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“Just like the great ocean only has one taste, that of salt, the Dhamma only has one taste, the taste of freedom”

Suttavada Foundation

The Suttavada Foundation is based in the Netherlands and its aim is to support the practice of the early Buddhist Teachings.

Our Activities

Organize Retreats

Support Monastics, Monastreries and Meditation centers

Publish Books

Sutta Translations

Publish Dhamma Talks

Meditation Brainwave Research

Meditation Retreats

We are organizing meditation retreats based on the early Buddhist suttas. They are centered around the 6R (Relax/Release), the 3 characteristics, 4 foundations of mindfullness and lead to peace and wisdom

Nelson, BC, Canada

 Bhante Ānanda is a Buddhist monk based in Nelson, BC, Canada. He is teaching multiple retreats in and around Nelson and we’re planning for retreats in the Netherlands in 2021. Please get in touch with us if you’re interested

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

We will organize a number of weekend retreats in Phnom Penh in 2020, followed by longer 10-day retreats in 2021 (assuming international travel is possible without need for quarentine). Retreats will be guided by an advanced student of Bhante Vimalaramsi

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Netherlands and rest of Europe

Once COVID-19 situation allows for international travels without restrictions, we’re planning for a number of retreats (weekends and longer ones) in the Netherlands. We’ll keep this page updated once more information is available

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Contact us

You’re welcome to get in touch. Feel free to ask questions about retreats, volunteering, books, and the Dhamma itself.