Vipassana Meditation Retreat in Thailand
1. January 2023 - 7. January 2023Free
Meditation retreats with MC Brigitte (November 2022, January and February 2023) will take place at Sorn Thawee Meditation Center in Bangkhla, Chachoengsao, Thailand.
Meditation retreats with MC Brigitte (November 2022, January and February 2023) will take place at Sorn Thawee Meditation Center in Bangkhla, Chachoengsao, Thailand. The Center is about one hour’s drive from Bangkok. You find the exact location on the website of the temple. www.sorntawee.com The Center charges for accommodation, food, water and electricity, and the use of the meditation hall 3000 Thai Baht (about 83 € 88 US $ for the whole retreat. MC Brigitte teaches as always on a donation basis.
The place is very suitable for retreating. There are individual, mainly air-conditioned huts with private bathrooms. You receive two meals per day directly delivered to your house.
If you want to join the retreat, please fill in the application form: https://www.meditationthailand.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/bookingform.pdf
Please consider! We need to confirm with Sorn Thawee at least two weeks before the retreat to reserve and prepare your hut.
What to bring:
Loose-fitting clothes for meditation, your own toiletry and towels. Please no shorts or sleeveless shirts. The Center provides mats, pillows, and blankets. Please bring enough protection masks and some disinfect gels! We practice caution and social distancing.
We try to keep eight precepts while retreating:
1. Try to avoid killing living beings.
2. Try to avoid stealing or taking things without asking.
3. Try to avoid having sexual contact.
4. Try to avoid telling lies or having harsh speech.
5. Try to avoid drinking alcohol or taking substances, which lead to carelessness (alcohol, drugs…).
6. Try to avoid taking solid food after 12 o’clock midday until sunrise.
7. Try to avoid listening to music, seeing entertainments, wearing garlands, adornments, and using cosmetics and perfumes.
8. Try to avoid sleeping on a high and luxury bed.
Keeping these precepts will help a meditator gain mindfulness and concentration more quickly.
If you need some afternoon drinks, you can bring fruit juice, yogurts, yogurt drinks, Tea, and coffee will be provided by MC Brigitte. Some huts do have a refrigerator. And there is a refrigerator in the hall if yours doesn't have one. We also need to know if you are a vegetarian. If you have a problem with not having a meal in the evening, for medical reasons or others, just bring something easy to store like biscuits but be aware of ants. It should be in a closed container. If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to write to MC Brigitte.
Payment for Sorn Thawee Meditation Center:
Please transfer the amount of 3,000 baht for the costs of the Center to the below account in advance. Unfortunately, we can’t give you a refund. If you don’t show up, the money goes to Sorn Thawee Center to support the place. Thanks for your understanding. If you have a problem with bringing up this amount, contact MC Brigitte, and we will see how we can manage that.
You can transfer to account: Brigitte Schrottenbacher Kasikorn Thai Bank 747-2-24393-9
If you are not in Thailand yet, you can send it to these abroad options: https://www.meditationthailand.org/mc-brigitte-mind-and-metta/
Daily Schedule in Retreat:
05:00 am morning chanting
07:30 am breakfast
09:00 – 10:30 am meditation
10:30 am lunch
01:30 – 3 pm meditation
04:00 pm afternoon chanting
06:00 pm evening meditation with question & answer session
Try to arrive at the Center by 4 pm on arrival day.