaysia). June 1 - 10: Sister Virañani (VS) introduction in Metta-meditation; June 15 - 24: Bhante Bodhidhamma (England) Mahasi-retreat; July 2 - 12: U Vivekananda (Germany, Nepal) Mahasi-retreat; August 3 - 17: Bhante Sujiva (Malaysia).

5-day Vipassana retreats Kranenburg (Germany)

Vipassana retreats (Mahasi-method) with Guus Went in Kranenburg. Germany, just across the Dutch-German border, 15 kilometers from Nijmegen. October 30 - November 4. Dutch spoken.

10-day Vipassana retreats Winterswijk (Netherlands)

Vipassana (Mahasi method) with Guus Went. Assistant: Jerome Stoel. February 19 - March 2 and July 30 - August 10 2018. Dutch spoken.

Vipassana weekend (Netherlands)

Vipassana weekend (Mahasi-method) with Jerome Stoel. Winterswijk: September 29 - October 1 and November 17 - 19. Dutch spoken.

Panditarama Lumbini (Nepal)

Centre in the Buddha's birth place (Lumbini, Nepal), conducted by Sayadaw U Vivekananda (Germany) and the Burmese nun Sayalay Bhadda Manika. Both were students of Sayadaw U Pandita (Burma), who succeeded Mahasi Sayadaw (1904-1982). Every year in April, May and June U Vivekananda is conducting retreats in Europa, Australia and USA, while Daw Bhadda Manika uses to go to Malaysia or Indonesia in March. During the rest of the year one can enter for at minimum 7 days. Here I have been in 2011, 2015 and 2016. See also Facebook page.

Panditarama Forest Meditation Centre (Myanmar)

Forest centre in Myanmar (Burma), established by Sayadaw U Pandita (1921 - 2016). From December 1 2017 till January 31 2018 there will be the 19th Special Retreat. I will be one of the participants, like in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16. Read my report from 2015-16 ('U Pandita's last Special Retreat').

Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha (Myanmar)

Het sinds 1950 bestaande Mahasi-centrum in Yangon, waar Mahasi Sayadaw tot 1982 heeft onderwezen, en vervolgens Sayadaw U Pandita tot 1990. Sinds 2016 biedt men jaarlijks in januari-februari twee 14-daagse Wisdom of Mindfulness Retreats voor Engelssprekenden.

Tathagata Meditation Center (TMC) (California, USA)

Meditatiecentrum in San José, California, opgericht in 1991 door Vietnamese Amerikanen. Hier wordt de Mahasi-techniek beoefend en onderricht zoals U Pandita deze onderwijst. U Thuzana, het hoofd van dit centrum, komt jaarlijks in het Centrum Dhammaramsi in België (zie hierboven).