Vipassana Meditation Retreat in Thailand
1. January 2024 - 7. January 2024
Meditation retreats with MC Brigitte will take place at Sorn Thawee Meditation Center in Bangkhla, Chachoengsao, Thailand.
No one at the Center speaks english, so please do reservations with MC Brigitte only.
Sorn Thawee Center charges for accommodation, food, water & electricity, and the use of the meditation hall. It’s 3,000 Thai Baht for the whole retreat. (about 85 €)
The place is very suitable for retreating. Individual, air-conditioned huts with private bathrooms and two meals per day await you. Meals are directly delivered to your bungalow.
MC Brigitte teaches on a dana basis. Donations can be given to her at the end of the retreat.
If you haven’t filled out the application form yet, please fill it out here:
Please consider! The place needs your confirmation two weeks before the event, to reserve and prepare your bungalow.
What to bring:
Modest, loose-fitting clothes for meditation, toiletry, towels, and if you don’t use your phone, which is recommended, bring an alarm clock. A mosquito repellent might be helpful too. The Center provides mats, pillows, pillow covers, bed sheets, and a blanket.
There is no shop and no ATM, so bring the cash you need for donations, or if you would like a Thai massage. There will be two good therapists giving a massage for 200 Thai baht an hour (about 6 euros). Credit cards don’t work here.
Please click here to open a pdf-document with detailled information how to get to the Sorn Thawee Center.
We try to keep eight precepts while retreating:
• Try to avoid killing living beings.
• Try to avoid stealing or taking things without asking.
• Try to avoid having sexual contact.
• Try to avoid telling lies or having harsh speech.
• Try to avoid taking substances that lead to carelessness (alcohol, drugs…).
• Try to avoid taking solid food after 12 o’clock midday until sunrise.
• Try to avoid music, entertainment, adornments, cosmetics, and perfumes.
• Try to avoid sleeping on a high and luxurious bed.
Keeping these precepts will help a meditator gain mindfulness and concentration more quickly.
MC Brigitte will provide afternoon drinks, like fruit juices, yogurt drinks, soy milk tea, and coffee. There is no meal after midday, but drinks are allowed.
For diet, there are only two options normal Thai food or vegetarian food. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Schedule in Retreat:
06:00 am morning chanting (optional)
07:00 am breakfast
09:00 am walking meditation
09:45 am sitting meditation
01:30 pm walking meditation
02:15 pm sitting meditation
04:00 pm afternoon chanting
06:00 pm evening meditation with question & answer session
Try to be at the Center before 4 pm on January 1st.
The gate locks at 6 pm, arrival after 6 pm is not possible.
To get to the temple, the cheapest way is to go from Ekkamai Bus Station at Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok, to Sorn tawee Meditations Center.
Time-tables are daily as follows. 9.30h, 12.30h, 14.30h
This van will drop you at the Bangkhla junction, then cross the road and walk about 400 m.
You can find the van at Ekkamai bus station platform 32 and 34.
Please transfer the amount of 3,000 baht for the costs of the Center until the 15th of the months before the retreat.
It can be transferred to the below accounts. Unfortunately, we can’t give you a refund. 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.
Siam Commercial Bank
Within EU transfer to Austrian Account
BAWAG Austria Bank