There are many meditation retreats in Thailand. Most of them might be
described as "challenging" or difficult for beginners. The Dharana Meditation Centre is not one of these. The Phuket Meditation Center offers
weekly free classes, private coaching and a regular retreat program for
beginners who want to learn an authentic Meditation technique in comfort.
Phuket is one of the most beautiful of the southern islands of Thailand. The
regular retreats consist of a 4 night program and usually run from Monday to
Friday. The program features daily meditation excursions to some of the most
beautiful locations on Phuket Island, one-on-one tuition and daily Yoga
classes. The day starts at 6am and the food is apparently delicious and well
balanced. There are different program types on offer. Some include
accommodation some don't. The Phuket Meditation Center mainly focuses on
authentic spiritual development and central questions of life. It was founded
in 2009 and run by Tobi Warzinek and Parn Sakda. Tobi provides the teaching and
Parn is in charge of administration. Tobi spent 7 years in a Tibetan Buddhist
Monastery in Switzerland. He moved to Phuket in February 2009 and studied in the
Forest Tradition under the guidance of Adam Mizner and Luang Phor Jumnian
Silasettho. The teachings are mostly based on classic Buddhist meditation.
However, the center is non-denominational. Everybody with a sincere interest in
traditional, down-to-earth mind-training is most welcome. The reviews on
Tripadvisor are ecstatic. Some of them are from people who are on their 3rd
visit so this is very promising. All in all this looks like a really
wonderful way to spend time on Phuket and you may well find that you come away
knowing your true life's purpose. Have a look at the retreats to get an idea of the current program, the prices and
the format which seems very relaxed and gentle.