Khao Tham Center

Things to know about Khao Tham Insight Meditation Center, and the Khao Tham Monastery.

In the Latin alphabet it is usually spelled (technically, “transliterated”) Khao Tham (Thai เขาถ้ำ) and means “Mountain Cave”. Other tramsliterations are ‘Kao Tham’, ‘Kow Tam’, ‘Kao Tam’, ‘Kao Tahm’.

The Monastery and the Meditation Center practice Theravāda (or “Pāli tradition”) Buddhism, following the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho.

Mae Chee Ahmon

Mae Chee Ahmon Founder of Khao Tham International Meditation Center.

The Meditation Center was developed by Thai Buddhist nun Mae Chee Ahmon, in association with the adjacent monastery Wat Khao Tham (วัดเขาถ้ำ), and has been providing monthly meditation [glossary slug="retreat"]retreats[/glossary] by experienced meditation teachers since 1988. More about the history of Khao Tham is here.

A ten-day retreat in English is conducted from the 10th to 20th of each month. You can see the daily schedule, and read all about the retreats.