Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara Monastery
Wat Phradhatu Sri Chom Tong Voravihara is situated on a Holy Buddhist Site with a history dating back more than 2,500 years. The temple is a Royal Historic Treasure and means "Holy Relic Monastery on the Glorious Golden Hill”. Enshrined within the temple is the Holy Dakkhinamoli Buddha Relic.
Wat Chom Tong follows the Theravada Buddhist tradition and teaches Satipatthana Vipassana (Insight Meditation based on the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness).
The Meditation Center at Wat Chom Tong was founded by Phra Ratchapromajahn (Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo) in 1992 and is the main Vipassana Meditation Center in Chiang Mai province.
Ajahn Tong is one of Thailand‘s most revered meditation teachers and is respected by religious leaders across many faiths around the world. Ajahn Thong Sirimangalo is the current Abbot of the temple and also is the Principal of the Vipassana Meditation Centre.
Located at the base of Doi Inthanon in Chom Tong District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand; the temple is spread out over approximately 20 acres and is constantly expanding.
It is a Royal Monastery which teaches meditation, has multiple meditation halls, a dining hall, administrative offices, and sleeping quarters.
Foundation course - 21 days
Newcomers are recommended the 21 days Foundation Course in Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation as their first course.
Meditation techniques include mindful prostration, walking meditation, sitting meditation as well as contemplation of daily activities during consciousness.
The emphasis in this course is on learning the basic technique of recognition of the body, feelings, mind, and mind-objects in the present moment.
Course content includes daily meetings with a teacher.
No previous experience is required.
Advanced Review Course – 10 days
The ten-day course is a review of the foundation course.
Meditators will meet with their teachers daily and receive instruction and guidance on their practice.
The emphasis in this course is on refining the knowledge gained in the foundation course, building confidence and familiarity in regards to the insight meditation.
How to go
Every day from 08:00-11:00 AM and 13:00–16:30 PM
Telephone: +66 5 334-2184 Ext. 11 for males Ext.12 for females
**Minimum 10 days advanced reservations are required.**
Valid passport and visas are required for the duration of your stay.
Please provide the following documentation at registration:
A completed application form with your signature
1 passport size photo
One photocopy of your valid passport and visa with entry stamp.
Your arrival and departure dates (from this temple).
Please contact us for additional information.
Individuals are provided with their own private room
located in areas designated specifically for men or women.
Beddings are provided by the temple.
Meals are provided twice a day
Breakfast at 06:00-07:00
and lunch at 11:00-12:00.
Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are served daily at each meal.
Courses of 10 and of 21 days are given.