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2023 One-day 'Taster' workshops in Buddhist Insight Meditation



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


They are non-intensive and interactive courses/workshops for beginners

The courses include 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.



Expected dates in 2023
for one-day Taster courses

in Buddhist Insight Meditation (Vipassana)


Note: Taster courses can sometimes
also be arranged by request


January July

Friday, January 6 Wednesday, June 21
Saturday, January 14 Friday, July 7
Friday, January 20 Friday, July 14
Wednesday, January 25 Wednesday, July 19

Friday, February 3 Friday, August 11
Saturday, February 11 Saturday, August 19
Friday, February 17 Friday, August 25
Wednesday, Feb. 22 Wednesday, August 30

Friday, March 17 Friday, September 8
Saturday, March 11 Friday, September 15
Friday, March 17 Friday, September 22
Wednesday, March 22 Wednesday, September 27

Friday, April 7 Friday, October 6
Friday, April 21 Saturday, October 14
Wednesday, April 26 Friday, October 20

Wednesday, October 25

Friday, May 12 Friday, November 3
Saturday, May 20 Saturday, November 11
Wednesday, May 31 Friday, November 17

Wednesday, November 22

Friday, June 2 Friday, December 1
Saturday, June 10 Friday, December 8
Friday, June 16 Saturday, December 16
Wednesday, June 21 Wednesday, December 20


Taster courses are usually held on
weekdays or Saturdays, from 10 am to about 4 pm.

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. 



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




Course fees

  • 4,000 Baht per person
    for small groups (2 – 5 persons)
    for sessions
    on scheduled dates.

  • For workshops set up outside scheduled dates or for individuals, the rate is also 4,000 Baht 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 talk about
their personal experience of it.





Taster 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 Break

Short chanting

Discussion/presentation: How Insight meditation fits into Buddhist Bhavana
(mental development) and how concentration-based meditation differs from
concentration-with-Sati-based (Buddhist Mindfulness) meditation. Break

4 main formal positions and walking meditation + feedback

12.00 - 1.30 Lunch in a nearby food or coffee shop

Short Dhamma talk and question time Break

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

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.



For information about 2-day Introductory courses Click here.




  • 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,
    nationality, occupation, age and details of any previous meditation experience.


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

 E-mail:   Website:
Tel. 662 (from outside Thailand) or 02 + 511-0439 (within Thailand)