Welcome to Khao Tham Insight Meditation Center

Insight meditation retreats are offered 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. All meals and accommodation are provided, but the only way we can pay those costs is by your donation.

English-language 10-day retreat – 10th to 20th of each month
December: Regular 10-day Samatha Retreat,
plus 21-day Special Vipassana Retreat
Taught by Thai monk Phra Marut Damchaom
and facilitated by Khun Tookata Sookasem

10th to 19th10-day Samatha Meditation Retreat.

19th to 30th11-day Extension for the Special 21-day Vipassana Retreat, for advanced meditators only. Talk with Tookata in person at registration for 10-day retreat to be able to take part in the Special Retreat extension.

Please contact Tookata for information about all retreats and the Retreat Center.

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 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 of the month for English-language, 23rd of the month for Russian-language).
Donation: All teachings and guidance are given by our teachers at no charge. However the food and supply shops are not so generous, so we must request a donation of Bt 5,000 to cover the costs of your physical needs for the ten days of retreat.

Manager Tookata Sookkasem: And follow us on the Web:

Registration signup sheets on table

Khao Tham Vipassana Meditation Retreat Schedule

  Arrival and Registration Orientation 7-day silent meditation retreat Post-retreat
Departure day
Day: 10 8:30-11am, 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