A Sufi Teacher and a Buddhist monk
November 21 in Amsterdam
November 22-25 in Loenen
A dialogue between Islamic Sufism and Tibetan Buddhism, not through theological debate, but by the sharing of spiritual practice and the bonds of friendship. During the retreat, we will engage in Buddhist meditation, Sufi contemplations, mantra and dhikr recitation, discussions, aspirational prayer and devotional ritual to open our hearts to the Other.
More information on this page.
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. English courses are given in Amsterdam and Loenen.
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 (limited) English section of the website focuses
only on the teachings and courses that are taught in English.
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.