appicchato wrote:The three temples you've listed are the most able to communicate in English...although their locations form a giant triangle hundreds of kilometers from each other...doable, but check the map...and your time constraints first...
BuddhaSoup wrote:Matteo, I can recommend Wat Sriboonruang in Fang, Chiang Mai region, Thailand. See the links below for more information. The Temple Stay and Retreat Program is directed by a very kind Scotsman Bhikkhu, assisted by an American monk. The Abbot, Dr. Apisit, is Thai and speaks fluent English.
https://www.facebook.com/TempleStayThailand http://monkordination.com http://www.templeretreatthailand.com/
Men and women from around the world have come to WSBR for retreat, Buddhist practice and education, as well as a program supervised by the abbot that can, with qualifications, lead to temporary samanera ordination. A recent guest is pictured here with the program director, on alms round in Fang: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10 ... =2&theater
The small city of Fang is a brief VIP or public bus ride north of Chiang Mai. It is a tourist area for hikers and bikers with famous hot springs parks and resorts.
Derek wrote:I've been to Wat Pah Nanachat, but it's not a monastery for talking a lot. Mainly you get a lot of time on your own for meditation.
I've also been to Wat Mahathat in Bangkok. If you find your way to Section 5, you can get meditation instruction in English. But again, the emphasis is on meditating rather than talking about it.
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