New Year Vipassana Meditation Retreat 2018/19

About us

Do your thoughts run away uncontrolled?
Is your mind always working and never seems to stop?
Do you want to find tranquility and to be at peace?

Join us for our annual 10 day Mindfulness Project Meditation Retreat!

Since 2006 we have organised this retreat and it gets better and better each year. It is a perfect opportunity to begin your meditation practice, or will profoundly deepen your current practice.

The event takes place in Wat Pho Monastery in Khon Kaen, one of the most famous monasteries in Thailand, renowned for its active meditation program. You will be fully immersed in Thai culture from start to finish.

The Vipassana Meditation is taught by Ajahn Somchai, one of the Directors of the second largest Buddhist university in Thailand, Abbot of the monastery, and arguably the best meditation teacher in Thailand. During the retreat, he will teach sitting, standing, walking and lying meditation. He makes it accessible to those new to meditation whilst leading those more experienced into a deeper practice. The teachings are focused on developing deep wisdom and unconditional love in a very open and modern way.

The icing on the cake for this retreat is New Years Eve. You will spend the night of New Years Eve in meditation and chanting, alongside 3000 Thai people in a truly remarkable and heart opening event. This has to be experienced to truly understand the sacredness of this night.

Start 2019 in the best way possible at this once in a lifetime retreat.

The thing about meditation is, you become more and more you

Event Highlights

  • The icing on the cake for this retreat is New Years Eve. You will spend the night of New Years Eve in meditation and chanting, alongside 3000 Thai people in a truly remarkable and heart opening event. This has to be experienced to truly understand the sacredness of this night.

Venue Highlights

Wat Pho Ban Non Than Monastery in Khon Kaen is one of the most famous monasteries in Thailand, renowned for its active meditation program. You will be fully immersed in Thai culture from start to finish.

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian

Menu/Cuisine

There will be 2 meals served each day, at 7am and at 11am. We eat in line with the monks living at the monastery. This intermittent fasting creates the most supportive environment for deep meditative states.

Accommodations

Accommodation at the monastery is dormitory style. Men and women will sleep separately.
Bathrooms are separate and shared. Please bring your own toiletries, towels, and toilet paper if required.

Directions

The closest airport to the monastery is Khon Kaen, a short 30 min drive away. A taxi should cost around 200 THB.
Wat Pho Non Than Monastery
171 Potisan Road
Khon Kaen
Thailand
40000
(https://www.google.co.th/maps/place/Wat+Pho+Non+Than/@16.4188342,102.8220392,14z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sWat+Pho+Non+Than+Monastery!3m4!1s0x31228987b07a059b:0xa36b8e2d22bed0c4!8m2!3d16.4184592!4d102.8423331)

Note: There are 2 monasteries in Khon Kaen called Wat Pho, the one our retreat is in is called Wat Pho Non Than and is close to the lake.

Tags: buddhism meditation mindfulness self-development silence thailand unconditional love vipassana wisdom

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

After participating in more yoga classes and events this year than in my entire life, I am yearning for the opportunity to attend a professional retreat. The opportunity to grow my practice, learn from talented students and teachers, and immerse myself in this gorgeous Red Feather Lakes sanctuary is the dream of a lifetime! Sara
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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