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Buddhist Insight Meditation Introductory Courses in 2024



Schedule for two-day
Insight Meditation (Vipassana)
Introductory Courses
for 2024

Held on 2 consecutive days from 10.00 am to about 4.00 pm



Saturday and Sunday, January 6 and 7
Saturday and Sunday, January 20 and 21
Thursday and Friday, January 25 and 26


Saturday and Sunday, February 3 and 4
Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18
Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23


Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3
Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17
Thursday and Friday ,March 21 and 22


Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7
Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21
Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26


Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5
Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19
Thursday and Friday, May 23 and 24


Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2
Saturday and Sunday, June15 and 16
Thursday and Friday,  June 20 and 21


Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7
Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21
Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26


Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4
Wednesday and Thursday, August 17 and 18
Thursday and Friday, August 22 and 23
Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1


Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1
Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15
Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20


Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6
Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20
Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25


Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3
Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17
Thursday and Friday, November 21 and 22
Saturday November 30 and Sunday, December 1


Saturday November 30 and Sunday, December 1
Saturday and Sunday,, December 14 and 15
Thursday and Friday, December 19 and 20

Courses can also be arranged by appointment.




Course content


Participants will be given a theoretical background to Samatha (Concentration) meditation and shown how it differs from Insight meditation (Concentration and mindfulness-based 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), mindfulness activities, Dhamma talks and discussions.

Courses will be led by Acharn Helen Jandamit



These courses are highly recommended for those who wish to practise Buddhist Insight (Vipassana) meditation.

They 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.

  • Group size 2 - 4 participants

  • Courses are not silent throughout.

  • Questions about the practice are welcome.

  • Teachers understand that the participants'’
    life experiences are different and that
    each person is wonderfully unique.

  • Whilst participants will be given a comprehensive explanation of basic
    Buddhist ritual, participation is optional.

The shrine room is air-conditioned
or fan-cooled if preferred.

Both chairs and mats are provided.


Follow-up guidance is available



Course fees

8,000 baht per person for small group courses on scheduled dates.

8,000 Baht per person for a small group (2 – 4 people) at times arranged for you.

10,000 baht for a course set up for an individual on a date that is either outside or on one of the scheduled dates.

The course book is 100 baht

Courses can sometimes be arranged
on other dates to suit your timetable.
Normally, they will be on weekdays,












* 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 such as white or cream.

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

* Coffee, tea and soft drinks are available.

* There are many foodshops and coffee sellers within walking distace..

* 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.




Applications must be received by e-mail at least 5 days before the start of the course you wish to attend.

If you wish to apply, please email stating which course you wish to apply for
and its date. Please give your name and surname, your expected address in Thailand,
your email address, mobile phone or landline number, nationality, occupation, age
and details of any previous meditation experience.


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For more information

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