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 is held on the 10th to 20th of each month
February: Russian-language Samatha Retreat will be held from the 21st to the 28th. Taught by Thai monk Phra Marut Damchaom
and facilitated by Khun Tookata Sookasem
Please contact Tookata if you can help translate, and 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.
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
activities
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