Wat Donm Kiem

Name of Center: Wat Don Kiem Dhamma Hermitage - 

•    Address: Lamet - Chayia Surat Thani - Thailand

•    Phone Number: not available for English Language

•    Website:

•    Contact Email: none

•    Tradition(s): Bhikkhu Buddhadasa

•    Technique(s): Anapana sati as intro to Buddha Dhamma

•    Teacher(s): Achan Metti (English, 30 years a monk)

•    Cost: Donation (free as there is no one to take money)

•    Accommodations: Thai forest style

•    Facilities: Private retreats for dedicated long term stay, living like monks

•    Physical Setting: Mountain jungle and hills to climb, flat forest, big lake

•    Food (Vegetarian/Vegan/etc.): Thai alms round with monks (anything goes)

•    Retreat Length(s): stay as long as you like 

•    Typical Schedule: very typical for life as a monk for several months. .

•    Issues of Taboos around attainment, real practice, disclosing insights, etc.: dress properly, no ladies at this place. 

•    Issues of Rites/Rituals: few, very few

•    Issues of Proper Dress: shoulders and knees are to be covered, as per Thai traditions

•    Issues of Etiquette: Silent retreatants expected, old students

•    Issues of Language: Thai, English dhamma talks no instructions, assume you know how

•    Health Issues: Don’t come sick

•    Logistical Issues: Must come to Thailand, that is an issue for most

•    Strengths: Noble Dhamma, correct instructions

•    Weaknesses: Hot in summer, hills to climb between buildings.

•    Other Comments: Deep personal practice

•    Overall Impression:  Long tradition of teaching the Noble dhamma (no rebirth)

•    Worthy of recommendation on the Dharma Overground? yes

•    Name of Person Reviewing the Center: anonymous