Tax deductibility (ANBI)

The Vipassana Foundation is recognized by the Tax Authorities as an ANBI (public benefit organisation). See our entry in the ANBI register here (in Dutch).

Under Dutch law, donations to an ANBI are income tax deductible under certain conditions (in Dutch). (Cash donations are not considered deductible by the Dutch tax authorities). These rules also apply for German taxpayers, and may well be applicable in your own country. Transparency is part of ANBI status. The most important information can be found below. And here you can find the official standard ANBI publication form (in Dutch).


Vipassana Stichting

RSIN / fiscal Code


Contact details:

Postal address: Michauxpad 16, 1358 AE Almere

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +31 (0)848-312839



The Vipassana Foundation is a non-profit organisation working for the good of one and all by organising Vipassana meditation courses as taught by the late S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, and by disseminating information about this meditation tradition.

Vipassana meditation is the technique of developing concentration, insight and high moral values, as it was rediscovered and taught by the Buddha. The technique provides an effective method to promote peace and harmony between people, nations and religions.

Organizational structure

Mees van der Starre (chairman)
Jan Reinder Rosing (secretary)
Joost Walda (treasurer)
Brigitte Lammers
Ton de Heij
Margreet Zickhardt
Ad Molenaars
Peter Holleman
Robbert Koolhaas
Hannetje Crommelin
Meenaakshi Rao

Supervisory Board (all Assistant Teachers):
Arthur Rosenfeld (chairman)
Eva Dieterman
Danny Holvast
Joyce van Hoorn
Anneke Kruijer
David Lander
Marieke Landuijt
Veerle Offerhaus
Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

Policy plan

The Vipassana Foundation aims to promote the welfare of all through the dissemination of information and education in Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, as taught by the late S.N. Goenka.

The Vipassana Foundation organizes several 10-day courses per year in which participants can learn the technique used in Vipassana meditation. In addition, 1-day courses are organized every month for old students, those who have completed at least one course.

The financing of the foundation and of these courses takes place exclusively through donations given by old students. The gifts are used exclusively to pursue the objective as described above.

Remuneration policy

The activities organized by the Vipassana Foundation are carried out exclusively by volunteers. There are no reimbursements.

Current report of activities

Dhamma Taḷāka completed its first full year as a Dutch centre in 2022. For the first time, there was a permanent centre on Dutch soil, allowing more courses to be organised. Also, the restrictions due to Corona were over.

In 2022, nine 10-day courses were organised in which 282 students participated and seven 3-day courses with 188 students. In addition, eleven 1-day courses, one children's course, three board weekends, one community day and several Dhamma service periods were organised. In the 1-day courses, 385 students participated.

Group sittings at various locations in the Netherlands resumed after the interruptions due to the Corona restrictions. In addition, there was an opportunity for old students to meditate together remotely every Wednesday evening, through online group sessions.

Financial reporting

See below last year's annual financial report.

Annual figures