The Maitreya Instituut aims to
make Tibetan Buddhism accessible in the Netherlands,
because the principles and methods presented
in Buddhism can contribute to human happiness. The institute has
been organizing teachings and courses on meditation
and Buddhist philosophy since 1979.
study- and medtitation centers in Amsterdam and Loenen.
See also About Us.
This English section of the website focuses
only on the teachings and courses that are taught in English,
and not on the Dutch program.
Apart from guided meditations,
prayers and retreats, which are listed on our Program Calendar, our main activities concentrate
on the study
These cover all levels, from talks for
beginners up to study programs that take years to complete. The
English language program includes Discovering
Buddhism and the Basic
Maitreya Institute is affiliated with the 'Foundation
for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT),
an international non-profit organisation, under the
spiritual guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and His Holiness
the Dalai Lama.
The FPMT aims to help as many people as possible to
develop loving-kindness and compassion through education,
meditation and social projects.