Important message.

This summer we will start organizing two 10-day courses again. We take into account government restrictions regarding Corona.

What is Vipassana?

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka is available.

How to learn it?

The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses. All expenses for these courses are met by donations. Read more about the technique and the rules of a course.

Where to go?

The Dutch Vipassana Foundation organizes meditation courses in the Netherlands. The dates of these courses can be found in the Dutch course-schedule. More information about the courses can be found here.

In the Vipassana Center Dhamma Pajjota in Dilsen-Stokkem (Belgium) courses are held throughout the year. This centre is located near the Belgian-Dutch border between Hasselt and Sittard. The dates of these courses can be found in the course schedule.

There also are numerous centers in other parts of the world, you can check the international website at

Own centre in the Netherlands?

The demand for participation in the courses is high. Both in the Netherlands and at the centre in Belgium (Dhamma Pajjota). For that reason, the Vipassana Foundation is looking for a suitable location (with or without buildings). Maybe you know something or want to support this. Look here.