Wát Suan Mokkhaphalaram

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Surat Thani Province , Thailand
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Surrounded by lush forest, Wat Suan Mokkhaphalaram (‘the Garden of Liberation’), charges 2000B for a 10-day program including food, lodging and instruction (although technically the ‘teaching’ is free). Retreats, run by the International Dharma Hermitage, begin on the first day of every month and registration takes place the afternoon before. Founded by Ajan Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, arguably Thailand’s most famous monk, the temple’s philosophical teachings are ecumenical in nature, comprising Zen, Taoist and Christian elements, as well as the traditional Theravada schemata.

For details on reaching the temple, located 7km outside of Chaiya, check out the website.