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A Sufi Teacher and a Buddhist monk
on Compassion
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. Sufi Dancers
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This (limited) English section of the website focuses only on the teachings and courses that are taught in English.

Study Program

Apart from guided meditations, prayers and retreats, which are listed on our Program Calendar, our main activities concentrate on the study programs.
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

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.
There are study- and medtitation centers in Amsterdam and Loenen.
See also About Us.



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