This August (2012) I did the Five Day Retreat at Phuket Meditation Center. It was the best gift I have ever given to myself. It was not easy, but I was determined to give it my best effort and learn how to quiet my mind. We started every day at 6:00 for either yoga or going to a location to meditate and have a lesson with Tobi. (Beach, Temple, Big Buddha). During the day we had four set times to practice on our own. Then at 4:30 we had another class with Tobi. During the free time, between meditations you can sit by the beautiful pool, relax in the garden, just watch the clouds go by. It was such a great feeling to turn off all the media in my life and take care of myself with some true peace and quiet.
One day I had to meditate on a certain topic all day, a way of dealing with it so I could move forward. This was easier for me because I had something specific to think about. With instruction twice a day from Tobi and practicing on my own 4 times a day I finally learned the proper technique to meditate. Before this retreat I was mixing up to many different “ways” and my mind was still racing. Now I spend 30 minutes every morning on Loving Kindness and some time at night on awareness.
Go to The Phuket Meditation Center. Just do it. It will be the best thing you do for yourself, ever.
- 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