Does anyone know of any good extended meditation retreats in Indonesia, Maylasia, or Thailand? I am a bit more interested in Zen rather than Theravada but I'm aware that the area is predominately the latter so I'm open to it. I'd say I am a fairly experienced and somewhat knowledgeable Mediator so I'm looking for something which is not quite "introductory" but does provide for a good beginner style learning environment (if that makes sense).
#1 mmcphee7117 has been a member since 11/5/2011. Posts: 16
Hi there McPhee - My master yoga instructor suggested for me to go here as it is very reputable. He has completed a retreat there himself, and have taught many others whom have attended this exotic and peaceful location". The website looks amazing, and I am awaiting a return of some details myself.
"Some people like to be lead, and some like to be taught" he said. Hope you have success.
Good luck with that
#2 Tunbo has been a member since 27/5/2011. Posts: 1
Thailand is a great place for a Theravada meditation retreat. For Zen you might be able to find something in Vietnam... I practiced Pure Land Buddhism for a couple months in and around Hoi An, but I was with a Vietnamese friend who translated a lot. In Vietnam you could try a search on www.buddhanet.net. Other than that for Zen head to Korea/Japan.
If you do want to go the Thai route, check out these sites:
Best of luck,
I would try Vipassana. Its amazing and free too.
#5 johnbarrington has been a member since 19/10/2011. Posts: 22
I would reccomend the Vipasanna Goenka courses around the world. These are away from Buddhism but still teach you the teachigns of Buddha.
10 days, good accomodation, good food and donation based. www.dhamma.org.
Well worth it