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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.July 1 - 13: Sayadaw U Nanujjota (Myanmar, currently head of IBMC, Kathmandu, Nepal). See also Facebookpage.

Satipanya Buddhist Retreat (Wales, UK)

April 28 - May 12: Noirin Sheahan; June 30 - September 16: Mahasi Summer Retreat (Bhante Bodhidhamma).

Saraniya Dhamma Meditation Centre (Manchester)

English branch of Panditarama Family, the only Panditarama centre in Europe. There are two Burmese monks living: Sayadaw U Vizawdabhivamsa and Sayadaw U Kovida (1978). The website is not up to date, but the Facebookpage surely is. Summer Retreat August 19 to 27; Christmas Retreat December 22 - January 1. Individual retreats are possible from a few days up to one month.

Pian dei Ciliegi (Italy)

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. April 27 - May 2; May 25 - 30; July 13 - 18; August 17 - 22; October 5 - 10. Dutch spoken.

10-day Vipassana retreats Winterswijk (Netherlands)

Vipassana (Mahasi method) with Guus Went. Assistant: Jerome Stoel. May 8 - 19 and July 30 - August 10. Dutch spoken.

Vipassana weekend (Netherlands)

Vipassana weekend (Mahasi-method) with Jerome Stoel. Winterswijk: April 20 - 22 and June 1 - 3. 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 2018 till January 31 2019 there will be the 20th Special Retreat. I was one of the participants in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2017-18. Read my report from 2015-16 ('U Pandita's last Special Retreat').

Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha (Myanmar)

Established in 1950, in this place the Mahasi Sayadaw has been teaching until his passing away 1982, and subsequently Sayadaw U Pandita until 1990. From 2016 on there is an annual Wisdom of Mindfulness Retreat in January-February for English speaking people.

Tathagata Meditation Center (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. U Thuzana, current head monk of this centre, is annually teaching in Centre Dhammaramsi in Belgium (see above).