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Buddhist Insight Meditation Courses in 2019
(also called Vipassana or Buddhist mindfulness practice)



Schedule for two-day
Introductory Courses in 2019

Held on 2 consecutive days

10.00 - 5.30




Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 

Friday 26 and Saturday 27


Saturday 10 and Sunday 11  

Saturday 31 and Sunday, September 1


Saturday 7 and Sunday 8

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 


Saturday 5 and Sunday 6

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27


Saturday 16 and Sunday 17


 Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29

Courses can also be arranged by appointment




These two-day Introductory courses
are highly recommended for those who genuinely wish to practise Buddhist Insight Meditation,
in the style of
Mahasri Sayadaw of Burma.



Course details


Introductory courses differ from retreats in these ways:

¤ They make clear the differences between Vipassana (Insight) meditation
and Samatha (Calmness) meditation.

¤ They provide ongoing feedback in an interactive and personal way.
The maximum number of participants is five.

¤ They are not silent throughout. There is plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

¤ They are less intensive in approach.

¤ They assume that the participants’ life experiences that brought them to the course
will be different and that each person is wonderfully unique.

¤ Whilst participants will be given a comprehensive explanation of basic Buddhist ritual,
nobody is expected to participate in that ritual if he or she feels uncomfortable.

¤ The shrine room is air-conditioned and chairs are provided if preferred.

¤ Follow-up guidance is available

Course content

Participants will be given a theoretical background to Samatha (Concentration) meditation
and shown how it differs from Insight (Vipassana) meditation. You will be shown how meditation
forms an integral part of 'Bhavana" mental development and how it relates to the Noble Eightfold Path.
You will gradually be guided through exercises to improve your concentration and
bare awareness "sati", these include standing, walking, sitting and lying down exercises.

There will also be feedback sessions (Sorb arom), Dhamma talks and discussions.


Courses will be led by Acharn Helen Jandamit


Course fees

7,500 baht each for small group courses on scheduled dates.
6,000 Baht per person for a small group (2 – 6 people) at times arranged for you.
8,500 baht for a course set up for an individual outside the scheduled dates.

The course book is 100 baht.


* Applications in writing must be received by e-mail at least 5 days before the start of the course.

* Instruction will be in English although meditation reports can be conducted either in Thai or in English.

* Participants should be in good health and will normally be over 18 years old.

* It is not necessary to be a Buddhist to attend but openness to Thai Buddhist culture is important.

* Meditators should wear comfortable, conservative clothing in light colours (white is preferable).

* The meditation room is air-conditioned, so you may need a sweater.

* Coffee, tea and soft drinks are available.

* There are many foodshops and coffee sellers within walking distace. A list of these is provided.

* Note: Accommodation is not available at the House of Dhamma but a list of nearby,
reasonably priced hotels, guesthouses and hostels is available on request.




Click here for One-day Insight Taster courses


Click here for Follow-up days for experienced meditators

Please email your answers to the following questions to
at least 5 days before the starting date of the course you would like to attend.
Please include a return email address so that you can get information about making a deposit .
You will receive confirmation of your place, when the deposit is received.

Note: This is not a form.

Name of course


Date of course


Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms. + Name


Surname/Family name


Address in Thailand


Permanent address (if different)


Mobile phone







Please give brief details of any previous meditation experience.




For more information


Phone: + 66 2511-0439 (From outside Thailand) or 02-511-0439 (within Thailand)