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Founded in 1492 by King Yot Chiang Rai, the ruler of Lanna at the time, on the site where he is supposed to have discovered a buried Buddha relic, Wat Ram Poeng was originally home to the Forest Order of monks. It still evokes that...More
it's quite weird, I came to this meditation center coincidently because of the recommendation by the respected Astrology master.
He was suggested us in order to earn some spiritual power and accomplish the astrological subject enlightenment, we have to practice the meditation course from this...More
The Wat Ram Poeng is a good place for meditation, not far from the airport. The food is really good, served twice a day, in the morning. The teacher's name is Ajahan Suphan ('Ajahan' means 'teacher'). He is kind and patient. You need to bring...More
I stayed here for a one-month Vipassana stay, one of the happiest months of my life This place is filled with love and compassion which you can feel in the air as soon as you approach the temple. Compared with other Vipassana centres the temple...More
I took a 26 days retreatment to learn Vipassana meditation teachings, this monastery is by far the better in all senses. The attention they have to foreigners is excellent, the privet rooms, the masters are of the more recognized.
Great teachers! Why do they look mad pissed half the time though? Also, why can't I look at hot chicks in the eye? Human rights?
However I was having hip joint issues and when I wanted to leave, the Abbot was so open minded to...More
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
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
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
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 it is worth considering being generous if your means allow for that. I personally thought that at least a price of mid-range Chiang Mai accommodation should provide some guidance. Kindest wishes to you.
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
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 ahead; it's usually in the morning around 9 am. Check with the Foreign Office. You need to have a small amount of cash in lieu of the offerings and they take a copy of your passport and visa pages. Read all the information on the website in advance. Hope you enjoy it!