Can anyone reccomend a good buddhist meditation center in Thailand for the early-mid month of April, 2011? I am looking for a 7-10 day retreat for beginners, taught in English. I am currently in the province of Trat, so somewhere close would be convenient but not manditory. I recognize April is a "holiday" month for most parts here and I am guessing that is why it has been hard to find a place during my research. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
#1 bumbly has been a member since 2/2/2011. Posts: 23
Suan Mokkh in Surat Thani is a very famous retreat center known throughout Thailand and abroad, founded by Buddhadasa Bhikku. They offer 10 day retreats for beginners (in English) starting the first of every month. You can check out the website here:
I have not done one yet myself but I have heard only good things.
Aside from Wat Suan Mokkh, you may also want to check these:
Some of these you will need to reserve space in advance while others may be open to a last minute arrival.