Wat Suan Mokkh
International Dharma Hermitage
|Chaiya - Thailand|
Suan Mokkh 10-day silent meditation retreats start at the 1st of each month. Registration is the day before, which is the last day of the previous month (eg 31st of December for the January retreat, 30th of June for the July retreat).
Registration has to be in person.
Advance booking is not possible.
There are no facilities for postal, telephone or email bookings.
We strictly adhere to the "First come, first serve" - principle.
The deadline for registration is 3:00 p.m.
You can arrive at Suan Mokkh a day early, the day
before registration, spend the night free of charge at the main monastery and walk to the retreat center early on registration day.
Before registration you will be provided with comprehensive information about what to expect. There is a pre-registration informal but compulsory personal interview with a staff person and you will be able to clarify any points necessary.
This meditation retreat is not something for fun. It is a serious retreat. Many people are not sure what to expect and that is all right. But, when you have been through the interview and understand what is going to happen, you should leave if you are not certain that you want to participate fully in a serious and committed manner.
There is a registration fee of 2,000 baht and this is not refundable.
This fee covers all expenses for the 10-day retreat. There are no additional costs.
After registration, you are allowed to go out to clear up personal arrangements. You must be back in the retreat center before 4 o'clock in the afternoon for the abbot's welcome talk.
In planning your stay at the retreat, do not forget to allow for the extra days: the days before the retreat starts, plus the 10 days of the retreat, plus the final day (the 11th of the month) when you leave in the morning (with the option of breakfast and a tour of Suan Mokkh's library of the Venerable Ajahn Buddhadasa and its Spiritual Theatre).