Retreats in Thailand

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kalyanamitta
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Retreats in Thailand

Post by kalyanamitta » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:40 pm

I'm curious if anyone could recommend (preferably drawing on first-hand experience) any retreats in Thailand. For context, I'm a practitioner of 12 years and have spent five months on monastic retreat in Asia, including 23 days in Thailand at Wat Chom Tong. I did not resonate with that style (derived from Mahasi Sayadaw's noting approach to vipassana) nor their pedagogy but I would be happy to consider other retreats given that I will be in Asia again over the summer. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Retreats in Thailand

Post by DooDoot » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:10 am

Suan Mokkh is tailored for newcomers but is strict enough. Teaching is Anapanasati and here-&-now Four Noble Truths & Dependent Origination. Format is alternate sitting & walking, with afternoon chanting & free-time and probably still not completely regimented thus allowing sitting alone under tree (rather than with the group) or sitting during walking times or sitting away from chanting (under tree) if one wishes (however , no sitting in private room). The grounds are spacious: http://www.suanmokkh-idh.org/ plus smaller retreat here: http://dipabhavan.weebly.com/meditation-retreat.html

Otherwise, one can try their luck with Wat Pananachat (for monastic practise but not a formal retreat). http://www.watpahnanachat.org/

That's all I know of. :smile:

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Re: Retreats in Thailand

Post by rightviewftw » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:56 am

Please tell about the training at Wat Chom Tong i am very interested.
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