Focus: Traditional Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation, cultivating Samatha (Calm Abiding) and Vipassana (Insight Meditation). The Thanyapura Mind Centre offers teachings in meditation, yoga and related practices to all who seek greater meaning and fulfillment in their lives. Absolute Sanctuary is a Detox & Yoga Resort located on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in Thailand. Kow Tahm Insight Meditation Center is situated on a mountainside, amongst unspoilt jungle and coconut plantations, overlooking the southern shoreline of Koh Phangan.
At Dipabhavan meditation center one can experience the joy of a peaceful and tranquil mind. Wat Ram Poeng offers a 26-day basic course in Vipassana (Insight) Meditation under the guidance of a Teacher on an on-going basis.
Focus: Traditional Buddhist Meditation, cultivating Samatha (Calm Abiding) and Vipassana (Insight Meditation). Wat Pah Nanachat is a Buddhist monastery in Northeast Thailand, in the Theravada Forest Tradition. We will keep updating this page from time to time… Please feel free to send us suggestions if you have been at a retreat in Thailand and you feel that it is missing in this list. Tobi is known for an open and relaxed teaching style focusing mainly on a practical application of mindfulness meditation within a modern society. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. When you are able to disconnect from the outside world and delve into your deepest inside, a new window can open into a more spiritual universe that often helps resolving emotional and personal conflicts.
Nowadays, you feel very often inside a rhythm of life that does not allow you to stop and take a moment to dedicate to interior reflection. If you do not dedicate any time to tranquility and inner peace, it can happen that you forget the reality of the present moment. Meditation cannot only be done for spiritual purposes, but also to help maintaining physical and mental health. Essential Retreat Organizer proposes you programs where this meditation and spiritual deepening is done by professionals who will guide you according to your knowledge and goals.
For years, travelers seeking serenity and spiritual renewal have made their way to India's ashrams and retreat centers to learn the wisdom of ancient practices like yoga, meditation and Ayurveda healing. From by-donation yoga programs at a southern India center to luxury wellness retreats at an upscale Himalayas destination spa, these 10 retreat centers accommodate every budget and level of interest, from the yoga-curious to experienced meditation practitioners.

The Art of Living International Center, a 65-acre campus located on top of the Panchagiri Hills outside Bangalore, is a popular destination for peace-seekers from abroad heading to India for the ashram experience. The Retreats listed here are offering all kinds of experiences, from very strict to very relaxed, with or without Yoga, Qigong or Taiji. The centre also brings these ancient contemplative practices together with rigorous modern scientific methods, including neuroscience and psychology.
Blending luxurious accommodation with a wide range of vibrant detoxification programs, yoga classes and other dynamic therapies, they cater to those seeking a journey back to balance, rejuvenation and wellness. Dipabhavan provides everything necessary to facilitate meditation training such as a beautiful and secluded environment, proper regulation, suitable accommodation, nutritious, vegetarian food and experienced and friendly staff.
For meditators who have completed the basic course, a 10-day Insight Meditation retreat can be taken, which builds on the 26-day basic course. He stayed 7 years in a Tibetan Buddhist Temple and currently lives in Thailand where he founded the Dharana Meditation and Retreat Center in Phuket with his life-mate Parn. Some meditation techniques help to improve concentration, memory and the immune system, as well as to relieve stress and tension. We have select programs conducted in beautiful environments and accommodations where you can get the most out of this experience.
Whether you're looking for a disciplined daily meditation routine at a spiritual center or a luxury spa with a focus on wellness and healing, the country's many retreat centers all promise visitors stress reduction, self-discovery and an escape from a busy urban lifestyle.
With mountainside trails, gardens, a lake and organic farms surrounding the facility, it's the perfect place to get some peace and quiet.
Are you looking for a relaxing health and wellness experience or rather for a hardcore temple retreat? Our mind training programmes are open to all year, year-round, and can help to provide vital focus, resilience, and impulse control. They invite you to begin or continue a life changing experience for your Body, Mind and Spirit. Their mission is to help you re-fuel with good energy, exquisite nutritious cuisine and healing body therapies.
The meditation retreat offered at Kow Tahm is a training in Satipatthana, the four foundations of mindfulness.
Dipabhavan is located on the hillside slope of the high mountain in the southeast of Koh Samui.  When you look around from there, you can see beautiful sea views, coconut trees and high mountains covered by green forest. For those who do not have time to join the full basic course, the Monastery offers the chance to try out the practice, but not for less than 10 days or more than 6 weeks, without special permission.

Ajahn Chah (1918-1992) as a branch monastery close to his own traditional forest monastery Wat Nong Pah Pong in Ubon Rachathani province, with Ven. In Thailand he continued his practice and found a spiritual home within local Theravada Buddhism. Guests (who come from all cultures and religious backgrounds) are invited to participate in voluntary service, helping with cooking, cleaning and general upkeep of the ashram. The Retreat is great for beginners or people who want to restart their practice or change their life.
Mind training can assist with your physical stamina and also help high-pressure corporate executives, employees, athletes and individuals to enhance productivity and creativity while helping to reduce and manage stress. We place high emphasis on the benefits of retreat, and encourage you to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Atsumi Retreat Healing Center in Phuket, Thailand. Satipatthana was taught by Buddha more than 2500 years ago, and leads to Vipassana (clear-seeing).
He is deeply inspired by the "Forest Tradition" which is known for its directness and emphasis on the practice of meditation. You can learn a solid and authentic Buddhist Meditation Technique, spend your days in a quiet and mindful way.
Should you need and request it, their staff and practitioners are always available by appointment for therapy, treatment and advice. Through personal observation of one’s mind and body processes, the “knowledge of seeing things as they really are” leads to positive transformation and freedom. There are no shorter or longer re­treats avail­able and it is not pos­si­ble to join only part of a re­treat or to start a retreat or other or­gan­ised ac­tiv­i­ties at other times of the month. The monastery aims at providing English-speaking people the opportunity to train and practise the simple and peaceful lifestyle that the Buddha taught his monks in the forests over 2500 years ago. There are two guided Meditations every day, wonderful morning excursions to beautiful places with relaxed Meditation teachings. However, every­one is welcome to visit the main mon­as­tery at Suan Mokkh between re­treats to do their own prac­tise.

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