Retreat centers

All resources listed here do not charge any fees. Donations are accepted.

Wat Suan Mokkh International Dharma Hermitage
Surattani, Thailand.
The official website for the English-language meditation retreats at the International Dharma Hermitage of Wat Suan Mokkh.
10-day silent meditation retreats from 1st to 11th of each month. Registration has to be in person on the last day of the previous month.
Founded by Ven.­ Ajahn Buddhadasa in 1989.
Dipabhāvan Meditation Center
Koh Samui, Thailand english ไทย русский
English-language meditation retreats from the 3rd to the 10th and the 20th to the 27th every month.
Founded by Ajahn Poh in 2005
Kow Tham Insight Meditation Center
Baan Tai, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand (this website)
English-language vipassana meditation retreats from the 10th to the 20th of every month.
Russian-language vipassana meditation retreats from the 234d to the 30th of every month.
Founded by Nun Mae Chee Ahmon in 1988.
Liberation Park Meditation Center
Norwalk, Wisconsin, US
Space, support, and guidance for personal retreat. Long-term personal retreat available also.

Other vipassana meditation centers

Centers in Thailand

Little Bangkok Sangha
Bangkok, Thailand
Weekly meditation sessions and talks, with links to other centers in Bangkok.

Centers in India

Himachal Vipassana Centre S.N. Goenka center
Dharamkot, Dharamshala, India
3-day, 10-day, and other sessions.
Tushita Meditation Centre
McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, India
English-language meditation retreats monthly from 1st to 10th. Free; register online. Retreat info
Daily 9:30am – guided meditation. Daily meditation info

Meditation center listings

Meditation centers on Koh Pha Ngan
Meditation centers in Thailand
S.N. Goenka Vipassana Meditation – all centers worldwide

About meditation centers

Choosing a meditation center, at
Good information for what to expect at a Thai meditation center.
Living at a meditation center, at
Good information for Thai customs, food, clothing, and more.

Experiences at vipassana retreats

Meditation retreat at Wat Kow Tahm
January 2016, by nand0.
Nice writeup, and lots of good photos
My experience at a silent meditation retreat in Thailand
January 2016, by Susanne, who also taught yoga at the retreat.
Another nice writeup with good photos
An experienced meditator’s retreat at Garden of Liberation – Suan Mokkh in 2013

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