Meditation and Yoga Retreats in Thailand

Written by Phuket Meditation Center

We recommend the following Meditation and Yoga Retreats in Thailand. The Retreats listed here are offering all kinds of experiences, from very strict to very relaxed, with or without Yoga, Qigong or Taiji. Are you looking for a relaxing health and wellness experience or rather for a hardcore temple retreat? Would you like to experience a lot of Yoga or rather a refreshing Detox? Feel free to have a look. We hope it will help you to open your mind. And if you simply want to get started with a little practice, try out our free basic meditation practice for beginners.

Meditation and Yoga Retreats in the South of Thailand

Dharana Meditation and Retreat Center in Phuket

We offer retreats every week. In order to see all upcoming Retreats please check here. Longer stays are possible as well. The Retreat is great for beginners or people who want to restart their practice while changing their life. Furthermore you can learn a solid and authentic Buddhist Meditation Technique. In addition you can spend your days in a quiet and mindful way. There are two guided Meditations every day and also wonderful morning excursions to beautiful places with relaxed Meditation teachings. In the same way we offer a lot of personalized guidance. For this reason the groups are small (10 people is the maximum group size)

Language: English
Focus: Traditional Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation, cultivating Samatha (Calm Abiding) and Vipassana (Insight Meditation).
Open to: Everybody
Menu or Buffet: Thai healthy Vegetarian Menu. Each guest can choose their meals the day before.
Accommodation: Book it on site and also around the location. And  check out our recommendations at: Accommodation Options
Facilities: Yoga Sala, Wifi available, Free Parking
Rates & Schedule: Please check here to see the rates.
Website: phuket-meditation.com

Dipabhavan Meditation Retreat on Koh Samui

At Dipabhāvan meditation center one can certainly experience the joy of a peaceful and tranquil mind. In short – Dipabhāvan provides everything necessary to facilitate meditation training. Firstly they have beautiful and secluded environments and suitable accommodation. Moreover they offer nutritious, vegetarian food. Dipabhāvan 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. All of those are the conditions obviously supporting the meditator. Hence he can progress in meditation.

Language: English
Focus: Traditional Buddhist Meditation
Open to: Everybody
Menu and Accommodation: All information to be found here
Facilities: This is a monastery, so facilities are naturally very basic.
Rates & Schedule: The schedules and the information about pricing and donations is here.
Website: dipabhavan.weebly.com

Wat Suan Mokh in Surat Thani

Their 10-day silent medi­ta­tion re­treats start at the 1st of each month. Reg­is­tra­tion has to be in per­son on the last day of the pre­vi­ous month. Advance bookings are therefore not pos­si­ble. The re­treats end on the 11th day of the month. Furthermore, 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 organized ac­tiv­i­ties at other times of the month. However, every­one is welcome to visit the main mon­as­tery at Suan Mokkh between re­treats to do their own practice.

Language: English, Thai
Focus: Traditional Buddhist Meditation
Open to: Everybody, however participants need to be physically and mentally healthy.
Menu and Accommodation: All information to be found here
Facilities: This is a monastery, so facilities are naturally very basic.
Rates & Schedule: The schedules and the information about pricing and donations is here.
Website: suanmokkh-idh.org

Meditation and Yoga Retreats elsewhere in Thailand

Wat Ram Poeng Tapotaram in Chiang Mai

Wat Ram Poeng offers a 26-day basic course in Vipassana (Insight) Meditation under the guidance of a Teacher on an on-going basis. Meditators who have completed the basic course, can furthermore do a 10-day Insight Meditation retreat and build on the 26-day basic course. Moreover for those who do not have time to join the full basic course, the Monastery offers the chance to try out the practice. This is possible for less than 10 days or more than 6 weeks, without special permission.

Language: English, Thai
Focus: Traditional Buddhist Meditation, such as cultivating Samatha (Calm Abiding) and Vipassana (Insight Meditation).
Open to: Everybody, however participants need to be physically and mentally healthy.
Menu and Accommodation: All information to be found here
Facilities: This is a monastery, so facilities are naturally very basic.
Rates & Schedule: The schedules and the information about pricing and donations is here.
Website: www.watrampoeng.net/watrampoeng/

Wat Pah Nanachat in Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Pah Nanachat is a Buddhist monastery in Northeast Thailand, in the Theravada Forest Tradition. It was established in 1975 by Ven. 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. Ajahn Sumedho, an American disciple of his, as the first abbot. 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.

Language: English, Thai
Focus: Traditional Buddhist Meditation, cultivating Samatha (Calm Abiding) and Vipassana (Insight Meditation).
Open to: Everybody
Menu and Accommodation: All information to be found here
Facilities: This is a monastery, so facilities are naturally very basic and calming.
Rates & Schedule: The schedules and the information about pricing and donations is here.
Website: www.watpahnanachat.org

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.

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Tobi Warzinek has been working as a spiritual guide and mentor since 2009. His journey started in early 2002 when he entered the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Rabten Choeling. He spent approximately 7 years in the community and studied the Tibetan language, mind-training and various meditation methods. Additionally he trained in traditional monastic debate and Buddhist philosophy. In 2011 he subsequently began practicing within the “Forest Tradition” in Thailand. Altogether he has dedicated his life to the exploration and refinement of introspection throughout the past 18 years.

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  1. Hi there! Great article you have, I would also want to share my thoughts that Meditation indeed has positive effects not only in the body but also in the mind, a total holistic wellness that brings us to know our inner-self better. It gives us a peace of mind that helps us have a much better perception about our lives.
    Thank you and have a great day!

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