Thai Vipassana Retreats and Courses in Thailand are popular and available across the country. Most training centers are located on or near temple grounds of Thai Buddhist temples, but some are simply independent training centers not connected to temples or monasteries.
Vipassana Meditation trainings have various time spans, from just one day up to one month or even longer. Some retreats or courses can only be attended if certain previous trainings have been taken. Styles, (daily) schedules, lineages, techniques, emphasis, and conduct rules vary widely.
It’s advisable to thoroughly read the info supplied by the Vipassana centers before enrolling. There are often a range of prerequisites, such as certain documents (passport, visa and so on) to be handed in, certain type of clothing to be worn, type of food supplied, and so on.
Most of the Vipassana training courses are for free, which means on donation basis.
Below you’ll find the best known and most popular Vipassana Meditation and Retreat Centers we have found in the Bangkok area in Thailand.
Vipassana Insight Meditation in Bangkok
Dhamma Dhānī Vipassana Meditation CenterPLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok Dhamma Dhānī means City of Dhamma. The center in Bangkok offers courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. The program consists of [ Read more ... ]
Little Bangkok SanghaPLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok Little Bangkok Sangha regularly offers Open meditation, Vipassana meditation, and Qigong classes. Now and again, the group organizes special events and retreats. [ Read more ... ]
Rojana Dhamma FoundationPLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok The Rojana Dhamma Foundation offers meditation and other related events in English and Thai. It also organizes a monthly Thai Buddhist or Theravada Puja ceremony. [ Read more ... ]
The House of DhammaPLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok The House of Dhamma, founded by Acharn Helen and located in Bangkok, offers small group instruction in Buddhist Insight Meditation (Vipassana), Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta) and Re [ Read more ... ]
The World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB)PLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok The World Fellowship of Buddhists has its headquarters in Bangkok. The WFB missions are propagation of Buddhism, promotion of solidarity and unity of Buddhists all over the world. There [ Read more ... ]
The Young Buddhist Association of Thailand Under the Royal PatronagePLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok The Young Buddhist Association of Thailand Under the Royal Patronage is located in Bangkok and offers Buddhist Dharma practice courses to young learners. [ Read more ... ]
Wat DhammamongkolPLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok Wat Dhammamongkol (Thammongkhon) in Bangkok hosts the Wiriyanu Meditation Center. The Meditation System is Anapanasati (mindfulness with breathing) in order to develop concentration alo [ Read more ... ]
Wat Mahathat |IBMCPLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit (Wat Mahadhat / Mahadhatu) is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok (near the Grand Palace) that offers Vipassana meditation courses hosted by The International Bud [ Read more ... ]
Wat Prayong International Meditation CenterPLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok Wat Prayong International Meditation Center in Bangkok offers Buddhist meditation retreats during the months November to February in English, German, and Thai. [ Read more ... ]