Welcome to Khao Tham Insight Meditation Center

Meditation retreats are offered monthly at Khao Tham Insight Meditation Center in the beautiful forested hills above Baan Tai, on Koh PhaNgan, Thailand. The retreats are taught and managed by experienced meditation teachers at no charge.

You are welcome to come and meditate at Khao Tham any time.

English-language Samatha Retreat
is now being held from
10th to 20th January at Khao Tham

There is no pre-registration. Registration was in person only on the first day of retreat. Registration began at Khao Tham on Friday 10 January at 8.30am, and was open until 1pm Saturday 11 January The retreat is taught by Thai monk Phra Marut Damchaom
and Khao Tham abbot Phra Chaiwat, and assisted by Khun Tookata Sookkasem.
Read more about retreat See schedule below Please contact Tookata for details about retreats and the Khao Tham Insight Meditation Center. You can sign up for our newsletter to get latest updates on all retreats.

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.

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