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Wat Ram Poeng

Tambol Suthep, Ampur Muang | Northern Insight Meditation Center, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 278 620
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Good place for meditation

The Wat Ram Poeng is a good place for meditation, not far from the airport. The food is really... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Steeve P
via mobile
The most amazing place for meditations

I stayed here for a one-month Vipassana stay, one of the happiest months of my life This place is... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
Inna S
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Tambol Suthep, Ampur Muang | Northern Insight Meditation Center, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

The Wat Ram Poeng is a good place for meditation, not far from the airport. The food is really good, served twice a day, in the morning. The teacher's name is Ajahan Suphan ('Ajahan' means 'teacher'). He is kind and patient. You need to bring...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

I stayed here for a one-month Vipassana stay, one of the happiest months of my life This place is filled with love and compassion which you can feel in the air as soon as you approach the temple. Compared with other Vipassana centres the temple...More

Thank Inna S
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I took a 26 days retreatment to learn Vipassana meditation teachings, this monastery is by far the better in all senses. The attention they have to foreigners is excellent, the privet rooms, the masters are of the more recognized.

2  Thank Efren V
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Great teachers! Why do they look mad pissed half the time though? Also, why can't I look at hot chicks in the eye? Human rights? However I was having hip joint issues and when I wanted to leave, the Abbot was so open minded to...More

Thank Longfei J
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Having read many of the reviews if the place, there seems a tendency to write about the experience of meditation. Having just finished 11 days I feel like everyone's experience will be totally different, so instead I thought I'd try to write some useful points...More

14  Thank Sammy P
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Within a 10-day introductory course in Vipassana meditation, I was given the chance to discover inner fears and challenges to overcome, as well as amazingly intense feelings of love and gratitude. I came to the temple twice after the course, as I was presented with...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

I've had the occasion to visit Wat Rampoeng about once a month for the past several years. While I haven't taken part in their meditation course, I do feel some duty to provide context for the other reviews here. The first thing to understand is...More

15  Thank chiangmaigrump
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to go and calm your mind. Have been travelling to and from places so went in with quite a busy mind and not really any meditation experience. Have left feeling a lot more aware of my thoughts and feelings. First few days are...More

Thank australiankatied
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

This review is of the Vipassana Retreat held at Wat Ram Poeng for foreigners. The silent retreat is challenging as you are required to do sitting and walking meditation for 8-12 hours per day, sleep 6 hours or less, rise at 4 am and not...More

15  Thank Discovering_the_new
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Popular meditation centre with both Thais and foreigners. A lot of rebuilding works going on (July 2016) to expand the temple with one new sermon hall completed and a second (the old hall) half finished. Not sure how the construction affects the meditation but temple...More

1  Thank Nomadman411978
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Champayne03
30 December 2016|
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Response from again_voyage | Reviewed this property |
The cost is your donation at the end of your stay, and it's upto each meditation participant how much they donate. Please keep in mind, that the instruction, meals, rooms, and using other Wat facilities are all included, so... More
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Micholl_A
30 November 2016|
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Response from Discovering_the_new | Reviewed this property |
It's probably best to phone a week or so ahead and check that your preferred start date is possible. Check the website for the phone number. Once you arrive in Chiang Mai, you can go and register on the same day or a day... More
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Kristin J
21 January 2016|
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Response from Sunshine1943 | Reviewed this property |
I would be more likely to study at Wat UMong only minutes away if you are a beginner.
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