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A Guide To Buddhist Monasteries/meditation Centres/study Groups

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Many members have posted to this forum asking about places to learn or practice Buddhist meditation in Thailand. To make it easier to find this info quickly, here's a link to "A Guide to Buddhist Monasteries and Meditation Centres in Thailand":

http://www.kammatthana.com/a_guide_to_budd...onasteries_.htm

Sponsored by the World Fellowship of Buddhists, the booklet was originally written by an American Buddhist monk living in Thailand (Phra Sunno, aka Jack Kornfield) and has been updated twice by layperson Bill Weir. The last update happened in the late 80s so some of the information is quite out of date. Nevertheless many of the monasteries and centres listed here remain still more or less as described.

Here also is a link to Buddhanet's updated list of places to practice in Thailand:

Buddhanet Thailand Directory

Places are also listed at DhammaWeb.org:

DhammaWeb

Thailand's own World Fellowship of Buddhists:

WFB

Dhamma Study Group

Around since the 1970s, probably the oldest dhamma discussion group in Bangkok. The group meets every Saturday between 2 and 4pm in Thonburi, and is attended by foreigners as well as Thais. They don't practice formal meditation and the main focus of the discussions is the Abhidhamma Pitaka.

Dhamma Study & Support Foundation

174/1 Soi Charoen Nakhon 78

Bukkalo, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600

Tel: 0 2468 0239

[email protected]

Dhamma Home

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Another good link with loads of articles and books on Buddhism available online:

Buddha Sasana

What is Buddhism? (Buddhist Society of Western Australia)

Buddhism in a Nutshell. Venerable Narada Mahathera

Basic Buddhism - A Modern Introduction to the Buddha's Teaching. V. A. Gunasekara

What is Theravada Buddhism? John Bullitt

What is Theravada? Maung Kyauk Seinn

Theravada - Mahayana Buddhism. Venerable W. Rahula Mahathera

What is Theravada Buddhism? V. A. Gunasekara

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Myanmar's Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre has a branch in Thailand:

Dhammodaya Chanmyay Yeiktha

45/1 MU 4 Tambol Tanoun-Krad, Ampur Maung, Nakhon-Pathom, 73000 Thailand

Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 81306 6453

Contact Person: U Sujata

www.chanmyay.org

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Ashoka E-Dharma University offers online courses on various aspects of Buddhism, including a concise, introductory course on Theravada Buddhism created by American monk Bhikkhu Bodhi.

The Buddha's Teaching As It Is

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Another list, this one from dhammaweb.org

A&P (International Vipassana Meditation Center In Thailand)

206/1 Moo4 Tambol Sam Roi Yod

Pranburi, Prachuabkirikhan, 77120

Contact: Mrs. Pariyakorn Sutavimol

Tel/Fax: 032-559-218

Email: [email protected]

Tradition: Intensive Vipassana Meditation (Mahasi Sayadaw)

Achan Naeb Teaching's Vipassana Insight Practice Center

Location: Hua Hin,Thailand

Contact: Rodrigo Aldana

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.geocities.com/vipassanamx/no-cycle.html

Tradition: Vipassana Insight Practice as taught by the late Achan Naeb

Affiliation: Vivatta Insight Practice Institute

Spiritual Director: Achan Naeb Mahaniranonda

Teacher: Achan Prani Samreunrat

Boonkanjanaram Meditation Center

Pattaya, Chonburi 20260

Tel: 0-3823-1865

Tradition: Vipassana, based on the Four Foundations

of Mindfulness using techniques taught by Ajahn Naeb.

Teachers: Mr. Chua Jantrupon assisted by Miss Vitoon Voravises

(translator) and Frank Tullius

Chom Tong Insight Meditation Center

(Wat Phradhatu Sri Chom Tong Voravihara)

Tambon Ban Luang, Amper Chom Tong, Chiang Mai 50160

Tel: 0-5334-2184 (English) 0-53826-869 (Thai)

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.sirimangalo.org

orasia.sirimangalo.org/chomtong

Tradition:Satipatthana Vipassana based on Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw's teaching.

Teacher: Phra Rajapromajaan, abbot and head Vipassana Meditation teacher for Northern Thailand. English-speaking teachers change, but are generally available year-round.

Dhamma Abha

138 Baan Huayplu, Tambon Kaengsopa

Amphur, Wangthong, Phitsanulok 65220, Thailand.

Tel: (55) 268-049 (international call) (055) 268-049 (local call).

Contact: Dhamma Kamala

Email: [email protected]

Tradition: Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N.Goenka

Dhamma Dhani

Bangkok, Thailand

Emails: [email protected] , [email protected]

[email protected]

Tradition: Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N.Goenka

Dhamma Suvanna

Contact address:

710/1 M.12, T.Sila, A.Muang, Khon kaen Thailand 40000

Tel: (43) 242288, Fax: (43) 364544

Email: [email protected]

Tradition: Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N.Goenka

Dhamma Kañcana

Contact address:

929 Rama 1 Road, Pataumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Email: [email protected]

Tradition: Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N.Goenka

Dhammakaya Foundation

23/2 Mu 7, Khlong Sam

Khlong Luang,Pathum Thani12120

Contact: Dr. Chatchai Sribundit MD.

Tel: (+66-2) 524-0257 to 63

Fax: (+66-2) 5240270 to 1

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.dhammakaya.or.th

Spiritual Director: Ven. Dhammajayo Bhikkhu

Dhammodaya Meditation Centre

45/1 Mu 4 Tambol Tanoun-krat

Ampur Muang, Nakorn Pathom 73000

Tel: (0) 1-810-9632

Email: [email protected]

Tradition: Vipassana meditation, Mahasi Sayadaw

Contact: Ms Khun Nay

Dynamic Meditation Centres

Wat Perm Dham Chamlern (in Chanthaburi province)

Tel: 07-8177522

Website: www.dynamic-meditation.org

Tradition: Luang Por Teean's method of Dynamic Meditation

Contact: Ajahn Suthep

Email: [email protected]

The House of Dharma

26/9 Lardprao Lane 15, Jatujak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

(about one kilometre from the Central Grand Plaza Hotel, Lardprao)

Tel: (2) 511-0439 Fax: (2) 512-6083

Tradition: Theravada based, associated with the Mook Rim Society

Email [email protected]

Web site: www.angelfire.com/al/dhamma/home.html

I.B.P.S. Bangkok

100/109 32F Vongvanij Complex Bldg B

Rama 9 Road, Bangkok 10320, Thailand

Tel: 66 (2) 645-0598~12

Fax: 66 (2) 645-0597, 66 (2) 645-0121

Email: [email protected]

Web site: dharma.fgs.org.tw/ shrine/thaice

Tradition: Mahayana, Humanistic Buddhism

Affiliation: Fo Guang Shan

Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Hsing Yun

Luang-Poh Viriyang Sirintharo Foundation

754/222 Soi Punnawithee, Soi 101

Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Tel: (2) 332 8226, (2) 311 3903

Fax: (2) 311 3994

Contact: Mr. Suthon Chuenchoksant

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University

Wat Mahadhatu

Bangkok 10200 Thailand

Contact: Pramaha Sawai Chotiko

Tel: (662) 623-6328-225-8686 ext 106,121

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.mcu.ac.th

Rector: Phra Thepsophon (Prayoon Mererk Pali 9, Ph.D.)

Nhongphakau Meditation Center

728 m1 T.Khunyuom A. Maehong Sorn Province

Khunyuom, Chiangmai 58140 Thailand

Contact: Phra Udi Lyon

Tel: 06 2060638

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.geocities.com/udilyon

Tradition: Mahasi Sawadaw

Praya Suntornlikhit & Khunying Rabiab Foundation (PSRB)

227/12 Charansanitwong Soi 3

Charansanitwong Road, Tapra

Bangkokyai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand

Tel: 0-868-2895, 2467-1292

Fax: 0-2868-2895, Ext. 0

Mobile: 01-2134224

Contact: Phra Kittisak Thitissampanno (President)

Samui Dharma Healing Center

63 Mu Tee 1

Ang Thong, Koh Samui

Surat Thani 84140 Thailand

Founder: Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikku

Contact: Hillary Hitt

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.dharmahealing.com

Sangha Metta Project

Wat Sri Suphan

100 Wualai Road, Soi 2 Tambon Haiya

Muang District, Chiang Mai50100

Tel/Fax: (66 53) 201 284

Mobile: 05 02 97971

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.buddhanet.net/sangha-metta/project.html

Songdharmakalyani Temple

P.O. Box 108 Nakhonpathom 73000, Thailand

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.Thaibhikkhunis.org

Contact: Ven. Dr. Chatsumarn Kabilsingh

Sorn-Thawee Meditation Centre

Bangkla, Chachoengsao 241

Tradition: Vipassana as taught by Mahasi Sayadaw

Suan Moke

(Monastery of the late Achan Buddhadasa)

Ampoe Chaiya Surat Thani 84110 Thailand

Fax: (77) 431-597

Web site: www.suanmokkh.org

Teaching method: Formal instruction is given only during monthly 10-day retreats; at other times interviews, books, and tapes are available. Retreats feature Dhamma talks, interviews, group sittings, walking meditation, and morning hatha yoga.

Abbot: Acharn Poh (Foreign monks and nuns do most of the English teaching.)

Thailand Vipassana Centre

Dhamma Kamala

200 Baan Nern-Pasook

(Behind Thai-Rath Vitaya 7 School)

Tambol Dong-Kee-Lek, Amphur Muang, Prachinburi 25000, Thailand

Tel/Fax: (037) 403 515

Contact: Mr. Nirand Chayodom

Tel: 5521 731, Off. 5210 392, Fax: 5521 753

Email: [email protected]

Tradition: Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N.Goenka

Wat Asokaram

Sukumvit Road, Samut Prakan 10280

Tel: 0-2395-0003

Meditation method: Anapanasati is the main technique taught

Abbot: Ajahn Tong (Phra Khru Suvandhamma chote), Other senior monks assist.

Phra Ajahn Bunku Anuvathano speaks good English.

Wat Bhaddanta Asabharam

118/1 Moo 1, Baan Nong Pru, Nong Pai Kaiw

Baan Bung, Chonburi, 20220 Thailand

Contact: Ajahn Somsak Sorado

Tel: (0) 38 292- 361

web site: www.bhaddanta.com

Email: [email protected]

Tradition: Intensive Insight Meditation (Mahasi Sayadaw)

Spiritual Director: Ajahn Somsak Sorado

Teachers: Ajahn Dr. Bhaddanta Asabha, Ajahn Somsak Sorado

Wat Bovoranives (Wat Bovorn, Wat Bowonniwet, Wat Bowon)

248 Phra Sumen Road, Banglampoo, Bangkok 10200

Tel: 0-2280-0869, 0-2281-2831-3

Web site: www.watbowon.org

Abbot: His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyansamvara,

the Supreme Patriarch (sangharaja) of Thailand

Ordination: Foreigners occasionally ordain here

but few stay; contact the secretary for details.

Wat Chakrawaddirajawas

225 Chakrawaddi Road

Samphanthawong District

Bangkok 10100

Tel: (2) 225-3823, Fax: 225-6433

Teacher: Phra Maha Vichien

Wat Doi khu kaeo

Janjawa, Pasakluang, Maechan

Chiang Rai, 57270,Thailand

Tel: 094 236 609

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.geocities.com/doikhukaeo

Abbot: Phra Praphart Tachapanyo

Wat Doi Suthep (Phradhatu Rajavoravihara)

Srivichai Road, T. Suthep, A. Muang

Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand

Tel: 053 295 012

Wat Hin Maak Peng

Tambol Pra Putabat

Amper Sri Chiangmai

Nong Khai 43130

Tel: (042) 451-110

Wat Kow Tahm

International Meditation Centre

P.O. Box 18

Koh Pah-Ngan

Surat Thani 84280 Thailand

Web site: www.watkowtahm.org

Resident Teachers: Steve and Rosemary Weissman

Wat Mahadhatu (Wat Maha Tat)

Section 5, Taprachan

Maharaj Road, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200

Tel: 0-26235685 or 02-6235881

Resident Teacher: Ven. Phramaha Bhatsakorn Piyobhaso

Assistant Teacher: Sister Tipsuda Podaeng

Email: [email protected]

Meditation method: Vipassana, Mahasi Sayadaw

Wat Nak Prok

Khet Pasicharoen, Bangkok 10160.

Tel: 0-2869-1699, 0-2467-2380

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Web site: www.watnakprok.org

Abbot: Phra Khru Dhammathorn Setthakic Samahito

Wat Pah Ban Thad

c/o Songserm Service

89 Phosi Road, Udon Thani 41000

Web site: www.luangta.com

Abbot: Ajahn Maha Bua

Senior resident monk: Ajahn Pannavaddho

Wat Pah Nanachat

(International Forest Monastery)

Bahn Bung Wai Amper Warin Ubon 34310 Thailand

Web site: www.watpahnanachat.org

Teachers: Ajahn Pasanno, Abbot (Canadian)

Ajahn Jayasaro, Vice-Abbot (English)

Wat Pak Nam

Therdthai Road

Amper Phasicharoen, Bangkok 10160

Tel: 0-2467-0811

Teachers: Chao Khun Bhawana Kosol Thera

Ven. P.K. Bhavananuwat

Wat Phradhatu Doi Suthep Rajavoravihara

International Buddhism Center

Tambon Suthep, Amper Muang, Chiang Mai 50200

Tel: 053295012

Emails: [email protected] or [email protected]

Web site: doisuthep.sirimangalo.org or www.chedi5000.com

Tradition: Satipatthana Vipassana based on Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw's teaching

Teacher: Phra Noah Yuttadhammo - ordained student and Vipassana Teacher

under Taan Ajaan Tong (Phrarajapromajaan) of Wat Chom Tong.

Wat Phradhatu Sri Chom Tong Voravihara

Tambon Ban Luang

Amphur Chom Tong, Chiang Mai 50160

Spiritual Director: Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo (Phra Rajaprommajarn)

Tel: 53 826 869

Tradition: Satipatthana Vipassana

Affiliation: Mahasi Sayadaw Lineage

Spiritual Director: Chao Khun Phra Rajaprommajaan (Tong Sirimangalo)

Wat Pratumvanarama

Rama 1 Road, Prathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Tel: 0-0251-2315, 0-2252-5465, 0-22538822

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.twf.or.th

Tradition: Theravada

Meditation method: Anapanasati Bhavana

Wat Pichaiyat Vipassana Centre

Tn. Somdet Chao Phraya

Klong San, Thonburi, Bangkok.

Tel: (0) 1 777 9346

Email: [email protected]

Teacher: Mr. Jeff Oliver (Australian)

Tradition: Theravada

Affiliation: Mahasi Sayadaw Lineage

Wat Sai Ngam (or Wat Trai Ngarm)

Tambon Donmasang,

Amper Muang, Supanburi 72000

Tel: 0-3552-2005

Teacher: Ajahn Dhammadharo (abbot) assisted by senior monks.

Tradition: A vipassana technique using hand movements.

Wat Sampran

T. Sampran, A. Sampran.

Ch. Nakornpathom 73110, Thailand

Tel: (034) 324000-1

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.watsampran.com

Wat Sanamnai

27 T. Wat Chalor

Amper Banggruai

Nonthaburi, West Bangkok 11130, Thailand

Tel: 883 7251, Fax: 883-7275

Teacher:Luangpor Thong Abhakaro

Web site: www.mahasati.org

Email: [email protected]

Tradition: Luangpor Teean Jittasubho / Mahasati

Wat Sanghathan

Bangphai, Muang

Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand

Tel: (02) 4471766 or 4470799 - 800

Teacher: Ajhan Sanong Katapunyo

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.vimokkha.com

Wat Suthat-Thepwararam

BamRung Muang Road

Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200,Thailand

Tel: (2) 224-9845

Web site: www.watsuthat.org/english.htm

Wat Tungsammakeedhamm

Nong Pak Naag

Sam Chuk

Suphanburi 72130 Thailand

Tel: (35) 571645

Email: [email protected]

Web sites: www.vimokkha.com

or www.geocities.com/sanghathan/index.htm

Teacher: Ven. Ajhan Sangwahn Khemmako

Wat Tham Thong

Chom Thong Insight Meditation Center

157 Ban Luang

Chom Thong, Chiang Mai Province 50160

Tel: 018449561

Email: [email protected]

Teacher:Ajahn Suchin Vimalo, abbot (Thai; age 52)

Meditation: Vipassana based on methods taught by Mahasi Sayadaw

Wat Thaton

Tambon Thaton, Amphur Mae Ai

Chiang Mai 50280, Thailand

Tel: 053-459-309

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.wat-thaton.org

Tradition: Vipassana Meditation

Contact person: Phra Ratha Panyavudho (Vayagool)

Wat U-Mong

Tambon Suthep

Amper Muang, Chiang Mai 50000

Tel: (053) 277-248 (call only from 8:30 am to 4 pm)

Resident Western monk: Phra Charles

Wat Vivek Asom

Vivekasrom Vipassana Meditation Center

Tambon Ban Suan, Ampher Muang, Chonburi 20000

Tel: (66-38) 283-766

Tradition: Vipassana as taught by Mahasi Sayadaw

The World Buddhist University (WBU)

616 Benjasiri Park Soi - Medhinivet off Soi Sukhumvit

24 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

Contact: Mr Pinayo Prommuang

Tel: 66 (0) 2-2580369 - 73

Fax: 66 (0) 2-2580372

Email: [email protected] org, [email protected]

Web site: www.wb-university.org

Spiritual Director: Dr. Banjob Banaruji

The World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB)

616 Benjasiri Park Soi - Medhinivet off Soi Sukhumvit

24 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

Tel: (2) 661 1284-89, Fax: (2) 661 0555

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.wfb-hq.org

The World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth

616 Benjasiri Park Soi Medhinivet off Soi Sukhumvit 24,

Sukhumvit Road,Bangkok 10110Thailand

Contact: Mr. Anurut Vongvanij

Tel: (662) 661-1284 to 9 Ext. 101, Fax:(662) 661-0996

Email: [email protected]

Web site: www.wfby.org

Affiliation: The World Fellowship of Buddhists

Young Buddhist Association of Thailand

58/8 Petchkasem 54, Parsi-Charoen

Bangkok 10160, Thailand

Tel: (2) 413-7106 or (2) 805-0794 (-4)

Fax: (2) 413-3131

Email: [email protected]

Web sites: www.ybat.org - www.dhammathai.org

President: Mr. Anurut Vongvanij

Email: [email protected]

Vice President, International: Mr. Pongpun Saovaphudhasuvej

Email: [email protected]

Teacher: Dr. Siri Karinchai and her team

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Another list that looks fairly up to date, with some overlap with lists above:

A&P (International Vipassana Meditation Center In Thailand)

Address: 206/1 Moo4 Tambol Sam Roi Yod Pranburi, Prachuabkirikhan 77120

Tradition: Theravada Vipassana Meditation (Mahasi Sayadaw)

Phone: (09)134-2081

Contact: Mrs. Pariyakorn Sutavimol

Achan Naeb School Vipassana Insight Practice Center

Address:

Tradition: Vipassana practice as taught by the late Achan Naeb .

Affiliation: Vivatta Insight Practice Institute

EMail: [email protected]o.com

Teacher: Achan Prani Samreunrat

Contact person: Rodrigo Aldana

Spiritual Director: Achan Naeb Mahaniranonda

Chom Thong Insight Meditation Section

Address: Tambon Ban Luang Amphur Chom Thong Chiang Mai 50160, Thailand

Phone: (53) 826-869

Website: http://home.cogeco.ca/~sirimangalo/chomthong/

Dhamma Kamala

Address: (Thailand Vipassana Centre) 200 Baan Nerrnpasuk, Tambon Dongkeelek Maung District, Prachinburi 25000, Thailand C/o Nirand & Sutthi Chayodom 65/15 Soi 1 Chaengwattana Road, Bangkok 10210, Thailand.

EMail: [email protected]

Suan Moke (Monastery of the late Achan Buddhadasa)

Address: Ampoe Chaiya Surat Thani 84110 Thailand Suan Mokkh is about 600 km south of Bangkok and 50 km north of Surat Thani, just off the main highway running south to Malaysia and Singapore. On the map, we are just south of the narrowest part of Southern Thailand. Suan Mokkh can easily be reached by train, bus, and plane, but please do not arrive after dark! Travel by Train There are a number of trains leaving Bangkok every evening from about 17.30 until 22.30. Sleepers can be booked in advance. The trains arrive in Chaiya, the nearby market town, in the early morning, unless they are late - which is usual. From the Chaiya station, take the light blue song taew to Suan Mokkh for 6 baht. They leave regularly between dawn and dusk. Or you can hire a truck for about 80 baht. There are also trains coming up from Had Yai and Malaysia, but the arrival times are inconvenient. You may want to get off at the Surat Thani station (actually in Pun Pin, twelve km west of Surat Thani town proper) and spend the night. Catch a bus in the morning. (See below.) Travel by Bus

From Bangkok: Over night tour buses are available from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok. Ask for: Acharn Poh Retreats:

Suan Mokkh International Monthly ten day retreats are organized by the Dhammadana Foundation under the guidance of Ajarn Poh. The meditation practice taught is mindfulness of breathing (Anapanasatti) and mindfulness (Vipassana). They begin the first

The World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB)

Address: 616 Benjasiri Park Soi - Medhinivet off Soi Sukhumvit • Located in its own two story building at the back of a park at Sukhumvit Road and Soi 24. This is the best place in Bangkok to find out about the latest meditation retreats, teachings and information on Buddhist centres in Thailand. On the First Sunday of every month the WFB offers a program on Buddhism conducted in English, free of charge for the public at its headquarters off Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok. The program consists of the Buddhist Forum, Meditation instruction and practice, and (on selected Sundays only) a Dharma talk by an invited guest speaker. The Buddhist Forum is an open discussion group featuring a brief presentation on a selected topic of spiritual interest. All attendees are invited to participate in a free exchange of ideas and questions. The second part of the program focuses on Buddhist mediation. This session is led by a meditation master; usually a Theravada Buddhist monk from the international temple of Wat Pah Nanachat.

Website: http://www.wfb-hq.org/

Wat Ampawan

Sing Buree Teacher: Ajarn Jarun (Long por jarun) Meditation: 7 days retreats using insight meditatio: Large meditation room beside a river, bedroom ( share with 3-4 ), with clean and nice bathroom nearby (Thai style), free delicious breakfast and lunch. No charge for anything. Don't have to register,

Wat Chakrawaddirajawas

Address: Section10, Samphanthawong 225 Chakrawaddi Road Samphanthawong District

Bangkok 10100 Contact address: Wat Chakrawaddirajawas

Bangkok 10100 Tel: (662) 225-3823, Fax: (662)225-6433 Location: Near Chakrawaddi Police Station and: Wat Chakrawaddi has a Buddhist Sunday School, free parking for the meditators.

Wat Doi Suthep (Phradhatu Rajavoravihara)

Address: Srivichai Rd., T. Suthep, A. Muang Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand

Tradition: Theravada, Satipatthana Vipassana, Mahasi Sayadaw Tradition

Phone: 053 295 012; 01 034 5431; 07 177 0138

EMail: [email protected]

Website: http://doisuthep.sirimangalo.org

Contact: Phra Boonkong, Mr. David

Spiritual Director: Taan Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo (Phrarajapromajaan)

Teachers: Phra Noah Yuttadhammo (English or Thai, some French) Doi Suthep is a famed for its serene and peaceful environment, giving visitors the impression that there really might be angels guarding its pristi

Wat Hin Maak Peng

Address: Tambol Pra Putabat Amper Sri Chiangmai

Wat Mahadhatu (Wat Maha Tat)

Address: Section 5, Taprachan Maharaj Road, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200 look for more information at www.mcu.ac.th/IBMC

Phone: 0-26235685 or 02-6235881

EMail: [email protected]

Resident Teacher: Ven. Phramaha Bhatsakorn Piyobhaso

Assistant Teacher: Sister Tipsuda Podaeng

Location: Across the river from the Pramane Grounds, Bangkok. Terminal for many buses. Teacher: Ven.: Wat Maha Tat has a Buddhist University and a reasonable English library. There are booklets in English which describe this meditation practice. Talk on meditation and Buddhism on every 2nd Saturday an

Wat Pah Ban Thad

Address: c/o Songserm Service 89 Phosi Road. Udon Thani 41000. Located 564 km northeast of Bangkok and 16 km southwest of Udon Thani. Take a local bus, or taxi from Udon Thani south 8 km to Ban Gum Kling, then turn southwest 7 km to Ban Thad and continue one km to the Wat. Some buses go direct to Ban Thad from Udon and may even drop you off at the Wat's entrance. Samlor drivers in Udon usually know where the local bus departs from.

Wat Phradhatu Sri Chom Tong Voravihara

Address: Tambon Ban Luang Amphur Chom Tong, Chiang Mai 50160

Tradition: Satipatthana Vipassana

Affiliation: Mahasi Sayadaw Lineage

Phone: 53 826 869

EMail: [email protected]

Website: http://www.sirimangalo.org

Spiritual Director: Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo (Phra Rajaprommajarn)

International Teachers: Thanat, Kate, Edward, Jodi

Contact Person: Phra Noah, Khun Thanat Teacher: Venerable Phra Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo, who teaches S: Location is a two hour bus-drive from Chiang Mai (buses leave at Chiang Mai gate). Chom Thong is the heart of the small village, where there are many hill-tribe people who know the way if asked. Recen

Wat Pichaiyat Vipassana Centre

Address: Tn. Somdet Chao Phraya Klong San, Thonburi, Bangkok.

Tradition: Theravada

Phone: +66 (0)1 777 9346

EMail: [email protected]

Teacher: Mr. Jeff Oliver (Australian)

Wat Pratumvanarama

Address: Rama 1 Road, Prathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Mondays - Fridays 7.00-8.00 12.00-13.00 17.00-20.00 The Head Monk and Meditation Master teaches Dhamma at 13.00-15.00 on the first and third week of the month, with special teaching on Saturdays and Holy Days.

Tradition: Anapanasati Bhavana

Phone: (66) 0-0251-2315, 0-2252-5465, 0-22538822

EMail: [email protected]

Website: http://www.twf.or.th/

Wat Sampran

Address: T. Sampran, A. Sampran. Ch. Nakornpathom 73110, Thailand

Phone: +66 [034] 324000-1 •

EMail: [email protected]

Wat Sanamnai

Address: 27 T. Wat Chalor Amper Banggruai Nonthaburi, West Bangkok 11130, Thailand

Tradition: Luangpor Teean Jittasubho / Mahasati The place is located on the outskirts of Bangkok, it's a forest monastery in town.

Contact address: 27 Wat Sanamnai T. Wat Chalor A. Bang kruai J. Nonthaburi 11130

Teacher: Luangpor Thong Abhakaro

You can contact us via e-mail: [email protected]

Wat Sanghathan

Address: Bangphai Muang Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand

Phone: (02) 4471766 or 4470799 - 800

EMail: [email protected]

Website: http://www.vimokkha.com

Teacher: Ven. Ajhan Sanong Katapunyo An Austrian nun, Ven. Brigitte helps to teach foreign students. If you want further informations please contact. . We are open for foreign students to study Dhamma and pra

Wat Thapklo (Suanphraphothisat)

Address: Thapklo, Phichit 10110

Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana

Spiritual Director: Phra Khru Wisuthibawanakhun

Wat Tungsammakeedhamm

Address: Nong Pak Naag Sam Chuk Suphanburi 72130 Thailand

Phone: (35) 571645

EMail: [email protected]

Teacher: Ven. Ajhan Sangwahn Khemmako

Young Buddhists Association of Thailand Retreat Centre

Address: 58/8 Petchalkasem, Soi 54

Fax: 413-3131 Teacher: Dr. Siri Karinchai and her team Meditation method: Very well organised. 7day: Large air conditioned meditation room, Bed rooms, nice bathrooms (both western and Thai style). Great facilities, free breakfast and lunch. No charge for anything. Pre-register only, limited to about

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Meditation in Southeast Asia

Compiled by Dieter Baltruschat in 2007

97 pages covering mainly Thailand and Myanmar, along with a few places in Sri Lanka, Nepal and India.

http://littlebang.files.wordpress.com/2007...-in-se-asia.pdf

Addendum: Little Bang is a Bangkok-based Internet group that hosts and/or promotes regular meditation sittings, instruction, lectures, etc on Theravada Buddhism, often featuring Western monks ordained in the Thai forest tradition.

http://littlebang.org/

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Official website of Buddhist Studies program, Mahidol University

http://www.sh.mahidol.ac.th/bodhi/

Electronic databases on Social Sciences and Humanities, from the Mahidol Library's website (password required)

http://www.li.mahidol.ac.th/e-resource/databases_social.php

Bibliography page of the Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies (regularly updated and extensive)

http://faculty.washington.edu/kpotter/

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Could anyone recommend several forest Wats I could visit while in Thailand? I intend to ordain but would like to check out different Wats. Its also important to find a competent and skillful teacher able to guide one in the practice. Thanks.

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Rombodhidharma International Temple is located in a small district called Nong Hin, in the northeastern Thai province of Loei. The master at the temple is the Venerable Luang Por Phosri-Suriya Khemarato who gives dharma reflections on the original truth of all nature: non-attachment as it is.

Here is the link to the Temple website: http://rombodhidharma.org/

 

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