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One-day 'Taster' workshops in Buddhist Insight Meditation


These one-day workshops are for those who wish to have a basic understanding
and initial experience of traditional Buddhist Insight Meditation.

The workshop includes some cultural background information plus a theoretical overview of the Noble Eightfold path and how meditation is a part of that. There is also instruction for and practice in walking and sitting meditation with feedback.

Courses will be led by Acharn Helen Jandamit (formerly Rev. Saddharma)

Scheduled dates in 2020

Sundays 10 am to 4 pm

January 5

February 2

March 8

April 19

May 17

June 7 

July 19

August 2

    September 20

October 4

  • November 22 

December 6

Note: Taster courses can sometimes be arranged by request.


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

  • The shrine room is air-conditioned and chairs are provided.

  • Instruction is in English.  

Course fees

  • 3,500 Baht each for small group (2 – 5 persons) sessions on scheduled dates

  • For workshops set up outside scheduled dates or for individuals, the rate is 4,000Baht per person, with reductions for
    small groups of friends.

    This includes snacks and printed materials.

    The book is 50 Baht.




One-day 'Taster' sessions

In an integrated way, participants will discover ways in which concentration-based meditation differs from
awareness-based meditation. They will practise standing, walking and sitting meditation and have the opportunity
to ask questions about the practice and their personal experience of it.





These courses are partly based on what the participants want to know, although there are certain essential points that will definitely be included. As a result the schedule is somewhat flexible.


Getting to know you


Short chanting

Discussion/presentation:How Insight meditation fits into Buddhist Bhavana (mental development) and Concentration-based meditation vs concentration-with-Sati-based meditation (Mindfulness)


4 main formal positions

Demonstration and try out of walking meditation + feedback

12.00 - 1.30 Lunch in a nearby food or coffee shop

Short Dhamma talk and question time


Walking practice followed by sitting practice plus feedback (sorb arom)


Walking practice followed by sitting practice plus feedback (sorb arom)


The workshop ends between 4.00 and 4.30 pm



Additional information


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

Meditators should wear comfortable, conservative clothing. The meditation room is air-conditioned,
so you may need a sweater or a shawl.

Coffee, tea and soft drinks are provided but you will need to pay for your lunch


Note: Accommodation is not available at the House of Dhamma but a list of nearby,
reasonably-priced hotels and hostels, some in walking distance, is available on request.




  • Applications in writing sent by email (see below) must be received at least 3 days before the start of the course 

  • 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 number or landline number, your email address,
    occupation, age and details of any previous meditation experience.


For more information contact: The House of Dhamma
26/9 Ladprao Lane 15, Chompol, Jatujak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

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Tel. 662 (from outside Thailand) or 02 + 511-0439 (within Thailand)