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Chiang Mai

Postby pink_trike » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:18 am

I'm planning on moving to Chiang Mai in the spring. Is anyone familiar with the teaching/practice centers there? I know there are several large very busy centers there that serve foreign travelers who want to do a 10 day retreat, but ideally I'd like to find a small center offering ongoing teachings of some depth and that has an English-speaking teacher. Your recommendations would be appreciated.
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Re: Chiang Mai

Postby Ben » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:23 am

Hi Mr Pink
In case this thread gets buried before our monastics get an opportunity to read your post, you might want to send Ven. Appichatto and Ajahn Dhammanando a pm. They may have some very good recommendations.
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Re: Chiang Mai

Postby pink_trike » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:13 am

Ben wrote:Hi Mr Pink
In case this thread gets buried before our monastics get an opportunity to read your post, you might want to send Ven. Appichatto and Ajahn Dhammanando a pm. They may have some very good recommendations.
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Good idea. Thanks, Ben.
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Re: Chiang Mai

Postby gavesako » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:10 am

The most resources about Thailand you will find at www.retreat-infos.de
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Re: Chiang Mai

Postby Lampang » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:43 am

I can't offer any advice on centres but you should be aware that the spring (March, and especially April and May) is about the worst time to visit Thailand. If you're not bothered by the heat, no problem but in late April it gets up to 40. It's not humid - which is good - but it's very dusty and it can get quite smokey, which can trouble some people.
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Re: Chiang Mai

Postby pink_trike » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:18 pm

Lampang wrote:I can't offer any advice on centres but you should be aware that the spring (March, and especially April and May) is about the worst time to visit Thailand. If you're not bothered by the heat, no problem but in late April it gets up to 40. It's not humid - which is good - but it's very dusty and it can get quite smokey, which can trouble some people.

I'm used to heat. Where I live now it commonly reaches 46 C / 115 F with dust storms in the Summer. I'll just stay inside like I do here. :smile:
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Re: Chiang Mai

Postby pink_trike » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:20 pm

gavesako wrote:The most resources about Thailand you will find at http://www.retreat-infos.de

Thanks for the info. :smile:
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