We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Phuket Meditation Center
Nearby Hotels
Villa Zolitude Resort and Spa(Chalong)(Great Value!)
$185
$156
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Riad Anchan Hotel and Studio Phuket(Chalong)(Great Value!)
$37
Booking.com
View Deal
Sukko Spa Resort(Chalong)(Great Value!)
$88
$78
Agoda.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Villa Sonata Phuket(Chalong)(Great Value!)
$165
$90
Agoda.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
The Signature Phuket Resort(Chalong)(Great Value!)
$42
$39
Agoda.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Palm Garden Resort Phuket(Chalong)(Great Value!)
$32
$27
Agoda.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
$36
$27
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Ao Chalong Villa & Spa(Chalong)(Great Value!)
$54
$40
Agoda.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Katerina Pool Villa Resort(Chalong)(Great Value!)
$148
Booking.com
View Deal
Chalong Miracle Lakeview(Chalong)(Great Value!)
$81
$73
Travelocity
View Deal
Reviews (118)
Filter reviews
118 results
Traveler rating
111
6
1
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
111
6
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslife changing experiencedaily lifepresent momenttag linean open mindlearn howtheir liveshighly recommend the retreatanyone seekinggoing forwardthought possibletobytobiteachingsguidanceteacherpractice
FilterAll languages
Updating list...
62 - 67 of 118 reviews
Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed here in february after I had given a four night stay at the retreat for my boyfriends 30th birthday. I knew he would love it, being into meditation and mindfulness. For me, I didn´t know what to expect, and was slightly worried I´d get bored or inpatient with the practise (as I have been most of the times trying on my own).

We got a bit surprised when we were told to not sleep in the same bed, and to not talk too much. But we decided to go all in, and we are very glad we did :)

It truly was a pleasant surprise when I discovered how much I liked "not doing so many things at a time", or trying to do, I should say. Being "forced" to calm down, focus on one thing and just that one thing, either it was the meditation itself, eating a lovely meal, having a massage, being in the pool or just soaking up the sun, the experience was amazing. Having been so afraid of nothing and always filling every moment with some kind of entrainment or input, I was happy to discover that it wash´t so bad – it was great!

Tobys was great, really inspirational, full of wisdom and a great, great teacher. He puts his knowledge into words in a way that you can understand and relate to your own life. We both loved the teachings and got really fascinated with Buddhism.

The retreat itself is the perfect location for anyone who wants to look into meditation and mindfulness, as it is comfortable and beautiful, great meals, great massages and great people everywhere.

From just hearing about mindfulness before, I understood it better and felt it too. As we went on with our vacation, we took what we had learned with us, kept practicing meditation and mindful eating and mindful many things. It made the rest of our stay in Thailand last forever – in a good way, and I don`t think I´ve enjoyed a vacation that much ever. All as a result of those three days and four nights.

Now we´ve been at home (in Norway) for two weeks, and I have made some big changes in how I live and how I work (realizing once and for all, there is no such thing as multitasking). We are enjoying more quiet time, not making plans all the time, getting up earlier to be able to be mindful in all our doings in the morning – and so on.

So, this was a lot about things outside the retreat, but it would´t been that way if it hadn´t been for Toby and the meditation center. So therefore we are truly grateful for what he (together with lovely Parn) has made possible.

We would highly recommend this retreat. Being one "meditator" and one "beginner", we can say that it fits both, and we both got a whole lot out of staying there.

If you are thinking about it, go ahead and book, I am sure you won't regret it. Enjoy your stay :)

xxx
Camilla & Magnus

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank CamillaPH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 14, 2014

I recently spent 5 days with Tobi and Parn at the Phuket Meditation Center. From the moment I stepped on the property I was treated with such genuine kindness and care. Tobi has a wonderful way of helping others and is an expert in meditation training and practices.

I can say without any reservations that my time at the Phuket Meditation Center was life changing and one of the best experiences of my life. I continue to use what I learned at the retreat and I look forward to visiting again in the very near future.

Jon Turk

East Hampton, NY, USA

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank JonJuly1980
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 7, 2014

I did the full 3 day retreat and I loved it. It was a truly life changing experience and my most favorite part of the Thailand journey. Tobi is a inspiring and emphatic teacher. Parn was always around to help. It is actually a great light alternative to a full 10 day retreat at a temple where the dropout rates are apparently >70%.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Dariusch M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 27, 2014

Just arrived back after my holiday to Thailand, which included the 5 days / 6 nights at the Retreat, and a few days afterwards at Kamala beach. The retreat was definitely the highlight and in hindsight I would have stayed there longer and skipped Kamala…


My motivation for going to the Retreat was two fold. Firstly, I wanted a relaxing cleansing sort of holiday to get rid of daily life stresses, and without compromising on the more luxury elements like good food, comfortable and quality accommodation and facilities. I also wanted to investigate the deeper elements offered around meditation to figure out how to really get the most out of life and put an end to the constant roller coaster of huge ups followed by even bigger downs and being at the mercy of my mind….

Looking back, my expectations were more than met…

It was the perfect blend of relaxation and structure to energise and recharge ones batteries…and much more invigorating than sitting on the beach for a week….The daily schedule was a perfect mix of sociable activities with the group meditation, meals together….time on ones own to meditate and reflect…exercise with swimming and yoga for those that like to have their daily exercise….great healthy food….banking a good nights sleep every night, early to bed, early to rise…top quality accommodation…beautiful pool complex….All of which was ran very smoothly by Tobi and Parn..both very supportive. It really felt like a home from home.

Meditation wise…perhaps it is a cliche to say but I do feel that it does offer the opportunity and provide the tools for it to be life changing…. I thought I had read enough self help and motivation books to train the mind and to look on the bright side of life….Yet all the techniques I had learnt and tried to implement in the past never seemed to last and the constant merry go round would repeat itself time after time…In the retreat the teachings provide an opportunity to let go and to be enough already, that we are already complete and have everything that we need…

The question everyone had was how to relate the techniques and apply in every day life..and now that Im back and embroiled already in several crisis and emotional turmoil…I wonder to myself has anything actually changed…And two things spring to mind..firstly how easy it is to stay in contact with the retreat and support already received from Tobi via messages on the Facebook group as well as articles on the blog he runs…And secondly just knowing that meditation is there and can be accessed whenever wherever, is hugely comforting and like a big hug waiting for you whenever you want it!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Sunshine2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 26, 2014

The resort has good conditions and a really nice environment, friendly staff, good food and nice swimming pool and steam room.
The retreat was a life experience, the teacher is someone that you can really relate and learn from.
Always with magnificent venues to meditate and a great insight into Buddhism teaching and lessons.
Massage and yoga are a big plus that complements the experience.

Room Tip: Depending on the package (budget) you have for the retreat, you can choose the deluxe room which are excellent. If you are just going for few day choose the budget retreat that includes the nicer rooms.
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank PriNatural
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews