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Meditation Retreats in Thailand (Breath, Jhana, Vipassana, Anapana)

Here is a list of temples and other meditation centers by province, which offer visitors the chance to participate in a meditation retreat with knowledgeable practitioners – usually monks. Some offer short or long-term stays and/or self-guided meditation.

Please keep in mind, meditation systems and teaching styles vary, and at some locations, there is no instruction at all. Please also pay attention to whether English or your native language is spoken.

NOTE – I may launch a new CUSTOM MEDITATION RETREAT here in Krabi, Thailand. This would be at your convenience and we can create the experience with you to make it as beneficial as possible. This is for 1 person ideally, or a very small group of friends who can agree on a schedule with you! 😛

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Here’s a little info – Custom Meditation Retreat? Coming in 2024-2025. This is something I’m thinking of offering. You can think of it as a beginner’s meditation retreat, a Jhana retreat, or an intensive retreat of your own creation. I’ll try to support whatever kind of retreat you are looking for.

Bangkok Retreats

Chachoengsao Retreat

Chiang Mai Retreats

Chonburi Retreats

Kanchanaburi Retreat

Krabi Retreat

Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) Retreats

Nong Khai Retreat

Pathumthani Retreat

Samut Prakan Retreat

Suphanburi Retreat

Suratthani Retreats

Ubon Ratchathani Retreats

Udonthani Retreat

More information about retreats in Thailand

3 Best Meditation Retreats in Thailand

Here is a video where I go over some of the best meditation retreat options foreigners coming to Thailand have. These are all places I know about personally and have experienced on some level. There are a couple of more meditation retreats located in Chiang Mai, and one in Koh Lanta, one on Koh Phangan I think too – but I don’t know anything about them.

Enjoy the video – I hope you choose one of these places to do your Thailand meditation retreat.

Are there any Jhana Retreats?

Very few places call their retreat a “Jhana Meditation Retreat” because the real focus is to prepare meditators for entering Jhana. Few people get there, so there wouldn’t be a high success rate if calling yourself a Jhana Retreat resulted in nobody reaching it.

So, the longer 10 day silent retreats can help facilitate access concentration and Jhanas for some people. The Wat Suan Mokkh International Dhamma Hermitage retreat in Southern Thailand is a great one to try.