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Wat Ram Poeng

Tambol Suthep, Ampur Muang | Northern Insight Meditation Center, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 278 620
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It's what you make it

Having read many of the reviews if the place, there seems a tendency to write about the experience... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Sammy P
via mobile
Challenging Inner Journey

Within a 10-day introductory course in Vipassana meditation, I was given the chance to discover... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
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Tambol Suthep, Ampur Muang | Northern Insight Meditation Center, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 278 620
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Having read many of the reviews if the place, there seems a tendency to write about the experience of meditation. Having just finished 11 days I feel like everyone's experience will be totally different, so instead I thought I'd try to write some useful points...More

6  Thank Sammy P
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Within a 10-day introductory course in Vipassana meditation, I was given the chance to discover inner fears and challenges to overcome, as well as amazingly intense feelings of love and gratitude. I came to the temple twice after the course, as I was presented with...More

Thank again_voyage
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I've had the occasion to visit Wat Rampoeng about once a month for the past several years. While I haven't taken part in their meditation course, I do feel some duty to provide context for the other reviews here. The first thing to understand is...More

8  Thank chiangmaigrump
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to go and calm your mind. Have been travelling to and from places so went in with quite a busy mind and not really any meditation experience. Have left feeling a lot more aware of my thoughts and feelings. First few days are...More

Thank australiankatied
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This review is of the Vipassana Retreat held at Wat Ram Poeng for foreigners. The silent retreat is challenging as you are required to do sitting and walking meditation for 8-12 hours per day, sleep 6 hours or less, rise at 4 am and not...More

11  Thank Discovering_the_new
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Popular meditation centre with both Thais and foreigners. A lot of rebuilding works going on (July 2016) to expand the temple with one new sermon hall completed and a second (the old hall) half finished. Not sure how the construction affects the meditation but temple...More

1  Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the temple for a 10 days retreatment which I really enjoyed. A strict day but still the possibility to organize your meditation day as it is the best for you. The only reason why I give 4 points is the fact that...More

1  Thank 787valerief
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The 10 days meditation courses was life changing, no other word. The context is perfect for discovering meditation, perfectly balanced: not much non local student but just enough facilities (persons speaking english). If you want to discover meditation, it is the perfect place.

2  Thank Clément C
Reviewed 20 December 2015

I have meditated at a few places in Northern Thailand, and this is by far the best. But don't come here knowing nothing about Vipassana, because it will not be explained in great detail. Study up on it a bit beforehand. Some people here really...More

1  Thank MoonZenC
Reviewed 9 November 2015

The temple offer meditation course. Temple also provide acomodation. You can be there by tuk tuk. Temple is not far from airport

Thank SpencerLim2015
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What is the total cost of this retreat? I have been doing research, and cannot find the cost. Any answers would be helpful, thank you
29 December 2016|
Response from again_voyage | Reviewed this property |
The cost is your donation at the end of your stay, and it's upto each meditation participant how much they donate. Please keep in mind, that the instruction, meals, rooms, and using other Wat facilities are all included, so... More
Hi there, could someone please let me know with how much time in advance should I book my 10 day stay herected? I am looking to travel there by mid March 2017. Also, how is the process to be admitted? Thanks!
30 November 2016|
Response from Discovering_the_new | Reviewed this property |
It's probably best to phone a week or so ahead and check that your preferred start date is possible. Check the website for the phone number. Once you arrive in Chiang Mai, you can go and register on the same day or a day... More
Kristin J
Hello, I would like to get some information on the 10 day meditation course. I don't know any meditation techniques, so I am a true beginner. A friend of mine has been to your center several times, and she is attending a 26 day session soon. She has recommended you highly. Thanks very much in advance for any information you could provide. Best regards, Kristin J
21 January 2016|
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Response from Sunshine1943 | Reviewed this property |
I would be more likely to study at Wat UMong only minutes away if you are a beginner.