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.

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

English-language Vipassana Retreat
will be held from
10th to 20th October

There is no pre-registration. Registration is in person only on the first day of retreat. Registration begins at Khao Tham on Thursday 10 October at 8.30am, and is open until 11am Friday 11 October
Taught by Thai monk Phra Marut Damchaom
and Khao Tham abbot Phra Chaiwat and facilitated by Khun Tookata Sookkasem.
See schedule below Kanjanaburi Retreat
The first Kanjanaburi Retreat will be held 27 November to 7 December 2019. Please check the Kanjanaburi Retreat page, and contact Tookata for more information.
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 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.

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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