We are happy to see newcomers at any of our meditation classes. Join the community to participate in the center`s life.
Stay at Wat Prayong and immerse yourself in our wonderful vipassana meditation program with other like-minded members.
Good to know before visiting the temple
Women and men are accommodated in separate rooms, huts (kutis) or the hall.
Clothes to wear at the temple
Please bring white or brown loose fitting clothes (no inappropriate clothes like shorts or sleeveless shirts). Bring some washing powder, because you have to wash clothes by yourself. White clothes (65% polyacryl, 35% cotton) can be bought at the temple shop.
- Small size 400 thai baht
- large size 500 baht and
- largest size 600 baht.
An alarm clock and Mosquito repellent can be useful while doing a retreat. If you have your own bedsheet or sleeping bag, it will be useful. We do supply pillows with cover, blankets and a mat.
7:30 a.m. breakfast. 11 a.m. lunch with vegetarian and non-vegetarian Thai and European dishes, desserts and fruits served buffet-style.
There is no dinner. Drinks like juice, milk, soymilk and plain yoghurts are allowed in the afternoon. MC Brigitte always tries to have some there for the students, but if you like some special kinds please bring them with you.
The 8 buddhist precepts
We keep eight precepts at the temple. Keeping these precepts will help a meditator to gain mindfulness and concentration more quickly.
1. I try to avoid killing living beings.
2. I try to avoid stealing or taking things without asking.
3. I try to avoid having sexual contact.
4. I try to avoid telling lies or having harsh speech.
5. I try to avoid drinking alcohol or taking substances, which lead, to carelessness (alcohol, drugs…).
6. I try to avoid taking solid food after 12 o’clock midday until sunrise.
7. I try to avoid listening to music, seeing entertainment’s, wearing garlands, adornments, using cosmetics, perfumes.
8. I try to avoid sleeping on a high and luxury bed.
Costs / Donations
Retreats are free of charge. Donations are welcome. Because we are always asked about how much one should donate to cover the costs for the temple, we recommend 300 thai baht per day or about 100 Euros/100 $ per retreat for the temple. this will cover costs for water, electricity, maintainance of the place and food. Teachers do not have any income except the donations they receive from the students. If you want to give a donation to support a teacher, please give it to the teacher directly. Envelops can be found at the meditation hall.
Social projects of MC Brigitte
If you want to support MC Brigittes’ Social Projects or the printing of Dhamma books in English, German and Thai language, these are not paid by the temple funds and can be given separately to MC Brigitte.
The way to Wat Prayong
PLEASE CONSIDER MANY THAIS DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH – IF YOU GO BY TAXI OR USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT IT IS GOOD TO HAVE DIRECTIONS IN THAI LANGUAGE – PRINT OUT BELOW!
Address: Wat Prayong International Meditation Center, 22 Moo 4 Prachasamran Road, Klong 12, Nong Chok, 10530 Bangkok, Thailand
Adresse in Thai: วดประยงคกตวราราม, 22 หม 4 ถนนประชาสราญ, คลอง 12, อ. หนองจอก จ.
Google Earth: Latitude: 13 53’47.14″N Longitude: 100 51’56.96″E
Description: The Center is located at the outskirts of Bangkok, at Nong Chok District. Surrounded by rice fields it’s a special location so close to Bangkok but already in a typical natural Thai surrounding.
How to get to the temple:
Taxi from the City: From Bangkoks’ Center it’s an 1 1⁄2 hour ride by taxi (consider that traffic-jam time in Bangkok is from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. In this time it can take more than 2 hours). Let the driver go with taximeter. It should not be more than 400 Baht/8-10 Euros. Usually i take the tollway towards Suvarnabhumi Airport. Costs a extra fee of 70 Bht. You leave the tollway at Rom Klao exit (short before the airport). Then turn left and follow the Rom Klao Road until you reach the intersection, where you see the sign to „Lard Krabang Industrial Estate“. Turn right and follow the road until it ends into Chalong Krung Road. Turn left and follow Chalong Krung Road until you reach Nong Chok. From Nong Chok its only 4 km to the temple. Everyone in Nong Chok knows it. From Nong Chok you can also easily follow the way with the map.
Bus: You could also take a Bus from Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal or Bus Nr. 26 from the center of Bangkok to Minburi. From there go on with a Van to Nong Chok. From Nong Chok take the „Song Teaow“ pick up truck towards Prachasamran Police Station. The temple is about 300 m behind the police station. Taking Busses will only cost about 100 Baht but needs about 3 to 4 hours.
Airport link from the City: Take the Airport link train to Lardkrabang Station and take a Taxi from there to the temple (about 150 Baht).
From Suvarnabhumi Airport: Its about an 30 to 40 minutes ride with the taxi (about 250 Baht). The Taxi has to go off at Rom Klao exit and follow the above described way towards Nong Chok.
Attention: Please try to arrive at the temple before 16.00h. No one will be accepted if they arrive after 18.00h.