Wat Pah Nanachat is a Buddhist monastery in Northeast Thailand, in the Theravada Forest Tradition. It was established by Ajahn Chah.
Kow Tahm Insight Meditation Centre is situated on a mountainside, amongst unspoilt jungle and coconut plantations, overlooking the southern shoreline of Koh Phangan. This beautiful location has been offering meditation retreats for over 25 years.
Monthly English retreat
A ten-day retreat in English is conducted from the 10th to 20th of each month.
There is no online or pre-registration. You must register in person at the Kow Tham Center from 8:30am-4.00pm on the first day of the retreat (10th of the month).
Monthly Russian retreat
A ten-day retreat in Russian is conducted from the 23rd to the 30th of each month. This retreat began in April and will continue every month indefinitely. A translator will interpret all instructions and teachings.
Occasionally we will have a month with no retreat, or with a private retreat, to give the staff a rest. Please check for notices on the Home page and on @KowThamCenter at Twitter, and also contact Kow Tham, before finalising your plans for a retreat.
The mission of Wat Pah Pateeparam is to train and preserve the Dhamma-Vinaya of Theravada Buddhism, the teachings and code of monastic discipline as laid down by the Buddha.
Wat Marp Jan (WMJ) is a Thai forest monastery established 29 years ago by the current Abbot, Ajahn Anan Akiñcano. Following from the tradition that Luang Pu Chah, Ajahn Anan’s teacher, had set up, there is a strong dedication to upholding the Dhamma-Vinaya, the monastic code and discipline laid down by the Buddha as well as keeping an environment of quietitude, simplicity and communal harmony.
Indriya Retreat is a new donation-based Dhamma and Meditation Centre established to take the opportunities of practising vipassana meditation to international travellers. We are located in the jungle off ‘Coconut Lane’, near the village of Srithanu on the island of Koh Phangan. Situated along a small stream and nestled amongst established fruit trees and tropical plants, the 2.5-acre (one hectare) site is secluded and peaceful. The meditation centre serves spiritual seekers arriving on the island in search of the Buddha’s Teaching. The residential retreats are conducted in English and Russian. Everyone is welcome to experience the Buddha’s Teaching.
The Venerable Ajahn Poh, Abbot of Suan Mokkh and disciple of Venerable Ajahn Buddhadasa, is the Spiritual Father of Indriya Retreat. Indriya Retreat and Anthony receive his confidence, support and guidance on a regular basis.
Sathira-Dhammasthan, founded in 1987, is a learning community for peace and harmony, providing a variety of programs for people of all ages, genders, and walks of life. It is set in nine acres of trees, with lotus ponds, winding paths and meditative nooks. It is a tiny drop of water, radiating peace and serenity amidst the busy and bustling city of Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand.
Suan Mokkh is a forest monastery along the coast of Southern Thailand, 600 km from Bangkok. It was founded in 1932 by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu and grew to become the most innovative and progressive Buddhist teaching center in Siam. Although Buddhadasa Bhikkhu has passed away, much of his work continues.
For meditation retreats at Suan Mokkh, see:
This recently established monastery in remote Northern Thailand, is led by Ajahn Achalo. Ajahn Achalo also leads meditation retreats in Malaysia and Australia, and conducts pilgrimages to the Holy Sites of India.
History of Buddhism in Thailand.
Describes activities of bhikkhunis in Thailand: Songdhammakalyani temple and Buddhasavika Foundation.
Wat Bowonniwet Vihara is a first class Royal Buddhist monastery (Thai: raja wara vihara) of the Dhammayut tradition, located on the northeast side of Bangkok’s Ratanakosin island, just inside the old city wall bordering Banglumpoo canal, on Pra Sumeru road. The monastery’s name comes from the Pali language: Pavara+niwesa and translates as the Excellent Abode Monastery.
Offers images of hundred of temples around Thailand. By Udo Radlhammer. Besides the pictures, there are also valuable commentaries about the different wats.
On-line book which is exactly what the title promises, plus other useful information such as travel tips and ordination procedures. However, as it is a 1994 edition, some information could be out of date.
For updated info see: http://www.retreat-infos.de/page95/page95.html
Information on Buddhist travel in Thailand based on fieldwork conducted from August 2009-September 2010:
Presents a comprehensive section on meditation places in Thailand and a history of Buddhism in Thailand, Buddhist news, as well as sestions on Buddha's Life, Dhamma, Dhammapada, Buddhist Lent Day, The Four Noble Truths, Buddhism Practice.
The meditation centre at the 13th Buddhist Community Development Centre (BCDC) at Wat Sriboonruang is a place for the practice of vipassana meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, led by Venerable Clyde Jarudhammo.
Samathihammaram Centre (บ้านปฏิบัติธรรมสมาธิธรรมาราม) is one of the 3 temples run by Ubasika Methika(อุบๅสิกๅ เมทิกๅ เดชะบุญญรัตน้) (also known as Khun Mae). Khun Mae wanted to establish a place that is convenient especially for people to come to meditate and practice self cultivation in line with the Buddha’s teachings.
Insight Meditation Practicing Clear Comprehension in accordance with the Mahasatipatthana Sutta
By Ven. Phra Acharn Dhammadharo Bhikkhu
It was established by Ven.Phra Acharn Dhammadharo Bhikkhu, situated in a peaceful and comfortable place, in the area of 80 rai ( 32 acres ).
Every year, people from many parts of Thailand come to attend the insight meditation trainning course, assisted by senior monks. Most people are monks, novices, nuns, laypeople; groups of teachers and students, people from different departments.
Vipassana meditation retreats fom November to February, in a natural environment surrounded by rice fields in an original Thai temple, located on the fringes of Bangkok, only about 40 minutes from Suvarnabhumi airport. Teachings in English-, German- and Thai language, suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners.