Meditation Retreats in Phuket

Regular 5 Day / 4 Night Retreats

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December 26th – 30th, 2022

January 2nd – 6th, 2023

February 6th – 10th, 2023

March 6th – 10th, 2023

April 3rd – 7th, 2023

From 13500 THB

( Approximately 350 USD )

Introduction and Summary

After a long break, we are so happy to announce that we are back with our classic retreat program! Discover our meditation retreats here on the beautiful island of Phuket. Join us for 5 days and 4 nights to explore a timeless path into presence and clarity. We invite you to leave the world behind for a little while and re-center yourself. Our meditation retreats are ideal for beginners who would like to embark on a journey into the world of authentic, spiritual retreats.

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Phuket Retreats

A Quick Overview

Upcoming Retreats

Upcoming 5 Day Retreats

We conduct our classic retreats in the first week of each month, from Monday to Friday. You can see all of our upcoming retreats right here:

Dec. 26th – 30th, 2022

Jan. 2nd – 6th, 2023

Feb. 6th – 10th, 2023

Mar. 6th – 10th, 2023

Apr. 3rd – 7th, 2023

Prices

Programs and Prices

We have three different programs. Basic, Standard and Deluxe. Which one to choose depends on how deep you would like to go. The basic program is great for those who want to try out the waters without getting too involved. Those who want to organize their own food and exercise will feel comfortable with this one. The standard program is useful for those who don’t want to think about where to eat. It includes three daily meals. Finally, there’s the Deluxe program. It includes three meals and a daily Yoga session. It’s the most complete solution and great for those who want to be fully involved.

Basic

13,500 THB

(~360 USD)

Includes:

Morning Excursion

Guided Meditation

Teachings, Q&A

Private Instructions

Retreat Materials

Standard

15,500 THB

(~415 USD)

Includes:

Morning Excursion

Guided Meditation

Teachings, Daily Q&A

Opt. Private Instructions

Retreat Materials

Three Daily Meals

Deluxe

18,500 THB

(~495 USD)

Includes:

Morning Excursion

Guided Meditation

Teachings, Daily Q&A

Opt. Private Instructions

Retreat Materials

Three Daily Meals

Daily Yoga Session

Discounts

We give a 10% discount for couples or friends who book through this website. Return guests and members will also receive generous discounts. You may qualify for a student discount as well. Just get in touch with us and ask if you’re unsure. Regardless of discounts, everybody has to pay the same deposit of 3,000 THB to secure their reservation.

Deposits and Remainders

In order to confirm your reservation, we ask for a deposit in advance. We charge exactly 3000 THB (about 80 USD) for all our retreat programs (basic, standard and deluxe). You need to pay the deposit when you make an online booking through our website or book with us in person at the meditation center. Your place is secured only when you’ve made the deposit payment.

The remainder is payed upon arrival as we check you in to the retreat. As we don’t have any card readers, we ask you to pay the remainder in cash please. We only accept payments in Thai Bath (THB). In Thailand you can easily withdraw up to 20000 THB at most of the local ATMs per day.

Refunds

We do offer full and partial refunds when certain conditions apply. You can see all those conditions by clicking on this link: Refund Terms. A popup window will open and how you our refund terms and conditions. For refunds regarding our retreats, the terms 1.2 for local (not online) events apply.

Accommodation

Retreat Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in our classic retreat program. The reason for this is simple: You can make flexible choices that suit your budget! Throughout the past we have observed that many of our guests already have their accommodation nearby. Besides, we are quite close to the famous fitness and health street “Soi Ta-ied” and a lot of people appreciate to have a choice of combining their daily training with our retreat. This setup also allows you to regulate the level of intensity of the retreat. Not everyone is ready to go 100% from the start and commit fully to the program.

We are doing the retreats at “Coco Retreat Resort & Spa”. They have plenty of rooms, three lovely pools, a small gym, a quiet little garden for walking meditation and a restaurant and cafe. We have been closely working together with them since 2018. We highly recommend to get a room with them if you want to get the most out of this retreat. You can book a room with them if you click on the button below:

As we mentioned above, there are other options around as well. We have compiled a small list with hotels and resorts that are close-by. If you click the button below, you will find the complete list of recommended accommodations that are close-by (in walking distance).

Food

Food

Food will be served at “Coco Retreat Resort and Spa”. We have different options for our guests. We offer both, vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. While on retreat, you may want to do some fasting, like Intermittent fasting or juice fasting etc. You can do it like the monks and nuns at local temples and eat one meal a day, or you can enjoy the delicious, fresh Thai food just the way you enjoy it. We serve local, fresh ingredients, fruits, veggies and it’s all prepared with love.

If you chose the most immersive option and eat at the retreat, you will be able to choose your dishes each day in the evening so the chef can prepare your meal for the next day. We are also flexible, so let us know if you have allergies or certain food-intolerances. We are able to work around them.

Reviews

What our Guests Think

Just What the Heart Needs

Truly a great experience that gives you insight into your strengths and problems… Great for beginners and experienced individuals who are looking for a different type of vacation – meditation, yoga and digital detox.

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Daria Lagovska

March 2019

Meditation Course

I just completed the 4 day meditation course with Tobi and Parn and I am very grateful that I did. I learnt so much from the sessions. I would definitely recommend the retreat to everyone.

Portrait of Rachel Horner practicing meditation on a beach.

Rachel Horner

February 2019

Meditation with Tobi

I participated in one of Tobi’s meditation retreats and I can tell it was an unforgettable week. The way Tobi leads through meditation and the wisdom he told us everyday will change you.

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Alexander Seibt

March 2019

One Day Retreat

This one day retreat was very refreshing and I came home with deep insight from the all day event. I highly recommend it to anyone who is new to meditation and to veterans who are open minded.

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Akiko Igarashi

January 2022

Life Changing Experience

I am Thai and have been doing meditation since I was a kid. I have never successfully meditated for so long without of my own inner voice distraction. However, 5 days retreat with Tobi has transformed me!

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Thisana T.

January 2022

Genuine

Tobi’s teachings are eye opening and genuine and his teaching style is practical and to the point. An excellent choice for both beginners and advanced meditators. Classes are well structured and relaxed.

Portrait of Jad Mahjoub

Jad Mahjoub

May 2018

Inspiring Experience

Everything was great! I enjoyed every moment of it. Tobi is inspiring and a great teacher. I liked listening to him. Parn is so helpful and a great organizer. Overall a Big Like to this retreat program!

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Islam Seba

November 2018

The Retreat Program

More Information

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

You check in with us on a Monday afternoon. The event ends on Friday before noon, after our final interviews. We start each day (Tuesday until Friday) at 6am with our amazing morning excursions. We offer guided meditation, teachings and optional private instructions during these excursions. To know more about how we spend each day, have a look at our schedule below:

Monday (Arrival Day)

15:00

Check in at the retreat

17:00

Introduction with Tobi Warzinek

18:00

Dinner

Tuesday – Thursday

06:00

Morning excursion with guided meditation, teachings and optional private instructions

09:00

Optional Breakfast

10:00

Free time for self-guided practice, slowing down and resting in presence.

13:00

Optional Lunch

14:00

Free time for self-guided practice, slowing down and resting in presence.

15:30

Optional Yoga Session and fresh Coconuts

17:00

Afternoon Guided Meditation, followed by a Q&A Session

18:00

Optional Dinner

19:00

Free time for self-guided practice, slowing down and resting in presence.

Friday (Departure Day)

06:00

Morning excursion with guided meditation, teachings and optional private instructions

09:00

Optional Breakfast and final interviews with each participant.

10:00

Checking out after breakfast and interviews.

Teachings & Teacher

Teachings & Meditation Technique

Our teachings are mostly based on the Buddhist framework, as that’s our teacher’s main background. We introduce you to a classic meditation technique that unites the facets of concentration/stabilization (also known as Samatha) and introspection/insight (commonly referred to as Vipassana). In order to stabilize, center and calm the mind, we use breathing meditation (Anapanasati). This is central to the retreat. Around the main technique you will learn (in order) how to relax the body deeply, how to be present, how to let go of thoughts (inner silence) and how to build mental strength through breathing meditation. You will also be introduced to the cultivation of insight wisdom (Vipassana) and loving kindness (Metta) meditation. Everything you learn here is for the sake of releasing stress and accessing your natural state of happiness, joy and light-heartedness.

Retreat Teachings in Phuket - People Sitting at a Temple during Sunrise

Even though our teacher’s background is mostly in the Buddhist tradition (both Tibetan and Thai Theravada Buddhism), his teachings are well known to be simple, practical and accessible to everyone. We simply deal with the practical facts that apply to each living being. First it’s about understanding how you create stress and tension for yourself. Then you learn how to release and let go in body and mind. Happiness arises in the absence of suffering/stress/tension. Learning how to let go of unnecessary stress is at the heart of our events. Happiness is the result of that.

The Teacher

Tobi Warzinek’s spiritual journey started back in 2002 when he entered the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Rabten Choeling at the age of 18. He spent approximately 7 years in the community as a so-called lay student (Upāsaka). During this time Tobi mainly 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 Thai (Theravada) Buddhist mindtraining within the “Forest Tradition”. Altogether he has dedicated his life to the exploration and refinement of introspection throughout the past 20 years.

Tobi is known for highly practical teachings that speak to the heart of those who seek truth, simplicity and freedom. His focus is on developing a mindset that seeks out what is true and lovingly receiving all things for what they actually are. He believes that a meaningful life is found in the balance of opening the heart and the cultivation of skillful actions. Those who are sincerely in search for truth and love, will enjoy Tobi’s presence and his refreshing approach to inner peace.

Yoga

Yoga

The highest goal of the traditional path of Yoga is enlightenment or union with the divine. Our Yoga sessions are designed to follow the traditional aim of Yoga Asana (Posture) practice, which is to open the body and remove physical and energetic blockages that obstruct meditation practice. Our Yoga teachers are trained to work with body, mind and breath/energy for the sake of releasing tension and promoting the flow of blood and vital energy (Prāṇa) throughout the body. The result of a good Yoga session is for the body to feel unblocked, open and soft. At the level of mind you will feel refreshed, clear and calm.

With posture (Asana) practice, we create strength, mobility and flexibility in the body. The mind unites with the exercise and naturally becomes more present and undisturbed by mundane thoughts. The breath will reach more deeply into the body and help with loosening and vitalizing the connective tissues (fascia) and muscles. This process is not only very healthy for your body, but also an excellent support for the more subtle training of our mind.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find some of the frequently asked questions. We will continuously add your questions to this website. Therefore it’s always a great idea to contact us and ask if you would like to know something. If you are not sure about our program, you can ask us anytime. While you can easily contact us through our website, you can also send an email to info@phuket-meditation.com. Moreover, you can reach us through various social media channels, such as Facebook or Instagram.

What are the Morning Excursions like?

We start each day with our famous morning excursions. We will bring you to some of the most stunning, sacred and beautiful locations in Phuket to start the day. As the sun rises, we will be meditating on cliffs or beaches, in temples or at other amazing natural locations. Phuket really has a lot of beautiful places on offer!

We will start our day with guided meditation, then we will have some tea together and you will receive the daily teachings. After that you will have some time for quiet reflection. You can walk around and enjoy the location, sit quietly, soak in the morning sun or take some notes. You may also want to use this time to talk privately with the teacher and receive some personalized guidance. After that we return to the resort and have some delicious breakfast together.

What should I do during the Free Times?

Sometimes we receive questions about the scheduled “free times” from our guests. A lot of people these days are so used to filling each and every second with activities and distractions that the concept of “loafing” or “having nothing to do” seems strange or even scary to them. They feel uncomfortable, unproductive and even guilty when they have nothing to do. Even though their bodies are exhausted and restless, they are so used to the “rat-race” that true rest almost seems sinful.

During the retreats we invite you to experience what it’s like to BE, to relax back into the warm embrace of life itself. Imagine a bottle filled with muddy water. If I were to tell you to make the water totally still, so that the mud can settle, what would you need to do? How would you need to hold the bottle, and how long for? You may have already guessed that the answer to this puzzle is not about “doing something to the bottle”. Instead it’s about putting it down and letting it be so that the mud can follow nature and settle by itself. The same goes for ourselves. As long as we keep agitating and disturbing the muddy water of our mind, it will not become clear.

During these free times we encourage our guests to rest, to watch the clouds, listen to the birds, have a cup of tea, feel the fresh water in the pool, take a nap, hang loose and arrive here and now. Arrive, relax and enjoy life! We give you permission to simply be there and get in touch with your actual life – instead of just planning for it, remembering it, thinking about it or missing it by busying yourself to the point of “having no time”.

One of the most powerful transformations comes to those who take this to heart and exit the mental “rat race” while on retreat. We highly recommend trying out what it’s like to have nothing to do at all, no program, no tasks, nowhere to get, nothing to achieve… just freedom.

How does the Booking Process work?

Once you have completed this registration form, you will be redirected to our payment gateway (PayPal or Omise) in order to make your online payment. When this step has been finished, we will receive an information. After that we check it, register you and send you a confirmation mail with the details that help you to take part in the upcoming event. When you don’t receive any mail, please check your spam folder or contact us. You should normally receive a short automatic confirmation mail in the minutes right after your booking has been completed.

Are Bookings Private and Secure?

We always work with privacy conscious, well-established and encrypted payment gateways in order to keep the information of our guests secure. Security and privacy is something we take very seriously! If you want to know all the details, please have a look at our privacy policy. If you have any questions about the exact procedures, please don’t hesitate to write us a mail to info@phuket-meditation.com.

Can I pay by Credit Card?

Yes! We have established a secure payment gateway with both Omise and PayPal. Payments can be made through both gateways via our booking form above. Simply select that you would like to pay with credit card or choose PayPal as a payment gateway and use their credit card function.

Can I get a Refund?

Yes, in certain cases it’s possible to request a refund. Please have a look at our refund and returns policy to get up-to-date information and details. Basically, you can request a full refund if you cancel at least 90 days before the event starts. You qualify for a partial refund if you cancel 90 – 30 days before the event starts and you won’t receive any refunds if you cancel less than 30 days before the event starts. There are more details to be found in our policy – and you should definitely read it before you make a booking with us.

Can you help me with the registration?

Sometimes it might be difficult to register via an online form. Perhaps you like a more traditional approach? In can you would like to make a reservation by sending us an email or calling us, feel free to get in touch on our contact page or send us a message on WhatsApp (the green little button at the bottom right side of the screen). We are happy to assist you in the process of getting your tickets for the upcoming retreats.

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Get in Touch

If you have a question about our retreats, feel free to contact us here. If you would like to send us a regular email from your own account, simply write us at Send us an Email. We will do our best to answer within 24 hours. We usually answer emails once every day and look forward to read from you. You can also call us at +66 87 279 7655 or chat with us on Whatsapp.