Welcome to Khao Tham Insight Meditation Center

Wat Khao Tam is open for the Insight Meditation from the 10th to the 20th of every month.

Registration for all retreats is in person only, at the Khao Tham Center from 8:30am-4.00pm on the first day of the retreat. There is no online or pre-registration.

Real-life Buddhism practice is caring for everyone: You must wear mask at all times at Khao Tham, and you should also anywhere on Koh PhaNgan, to protect everyone around you as well as yourself. Even though vaccinated, we can still be carrying and spreading the virus. Not all staff members or local people may be able to get vaccination, and we must protect them.

in this time of COVID-1 pandemic, the action most mindful of others may not be to attend any retreat. It may be to stay away from groups, keep yourself in one place and minimise contact with anyone so as not to spread the virus. Wear mask, wash hands … This is the greatest metta and meditation we can practice these days!

Of course we need company in our practice, and may wish to learn meditation, or get some teachings! You may want to consider joining a sangha online.

More: Just about everything you want to know about the retreats is on this website, on the Retreat and Practices pages, and their sub-pages — including many of your frequently-asked questions!

To know the current schedule: You can see the schedule below, subscribe to the newsletter, subscribe to the site newsfeed, check our Updates page, follow @KowThamCenter at Twitter.com[?] — or just check back at this website.

Registration: There is no online or pre-registration. You must register in person at the Khao Tham Center from 8:30am-4.00pm on the first day of the retreat (10th day of the month).

Donation: All teachings and guidance are given by our teachers at no charge. However the people who supply our food and necessaries, do repairs, and more, need to make a living, so we must request a donation of Bt 5,000 to cover the costs of your physical needs for the ten days of retreat.

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Registration signup sheets on table

Khao Tham Meditation Retreat Schedule

  Arrival and Registration Orientation 7-day silent meditation retreat Post-retreat
Departure day
Day: 10 8:30-11am and 1-5pm: Registration 11 8:30-11am: Late registration 11am: Lunch 1-3pm: Orientation 5pm Silence begins
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4am-9pm meditation
19 5:30am:
Silence ends
8:30-11am Departure (optional)
20 8:30-11am: Departure
The Khao Tham temple, with walking meditators
The world continues and it is beautiful.
It has only put us in cages as we have done to its wildlife.
The air, water, earth, and sky without us are fine.
When we return, be reminded that we are just guests
We must consider our impact like no other generation ever has.
We must change.
Mohamad Safa @mhdksafa, 5 april 2020