Samatha meditation on buddho is practiced by a diverse group of people all over the Netherlands. Men and women, young and old, scientist and artist, convinced Buddhist and still sceptical. Everybody is welcome.
In the Netherlands the meditation is taught and guided by Herman Schreuder, who is himself a descipel of Ahba, a famous Burmese meditation master and abbot of a large Buddhist monastery in northern Thailand.
Where do we practice?
The basis of the practice lies in one’s own daily meditation at home. In addition, there is the possibility for those who feel the need to participate in monthly group meditations. Experience shows that this can be very motivating.
Personal conversations with Herman take place in Driebergen, but of course this can also partly take place by phone or email.
Furthermore, twice a year we offer a one-week group retreat in the Netherlands, and it is possible, after consultation, to go for longer individual retreats to Ahba’s monastery in Northern Thailand.
What does it cost?
Just your own effort, no money. We teach meditation out of compassion with the world and with the full conviction that it can help others, just as it helps us.
The personal guidance, group meditations, group retreats in the Netherlands and the individual retreats in Ahba’s monastery in Northern Thailand are entirely on a donation basis.