Wat Suan Mokkh
International Dharma Hermitage
MeditatorChaiya - Thailand


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Welcome to the official website for the med­i­ta­tion retreats at the
International Dharma Hermitage of Wat Suan Mokkh

The Suan Mokkh International Dharma Hermitage was founded by the Venerable Ajahn Buddha­dasa in 1989. Since then about 25,000 people, coming from all over the world, from many walks of life, between 17 and more than 70 years of age, have par­tici­pated in the monthly medi­tation retreats here.

These 10-day silent medi­tation retreats start at the 1st of each month. Reg­is­tra­tion has to be in person on the last day of the previous month and those who choose to arrive a day early to better ensure being offered a place can stay free at Suan Mokkh over­night (full details on the reg­is­tra­tion page). The retreats end at the 11th of the month in the morning (details on the Schedule page).

We offer 10-day retreats only. There are no shorter or longer retreats available and it is not pos­si­ble to join only part of a retreat or to start a retreat or other or­gan­ised ac­tiv­i­ties at other times of the month. How­ever, everyone is welcome to visit the main monastery at Suan Mokkh - also spelled Suan Mok - between re­treats to do their own practise (full details on the Wat Suan Mokkh page).

The retreat allows us to withdraw from our usual activities to a quiet and secluded place and devote our time to study, con­tem­pla­tion and med­i­ta­tion. The teachings and the struc­ture of the retreats at the Inter­national Dharma Hermitage of Wat Suan Mokkh are designed for a period of 10 days and therefore we ask the par­tici­pants to commit them­selves for this period of time. We do not accept people for less than 10 days.

The med­i­ta­tion technique taught is Mindfulness with Breathing.
Besides learning and practising how to meditate, par­tici­pants will get an introduction to some other aspects of the Buddha's teaching, including the Four Noble Truths which in­clude the Noble Eightfold Path.

The aim of this website is to provide frequently updated information about the medi­ta­tion retreat and related subjects.

Please click on the links to the left and right of this text for detailed explanation about the indicated topics.