Top 10 Meditation Retreats In Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Thailand has a lot of things going on for it as a travel destination. It is well-known for its pristine beaches, street foods, parties, the weather, and of course, the lovely people who have made the country known as the Land of Smiles. But in addition to all these, Thailand is also famous worldwide for its wellness retreats. If you are headed here for your next healing vacation, then Chiang Mai is likely to be one of the top recommendations you are going to get. Read on to learn about our recommendations for the top meditation retreats in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1. Mahasiddha Yoga

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Posted by Mahasiddha Yoga on Monday, August 19, 2019

Mahasiddha Yoga offers incredible yoga and tantra classes designed to help you broaden your perspective and deepen your spiritual practice. The center aims to connect like-hearted spiritual souls around the globe. The center offers weekly courses designed to take you through gradual journeys of understanding the concept of chakra as related to the practice of yoga and meditation. The center also holds workshops on Saturdays to cover a variety of topics touching on inner growth, meditation, and yoga. Finally, Mahasiddha Yoga also has retreats that take between three to seven days. The retreats are designed to give you a chance to fully dive into yoga, meditation, and a healthy lifestyle in cool and soul-calming environments.

Mahasiddha Yoga

Address: 49 Chang Lor Rd, Tambon Phra Sing, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

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2. Buddhist Community Development Center

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Buddhist Community Development Center is oriented towards Vipassana meditation. Vipassana is one of the very ancient Buddha meditation practices that emphasizes the connection between the mind and the body, as well as self-transformation. The essence of this retreat is grounded on the concept of observation and self-discipline. It offers lessons and retreats that are designed to encourage the development of awareness that leads to a more compassionate and balanced life.

Buddhist Community Development Center

Address: Near Wat Sriboonruang, Sansai, Fang, Chiang Mai 50110

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3. International Buddhist Centre

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Posted by IBEC - International Buddhist Education Centre, Chiang Mai on Friday, March 2, 2012

The International Buddhist Centre is located at Prathat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai. It is another center that mainly focuses on Vipassana. The teachings are offered during set times of the day, usually after lunch. The lessons are customized for each student and all the instructions are issued based on a student’s practice and progression. The center also offers retreats during which the four bases of mindfulness are taught. A typical beginner’s course at the center takes about three weeks, and since everything is customized to the needs of the individual, there are no particular dates for starting the programs.

International Buddhist Centre

Address: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Ratchaworawihan, Mueang Chiang Mai, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

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4. Meditation Center Wat Umong

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Meditation Center Wat Umong applies Buddhist principles and theories and ealso focuses on teaching and promoting theoretical and practical Buddhism, as well as the propagation of peace and happiness to all the people of the world. The center sits in a forest monastery, creating a serene and peacefully natural surrounding to promote proper meditation. Some of the programs offered by the center include Buddhism Meditation – mainly vipassana meditation that touches on the found fundamental foundations of mindfulness. The center also has programs on Buddhist preaching that attempts to teach students more on Dhamma.

Meditation Centre Wat Umong

Address: Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

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5. Body and Mind Healing

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Posted by Body and Mind Healing School-Chiang Mai Thailand on Saturday, May 11, 2019

Body and Mind Healing is a holistic center whose primary focus is relaxation, personal growth, health, and healing. The center employs the use of Asian healing arts originating from countries such as Japan, China, and India. The goal of the center is to help every student that walks through its gate to reconnect with their personal energy so that they can achieve their topmost potential in this life. Some of the programs and teachings offered at the center include Reiki healing, Qigong healing, yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, sexual alchemy, astrology reading, and proper nutrition. The place also offers accommodation options.

Body and Mind Healing

Address: 26 Bumrung Buri 1 Alley, Tambon Phra Sing, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

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6. Wat Ram Poeng

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Wat Ram Poeng Meditation Center is mainly focused on teaching students about the Dhammic Taste. According to the teachings, the world is full of things that become tasteless the more you consume them. They compare this to eating sugarcane from the bottom to the top. Dhamma, however, is like eating sugarcane from the top to the bottom – the more of it you consume, the sweeter it becomes. The meditation courses at this center include sitting meditation, prostration in four foundations of mindfulness, walking meditation, mindful walking steps, and concentration for success in daily life.

Wat Ram Poeng

Address: หมู่ 5 ถนนคัน ถนนคลองชลประทาน Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

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7. Suan Sati – Yoga Retreat Chiang Mai

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Suan Sati Yoga Retreat is an eco-friendly retreat situated in the breathtaking rice fields of Chiang Mai. The center runs meditation and yoga retreats throughout the year, with typical programs running for a few days to a few weeks. Some of their notable programs worth checking out include winter yoga retreats, guests house retreats, and yoga teacher training.

Suan Sati - Yoga Retreat Chiang Mai

Address: 326, Ban Kad, Mae Wang District, Chiang Mai 50360, Thailand

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8. Chiang Mai Holistic – Yoga, Meditation and Sound Healing

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”Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.” ― Bob Harper ( ภ.ไทย ด้านล่าง...

Posted by Chiang Mai Holistic on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Chiang Mai Holistic Healing is a wellness and holistic center located in the famous Nimanhaemin area in Chiang Mai. The center seeks to help guests discover their purpose and thus make the world a better place. Some of the programs offered by the center include a mixed sound bath journey, Tibetan bowls sound bath, crystal bowl sound bath, Reiki, private sound healing treatments, and yoga. They offer retreat packages ranging from three-day wellness programs to as long as twenty-eight days’ retreats.

Chiang Mai Holistic - Yoga , Meditation, Sound Healing

Address: 17/8 Canal Road, Suthep, Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Price: from 130 USD

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9. Pa Pae Meditation Retreat

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Posted by Pa Pae Meditation Retreat on Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Pa Pae Meditation Retreat has a goal of supporting tourists interested in learning about meditation. The center offers a variety of programs with some of the most notable ones being meditation as a path for achieving effective solutions for modern life, meditation retreats, and the Buddhist Ordination Experience where you get a chance to gain deeper insights about Buddhism by spending time with a monk. A three-day retreat program is also offered.

Pa Pae Meditation Retreat

Address: Pa Pae, Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai 50150, Thailand

Price: from 13 USD donation appreciated for 3-day retreat

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10. Ban Sabai

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Posted by Ban Sabai Village Resort & Spa on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Ban Sabai Boutique Resort Spa sits gently on breathtaking foothills of the Himalayas in Northern Thailand. It is one of the original meditation centers and spas in Chiang Mai, gaining a stellar reputation of being one of the best places to check out if you want to immerse yourself into a truly relaxing and peaceful environment. The center offers a variety of spa, detox, meditation, nutrition, and yoga programs that will address the nourishment needs of your mind, body, and soul. Choose from their holistic spa, detox, healing yoga, and meditation for mindfulness retreat packages. Plus, you can also opt for romance and honeymoon or culture tour packages.

Ban Sabai

Address: 219 Moo 9 San Pee Sua Mueang Chiang Mai Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand

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Reclaim the calm in Chiang Mai

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While you take care of your outer happiness by touring the exotic attractions in Thailand, don’t forget about your inner happiness. Give your mind and soul the nourishment they so deserve by visiting a meditation retreat. Consider any of the above meditation retreats in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for an awesome holistic and healing experience.

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