Dr. Ajahn Somchai

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Dr. Ajahn Somchai Kantasillo is the abbot of Wat Pho Monastery in Khon Kaen. He is also the director of the second largest Buddhist university in Thailand. He studied and was a disciple of Long Po Pho, one of the great monks from the forest tradition. At the Wat Pho Monastery he hosts several Vipassana Meditation Retreats year round and is known for his modern and gentle approach to teaching. He is also the Head of the Mindfulness Project in Ban Muang, Khon Kaen Thailand which is founded by his oldest foreign students, Christian and Anja Carow.

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Rest and inner calm. Karen
 

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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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