Wat Suan Mokkh International Dharma Hermitage

Name of Center:  - Wat Suan Mokkh International Dhamma Hermitage

•    Address: Chayia Surat Thani - Thailand

•    Phone Number: not available for English Language

•    Website:            

        Contact Email: see web site

•    Tradition(s): Bhikkhu Buddhadasa

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

•    Teacher(s): various

•    Cost: Donation

•    Accommodations: Thai forest style private rooms

•    Facilities: Complete for running retreats all month long in 3 separate retreats

•    Physical Setting: Flat land coconut palms and hot springs

•    Food (Vegetarian/Vegan/etc.): Thai Vegetarian

•    Retreat Length(s): 10 day

•    Typical Schedule: very typical for retreats, up early rest all day and sleep at night.

•    Issues of Taboos around attainment, real practice, disclosing insights, etc.: dress properly

•    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

•    Issues of Language: Thai, English instructions

•    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: Achan Pho master teacher and 87 year old Abbot of Wat Suan Mokkh in residence for English retreats 1st to 11th monthly

•    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