One Day Meditation Retreat
Sunday 23rd March
9:15am – 4:15pm
With Ajahn Noah Yuttadhammo
Mindfulness in the style of Wat Chom Tong
We host Venerable Noah Yuttadhammo who ordained in 2000 at Wat Chom Tong, for a one day meditation retreat at Mai Kaidee’s Oasis. This is open to all, but geared towards intermediate to experienced level meditators.
Wat Chom Tong, and it’s abbot known as Luang Phor Tong, is one of the most famous and well respected meditation temples in Chiang Mai. The meditation is a rigorous approach based on Mahasi Sayadaw lineage of mindfulness vipassana meditation.
The workshop cost is 600 baht per person, which includes a vegetarian healthy lunch.
Ven. Noah Yuttadhammo ordained as a monk in 2000 under the highly respected Luang Phor Tong at Wat Sri Chom Tong in Chiang Mai. He had previously studied Indian religions and Sanskrit at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.
Since ordination he led some of the English speaking communities at Wat Chom Tong, Wat Doi Suthep, and in Sri Lanka and Canada.
Wat Chom Tong is well known not only for its well respected meditation master Luang Phor Tong, but also for its busy international division, and rigorous approach to meditation.
- You can see a more lengthy biography here.
- ‘Truth is Within’ – V. Yuttadhammo’s blog
- Extensive YouTube Channel here
Sunday 23rd March
at Mai Kaidee’s Oasis
near Democracy Monument, Bangkok
- 9:15am Meet at May Kaidee Restaurant, behind Burger King on Kao San Road
- 9:45 Head over as a group to the Oasis
- 10:00 Morning session of Dhamma, sitting and walking, and eating meditation
- 12:15 Healthy vegetarian lunch from the world famous May Kaidee
- 1:15-4:00 Afternoon session of Dhamma, sitting and walking with instructions
- 4:15 finish
May Kaidee’s Oasis
May is world famous for her vegetarian and vegan Thai cooking school – she even teaches in Russia, Czech Republic and New York! Her cooking books are big sellers too. We’ve had some great group lunches at one of her restaurants in the past. Now she has a new place, hidden away from all but the real locals. May Kaidee’s Oasis.
It is a bit tricky to get to, but that makes it all the more worthwhile. And we’ll be making this one of our regular venues, so it is worthwhile getting on your radar. Being hidden away there is no roaring traffic noise. Though there might be some building noise from nearby – good for mindfulness and patience!
We will have the two storey Thai-style house to ourselves.
To make it easy, we will meet up at the Mai Kaidee restaurant near Kao San Road, and then walk over to the Oasis as a group. If you are driving, see further down for the exact location.
If you’d like to book for this event please enter your details below – and do double check them as many people enter the wrong details and then wonder why no one got back to them with confirmation. There’s plenty of space – we don’t anticipate being over booked. Please be very sure you are attending though as we have to pay for all the food we order, including anyone who did not turn up.
If you would like to join but are short of funds, let us know, and we’ll arrange a free place for you.
After entering your details you will be returned to this page and someone will get back to you within a day or two. Your details won’t appear on the web page. Your phone number is just so we can call you if you get lost en route.
The Oasis Location
While we are keen to keep this Bangkok place secret, if you are driving, and looking to park your car near the venue, you can find it by the maps below. Here is a wide area view, and a closer view. Note the road does not go right up to the Oasis so you will want to park around Mahanop Road (I’ll work on the maps a bit more when time permits)