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Wat Ram Poeng, Chiang Mai
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  • Within a 10-day introductory course in Vipassana meditation, I was given the chance to discover inner fears and challenges to overcome, as well as amazingly intense feelings of love and gratitude. I c...  more »
  • I've had the occasion to visit Wat Rampoeng about once a month for the past several years. While I haven't taken part in their meditation course, I do feel some duty to provide context for the other r...  more »
  • Razreklamirovali us at the local tourist office, there was riding group, we were offered for symbolic money sit them on the tail. It turned out that the temple complex can spend some time in meditation, and even pass a week course. The territory is small, but pretty well-groomed, wander the interesting. About meditation does not tell you-part of the group stayed to listen to the monks, and we decided that's enough saw and elope:)
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  • A very beautiful temple seldom visited by foreigners except those looking for a meditation center. It is extremely peaceful and the primary Viharn is an exquisite sample of Thai woodwork. If you can I recommend visiting this little gem.
  • Wat Ram Poeng (Tapotaram) [in Thai: ดร่ำเปิง (ตโปทาราม) ] was established "on Friday, the third day of the seventh lunar month, in the year of 2035 B.E. (1492 A.D.), at 8:20 a.m., a most auspicious time", by King Phra Jao Yod Chiangrai and the religion and secular authorities of Chiang Mai. The monastery was deserted for many years, badly damaged during World War II, and rebuilt in the early 1970s. In March 15, 2518 B.E. (1975 A.D.), a meditation retreat was founded in the wat now known as the Northern Insight Meditation Center. Wat Ram Poeng offers a 26-day basic course in vipassana (insight) meditation as well as a 10-day vipassana meditation retreat, which builds on the 26-day basic course. For those who do not have time to join the full basic course, the wat offers the chance to try out the practice, but not for less than 10 days or more than 6 weeks, without special permission. Thai people consider meditation as a universal remedy for psychological and existential problems. Death of a relative, break of a relationship, uncertainty about the future are just a few examples when vipassana can help to restore a balance of mind. Thais normally stay in the wat for a few days (up to ten). Daily activities in the wat include Dhamma talks, chanting, prayers, ceremonies and meditation practice (both walking and sitting). Farangs are instructed to meditate most part of the day, while Thais spend much time in chanting and listening to discourses. Cleaning, watering and other selfless work is an important part of the meditation process (especially in women).
  • Very peaceful location for a very local temple, wooden style. Probably you will be the o ly foreigner here. They also have a meditation center.
  • It's a very good place for meditation and very clean too; I have been there four times already . The teacher Ardjan Supan is a very modest man with a lots of wisdom and Knowledge , he will guide you in your meditation. Be aware this is not a holiday camp it's a meditation center, be generous in your donation towards the Wat please . Have a wonderful time at "Wat Ram Poeng". Thierry D 👍👍👍🙏🙏🙏
  • I had a wonderfull experience, the place was nice and clean. The teachers spoke english very well. I went for a 10 day class, heading back for a 30 Day session : )