Although I only stayed at the Phuket Meditation Center for a very short 3 nights, (meditation retreat), it was a valuable experience that gave me additional tools to use in my everyday life to improve my mind and well-being.
Note - this isn't one of those trendy retreats that will keep you busy by giving you a roster full of activities like yoga and various tutorials and sessions. Rather it's much more authentic and thus basic, borrowing from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition under which Tobi, the owner was trained. It will give you what you need if you are really interested in meditation and creating lasting inner peace and happiness.
The accommodations are comfortable and clean, and not adjacent to the center itself so daily walks to and from are necessary (which was great for me, because I love to walk). Food is simple, and lunch and dinner are brought to your room.
Tobi and Parn, who run the center are kind, extremely helpful and genuinely interested in helping you find the right way to meditation. They are clearly interested in providing what they believe is an important service, rather than profit.
Basically, Phuket Meditation Center can give you the time, space and coaching to find yourself and peace while in Thailand. For those open-minded and ready to lead a happier, healthier life, and ready to commit to whatever it takes, this is definitely the place to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dharana Meditation and Retreat Center in Phuket. We offer high quality authentic meditation retreats, workshops, seminars and Wellness activities on Phuket Island. We have beautiful and clean rooms and create an atmosphere of loving kindness and warmth for our guests. Our facilities include a beautiful swimming pool, herbal steambath, Sauna and lovely Thai Style retreat houses. We really look forward hearing from you or seeing you soon at the Retreat. With love, Tobi and Parn ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Phuket Meditation Center Chalong