The retreat

Vipassana retreat is offered in the beautiful forest in the hills above Baan Tai, on Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand.

English-language 10-day retreat is held on the 10th to 20th of each month

January: Regular 10-day Samatha Retreat is going on now Taught by Thai monk Phra Marut Damchaom
and facilitated by Khun Tookata Sookasem

The Russian translator for this retreat was unable to come. There will be a Russian-language retreat monthly from the 21st to the 28th. Please contact Tookata if you can help translate, and for information about all retreats and the Retreat Center.

The retreats are taught and managed by experienced meditation teachers at no charge. All meals and accommodation are provided (and a donation is needed to cover those costs).

Our teacher for retreats is Phra Dr Marut Damchaom, a Thai Buddhist monk and Buddhism teacher.

Monthly English retreat

A ten-day retreat in English is conducted from the 10th to 20th of each month.

There is no online or pre-registration. You must register in person at the Khao Tham Meditation Center from 8:30am to 4.00pm on the first day of the retreat (10th of the month).

Monthly Russian retreat

A ten-day retreat in Russian is conducted from the 23rd to the 30th of each month. This retreat began in April and will continue every month indefinitely. A translator will interpret all instructions and teachings.

This retreat will follow the same schedule as the English retreat.

Other retreat sessions

Occasionally we will have a longer retreat, or a shorter one, or a separate retreat. Please check for notices on the Home page and on @KowThamCenter at Twitter, and also contact Khao Tham.

Retreat break

Occasionally we will have a month with no retreat, or with a private retreat, to give the staff a rest. Please check for notices on the Home page and on @KowThamCenter at Twitter, and also contact Khao Tham, before finalising your plans for a retreat.

For more information about the retreats

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Tookata Sookkasem at

took.sookkasem AT +66 (0)8 7974 9465

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