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Retreat to Thailand

The Bliss of Concentration
December 3rd-8th, 2024

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Everyone is welcome, to come and enjoy a Retreat to Thailand. A six day mindful meditation retreat in Koh Chang. A quiet, tranquil, tropical island, renowned for its quiet beaches, lush jungle trails, elephants, and laid back atmosphere.  

Welcome to Koh Chang (Elephant Island)

Thailand, known as the ‘Land of the Smiles,’ is a Buddhist country adorned with beautiful beaches, friendly people, and delicious food. This retreat offers you the opportunity to explore this incredible destination while deepening your experience of Meditation. The schedule allows for relaxed Meditation sessions, and between these sessions, you can rejuvenate and unwind using the onsite facilities.

Enjoy the sea-salted swimming pool, dine at the wonderful open restaurant, café, and detox bar, explore morning kayaking through the mangrove forests, relax with an authentic Thai massage, utilise the onsite gym to stay active, or relax in the steam room.

 

Additionally, there are opportunities during the afternoon breaks (see timetable)  between sessions to partake in light excursions to local sites. These include serene walks through the mangroves leading to an open estuary, visits to the local Buddhist temple, a quick five-minute drive to a beautiful waterfall, and a chance for some leisurely shopping at a nearby store specializing in artisanal gifts made from coconuts.

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The Bliss of Concentration

Six-Day Meditation Retreat  
Tuesday 3rd December – Sunday 8th December, 2024

Learn how to improve your focus and discover the bliss of concentration in Meditation.

For successful meditation, concentration is essential. However, for most of us leading busy lives, it is rare to have the opportunity to focus on improving it during a meditation retreat. This is your chance! When your concentration improves, everything in your life will improve. You will find meditation more enjoyable, gain the ability to be present in the moment, and focus on everyday tasks in a naturally mindful and relaxed way.

Suitable for all abilities, but if you are a beginner, you will be sent some meditations to practice leading up to the retreat. This will help you get the most out of the experience.

Timetable

Tuesday 3rd December
Arrival, Supper and Introduction
at 8.30pm.

Wednesday 4th – Saturday 7th December
7am-8am: Silent Meditation Session (optional for early risers!)

Breakfast

10-11am: Session – Talk and Guided Meditation

11.30-12.30/1pm: Session –  Talk and Guided Meditation

Lunch and Relaxation/Activity Time
(unwind in the retreat or explore the local area)

5pm-6/6.30pm: Session – Talk and Guided Meditation

Dinner

8.30pm: Candlelit Meditation (optional for night-owls!)

Sunday 8th December
7am-8am: Conclusion and Dedication Meditation Session
Departure after Breakfast

 

Booking Options

All rooms and options are currently available, please book soon to secure your place! Prices includes the retreat, three meals, a daily snack, refreshments and en-suite accommodation. Choose your options below. Booking does not include travel, for travel tips please read.

You can book with one payment or with monthly instalments if you wish to spread the costs. Please let us know your option and we can provide the account details for bank transfer. 

Pricing for the retreat ranges from £409pp-£705pp depending on your accommodation and whether you are sharing or single occupancy. Scroll below for room pictures and detail.

Hill Pool Villa

One king-sized double bed in a private villa with balcony and private pool.

See further images, prices and room detail below.

Two Available

Two People

£495pp
Views of tropical gardens.

A single villa located at the base of a little slope close to the center. Each room is 60 square meters . including back, front balconies,  pool and jacuzzi. The high roof and mosquito screen , a 6ft double bed . There is also a day bed.

 

Facilitiies
Linen
Wardrobe or closet
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Desk
Seating Area
TV
Flat-screen TV
Balcony
Pool
Jacuzzi
Terrace
Outdoor furniture
Socket near the bed
Clothes rack
Drying rack for clothing
Free toiletries (Soap, shampoo, hair-conditioner, shower cap, comb)
Toilet
Bath or shower
Towels
Hairdryer
Toilet paper
Bath Tub & Bath Robes
Hot Water

Hill Cottage with Bathtub

One king-sized double bed in a stand-alone building with private balcony and bathtub.

See further images, prices and room detail below.

Two Available

Two People

£485pp
Views of garden and pool.

Located on the second floor, the double room features wooden flooring and a front and back balcony with panoramic garden and pool views. 484 feet². Air conditioning. Ensuite bathroom. Terrace. One large double bed. Upper floors accessible by stairs only.

 

Facilitiies
Linen
Wardrobe or closet
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Desk
Seating Area
TV
Flat-screen TV
Balcony
Terrace
Outdoor furniture
Socket near the bed
Clothes rack
Drying rack for clothing
Free toiletries (Soap, shampoo, hair-conditioner, shower cap, comb)
Toilet
Bath or shower
Towels
Hairdryer
Toilet paper
Bath Tub & Bath Robes
Hot Water

Upper Hill Cottage

One king-sized double bed in a stand-alone cottage with private balcony. Located at the base of a little slope close to the centre. Each room comes with the area of 40 square meters. Including back and front balconies with high roof and mosquito screen.

See further images, prices and room detail below.

Three currently available.

 

Two People

£475pp
Views of garden and pool.

Located on the second floor, the double room features wooden flooring and a front and back balcony with panoramic garden and pool views. 484 feet². Air conditioning. Ensuite bathroom. Terrace. One large double bed. Upper floors accessible by stairs only.

 

Facilitiies
Linen
Wardrobe or closet
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Desk
Seating Area
TV
Flat-screen TV
Balcony
Terrace
Outdoor furniture
Socket near the bed
Clothes rack
Drying rack for clothing
Free toiletries (Soap, shampoo, hair-conditioner, shower cap, comb)
Toilet
Bath or shower
Towels
Hairdryer
Toilet paper
Bath Tub & Bath Robes
Hot Water

 Lower Hill Cottage

Two single beds in lower cottage room with private balcony. Air Conditioning. Wifi. En-suite bathroom.

See further images, prices and room detail below.

Two Available

Two People

£455pp
Views of garden (see pictures above)

Located on a lower floor, this twin room features a balcony, DVD player, bathrobe and seating area. 431 ft²

Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Linen
Wardrobe or closet
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Tumble dryer
Desk
Seating Area
Flat-screen TV
Balcony
Terrace
Outdoor furniture
Socket near the bed
Clothes rack
Drying rack for clothing
Free toiletries
Toilet
Bath or shower
Towels
Hairdryer
Toilet paper

Oriental Room 

One queen size bed in the retreats Oriental room. Perfect for a single stay although can be shared. Air Conditioning. Free Wifi. En-suite bathroom.

See further images, prices and room detail below.

Seven currently available.

Two People

£412pp
Standard double room comes with a private bathroom and shower facilities. 280ft sq.

Entire unit located on ground floor
Linen
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Tumble dryer
Desk
Seating Area 
Flat-screen TV
Outdoor furniture
Socket near the bed
Clothes rack
Drying rack for clothing

 

Free toiletries
Toilet
Bath or shower
Towels
Hairdryer
Toilet paper
Views of garden (see pictures above)

Thailand Meditation Retreat 2024

£488.75£1,018.71

Select your options and book swiftly and directly here. Includes a 2.9% booking fee. For a slightly slower process, if you wish to avoid the booking fee, book direct via the contact page, kindly letting us know which accommodation you would like.

£488.75
£847.90
£632.86
£884.94
£673.99
£977.55
£699.72
£998.13
£725.44
£1,018.71

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with your host Adam Dacey

Founder of Mindspace

Travel Tips

 

 

If you would like to buddy up, find a travel companion, and discover flights that other attendees are taking, consider joining the Thailand WhatsApp group. Please send a text to 07908950871 and I can add your details.

Your Journey

Your journey: HOME AIRPORT – BANGKOK – TRAT – MINI-VAN/TAXI TO KOH CHANG PIER – BOAT TO KOH CHANG – MINI-VAN/TAXI TO THE SPA.

If you wish to fly directly to Bangkok, Thailand you can do so from London. Thai Airways fly direct and you can book directly through their website or a third party, flight scanner site. There is also a no-frills, budget flight, called Scoot flying directly to Thailand from Gatwick. If you’re lucky you can find a competitive price!

Flying from Birmingham or Manchester airport you will travel either via the Middle East (such as Quatar or Dubai) or a European airport (such as Frankfurt or Paris).

Upon arriving in Bangkok you could spend a few days visiting the city before taking a short flight to Trat which is the closest airport to the retreat, or transfer directly, depending on your wish. If you wish for recommended places to visit in Bangkok and places to stay, please join the Thailand WhatsApp group (see details below).

When you arrive in Trat it is a 17km drive to the Koh Chang Pier. Here you will take a delightful, short boat crossing to Koh Chang, the tropical island where your retreat will take place.

The transfer to The Spa from Trat airport can be booked when you arrive at Trat airport or pre-booked with the Spa directly for 600 Thai Bhat (£15).

When the boat arrives in Koh Chang your transfer will take you to the retreat which is situated on the very quiet east coast of the island.

Here you can settle into your room, relax, and get ready for your six days of Meditation retreat.

The journey to the retreat, everyone you meet, and everything you learn upon the way, makes the experience even more powerful.

Bangkok Tips

If you’re visiting BKK for the first time i recommend staying in or around the Chinatown (Yarowat Rd) area.

It’s still quite historical, comes alive at night and is quite walkable, there’s a lot of delicious street food to try and it’s not too far from other locations to visit such as:

The main tourist sites in and around the river. Wat Arun, Wat Pho (home of the reclining Buddha), The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

Also there are some impressive shopping centres around the river there is Asiatique and the super modern ICONSIAM

It’s close to Metro/MRT/BTS links which can take you across the city.

It’s by Hua Lamphong station where you can take a train to Ayuthaya (historical Buddhist site) for the day (or even stay the night there and come back the following day.

BKK has some amazing markets and night markets which are well visiting such as Chatuchak.

There is a very good transportation system and the BTS (Skytrain) is well worth riding on to see the city from above.

I would recommend downloading the GRAB Taxi app on your phone. GRAB bought out UBER in Thailand and it functions in the same way. It’s safe and reliable and tells you the cost of the trip before you enter the taxi.

This app will also allow you to order most street and restaurant food to your hotel if you don’t fancy going out!

The one thing that I would advise against on your first trip is not to go in or on a TukTuk tour with a driver that you don’t know or haven’t been recommended or who just stops by you offering travel/tourist advice when you are looking a little lost. This is where the Grab app can come in handy!

Location

The Spa Koh Chang, 15/4 Moo 4 Baan Salak Kok, Koh Chang Tai,
Koh Chang District, 
Trat 23170,  Thailand

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