Other 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.

December 26 – January 6: Christmas retreat with Sayadaw U Vasettha

February 23 – March 10: Carnival retreat with Sayalay Daw Vajirañani

April 26 – May 12: Spring retreat with Sayadaw U Thitzana

June 28 – July 30: Summer retreat with Sayadaw U Nyanujjota (28/6 – 13/7) and Sayadaw U Thuzana ( 15/7 – 30/7)

Oktober 25 – November 3: Vipassana and Abhidhamma retreat with Sayadaw U Ottarañana


Panditarama Lumbini

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.

The center is scheduled to conduct intensive retreats following the Mahāsi Sayadaw’s Instructions on the 1st of November, 2023.
A month-long virtual retreat abroad organised by experienced meditators from Australia that would start on the same date.
Due to this, the 24-26 retreat spaces for both virtual and on-site for the whole month of November have already been occupied (That means it has reached the limit within our capacity).
We apologise for the retreat requests that have turned down, and for confusion of some inquiries.
Retreat space availability for short term retreats: 7-10 days, during the first half of December 2023 ONLY might be possible.
More spaces will be available after mid-January 2024 until the end of March.
The center will be closed for a few months starting from the 31st of March 2024.
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 18, 2023 – January 8, 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, Sayalay Daw Vajirañani and Sayagyi Daw Khemanandi, 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