4 Day Meditation


Meditation Rules

Monk Chat and Meditation Retreat

“Monk Chat”

Monday-Friday From 05.00 p.m. – 07.00 p.m.

“Meditation Retreat”

One day on Friday. (weekly)

Two day Tuesday To Wednesday. (weekly)

The Uniforgettable Experience

Travelling in the north of Thailand is not only an opportunity to absorb the richness and rewards of its natural beauty but also to experience its lush cultural heritage and spiritual progression within the Thai Buddhist framework.

MCU. Buddhist University, Chiang Mai Campus, welcomes all to visit the warm program “MONK CHAT” informally talk with the monk. You would get to know about monk’s life, Thai culture and Tradition, Buddhism, etc. Besides, we provide you with the MEDITATION RETREAT WORKSHOP (Concentration Meditation and Vipassana Meditation) which is the way to make the mind peaceful, and to develop transcendent insight which penetrates into the truth of life.

The Purpose Of Vipassana Meditation

Healing, both emotionally and physically, is the purpose of vipassana. The causes of suffering that come from within must be removed for healing to happen. The mind becomes purified with acceptance of what is.

There are no judgments or opinions as focus is placed on the present moment. Happiness and contentment are achieved as moods and external experiences have no effect. This is the essence of vipassana.

Meditation Retreat Schedule

Day 1: Tuesday

01.00 p.m. Meet at Monk Chat Office, Wat Suan Dok

01.30 p.m. Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

03.00 p.m. Departure for the Meditation Training Center

04.45 p.m. Meditation practice

06.00 p.m. Dinner

07.00 p.m. Evening chanting and meditation practice

09.30 p.m. Bedtime

 

Day 2: Wednesday

05.00 a.m. Wake up

05.30 a.m. Chanting, exercise and meditation practice

07.00 a.m. Alms offering and breakfast

08.30 a.m. Meditation practice

11.30 a.m. Lunch

01.00 p.m. Discussion

 

03.00 p.m. End of 2 day retreat

 

03.00 p.m. Break time/Shower (for 4 day retreat)

 

04.45 p.m. Meditation practice

 

06:00 pm. Dinner

07.30 p.m. Evening chanting and meditation practice

 

08:30 pm. A tea break and meditation practice

09.30 p.m. Bedtime

 

Day 3: Thursday

05.00 a.m. Wake up

05.30 a.m. Chanting, exercise and meditation practice

07.00 a.m. Breakfast

08.30 a.m. Practice and Individual interview

10.00 a.m. Meditation practice

11.30 a.m. Lunch

01.00 p.m. Dhamma talk

01.45 p.m. Break time

 

02.00 p.m. Meditation practice

04.00 p.m. Break time/Shower

 

06.30 p.m. Dinner

07.30 p.m. Evening chanting and meditation practice

 

08:30 pm. A tea break and meditation practice

09.30 p.m. Bedtime

 

Day 4: Friday

05.00 a.m. Wake up

05.30 a.m. Chanting, exercise and meditation practice

07.00 a.m. Alms offering and breakfast

08.30 a.m. Discussion

10.00 a.m. Meditation practice

11.30 a.m. Lunch

01.00 p.m. Meditation practice

01.45 p.m. 03.00 p.m. Group Photo/Return to Wat Suan Dok (Monk Chat Office)

 

NOTE:

If meditators are less than 5 people, the meditation retreat will be canceled.

Preparation and requirement for the meditation retreat.

Documentation :

• a photocopy of Passport

Personal belongings for overnight stay :

• Towel, toilet paper, shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, mosquito lotion, etc.

Cost :

2,000 Baht for food, accommodation, transportation and including other facilities

300 Baht for a set of new white clothes (optional – by request)

• Donation is accepted

Making a reservation : Donation is accepted

• Walk in, telephone, E-mail, Facebook (A reservation must be made in advance.)

• Email: thaimonkchat@yahoo.com / monkchat.th@gmail.com

• Facebook Page: Monk Chat MCU. Chiangmai / Monk Chat Thailand

• Tel: 084 609 1357

MONK CHAT OFFICE

MONK CHAT THAILAND

FACEBOOK PAGE

FACEBOOK PAGE – CHIANG MAI

THE MEDITATION CENTER