World Peace Initiative Foundation and Mind Stories Team would like to welcome you to the 6-day relaxing yet insightful meditation retreat of its kind. This retreat is designed for those who are interested in deepening meditation experience, developing mindful habits, conversing with a Teaching Monk and mentors, exploring the ancient Buddhist philosophies (such as Law of Karma, impermanence, and Noble 8-fold Path) and enjoying the rich cultural elements of Thai history, architecture, and people in Sukhothai. Our goal is to bring you on an eye-opening journey from insight knowledge and holistic experiences to cultivate true peace, ultimate happiness, and inner wisdom. The technique used for our meditation and mindfulness practice is called “Center of the Body” technique (or Center of Gravity) which is the place where our body and mind can be in balance. During the retreat, the Teaching Monk will guide you through 7 bases of the mind until you gently reach the Center of the Body where the mind can become more powerful. This technique has been taught 2500 years ago since the Buddha’s time.
- Guided Meditation Sessions
- Mindfulness in practice
- Buddhist Wisdom (Law of Karma)
- Meditation Clinic with a Teaching Monk
- Private talks with well-trained mentors
- Organic Tea Detoxification
- 5 nights accommodation
- Alms-giving on the bridge
- Sukhothai Historical Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Meditation ClinicThe retreat offers a unique opportunity to talk with a monk whom you can ask any questions, doubts, or concerns you have in life and learn how a Buddhist monk uses Buddhist philosophy to deal with daily problems in today’s fast-changing and unpredictable environment.
The myth of body and mind
Understand the nature of the mind and scientific benefits of being present
Getting to know your intuition
Develop a high-resolution awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and habits
Designing your own karma
Understand what you need to do and to avoid in order to become the master of your destiny
The art of forgiveness
Tips to forgive yourself and forget all past mistakes with the power of loving kindness
The rise and fall of EGO
Understand the nature of human's ego and learn why the practice of non-self will help you reach the true self.
Simplicity amids the complexity
Definition of simplicity what will change the way you reconnect with your consciousness in the middle of a life storm
The purpose of life
Answers to life-long questions such as “why were we born to the world?” and “what is the purpose of life?”.
Steps towards enlightenment
Learn to walk the path that will help you purify the body and the mind until reaching the ultimate goal of meditation
Sriwilai Sukhothai was built on top of virgin land overlooking the endless rice fields and natural landscape of countryside Thailand. Its conception began with the notion of, bringing to life, the Prosperity-Serenity-Romance the Sukhothai – Lanna era praised upon. The hotel design expresses prosperity through the resorts nostalgic architecture reflecting the Sukhothai – Lanna era and the archaeological site – Wat Chedi Sung. Sukhothai is the first and most prosperous era in Thai history. Back in the days, people had freedom in trade and cultural traditions. Serenity is conveyed through the resort’s tranquil and serene surroundings. Romance is expressed through the design and lighting of the guest rooms, spa and swimming pool area. Sriwilai was designed with the sentiment of harmony, unifying man and nature, enabling the guests to immerse themselves in the time of kings and poets.
Sriwilai Hotel is located only 1.8 kilometers from UNESCO world heritage site, "Sukhothai Heritage Park." This location is in the center of religious and cultural activities and also a serene neighborhood of Sukhothai. Hence, visitors can ride a bike to most of the famous sites. The hotel provides you with 25 meters long infinity pool with the eco-smart system that preserves the environment and also your skin. The hotel also offers a full range of spa treatments which use all organic products and provides a free bicycle for every guest.
Venerable Phra John Paramai commonly known as LP John, a world class speaker and trainer who has been guiding meditation sessions and offered thematic lectures in 50 countries for more than 30,000 participants. He also teaches online meditation sessions and Buddhism on the Mind Stories community.Watch his video.
During this retreat, you will be served with delicious local and international meals for breakfast and lunch. You are highly recommended not to go for dinner and enjoy the benefits of fasting. Organic Tea Detoxification will be provided for evening fast. Should your health conditions do not allow for fasting, you may order dinner from the hotel at your convenience. If you have special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, halal, more), please be sure to communicate to the organiser when making a reservation.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Claudia Castaldi, Poland
I cannot describe in words how happy I am that I decided to start my journey with meditation. Transcending my limitations, changing my habits is not a light issue. However, I know that today, meditation has an indescribable impact on my life.
Ada Carmina Morales, México
I love the monks. They are so wise and they could answer many questions in a simple way. Everything that they share with us is not new, but is the way they explain using simple examples impressed me. We want to have the opportunity to talk to them at all time.
Patrick Thompson, USA
I learn meditation. I could connect with my mind and to refill my patience and kindness. It’s a chance for changing myself. I learn more about Buddhism and the monks' life that I previously did not know before. Being here answer those questions for me.
Joana Andreia De Sousa Costa, Journalist / Portugal
It´s amazing, it’s such a unique opportunity to be able to be with the monks. I´m much calmer, when I’m stressed, I can close my eyes for one or two minutes, centering my mind and just breath in and breath out, and I can stay calm. For me, this is a great goal that I´ve achieved.
Maria Kurkova, Russia
The program was so much more than just meditation sessions. It was a unique experience which changed my perspective a lot. It was very beneficial for networking and discussing future goals and projects, it was a gulp of fresh air and serene nature on a beautiful remote Thai island.
Pedro Emiliano Ramos, Ecuador
I improve a lot of my meditation. I really feel happy with myself. I really enjoyed to sharing all experience with different people. I mean, I am really a long way from home because it\'s like everything new for me. And I really enjoyed that you always keep saying to have no expectations that really helps because sometimes you are aware.
- $900 for a room with Two Twin beds, double occupancy
- $1200 for a room with Queen Size bed, single occupancy
Bring a Friend Discounts: If you bring another friend to join our retreat, we will give you and your friend 50 USD discount.
For Example, if you can bring 28 friends, you will get a free participation in a Single Room and each of your 28 friends will get 50 USD discount.
The discount will be deducted from the final amount that you need to pay on the arrival day.
- 5 nights accommodation
- Welcome lunch for those taking a van from WPI office
- Breakfast, lunch, refreshment
- Organic Tea Detoxification
- Round-trip van transfer/ Sukhothai Airport pickup
- Teaching materials
- Yoga or Stretching class
- Meditation Clinic with a monk
- Alms-giving at Wat Traphang Thong
- Sukhothai Historical Park
- Mini Light & Sound about Sukhothai History
- Travel & Health insurance
- Pick-up service from Suvarnabhumi Airport
- Taxis and transport took outside of the stated itinerary
- Massage and spa treatments
- Room mini bar and extra food
- Meditation cushion
- Yoga Mat
- Tips / gratitude
|06.00-06.40||Loving-kindness (Metta) Meditation|
|06.45-07.30||Yoga/ Stretching (optional)|
|09.30-11.00||Meditation & Mindfulness in Practice|
|11.30-13.00||Delicious Thai Cuisine|
|14.00-16.00||Meditation & Karma Talk|
|16.30-18.00||Special Activity / Private Talk with a Monk|
|18.00-19.30||Refreshment or Tea Detoxification|
|19.30-21.00||Evening Meditation & Light Teaching|
- A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
- The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
- The rest of the payment should be paid in cash (USD) on arrival .
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