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).
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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.
Mees van der Starre (chairman)
Jan Reinder Rosing (secretary)
Ton de Heij (treasurer)
Supervisory Board (all Assistant Teachers):
Arthur Rosenfeld (chairman)
Joyce van Hoorn
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.
The activities organized by the Vipassana Foundation are carried out exclusively by volunteers. There are no reimbursements.
Current report of activities
Due to the necessary corona measures by the government, a limited number of courses could be organized in the Netherlands in 2021. The courses were also smaller due to the 1.5 meter rule. In August and September two 10-Day courses were held in De Glind in which 89 students participated and one 3-Day course with 42 students. Furthermore, four 1-Day courses were given (one of which was for children) in which 76 students participated. In addition, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening old students could participate in online group sessions via Zoom.
See below last year's annual financial report.