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Buddhist/Meditation workshops?

  • misscherie

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    Hi there,

    I am heading to Cambodia/Thailand/Indonesia in September and I was wondering if anyone knew of any 1 day - 1 week workshops in meditation/classes which are in english? Preferably less touristy ones as would love to experience this there.

    Thanks so much!

    P.S. After many telling us how 'touristy' Thailand is, what would you recommend as beautiful places to explore in Thailand? We are not so much into going there to party/drink/be with tourists and love beautiful landscapes/locals etc. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks guys! xx

    #1 Posted: 4/2/2010 - 20:39

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    I can't speak to the meditation thing, although I would imagine that if it's in English, it's obviously going to be geared for tourists. Stands to reason.

    As for Thailand being "touristy", that depends on where you go. If you go to places with wonderful beaches, famous sites... then yes, of course, it's going to have a lot of tourist. They are going to go to those places for the reasons you would. If you want to experience Thailand without tourists, then you go to places that are not interesting for tourists - basically provincial Thailand. Of course, they're not interesting for a reason; People don't speak English, there isn't a lot of great sites to see, the food can sometimes be a problem... That's not to say it's not interesting. I live in provincial Thailand and I like it. But most people go on vacation to enjoy themselves and this usually means creature comforts. If you want to avoid the tourist scene that is really easy. Go to Isaan - we don't get hardly any tourists out here. Places like Amnat Charoen, Yasothon, Roi Et... these places see hardly any tourists.

    #2 Posted: 5/2/2010 - 01:24

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