Meditation & Monk Chat

With Buddhist University Monks at Wat Suan Dok

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$23.50 per guest

Highlights

  • Experience meditation at Wat Suan Dok with monks from the monastery
  • Learn traditional vipassana meditation techniques from local monks
  • Introduction to Buddhism
  • Intimate experience inside a temple where you can ask any questions you have

Inclusive of:

  • Entire experience, donations to the temple
  • English Speaking Host

Not Inclusive of:

  • Food & Water
  • Pickup & Dropoff from hotel
5 Out of 5
13 Reviews
Leah Thomson United States
5
16 Feb, 2019

This was such an awesome experience! We learned so much about meditation and buddhism, and our monk (Monk KK) was so kin...

Alexander Lundsgaard-Larsen Denmark
5
15 Feb, 2019

I love to get the insight into budism.

$US 23.50 per guest
2 hours
1 - 30 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

The teaching of the Buddha is a system for developing self-knowledge as a means to self-transformation. By attaining an experiential understanding of the reality of our own nature, we can eliminate the misapprehensions that cause us to act wrongly and to make ourselves unhappy. The discourse on the establishing of awareness presented by Buddha is a practical method for developing self-knowledge through self-observation. This technique is called Vipassana meditation. There are much more aspects of Buddhist practices to discuss and chat with monks who have determined to leave the worldly life to the path of Buddha. This meditation retreat and monk chat course is perfect for beginners who have the desire to discover Buddhism and meditation practice. PRIVATE CLASS (2 HRS) (Thursday Only) Upon Request 9.00 am : Meet at Monk Chat Office : Introduction to Buddism 11.00 am : Meditation practice in theory & practice and discussion with the monk(s) * This program is shorter but more intensive as they are more private. PUBLIC CLASS ( 6 HRS) (Every Monday & Friday) 9.30 am : Meet at Monk Chat Office : Introduction to Buddism 10.00 am : Meditation practice in theory & practice 11.30 am : Lunch (excluded) 13.00 pm : Meditation practice 15.30 pm : Discussion with the monk(s) *This program is open to the public with many more students and longer hours. You can leave the class during the lunch break if you cannot attain the afternoon session. * The balance payment for this activity will be given as a donation to the temple and the monk chat project, you are free to give more if you'd like.

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the booking time
  • Experience is located within Wat Suan Dok, inside the monk chat centre, look for someone named Mr Noomkaew inside there as the rest of the temple will not be aware of any arrangements
  • You do not have to give any additional donations as the fee you paid goes directly as donations to the temple, less the service fee, but you can feel free to give more
  • Monday and Thursday are small group classes, and Friday is a joint class where members of the public are able to join on a donation basis (yours will already be covered) if there are spots available

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MCU Buddhist University Chiang Mai Suan Dok Temple

Wat Suan Dok, built in late 14th century, houses several structures of historical significance. Among them include the principal pagoda that enshrines the Buddha's relics, a garden of whitewashed mausoleums housing...

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13 reviews from people who took this experience

Leah Thomson United States
5
16 Feb, 2019

This was such an awesome experience! We learned so much about meditation and buddhism, and our monk (Monk KK) was so kind, knowledgeable, and interesting to listen to. 100% would recommend, it's worth a visit. :)

Alexander Lundsgaard-Larsen Denmark
5
15 Feb, 2019

I love to get the insight into budism.

Mike Stricker
5
22 Jan, 2019

Openness & sincerity in which the whole experience was handled

Katharina Wille Mas
5
1 Dec, 2018

MonkKK teaches about buddism and meditation in such a funny way that you just have to love him. We did many different kinds of meditation, it was very good and I recommend staying for the lying down gong meditation.

Donald Corr
5
23 Apr, 2018

The experience was truly life altering. It became the highlight of my 2 weeks in Chiang Mai and will compell me to return.

US$ 23.50 per guest
13 Reviews