Insight meditation retreats in 2007
Organised by 'The House of Dhamma'
at the YBAT 2 meditation centre in Rangsit, Klong 3
There will be an intensive meditation retreat at the YBAT (Young
Buddhists Association of thailand's custom-built meditation
centre in Rangsit, Klong 3, north of Bangkok.
Insight (Vipassana) meditation forms the basis of this retreat,
but there will also be optional sessions to allow meditators
to facilitate access their inner guidance. Emphasis will be
placed on the integration of the spiritual dimensions of being
with those of the physical, in everyday life.
Standing, walking, sitting and lying down meditations will be
held in group sessions and as individual practice. Vegetarian
food and single room accommodation will be provided.
Instruction will be in English, with some Thai translation as
necessary. The main instructors are Rev. Sadharma (Helen Jandamit),
A Buddhist Priest in The Mook Rim Society (Korean Zen) who is
also a Vipassana Meditation Master and healer, together with
Acharn Kampan Suwanajak,
Vipassana Meditation Master and Buddhist Scholar.
The retreat is open to all English-speaking adults. It is not
necessary to be a Buddhist to take part.
retreats in 2007
September 21 - 23 (3 days, Friday -Sunday)
and November 24 - 30 (7 days, Saturday - Friday)
Additional Details for
You'll need to register for retreats at least five days in
The expected schedule is as follows:
* There's an orientation on Friday night starting at 5 pm. Please
try to arrive at the centre before sunset. It can be difficult
to find in the dark. Snacks are provided on Friday evening.
Afterwards at 6.30 pm, there is the opening ceremony followed
by group practice with detailed instruction.
*On Saturday and Sunday mornings, there's private practice
followed by morning chanting and a Dhamma talk. Breakfast is
at 7.30. Then group practice with follow-up instruction. After
a break on Saturday, you practise privately in your room. Lunch
is at 11.30. At one o'clock on Saturday afternoon, private practice
follows, with 'sorb arom' = meditation reports with the teachers
during the afternoon.
*On Saturday evening, fruit drinks will be provided at 5.30
and there will be chanting and a Dhamma talk from 6.15 to 7.00.
Then there is a group session in the main hall.
*On Sunday there will be a group session from 2 to 3 pm. and
there will be a closing ceremony from 3.00 to 3.30.
*Food is Thai vegetarian.
*If you have white clothing, this is ideal for a Vipassana retreat.
If not, any light undistracting conservative clothes can be
*Meditators are expected to keep the eight precepts which include
not eating solid food after midday. We will provide fruit juice
in the evenings.
*Much of the retreat will be silent. You should not read, watch
TV or listen to the radio or recorded music. Certain sessions
are not silent.
*Please inform the House of Dhamma by fax or phone or e-mail
at least five days in advance if you want to register
*Payment must be in cash (Thai baht) given on arrival at the
There is a charge of 3,000 baht per person for weekend retreats
for running expenses and utilities. There is no extra charge
for optional workshops.
Donations will be used to enable the teachers to continue
Additional Details for seven - day
You'll need to arrive at the centre between 11.00 and 12.00
noon on the first day.
*Meditators are expected to keep the eight precepts, which
include not eating solid food after midday,
We will provide fruit juice in the evenings.
The energy exchange is 5,000 baht per person for food and
accommodation. For those
who wish to travel from the House of Dhamma to the centre
by mini-van, you will need to book a seat and the departure
time from the House of Dhamma is 10.00 AM on the first day.
For details or to book a place, please
contact The House of Dhamma
Fax 66-8-2-512-6083 (From outside Thailand)
or 02-512-6083 (within Thailand)
Phone between 10 am and 5 pm
Wednesday to Saturday Phone :
66-8-2-511-0439 (From outside Thailand)
website : www.houseofdhamma.com
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org