Suttavāda Foundation

Suttavāda Foundation is a small community-run, non-profit organization based in the Netherlands, Europe.

It is dedicated to supporting and spreading the practice of meditation and the early teachings of the Buddhist Pali Canon. 

Our Activities

Physical Retreats

Organizing physical retreats around the globe with guided by Delson Armstrong. People are welcome to contact us if they would like to organize a retreat in their region. We will be happy to discuss the options and provide guideline materials for setting up a retreat.

Online Retreats

Providing online retreats with one of our teachers, catered to people who prefer not to travel and for any timezone. These retreats are suitable both for people who are new to the practice and those who are already advanced practitioners.


Publishing of books. The first one is already available to order on Amazon. It is called A Mind Without Craving.

Dhamma Talks

Disseminating Dhamma talks, which we upload to our YouTube Channel. Often a sutta is being read and explained, and afterwards people can ask questions. Sometimes we also organize a Q&A session.

Guided Meditation

We also have various guided meditations available, both on our YouTube Channel and on the website.

Run by Volunteers

The foundation is completely run by volunteers, and paid for by dana or donations. There are dana options for supporting the livelihood of teachers, to fund future retreats, book publishing or as a general donation.

Member of the BUN

Since end of 2022 we are a member of the BUN, the Buddhist Union Netherlands. We fully adhere to its principles.