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One-day Taster sessions in Buddhist Insight Meditation (Vipassana)

Taster courses are for those who
wish to have a basic understanding
and initial experience of traditional
Buddhist Insight Meditation.

Scheduled dates from May
to December 2019

2019 Usually on Wednesdays:

Wednesday 8

Wednesday 5

Wednesday 10 

Wednesday 7

Wednesday 4

Wednesday 9

Wednesday 6

Wednesday 4

10 am – 4.30 pm

Courses can also be arranged
by appointment



One-day Taster sessions

In an integrated way, participants will discover ways in which concentration-based meditation differs from awareness-based meditation. They will practise standing, walking and sitting meditation and have the opportunity to ask questions about the practice and their personal experience of it.





These courses are partly based on what the participants want to know although there are certain essential points that will definitely be included. As a result the schedule is somewhat flexible.

Getting to know you
(especially finding out what each participant expects from meditation
and what that person's concept of meditation is.)


Short chanting

Discussion/presentation: How Insight meditation fits into Buddhist Bhavana (mental development)

Concentration-based meditation vs concentration-with-Sati-based meditation (Mindfulness)

4 main formal positions

Demonstration and try out of walking meditation + feedback

12.00 - 1.30 Lunch in a nearby food or coffee shop

Short Dhamma talk and question time

Walking practice followed by sitting practice

Feedback (sorb arom)


Walking practice followed by sitting practice

Feedback (sorb arom)

Finish between 4.30 and 5 pm



Courses will be led by Acharn Helen Jandamit (formerly Rev. Saddharma)


Course fees

3,500 baht each for small group sessions (2 – 5 persons).

For courses set up outside scheduled dates or for individuals, the rate is 4,000 baht per person,
with reductions for small groups.

This includes snacks and some printed materials.

The book is 50 baht.


It is not necessary to be a Buddhist to attend but openness to Thai Buddhist culture is important.

Chairs are provided if preferred.

Instruction is in English.

Participants should be in good health and will normally be over 18 years old.

Meditators should wear comfortable, fairly conservative clothing.

The meditation room is air-conditioned, so you may need a sweater.

Coffee, tea and soft drinks are available

Note: Accommodation is not available at the House of Dhamma but a list of nearby,
reasonably-priced hotels and hostels, some in walking distance, is available on request.

Please email your answers to these questions to
at least 5 days before the starting date of the course you would like to attend.
Please include a return email address so that you can get information about making a deposit.
You will receive confirmation of your place, when the deposit is received.

Name of course


Date of course


Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms. + Name


Surname/Family name


Address in Thailand


Permanent address (if different)


Mobile phone









Please give brief details of any previous meditation experience.




For more information


Phone: + 66 2511-0439 (From outside Thailand) or 02-511-0439 (within Thailand)