When reality gives you all the negative juju and you just need a break from it all to soak up some positive vibes, then our guide to two weeks in Thailand for the spiritualist is your perfect bet to relax and rejuvenate your qi.
Head to the Bangkok Shambhala Meditation Centre, where you can attend their weekly meditation sessions. Here, they practice Shamatha Viphashana and the meditation techniques that they use have been passed from teacher to student for 2500 years. Unlike most centres, the flexibility of their drop-in sessions will allow you to visit other centres around Thailand. Located on the second floor of the Yogatique Building on Sukhumvit Soi 3, it is roughly 10 minutes from Asoke BTS Station and will cost you around 20Baht on a motorcycle taxi. You can also visit Wat Mahathat, one of the oldest temples in Bangkok. Located in the northern part of the Grand Palace, it is a well-known place for Buddhist studies and meditation practices.
BANGKOK SHAMBALA MEDITATION CENTRE
116, 8 ถนน สุขุมวิท Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
3 Maha Rat Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND
Chiang Mai is a popular hub for spiritualists in Thailand because of its many yoga studios which offer a great variety of yoga styles and meditative practices. To get the most of your spiritual tour of Thailand, get a couple of weekly passes from the yoga studios in Chiang Mai and join their yoga, qi gong, meditative dance, and meditation sessions. From Chiang Mai, you can also extend your journey to other parts of the north and perhaps join some retreats. Of course, this depends on the time you have allotted for your stay in Chiang Mai. To learn more, check out this article: FIND YOUR SANCTUARY: BEST YOGA PLACES IN NORTHERN THAILAND.
Depending your budget and time, you can also check out some of the bodywork and spiritual treatments available in the area. Remco’s Chi Nei Tsang massage at Blue Garden is highly recommended. And, if you wish to extend your stay here, you can also join his massage courses. You might even want to pay a visit to the Asian Healing Arts Centre for a bit of Reiki, Asian Bio-Energetics and other forms of spiritual healing.
To deepen your meditation practice, head to the Doi Suthep Vipassana Meditation Center in Chiang Mai. Here, the courses are quite flexible as they offer 4-day to 14-day courses.
BLUE GARDEN YOGA
4 Ratchamanka Road Soi 4, Tambol Phra Singh, Amphor Muang, Chiang Mai, 50200, Phra Singh, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
ASIAN HEALING ARTS CENTER
Chiangmai University (CMU) P.O. Box 51 Chiangmai 50202, Thailand
DOI SUTHEP VIPASSANA MEDITATION CENTRE
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
KOH PHANGAN, THAILAND
After getting a bit of earth energy from the mountain region of the north, get a bit of water energy from the islands of the south of Thailand. Spend a few days to explore the yoga studios, meditation centres, and healing centres that Koh Phangan has to offer. Although Agama Yoga is the biggest and most popular on the island, it does not offer drop-in classes or programs shorter than 4 weeks, so if you need a bit of flexibility, perhaps head to the Orion Healing Center Yoga Studio. Here, drop-in classes cost 300Baht and they also offer holistic therapies that can take the negative off you positive vibes.
Another favourite is Samma Karuna Yoga which also offers meditation and tantra workshops. On the northern side is Gaia Yoga Shala where they offer breathwork, meditation, yoga, and dance by the beach.
42/4, Moo 8, Srithanu, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
ORION HEALING CENTRE YOGA STUDIO
15/2 Moo8 Srithanu Koh-phangan Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
SAMMA KARUNA YOGA
Ko Pha-ngan, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
GAIA YOGA SHALA
22/7 Moo 8, Srithanu 84280, Koh Phangan, Thailand
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