Tax deductibility (ANBI)

For persons filing tax returns in The Netherlands

Vipassana vzw (Dhamma Pajjota) is recognised by the Tax authorities in The Netherlands as an ANBI (Public Benefit Organisation).
Under Dutch law, donations to an ANBI are deductible for income tax  under certain conditions. Transparency is part of ANBI status.
The most important information can be found below.


Vipassana vzw

RSIN / Tax number


Contact details:

Dhamma Pajjota, Driepaal 3, B - 3650 Dilsen-Stokkem, Belgium

Tel. + 32 89 518 230, [email protected]


Vipassana vzw 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.

Policy plan
Our organisation 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.

Our organisation organises several 10-day courses per year in which participants can learn the technique used in Vipassana meditation.

In addition, 20-day, 8-day, 3-day and 1-day courses are organised for old students (those who have completed at least one 10-day course).

Our organisation and the activities are financed by donations given by old students. Donations are used exclusively to pursue the objective as described above.

Board of Trustees

  • Stefan De Ferm (President)
  • Pierre Bogaerts (Secretary)
  • Peter D’hont (Treasurer)
  • Yuwa Chompoobutrgool
  • Mirjam Cousin
  • Martine Duelen
  • Esther Huijten
  • Gaétan Pattyn

Remuneration policy
All activities are carried out exclusively by volunteers who have completed at least one 10-day course.

There is no remuneration paid.

Report of activities

Our activities are mentioned in the mandatory Dutch ANBI publication which can be found here.

Current course schedule can be found here.


Annual reports can be found here.

Mandatory Dutch ANBI publication 

ANBI publication can be found here.