Wat Ram Poeng, also known as Tapotaram, is a meditation retreat for visitors who would like to tap into the power of meditation during their travels.
The retreat aims to provide insight as a way to prepare a path to a better, peaceful life through clear understanding about oneself.
Wat Ram Poeng, Buddhist Meditation Retreat, Chiang Mai Thailand
The quiet location of this retreat centre makes it perfect for meditation. The facility is divided into two sections: areas secluded for the monks as well as other meditators. In response to growing demand, the facility has provided facilities for both locals and foreigners. Wat Ram Poeng offers a 26 day basic course in Vipassana (Insight) Meditation.
The availability of on-site accommodation also makes it a convenient tour since you do not have to disrupt your meditation sessions to search for a place to spend the night. Accommodation is offered on site and is categorised into two sections to cater for both local and foreign visitors.
There is a dress code which must be adhered to. For men: loose, modest, non-transparent white trousers and a shirt with white underwear. For women: loose, modest, non-transparent white sarong or trousers, a loose white shirt with sleeves and a white ‘sa-bai’ (a white scarf, which is worn over the breast and around the shoulder) and white underwear is a must.
The day to day routine consists of a 4am start, where you wake up for practice. You will start with the mindfulness prostration, continue with mindful walking and then sitting practice. Breakfast at 6am, lunch at 10.30am
The management of Wat Ram Poeng has also made it possible to communicate easily with the staff as there is an English-speaking instructor and assistants. As a key element of excellent mental health, meditation is a great way to gain perspective during your travels. In Thai, this is a way of life, so get to enjoy the experience of a lifetime for an unforgettable vacation.