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Four-day Urban Insight Meditation Retreats

 


The course will be conducted in the
air-conditioned shrine room of the
House of Dhamma.

You will stay in a single en-suite room in a nearby hotel or guesthouse. Most places provide a simple breakfast. Lunches will be in a charming old-style wooden restaurant. You can order vegetarian food there too.

Our neighbour, Miss Rainbow makes delicious iced coffee, green tea or refreshing bright orange Thai-style tea.

You can also learn about local animistic traditions, especially a spirit house and its twinned tree that protect the neighbourhood,

During the retreat, meditators keep the five precepts and practice sessions will be silent, but in the evenings you are free to explore and you do not have to keep silent.

 

 

 

These retreats run from Thursday morning until the early afternoon of the following Sunday. They focus on traditional Buddhist Insight meditation (Vipassana) in the Theravada tradition.

. Although chanting, Dhamma talks and discussions are important, more time is assigned for the formal practice of walking and sitting meditation and especially the Sati (Buddhist mindfulness) aspect of them..

Meditation instruction starts on day one, accompanying group practice, However, from the second day, feedback and much of the instruction will be on an individual basis. So, whether you are a beginner or you have been practising regularly for several years, instruction will be appropriate for your situation.

The maximum group size is five to ensure sufficient space for the walking practice.

 

A corner of the shrine room.


Walking meditation at a YBAT centre.

 

 

 

Expected dates in 2020

 


 

 


 

 

 

Course fees

18,000 baht per person for groups of 2 – 5 people.

Thursday, May 21 to Sunday 24

There is reduced fee of 32,000 for couples or pairs of friends who come together .

Thursday, July 23 to Sunday 26

For a meditator who would like a private retreat, the course fee is 20,000 baht.

Thursday, September 24 to Sunday 27

Accommodation (3 nights), books and printed materials, lunches (vegetarian if preferred) snacks and instruction are included in the course fee.

Thursday, November 26 to Sunday 29

Instruction will be in English although individual feedback sessions could be in Thai.

 

Daily schedule

The shrine room is quiet and air-conditioned.

10 am to 5 pm on Thursday:
10 am to 6 pm Friday and Saturday
and 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday.

Mats and cushions or, if preferred, chairs
are available for the sitting practice.

 

 

 
The Meditation teacher

The instructor is Acharn Helen Jandamit, who is a Vipassana Meditation Master, traditional healer, artist and author.


Acharn Helen trained as a Vipassana Insight Meditation teacher with Chao Khun Phra Thepsittimuni of Section 5 Wat Mahadhatu, Bangkok. He is respected as the Father of Vipassana Meditation in Thailand. She completed a series of long Vipassana teacher training courses with Ven. Phra Khru Bhavananusit (more familiarly known as Loong Por Khao) of the Vipassana Acharn's Training Center, Wat Boonsri Munigorn in Minburi and a special training session for Vipassana Acharns with Dr. Khun Mere Siri Karingchai.

Currently, Acharn Helen is the Director of The House of Dhamma.

Acharn Helen worked for many years alongside the monks from Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University and also for YBAT- The Young Buddhists Association of Thailand.She was ordained for 11 years in the Mook Rim Society (Part of the Korean Zen tradition)

She has run Vipassana retreats in Thailand, Austria, Australia and the USA.

In 2002, on the occasion of UN International Women’s Day,
Acharn Helen was honoured as the
Foremost Western Woman Meditation Master in South-east Asia.

 
 
 

 

Acharn Helen Jandamit with Acharn Kampan Suwajak at a retreat held at the Pathum Thani YBAT meditation Centre.


 

 

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

The deadline for applications is 14 days prior to the first day of the retreat.
A deposit is required to reserve your place.

 

For more information email: dhamma.art@gmail.com
Fax:
(from outside Thailand) 662 512-6083 or 02 512-6083 (within Thailand)
Phone 02 511-0439