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Meditation retreat on Andaman Coast

  • NourishingR-

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    Hey all,
    I'm heading out to Thailand solo this upcoming December for two weeks, and I was interested in doing a short-term meditation retreat on the Andaman coast. I know that Chiang Mai is well known for its meditation retreats/classes, but I only have two weeks and still want to see the coast in addition to visiting Chiang Mai.
    Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated!

    #1 Posted: 10/7/2014 - 19:24

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  • lanathai

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    Hello! I see you posted this months ago but I'm sorry I didn't spot it till now. Phuket has some meditation retreats and I'd highly recommend the Phuket Meditation Center (http://phuket-meditation.com/), run by a lovely Thai-German couple Tobi & Parn. I've done some drop in classes with them before. Tobi studied Tibetan Buddhist meditation intensively for years before arriving to Phuket and I believe he now incorporates Thai Buddhist elements into his teachings, but best if you check with him directly on that.

    #2 Posted: 25/11/2014 - 00:36

  • DLuek

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    If you don't mind the Gulf of Thailand coast, the retreats at Wat Khao Tham on Ko Pha Ngan and Wat Suan Mokkh in Surat Thani province are both good options for more traditional Theravada-Vipassana retreats. The latter was founded by the late Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, probably the most well-known Thai monk of the 20th century, and the retreats are now led by Western monks who were students of his from what I understand. There was also an international meditation center opening on Ko Lanta when I was last there in March, located inland just south of Haad Khlong Nin on the west coast.

    #3 Posted: 25/11/2014 - 04:26

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