Thailand Meditation retreats

Experience Vipassana Meditation Retreat in Thailand

We are happy to see both newcomers and experienced practitioners at any of our Meditation retreats from November to February. Everyone is welcome to join our vipassana meditation retreats with experienced Samatha Vipassana Meditation teachers.

Vipassana Meditation Centre Thailand

Monthly Meditation Retreat


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 €)

MC Brigitte teaches on a dana basis. Donations for her and her social projects can be given at the end of the retreat.

The place

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. There is only normal Thai food or vegetarian Thai food. We can’t provide other options.

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.

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.

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.

Daily Schedule in Retreat:

06:00 am morning chanting (optional)
07:00 am yoga (optional) breakfast
09:00 am walking meditation
10:00 am sitting meditation
lunch & rest
02:00 pm walking meditation
03:00 pm sitting meditation
04:00 pm evening chanting (optional)                                                                                                            05:00 pm yoga (optional)
06:00 pm evening meditation with question & answer session

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 thin 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.

Getting there

Please click here to open a pdf-document with detailled information how to get to the Sorn Thawee Center.

Try to be at the Center before 4 pm. At 5 pm there is a short walk around the center with explainations of teaching and chanting locations.
The gate locks at 6 pm, arrival after 6 pm is not possible.

If you want to have a seat on a reserved van to Sorn Thawee Center, please let us know. We will contact you when the van leaves Ekkamai Station. The price is 220 Baht per seat.

To get to the temple the cheapest way, go from Ekkamai Bus Station at Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok. There are vans going to Bangkhla junction, then cross the road and walk about 400 m.
You can find the van at Ekkamai bus station platform 32 and 34. The price is about 130 Baht. But no seat guaranteed.
Time-tables are daily as follows. 9.30h, 12.30h, 14.30h


Please transfer the amount of 3,000 baht for the costs of the Center until the 15th of the months before the retreat. If you want a seat on the reserved van you can add 220 baht = 3220 Baht or 90 €.
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.

Within Thailand
Siam Commercial Bank
Brigitte Schrottenbacher
Ac/Nr. 382-204533-1


Within EU
BAWAG Austria Bank
Brigitte Schrottenbacher
IBAN: AT251400051310785010

Where are we?

Where is the Sorn-Thawee Meditation Centre?

Here is a map on how top get to Sorn-Thawee Meditation Centre in Thailand

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